The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy, providing services to the general public. On 13th March 962, Emperor Ottonian I conferred on Uberto, the Bishop of Parma, the initiation of the University in the 'Diploma' - a document which granted the Bishop the power to order and elect legal leaders ('eligere et ordinare notarios'). This document was the foundation of creating an educational institution that would last centuries later and is still preserved in the Bishop's Archives in Parma today.

The University holds 18 Departments, 35 first degree courses, 6 one-cycle degree courses, 38-second degree courses, as well as many Postgraduate schools, Postgraduate Teacher Training courses, several Masters' Degrees and Research Doctorates (PhD).

Students can choose between courses on Arts and Humanities, Economics, Engineering and Architecture, Food and Agriculture, Law and Social Studies, Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine.

The ideal size of the University (30,000 students, with more than 5,000 graduates per year, and about 2000 faculty and staff members) and the living conditions in Parma attract a large number of students from all over Italy. More than two-thirds of our registered students come from outside of Parma and the Parma Province, which places the University in the highest rank for attracting the most non-resident students nationwide.

The different locations of the University allow students to study in comfortable, efficient structures near green areas, such as the Campus: a 77 hectare area south of the city accommodating scientific departments, our campus consists of departments, modern and well-equipped lecture halls, comfortable study areas, technologically advanced laboratories, and a CNR centre - as well as several sports facilities, a conference centre, and a canteen. This significant combination of structures and people is absolutely unique on the Italian university scene.

The other University settlement is in the heart of the city with the University's central building that houses the rector's office, administrative offices and the Law Department. In the heart of the city is located the Medical school too, in the Hospital area, the Economics Department, the Arts, Letters, History and Social Sciences Department and the Ancient culture, Philosophy, Educations and Modern Languages Department. Finally, the Veterinary Medicine Department is located in the immediate north-western outskirts of the city.

In the heart of the city, the University's central building houses the rector's office, administrative offices and Law. The Medical school is also in the city, located in the Hospital, while Economics and the Political Sciences are next to the Parco Ducale. The Arts and Philosophy and Psychology have their campuses in the old city centre, and Veterinary Medicine is located in the immediate north-western outskirts of the city.

The activities and facilities of the University of Parma attract the participation of an ever-growing student body. There are information and career counselling services to help students with their university-related choices, good relations with foreign universities, and a lively exchange of students in terms of community programmes, including many available scholarships. Libraries, computer laboratories and Internet access points, student residences and canteens, part-time jobs, cultural activities, a toll-free number, and post-graduation career counselling are all available to students - along with interviews and short courses to help our graduates to find jobs.

Many facilities are available to students to enhance the quality of their studies and university life. Some of these are the free e-mail and ad hoc services for disabled students, language courses at the Foreign Language Centre. Students can also sign up for exams via the Internet, download administrative forms or access personal e-mail supplied to each student by the University, thus creating a fast and accurate channel of communication.

The University of Parma website offers students regularly updated information and the ideal interface for communicating with the University.

Students have and many opportunities in sports run by the University of Parma CUS with courses in all disciplines in a range of structures - our swimming pool, athletics track, tennis courts, football pitches, golf yard, basketball courts, rugby pitches, etc.

Museums, such CSAC in the Abbazia of Paradigna (www.csacparma.en) with an impressive collection of Italian works of art (from design, architecture, illustration, advertising, photography), the Botanical Gardens, the Natural Science museums and other scientific collections, then the university chorus: these are the cultural activities and also study opportunities.

International Students will be welcome at the Erasmus and International Home near the San Francesco church, in the heart of the city, and they will take advantage of Italian language courses especially taught to help academic study.

Two of the II level degree courses are totally taught in English, while there is a growing offer of English taught courses in the Architecture Master of Science Course, in the Engineering courses and in the Humanities courses too.

Programmes taught in:
English
Italian

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MA

University of Parma

The degree course in "Computer, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering" was established in compliance with the latest legislative reforms of university courses an ... [+]

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Computer, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

The degree course in "Computer, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering" was established in compliance with the latest legislative reforms of university courses and represents the most recent development in a well-established tradition. In the last twenty years, the University of Parma has been offering courses of various levels in Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering, with extremely positive employment and career opportunities. Long-term monitoring of graduates’ careers and data from Consorzio Alma Laurea testify to their success in the workplace. The Degree Course is organized in three modules:... [-]

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The Foundation Year is a full immersion preparatory programme for international students wishing to enroll at the University of Parma or any Italian University or a Music ... [+]

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Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is a full immersion preparatory programme for international students wishing to enroll at the University of Parma or any Italian University or a Music Conservatory. It is organised in collaboration with A. Boito Music Conservatory in Parma.

It addresses prospective students holding a high school diploma but who have linguistic or cultural gaps and/or less than 12 years of schooling, as required by Law to access university in Italy.

Thanks to this programme, international students will have the opportunity to:... [-]

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MSc

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The Degree Course in Economics and Management intends to provide its students with knowledge and skills useful in understanding business management, following several pro ... [+]

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The Degree Course in Economics and Management intends to provide its students with knowledge and skills useful in understanding business management, following several profiles and heiress of application. This Course is the reorganization of the previous ones, i.e. Business Management, Economics and Finance, Economics and Management and Economics and Management. Such a reorganization was carried out in full compliance with the new obligations of Italian Ministers’ Decree (D.M. ) 270/04. Therefore, the Degree Course in Economics and Management is, first and foremost, a full heir of the aforementioned Degree Courses. The specific opportunities for further study in some field of Economics the other courses offered are renewed through the activation of specific curricula. Students have to choose the curriculum they want to attend upon their enrolment in the second year, as follows: - The curriculum in Business Economics (CLEA, from its Italian acronym) intends to educate and train its students and graduates to be professionals having specific skills in business management, especially concerning management and ICT systems;... [-]

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he Master’s Degree in Food Safety and Food Risk Management is a Second Cycle (MSc) Degree Course, fully taught in English, jointly offered by University of Parma in colla ... [+]

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Second Cycle (MSc) Degree Course in Food Safety and Food Risk Management

The Master’s Degree in Food Safety and Food Risk Management is a Second Cycle (MSc) Degree Course, fully taught in English, jointly offered by University of Parma in collaboration with University of Bologna, Catholic University of Piacenza, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Ferrara.

The course is offered within the area of Food Sciences and Technologies and is aimed at preparing a Food Safety expert, a specific figure dedicated to risk assessment and management of food risks, in a modern perspective that includes all the recent acquisitions of all the sciences connected to it, which include not only chemistry, technology, and microbiology of food, but also nutrition, toxicology, law, economics, logistics, mathematics.... [-]

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The Master's in Management of Food Systems of Quality and Gastronomy (Food Quality) is part of a process of enhancement of the Italian agri-food industry that recognizes ... [+]

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Master in Management of Food Systems of Quality and Gastronomy (Food Quality)

The Master's in Management of Food Systems of Quality and Gastronomy (Food Quality) is part of a process of enhancement of the Italian agri-food industry that recognizes Parma as one of the most important industrial clusters in Italy, known as the “Italian Food valley”. It is in the Food Valley that a set of unique knowledge has been created in the national agri-food scene combined with a corresponding attention by students who see this industrial reality as a concrete professional outlet.

The management of food production, in the current international competitive context, requires a new generation of specialists equipped with management and communication skills suited to a new economic and social framework in Italy and abroad in the agri-food sector. Although Italy is an importer of commodities, it is also an exporter of quality processed food products that reflect the Italian gastronomic culture. The world of Italian agri-food businesses requires figures who, in addition to managing production, are able to design and manage food quality, as well as to interpret consumer needs by communicating to them the qualitative plus of Italian gastronomy.... [-]

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International Business and Development (IBD) is the first degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university ... [+]

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Second cycle degree course in International Business and Development (IBD)

International Business and Development (IBD) is a second level degree in economics and business (LM77-Economic and business sciences), taught and examined entirely in English, offered by the Department of Economics of Parma University.

It is a two year course and on successful completion graduates are awarded the “laurea magistrale” or second cycle degree certificate.

IBD is designed for candidates from different academic backgrounds and aims to provide a thorough grounding in international economics and global development.... [-]

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The second cycle degree in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and manag ... [+]

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Finance and Risk Management (FRIM)

The master degree programme in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) offers challenging courses in the management of products and financial portfolios, the analysis and management of banking and financial risks and, more generally, of the economic risks of a company, the management of financial institutions, the analysis and management of insurance risks, quantitative finance and trading of shares and derivatives, global finance and geopolitics.

The master degree offers also many career opportunities as asset management companies; financial system supervisors and financial rating companies; technical offices and programming offices of organizations and companies in the financial system; consultancy in the financial and insurance-related area; management of business risks and insurance processes; portfolio management; financial analysis services; financial management of industrial and commercial companies; business consultant; broker and insurance agent; bank operator; private banker; stock exchange operator.... [-]

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Master

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The Master's Degree in Architecture combines the theoretical in-depth analysis of some preparatory subjects for the professional activity with a strong technical design a ... [+]

Type: Master's Degree CourseDuration: 2 yearsCredits: 120Course Class: LM-4Free access

