The Unit for the Planning and Financial Management of Research Projects provides information about programs and competition announcements for the funding of research projects and assures the necessary assistance by supporting professors in the development of projects and proposals. Moreover, it spreads information concerning the main national programs of support to scientific research. It develops and implements the service about the funds for research of the European Union and other international funding organizations. Moreover, the University of Verona has enacted a contact centre between firms and organizations called Liaison Office, in order to manage the relations with non-academic productive entities. The main functions of the office are:
- (a) the promotion and spreading of the results of the university research and their use for firms and organizations;
- (b) the exploitation of the opportunities for research in technology, which will generate and sustain new industrial units;
- (c) the strengthening of links with industry and the chance to develop new technologies, research personnel and structures available to firms;
- (d) support to researchers in recognizing the commercial implications of their discoveries; the creation of enterprises within the University (Spin off);
- (f) development of procedures of patenting of products/services deriving from research.
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE STUDIES
The Department of Enterprise Studies was activated in 2006, in Vicenza. It is an interdisciplinary department which studies economic and legal topics, along with those connected to political economy and business. Its targets are the research concerning the issues of development and affirmation of enterprises in the global market. In particular, there is an observatory on the economy of Vicenza, focusing on the study of the changes occurred over the last 8 years among the enterprises of Vicenza and on how they have invested in research and development. The Department runs cooperation agreements with international universities for the exchange of students and professors, such as The University of Tennessee (Kroxville), North Florida University, and also several European universities in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, France, Finland, Poland, and Turkey.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The research topics of the pedagogic area are: educative and formative role of books for children; listening to children and young people; education and politics; linguistic education; gender differences; the body in the intercultural communication; pedagogy of sport and motor activities; identity and tasks of general pedagogy and of philosophy of education; theoretical education, ethics and aesthetics; adults education, work and professional ethics; political and religious education; pedagogy of ecology; caring; education to citizenship of involvement; training through reflexive practices; epistemology and didactics of intercultural pedagogy; inter-religious dialogue; intercultural education in the family; intercultural communication; globalization and identity; education to the resolution of conflicts; experience, memory and oral tradition; education and model of traditional care; religious language and didactic-pedagogic communicability; relationship between pedagogy-theology; educative religious communication and kindergartens; the pedagogic thought of R. Guardini; cooperation to development and self-activation of local communities; history of schools and educative institutions in the 19th and 20th centuries; peace and education to peace; educative institutions in the 20th century Verona; youth associations; catholic women and educative involvement; the condition of old people in history; the education of deaf and dumb people; cinema for education; young people and doping; training for experts of sport and motor activities; multi-medial languages for the adults’ education; music-therapy; art-therapy; special pedagogy in Europe: the state of the art; mental disability and reading competence; educative planning in contexts outside school; human education within religious communities; religion teaching; didactic technologies for education; methods and techniques of evaluation in the formative field; e-learning for adult learning and support to university teaching; relationship between school and territory; relationship between school-family: problems and perspectives; the process of pedagogic consultancy to educative institutions according modalities of research-action; the evaluation of the quality of the educative institutions.
The research topics of the sociological area are the following: the quality of social and health services; models of research with mixed qualitative and quantitative techniques; Delphi technique and derived; Application of advanced statistical techniques; communities and the community work (spaces of shared good); associative movement of self-reciprocal help and reciprocal care; family and social private associations; participation in associative structures and social capital; family and welfare policies; primary social networks and community care; promotion of the social capital and connectivity of social networks; identity construction in the complex society; structures and tasks of the family in a historical perspective; relationship among social policies, systems of services and family; social consequences, actors and cultures of ICT; internet and webmaster; mobile communication; News on the European TLC; cultural associationism; theatre and culture participation; the Italian TV system; neo-functionalist analysis of culture and of the services for didactic.
The Masters offered by the department are: Master in intercultural competence and management; Master in cultural mediation.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GERMAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES
The English section of the Department of English, German and Slavic Studies organizes the research activities of professors and researchers in the field of
(a) English Language and Linguistics,
(b) English literature (c) English-speaking countries,
(d) American language and literature.
