UNIMORE has a longstanding tradition (it was founded in 1175) and is considered one of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research. It is ranked 2nd among public universities according to Italy’s leading financial daily, and among the top 8 medium-sized Italian universities by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2011-2012. It is ranked among the top 8 universities in Italy for its high level of research, according to the most recent independent research assessment sponsored by the Italian Government (MIUR-CIVR). It offers state-of-the-art facilities with internationally sponsored research activities and, with the two technopoles of Modena and Reggio Emilia, it is part of the High Technology Regional Network.
UNIMORE has just over 19,000 students including 3,500 postgraduates, and about 800 academic staff. It is composed of 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate level, right up to doctoral studies in most disciplinary areas, from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences.