Department of ENGINEERING “ENZO FERRARI”, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
July 6, afternoon
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. UNIMORE, which has just over 19,000 students including 3,500 postgraduates, is large enough to offer all the facilities one would expect from a major university (well-stocked libraries, computer rooms, free internet connection and study support services) but small enough to retain a personal and friendly learning environment. UNIMORE is composed of 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programmes at 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.
The Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari" was founded in 1990. It is located in the heart of one of Europe's wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts, engines, sports cars (e.g. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati, etc.) as well as for its agro-food sector, ceramic tiles and manufacturing industries. Its main building, which covers more than 160,000 sqm, meets the highest teaching and research requirements. The Department regularly cooperates with renowned firms in the car manufacturing, chemical, mechanical, ceramics and biomedical fields, as well as enterprises in the sectors of information technology, telecommunications and industrial electronics. The Department has benefited from this productive network, and over the years it has improved and has further developed the high quality level of its research and technological application. Its graduates can easily find employment, thanks to the training opportunities offered (apprenticeships and work placements). These experiences offer students the chance of further developing the knowledge acquired during the academic program and of taking a closer look at the job market.
The Department has recently launched also a new international course about automotive engineering, taking part to the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna (MUNER). This is an association which was strongly advocated by the Emilia-Romagna Region, and it was created thanks to a synergetic connection among universities that are synonymous with advanced training – University of Bologna, University of Ferrara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and University of Parma - and the automakers that represent the excellence of Made in Italy in the world and are historically rooted in this territory: Automobili Lamborghini, Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Haas F1 Team, HPE Coxa, Magneti Marelli, Maserati e Toro Rosso. Two international and inter-university master’s degree programs, taught entirely in English, will start from the next academic year, 2017/2018: Advanced Automotive Engineering and Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering. The Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna hub aims at attracting to the region the best university students from all over the world, with the goal of training and introducing into the corporate world tomorrow’s engineers, the professionals who will design street and competition vehicles, sustainable propulsion systems and subsystems for smart features, and production plants in keeping with Smart Manufacturing.
The visits will make you enter in some of the most advanced Labs where academic and industrial researchers as well as PhD students work together to develop outstading research on the most significant topics in automotive and mechanical engineering.