The research activity of the department is developed both at national and international level as testified to by several conferences, seminars and publications. As far as the research project on Right and Literature is concerned, the journal, “Polemos, Right and Culture” has been set up. The department also organized an International Conference on Global English and is part of a project titled “Dictionaries, Handbooks and Words among languages, cultures and ideologies”, in cooperation with the universities of Turin, Milan (State university), Catania and Bologna, our research unit being the unit “The English Lexicon across cultural identities and textual genres”. We ran also (a) the seminar “The concept of power in the Renaissance”, in cooperation with the Literary Society of Verona and Verona Poetry 2009; (b) the International Conference on Bioethics, bio-right and literature. We published the volume “Practising Equity, Addressing Law: equity in law and literature”, Winter, Heidelberg, and a monographic number of the journal Textus concerning “Literature and Law”. Finally we ran a conference “Dickens and the voices of Victorian culture” and published a volume “Festschrift for M.T. Bindella”. As far as the section of German and Slavic Studies is concerned, research is developed in the following fields: (a) German languages and literatures, (b) Russian language and literature, with the corresponding philology, (German and Slavic Philology). The meta-linguistic and applied research is documented in the fields of Glottology and General Linguistics and of the Teaching of modern foreign languages. Modern Greek language and literature is present as well and studies the relationships between the Greek world and other cultural domains, including Russia.
Moreover, the PhD in Linguistics is part of the School of Doctorate in Humanistic Studies. Research activity is developed in the following fields:
- antiquity, philologic-literary and historical-artistic sciences;
- German literature: 20th century literature;
- law and literature;
- Austrian literature;
- literature and figurative arts;
- cooperation with the Handbuch des Katholizismus zur Literatur des 20 Jahrhunderts and researches on the Weimar classicism in Italy;
- German linguistics: phonology, morphology, lexicology, syntax, phraseology, dialectology/geo-linguistics;
- Slavic studies: 20th century Russian literature; Russian-Ukraine literary relationships in the 19th century; Russian linguistics, with special attention to lexicography;pre-modern Ukraine literature. Studies of the links between the Slavic and German world, Italy-Serbia relations, history of the 19th century European Slavistics;
- Glottology and General Linguistics: Historical linguistics (linguistic interference, lexicology and lexicography, variational linguistics, dialectology and linguistic geography, literary multilingualism and onomatology); participation in the LINCI project at the University of Siena, linguistic observatory on Italian spoken in Verona. Research themes of the Verona unit Interface between morphology and lexicon: the case of affixes;
- Germanic philology: philology of German and northern medieval literatures; ecdotics; current projects: a) digital edition and bibliographic database of the Edda by Snorri Sturluson (13th century); opening of a dynamic site where the digital editions of the four Edda codeces will be placed and web publication of an on-line bibliography permitting consultation, simple research, field/keyword research, compilation of lists of results etc.. b) editing of the Code of Vienna of Friedrich von Schwaben (15th century), accompanied by translation and comment
- Modern Greek language and Literature.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIES, SOCIETIES AND INSTITUTIONS
The department has four different sections:
- (a) statistics, economic and social history;
- (b) history, geography and languages;
- (c) agricultural, economic politics
- (d) management of natural resources.
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES
The Department of legal studies, set up in 1999, aims at developing research in the following scientific fields:
- (a) History;
- (b) Philosophy and Romance Studies;
- (c) Enterprise Right;
- (d) International Right;
- (e) Penal Right;
- (f) Private Right;
- (g) Public Right.
Two libraries are present. The “G. Zanotto” library owns a bibliographic patrimony currently counting around 30.000 volumes and 200 journals. The Centre of European Documentation is at the same time a library specialised in communitarian matters, open to every citizen, and a laboratory of support to research. Important activities of research in the specific scientific and institutional fields are also developed for a third party.
DEPARTMENT OF VINE AND WINE SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGIES AND MARKETS
The department of vine and wine sciences, technologies and markets (DiSTeMeV) aims at: promoting research in the fields of viticulture and oenology through the development of basic knowledge concerning biologic, chemical and physical mechanism for the vine-wine process; identifying and developing technologies to meet the needs of the vine-wine productive realities; facing and analysing the problems and interactions with the sector, in connection with the duties and chances generated by the socio-economic system of reference.
About 30 people currently work at the DiSTeMeV, among whom professors, researchers, PhD and post-doc students, administrative and technical staff. The main research projects deal with the following subjects: construction and use of platforms of genomics functional to the study of vine; study and identification of the potentialities and answers of varieties, in reference to cultural practices environmental factors and biotic and abiotic stress; technology of the conventional and innovative processes of wine production, stabilization, improvement and conservation in order to enhance the features of the wine qualities; studying the physiology, metabolism and genetics of the oenology micro-organisms, in order to improve the control of fermentative processes and to exalt the quality and healthiness of wines; analysis of the relationships among origin, territorial differentiation and product, policies of mark and strategic and operational marketing, of the impact of the vine-wine policies and norms and of the dynamics of the international market regarding the sector competitiveness; study of the consumers’ behaviours and of the connections with the innovations of process and product.
The Department of Philosophy, with its 18 full and associated professors and about ten researchers, develops a variety of research topics, from ancient to contemporary philosophy, from aesthetics and philosophy of science to moral and political philosophy. The different researches are collected in the four curricula of the Doctorate of Research, within the School of Doctorate in Humanities and Philosophy: “Philosophy of Religion and Phenomenology”; “Epistemology, Ontology and Metaphysics”; “Moral and Political Philosophy”; “History of Philosophy”. In particular, we highlight the studies on “history of concepts”, “Intellectual political history in modern and contemporary contexts”, the participation in the international programs “Hermeneutique, mythe et image”, “EUniCult, Cultural Competencies Network”. Among the most recent conferences, we highlight in 2007 “Philosophy of Medicine. Ontology, Models, Clinical Method, methodologies and mistakes”, “The problem of ethic valence of the cosmos”, along with the XXXVI National Conference of Philosophy “Philosophers and Europe”. As far as doctoral studies are concerned, some opportunities of co-tutored thesis are currently in act with the University of Freiburg in Germany, Paris 8 and the École Pratique des Hautes Études en France. Other contacts will be added, such as those related to the Erasmus program for the 1st cycle course in Philosophy and the 2nd cycle program in Philosophic Sciences with the Universities of Aix-en-Provence. A departmental library is also present, with more than 15.000 volumes, supporting an important editorial activity with Italian and foreign publishers (FrancoAngeli, Il Poligrafo, Marietti, Mimesis, Morcelliana, Columbia University Press, Frommann Holzboog, Olms).
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES
The Department of Economic Sciences was set up as a research and specialised training centre in Economy and Finance. The area of economic subjects is very rich and covers different scientific topics, including the following: macro-economy and micro-economy; econometrics; applied economy for the environment, transports and local development; health economy; political economy; political economy for development; economy of the family, education and non-profit organizations; industrial economy; economy of innovation; economy of well-being and social choices; economic geography; monetary economy; rural and environmental policies. Moreover, the area of mathematical and financial subjects covers: financial mathematics; mathematics of assurance companies; models for the management of money; quantitative models for the risk management; econometrics of financial markets; theory of options. The department runs cooperation agreements for the exchange of professors and students with other universities, both at national and international level. The network of exchanges initially activated by the International Doctorate has now been extended to didactic and research initiatives and allows welcoming famous international lecturers as “Visiting Professors”. Several initiatives depend on the department: Doctorate of Research, courses of specialization, laboratory of “virtual” research, seminars and conferences, allowing the participation of researchers and scholars of international reputation. The research activity is intense as well and favoured by prestigious assignments for some of its professors at national and international institutions, thanks to its national and international projects related to current economic and financial problems.
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
The Department of Business Economy is a research and specialised training centre business economy subjects. The main themes of research are: management of services, logistics, relational marketing, risk management, economy of public administrations and non-profit business, systems of managerial control and internal auditing, economy of groups of enterprises, management accounting, performances measurement, social reporting, organizational innovation and information system, strategic networks, financial innovation, analysis of the structure of credit systems, asset management, assurance economy. The Department is responsible for the following scientific subjects: Business Economics, Business Economics and Management, Business finance, Business organization, economics of financial intermediaries. The teaching staff of the department totals 15 full professors, 6 associate professors, 16 researchers. All professors and researchers teach in the 1st and 2nd cycle courses of the faculties of Economics and Foreign Languages and Literatures. PhD students and doctors of research work at the department as well, together with owners of grants, didactic collaborators and visiting professors coming from several foreign universities. The main foreign universities of origin of our visiting professors, with which we have cooperation agreements, are: London School of Economics and Political Science, Aarus School of Business – University of Aarus, Uman Boston College of Management – Boston Pubblic Business School, University of Ballarat (Australia) , IESEG Ecolé de Commerce management et Gestion ( Lille), Austalian National University, University of Tennessee, Division of Quality Techology and Management (Linkoping - Swedwn), Institute of Service Management (Lund University – Sweden), Universidad de Oviedo, University of Voronez - Tate University of Tecnologie, University of Toulon-Var, University of Paisley, University of Dublin, University of Linkopings, University of Salford.
The department is active also in the field of specialised training at post-graduate level, in cooperation with the faculty of Economics. It takes part in the activities of the School of Doctorate in Economics, is seat of the Research Doctorate in Economics and Business Management and is part of a consortium together with the Universities of Naples, Venice, Parma and Bergamo. The department also takes part in national and international projects and study activities commissioned by a third party, such as: financial institutions, territorial organizations, private and public enterprises. It organizes conferences of national and international relevance. A library too is present at the department, gathering an amount of about 13.000 volumes and 107 Italian and foreign journals.
DEPARTMEN OF PATHOLOGY
The Department of Pathology includes 5 different Sections: General Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Microbiology and Pathology (Pathological Anatomy in the Italian definition). The Department totals 35 staff members, including full, associate and aggregate professors and researchers, 23 technicians and 6 administrative officers. The major scientific topics addressed by investigators working in the Department include molecular and cellular basis of innate immunity responses, basic and clinical immunology, basic and clinical aspects of host-pathogen interaction and molecular and cellular biology of neoplasy. More specific projects, which also imply collaborations with Italian and foreign scholars, include:
- i) adhesive interactions and mechanisms of signal transduction regulating leukocyte migration and recruitment into inflammatory sites;
- ii) molecular basis of regulation of cytokine secretion and anti-microbial functions in cells of innate immunity;
- iii) immunotherapy of neoplasy and anti-tumour vaccines;
- iv) mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and new strategies of antimicrobial therapy;
- v) molecular basis of haematopoietic and solid tumour development and identification of new markers for the diagnosis and staging of neoplastic diseases.
DEPARTMENT MATERNAL INFANTILE AND OF BIOLOGY-GENETICS
The Department Maternal Infantile and of Biology-Genetics has four sections: Biology and Genetics; Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Children Neuropsychiatry and Paediatrics. The main areas of research are:
- patho-genetic processes of onco-proteins in human cells;
- induction of HIV antibodies for the development of a vaccine;
- post transcriptional regulation of the genetic expression in vitro;
- genetics of cystic fibrosis and diseases related to the CFTR gene;
- genetic analysis of complex diseases: coronary arteriosclerosis, asthma, autism;
- pharmaco-genetics of the anti-platelets and anti-asthmatic therapy;
- transcriptomic analysis of aorta aneurysm;
- treatment of gynaecologic cancers;
- infection from papilloma virus in teenager girls;
- eco-guided transvaginal sample of ovocytes
- children epilepsy
- GH hormone, metabolism and growth
- breath allegro-pathologies in paediatric age
- obesity and inflammation
- paediatric diabetology
At European level, the department takes part in the following projects of the 6th Framework Program of the European Union: EUROPRISE European Vaccines and Microbicides Enterprise, GABRIEL - A Multidisciplinary Study to identify the genetic and environmental causes of asthma in the European Community, EuroCareCF – European Coordination Action for Research in Cystic Fibrosis and will take part in the project of the 7th Framework Program MACPROGEN, National reference Centre for Genomics and Proteomics.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES
The department of Computer Sciences (ID) was created in 2001. Researches cover computer, mathematical and physic fields. Computer Sciences are a well-defined subject and involve several similar cultural and methodological areas. The mathematical areas, with logics, algebra, numeric calculation; probability and statistics are strongly involved in computer sciences, in the same way as engineering, i.e. elaborator architectures, multimediality, parallel and distributes calculation. Physics too plays a very important role in the field of signals and images elaboration and robotics, thanks to optics, acoustics and rational mechanics. All these competences are embodied by the teaching staff, whose specificity is leading to the training of personnel with strong theoretical bases and wide capability in facing computer applications. The department of computer sciences considers itself a point of reference of research and training in the computer field, since it is active in the following areas of basic and applied research:
- Analysis and synthesis of sound;
- Analysis and test of hardware systems;
- Analysis and test of programs;
- Architectures and Systems for automatic projecting;
- Database and Territorial Informative Systems;
- Elaboration of Signals and Images;
- Artificial Intelligence;
- Man-Machine Interaction;
- Programming language;
- Non-conventional calculation models;
- Semantics and Computer Science Bases;
- Computational vision and pattern recognition
Among these areas, some subjects have been developed in a special way in the different branches of the Doctorate of Research in Computer Science activated in 1999. Several projects have been funded by the European Union, three of which concerning the 7th Framework Program.
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORICAL, ARTISTIC, ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES
The department of Historical, artistic, archaeological and geographical studies is a complex research structure. The research activities of the archaeological area are developed through archaeological digging in Italy (Veneto and Basilicata) and abroad (Turkey).
The historical-artistic area is involved in researches focusing on themes related to figurative arts, history of architecture, town planning and landscape, along with the history of critics and iconography; attention is also given to the links between the specificities of the Venetian art and the European, particularly northern, culture. The historic area develops diversified researches. In the field of medieval studies, it favours the political and institutional history of the Middle Ages (Northern Italy), hagiography, history of local churches; the modernistic area is interested in the history of medical culture, cultural history, history of historiography; the contemporary studies are devoted to Italian emigration to America and the history of élites in the liberal period (also in comparative perspective).
