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.

Programs taught in:
  • English
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The Master's Degree Program in Chemistry offered by the University of Parma provides comprehensive education and training focused on the most modern aspects of chemistry. ... [+]

The Master's Degree Program in Chemistry offered by the University of Parma provides comprehensive education and training focused on the most modern aspects of chemistry.

The courses offered range from classic synthesis

This Program has a choice of two curricula, ie Biomolecular Chemistry and Materials Chemistry. In both cases, the Program includes 12 courses involving theoretical and experimental approaches.

The learning outcomes are assessed through 11 exams. The program includes a selection of elective subjects and a six-month internship which requires compiling a final detailed report (dissertation), and its presentation and discussion before an examination board.... [-]

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The second-level Degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Parma theoretical and practical course in which the most advanced aspects of the chemical industry ar ... [+]

Industrial Chemistry, which is of benefit to humankind. The second-level Degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Parma theoretical and practical course in which the most advanced aspects of the chemical industry are tackled. One of the most prominent of all is one of the most prominent studies of energy-efficient and highly selective synthesis procedures. This program consists of 11 compulsory subjects with a minimum of one course and a final laboratory lasting at least six months. The second-level Degree Program in Industrial Chemistry prepares the graduate to a professional career in the field of Industrial Chemistry, with possible employment in R... [-]

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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 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 areas 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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The undergraduate programme in Modern Foreign Languages and Civilisations aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of two European foreign languages, as well a ... [+]

The undergraduate programme in Modern Foreign Languages and Civilisations aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of two European foreign languages, as well as of the cultural heritage of their related civilisations. It also offers the possibility to acquire a good working knowledge of a third language.

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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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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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The master’s degree in Business Administration (IT: Amministrazione e Direzione Aziendale), provided by the University of Parma, is a 2 years program which aims to allow ... [+]

The master’s degree in Business Administration (IT: Amministrazione e Direzione Aziendale), provided by the University of Parma, is a 2 years program which aims to allow students to undertake administrative and managerial career in different fields (auditing, accounting, consulting, tax and fiscal, etc.).

The course is structured differently for attending and non-attending students. In the first case, the program provides challenging opportunities able to stimulate debate and discussion among students and teachers, such as the numerous project works that characterize the student path as well as the opportunity to make interviews with the major firms of the territory (and not only of the territory) directly inside the University, during one of the several placement days organized throughout the year. ... [-]

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The Master of Science in Computer Engineering aims to train a highly qualified professional figure, able to work in the Information and Automation Technologies and in all ... [+]

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering aims to train a highly qualified professional figure, able to work in the Information and Automation Technologies and in all the application sectors that these technologies enable. The graduate will therefore be able, with his solid preparation, to face the challenges of a labor market that will offer important opportunities in the wake of the technological innovation of the information society.

The study plan is divided into three areas of specialization identified by the curricula: Internet-oriented information systems (Sistemi informativi orientati ad Internet), Automation (Automazione), and Industrial Informatics (Informatica industriale). The educational and training activities also include projects on cutting-edge technologies (such as e.g. machine learning, analytics, adaptive systems, multiagent systems, etc.) carried out in the University laboratories and external companies.... [-]

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This Master of Science in Electronic Engineering aims to produce graduates with a high level of specialization in different areas. Our goal is to help you understand how ... [+]

Mission and goals

This Master of Science in Electronic Engineering aims to produce graduates with a high level of specialization in different areas. Our goal is to help you understand how to do things, understand and promote technological innovation.

The course is based on the following basic principles: technical training, technical systems and components (analog, mixed-signal and digital IC design, embedded system design, electronic instrumentation, sensors, power generation and distribution, electrical machines and renewable energy systems, reliability).

Upon graduating, students will have the ability to:... [-]

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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 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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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 coll ... [+]

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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 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:

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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 ... [+]

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.

IBD students are encouraged to gain experience abroad during the two academic years and can take advantage of a large number of opportunities.... [-]

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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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The Master’s Degree course in Trade and Consumer Marketing was founded in 2005. It was the first Master in Marketing in Italy and was designed to provide specific trainin ... [+]

Where: Parma, Italy

Language of instruction: Italian

Duration: 2 years

Maximum number of students: 180

Admission Requirements: The Course is taught in Italian, which is the language required also for the admission test. The admission test is an exam that should be sat in-person and is administered twice a year, in July and October. Candidates should possess a degree in Business or Economics or Statistics, with a minimum of 8 ECTS credits in Marketing, to apply for sitting for the test. Requirements are described in detail, in Italian, here: https://cdlm-tcm.unipr.it/it/iscriversi/test-di-ammissione-e-bando... [-]

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication Engineering is a two-year graduate course. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in Information and Communication Technolo ... [+]

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication Engineering is a two-year graduate course. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), while emphasizing a methodological approach to the analysis and design of complex systems. The first year of the course provides the prospective Communication Engineer with sound fundamental background tools, while at the same time allowing significant space to interdisciplinary learning by giving students the opportunity to attend courses from other programmes such as Engineering or Economics. The second year focuses on specific advanced disciplines within Communication Engineering and a final dissertation.... [-]

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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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