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The University of Parma (Italian: Università degli Studi di Parma, UNIPR) is one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in the 10th century. It is organised in nine departments. As of 2016 the University of Parma has about 26,000 students.

University of Parma
Università degli Studi di Parma
UniParma-Logo.jpg
Logo of the University of Parma
Latin: Alma Universitas Studiorum Parmensis
Type Public
Established 962[1]
Rector Prof. Loris Borghi
Administrative staff
1,798
Students 26,000 (2016)[2]
Location Parma, Italy
Campus Both urban (University town) and suburban
Sports teams CUS Parma (http://www.cusparma.it)
Colors Blue and yellow
         
Affiliations SPERA
Website www.unipr.it

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HistoryEdit

The school was founded in 962 A.D [1] by imperial decree of Otto I. Initially it was a center for study of the general liberal arts curriculum of the medieval period. The faculties of law and medicine were added in the 13th century. Pope John XXII closed the school in 1322, and during the next hundred years it was often reopened and closed. It became a university in 1502, and after 1545 under the patronage of the ducal House of Farnese. The Farnese Duke Ranuccio I founded and endowed the university College of Nobles with a distinguished faculty, but between 1731 and 1748 the university was again neglected. Things improved in 1762 under Duke Ferdinand I de Bourbon, when he founded a great state university at Parma and endowed it with possessions confiscated from the Jesuits. Future Jesuit Father General Luigi Fortis was invited to head the College of Nobles. New studies were added. The university experienced a rapid growth phase and established an astronomical observatory, a botanical garden and laboratories of anatomy, chemistry and experimental physics. In 1811 the French government deemed the university an Academy of the Empire, but it lost this status a mere three years later. The university was closed to foreign students in 1831 and fell into decay. It was revived in 1854 by the duchess regent and is now a state administration with administrative autonomy.[citation needed]

Notable students, alumni and facultyEdit

OrganizationEdit

 
Mathematics and Computer Science Building at the University of Parma

The university is now divided into 9 departments.[3]

  • Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Engineering and Architecture
  • Department of Food and Drug
  • Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries
  • Department of Law, Politics and International Studies
  • Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences
  • Department of Medicine and Surgery
  • Department of Veterinary Science

From 2012 to 2016 the university was divided into 18 departments:[4]

The university was formerly divided into 12 faculties:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gualazzini, Ugo (2001). L'Università di Parma dalle origini al 1545 (in Italian). Parma: Centro Grafico dell'Università. 
  2. ^ http://anagrafe.miur.it/index.php
  3. ^ http://www.unipr.it/node/13571
  4. ^ http://www.unipr.it/notizie/attivati-18-nuovi-dipartimenti-soppresse-facolta-e-costituito-nuovo-senato-accademico

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