MIUR Department of excellence

As part of the Departments of excellence initiative, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) has awarded a special grant to the best departments of Italian universities to finance five-year development projects.

In this regard, the 2017 Italian Budget Law introduced a special section in the Fund for the ordinary financing of universities, which is dedicated to this initiative.

A total of 180 “Excellent Departments” have been recognised in Italy. The selected 14 Departments of the Alma Mater will receive funding worth €113.8 million over a period of five years. This funding scheme, which aims to reward excellence, makes the University of Bologna the university that has been awarded the highest number of excellent departments: in fact, it will receive 8.4% of the total funding made available by the Ministry.