About University of Parma:

The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy, while providing tailored services for students. Its centuries-old history dates back to 13th March 962, when Emperor Ottonian I conferred on Uberto, the Bishop of Parma, the initiation of the University in the 'Diploma': this document, which granted the Bishop the power to order and elect legal leaders ('eligere et ordinare notarios'), was the foundation for an educational institution that would last centuries later, and is still preserved in the Bishop's Archives in Parma today. The University holds 9 Departments, 39 First Cycle Degree Courses, 6 Single Cycle Degree Courses, 41 Second Cycle Degree Courses (5 of which entirely held in English), as well as many Postgraduate schools, Teacher Training courses, several Master Programmes and PhDs. The ideal size of the University (25,000 students, with more than 5,000 graduates per year and about 1,700 faculty and staff members), together with the quality of life in Parma has always attracted a large number of students from all over Italy. More than two-thirds of our registered students come from outside of Parma and its Province: for this reason the University deserves top ranking for attracting the most non-resident students nationwide. The different locations of the University allow students to study in comfortable, efficient structures even near green areas, such as the Campus: a 77-hectare area in the south of the city hosting scientific departments, modern and well-equipped lecture halls, comfortable study areas, technologically advanced laboratories, and a Technopole - as well as several sports facilities, a conference centre, and a canteen.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 345 385 369 397 396 380 416 429 431 451 488 498 473 501-550 475

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - 125 - - - - 401-450 351-400 301-350 301-350 301-350
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450
Medicine 299 - - 300 284 289 284 294 - 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 137 125 123 152 129 124 148 111 66 84 63
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry 272 - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - 248 249 250 210 209 163 196 205 230 190
Mechanical Engineering 246 209 221 220 238 267 291 246 262 263 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 292 - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 296 - - 299 285 301-350 293 236 262 351-400
Physics - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -