Research within Departments

The University of Ferrara carries out its research activity through thirteen Departments located in prestigious historical buildings across the city. 

All the Departments regularly take part in competitive calls for research activities at the local, regional, national, European and international levels. The Department of Physics and Earth Sciences and the Department of Engineering are particularly successful at the European and international levels, accounting for about half the projects realised from 2014 to the present. 

In addition, nine Departments have achieved an excellent ranking in the Ministry’s selection of Departments of Excellence (Law no. 232 of 2016) thanks to the quality of research produced. This selection was aimed at funding, on a five-year basis, the best 180 Departments of State Universities for projects developing over a five-year period. Three Departmental development projects have been funded at the University of Ferrara, namely the Departments of Economics and Management, Physics and Earth Sciences, and Law, for a total € 18,759,845 for the 2018-2022 five-year period.