The Master's Degree in Architecture combines the theoretical in-depth analysis of some preparatory subjects for the professional activity with a strong technical design application cut. The teachings of the various design disciplines (architectural composition, restoration, urban planning and architectural and construction technology) are organized in laboratories, where the learner, supported by a part of theoretical teaching, performs in the timetable of lesson an application activity, so that the student acquires more specialized knowledge, but also skills, to design complex and experimental solutions.... [-]

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Chemistry is a central science on the path to sustainable development. The Master's Degree Course in Chemistry of the University of Parma offers a complete and in-depth t ... [+]

Type: Master's Degree Course LM 54 - Class of Master's Degrees in Chemical SciencesDuration: 2 yearsCredits: 120Free access

Chemistry is a central science on the path to sustainable development. The Master's Degree Course in Chemistry of the University of Parma offers a complete and in-depth training on the most modern aspects of chemistry: synthesis, catalysis, environmental quality, theoretical understanding of chemical processes and their computational modeling , the study of biological processes at the molecular level, the development of advanced materials and nanosciences.

The course is developed in two directions: biomolecular chemistry and material chemistry. The course includes 12 courses with theoretical and experimental contents. Learning is verified through 11 exams. The training is completed with free choice courses and ends with an experimental thesis that lasts six months.... [-]

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The objective of the Master's Degree Program in Electronic Engineering is the training of highly specialized graduates in the various electronics sectors, with solid meth ... [+]

Type: Master's Degree CourseDuration: 2 yearsClass: LM-29 - Class of second cycle degrees in Electronic EngineeringCredits: 120Free access

The objective of the Master's Degree Program in Electronic Engineering is the training of highly specialized graduates in the various electronics sectors, with solid methodological bases in the broader area of information engineering. The preparation of the graduate degree is such as to enable him to work in the many application sectors that use his skills, to incorporate, manage and promote technological innovation, adapting to the rapid changes typical of high-tech sectors. The Master's Degree Program provides in particular the cultural bases and technical skills needed to design highly complex electronic systems, circuits and components.... [-]

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The Master of Science in Plant Engineering and Food Industry Machines is intended as specific objectives: ... [+]

Type: Master's Degree Course Duration: 2 years Class: LM-33 - Class of second cycle degrees in Mechanical Engineering Credits: 120 Free access

The Master of Science in Plant Engineering and Food Industry Machines is intended as specific objectives:

the creation of a figure with a solid preparation in the sectors that characterize the design of machines for the food industry, the design and management of plants for the food industry and the management of food production processes;the complementary emphasis placed on the deepening of packaging and its sustainability, simulation models to support the design and management of food industry plants and related activities related to the food sector.... [-]
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The Degree Course in Food Science and Technology is designed to produce graduates possessing good basic and practical knowledge in the main sectors of food science and te ... [+]

Type: First cycle degree course Graduation class: L-26 Duration: 3 years Credits: 180 Access: Limited: with enrolment according to final grade + chronological order

The Degree Course in Food Science and Technology is designed to produce graduates possessing good basic and practical knowledge in the main sectors of food science and technology. Graduates will acquire operational competencies for technical and managerial professional roles and for supportive activities in the control of food processing and production in industries, laboratories, and services in the food production sector.

At the end of the Course, graduates in Food Science and Technology will acquire:

good basic k... [-]
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The Master's Degree Program in Industrial Chemistry of the University of Parma proposes training aimed at the most current aspects of the chemical industry, such as the s ... [+]

The task of Industrial Chemistry is the use of chemical knowledge for the research and development of processes aimed at obtaining products and materials of industrial interest.

The Master's Degree Program in Industrial Chemistry of the University of Parma proposes training aimed at the most current aspects of the chemical industry, such as the study of energy-efficient synthesis processes with high selectivity for a reduced environmental impact , aimed at obtaining high consumption and high quality products for the various application sectors.

The course includes 11 courses with theoretical and experimental contents, with as many exams for learning assessment. The training is completed with courses of free choice, with validity of twelfth exam, and ends with a work of experimental thesis lasting 6 months. The master's degree prepares the profession of industrial chemist with employment opportunities in research, development and process control laboratories in the various industrial sectors in which chemical knowledge is required, both in the production and in the quality control and safety and environmental protection.... [-]

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The cultural and professional objective of the degree course in management engineering is to create professionals who are able to fill organizational and managerial roles ... [+]

Type: Degree CourseDuration: 3 yearsClass: L-9 - Class of the degrees in Industrial EngineeringCredits: 180Free access (A non-selective orientation test is required)

The cultural and professional objective of the degree course in management engineering is to create professionals who are able to fill organizational and managerial roles for which basic technological skills are required.

The cultural profile is characterized by an interdisciplinary, flexible and systemic mentality: the functions that the management engineer is called to perform concern the monitoring of the innovation and change processes that characterize the business systems in their physical components to an increasingly significant extent , organizational and informational.... [-]

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