University of Parma

Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali

Tracing its distant origins back to 962, the University of Parma is one of the top public universities in Italy.

The various drafts of the medieval municipal statutes regulating the activities of scholars, teachers, and doctors in several places, testify that the Studium Parmense was a renowned centre of learning, attracting students from all over the Alps. 

The University counts among its alumni important figures in the history of science, medicine, and law, such as Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714), the father of occupational medicine, and Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794), the famous philosopher.

The University of Parma is one of the few Italian universities with a real campus where the scientific departments are located. This is the Parco Area delle Scienze, a 77-hectare area south of the city accommodating scientific departments, modern and well-equipped lecture halls, comfortable study areas and technologically advanced laboratories – as well as several sports facilities.

The University is student-oriented and welcoming, featuring some of the greatest facilities in Northern Italy. The many libraries and archives sparsed around the city make available a wealth of rare material for historical documents. 

Via Massimo D’Azeglio, 85 – 43125 Parma
Website: University of Parma
Institution’s Delegate: Luana Salvarani