The area of bibliography and biblioteconomy deals with research on 20th century periodicals in Verona and inventories of the Italian editions in Malta. The geographic area is interested in research concerning economy, environment, landscape and cartography. The department is responsible for several laboratories equipped with scientific apparatuses and specific materials (1. Laboratory of non-invasive analysis of art works, 2. Laboratory of historical-artistic documentation, 3. cartographic lab, 4. laboratory of didactic of history and geography, 5. laboratory for the analysis and the study of archaeological finds).
DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE STUDIES
The department of Romance studies gathers around 30 professors of the faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, organized in four scientific areas: French studies; Iberian studies; Italian studies; Philology. The department is responsible also for about 10 PhD students of the course in Foreign Literatures and Literature Sciences, along with about 10 owners of grants for research projects. The department manages the interdepartmental centre of research on Romantic Europe (CRIER). Traditionally individualists, the professors of the Department of Romance Studies have made great efforts in the last years in order to direct their researches towards more and more shared lines both within the areas in which the department is divided, and among the different areas and even among professors of different departments. The professors of Spanish and French Language are involved in the research “At the roots of Europe: Mores, Jews, Gipsies”, which has already produced two international conferences; the section of Italian studies is working on a project concerning “The 18th century collections of epistles in Verona”, whereas the section of French Studies is involved in researches regarding the 16th and 17th centuries. The Department of Romance Studies has stable relationships of cooperation with many foreign universities, both for the Doctorate of Foreign Literatures and Literature Sciences (several theses are developed in co-tutorship) and for the individual or group research projects. The strictest ties are with the universities of Paris III, Paris VIII, Poitiers, Nantes e Avignon (France), Barcellona, Alcalà de Henares. Saragoza e Madrid (Spain), Arizona (USA), Szeged (Hungary), Vilnius (Lithuania). Several professors of the Department are also part of scientific committees of conferences, journals or foreign editorial series.
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL AND VISUAL SCIENCES
The Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences was created in 1994 after the unification of three Institutes of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and currently covers six sections: physiology, clinical neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, rehabilitative neurology and motor sciences. They are located in three separated seats: Biological institutes – Policlinic of Borgo Roma, “Ospedale Maggiore” of Borgo Trento, Faculty of Motor Sciences in Borgo Venezia. The teaching and research activity of the department is developed by about 196 people among professors, PhD students, owners of grants and scholarships, specializing students, administrative-technical personnel, along with the hospital personnel employed at the clinical sections. The teaching activity is developed for the degree in Medicine and Surgery and in Dentistry and Dental prostheses, of the 1st cycle degrees in Health, nursery and obstetrical professions, of Motor and Sport Science, and in several Schools of Specialization; in the Doctorate of Research in Neurosciences, in Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences, in Sciences of Physical Exercise and Human Movement, and in Cardiovascular Physiology (in consortium with Turin). The research of the department is carried out in several sectors of physiology and neurosciences, by exploring different levels of complexity – molecular, cellular, systemic – functions and disorders of the central and periphery nervous system, of sensorial organs, of muscular effectors and the cardiovascular system.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
The Department of Psychology and Cultural Anthropology was set up in 1999 as the natural follow-up of the former Institute of Psychology. Its staff is made up of professors and researchers belonging to the following fields:
- a) Psychology,
- (b) Anthropology,
- (c) Sociology,
- (d) Linguistics.
As for Sociology, its main interests are the statistical analysis of social facts and the study of social changes, of work realities, of education and communication. Finally, with reference to linguistic studies, the Department covers transversal research topics on Psycholinguistics and Pragmatics of discourse, with special reference to Mass Media communicative strategies, newspaper discourse and political language. The Department promotes the integration of studies, so that scholars studying different scientific fields share knowledge, competence, tools, ideas and methodology for the development of projects. We have an active research lab, where professors, researchers, PhD students and post-graduates with research grants carry out specific projects within the following macro-research fields:
- Neurosciences & Behavior
- Sociology & Anthropology
- Library & Information Sciences
- Information Technology & Communications Systems
Finally, the Department regularly hosts conferences at local, national and international level; it has set up conventions with a number of firms and social entities and runs research projects funded by public and private organizations and by the EU.
DEPARTMENT OF MORPHOLOGICAL-BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
The Department has the following sections:
- - Anatomy and Histology, operating in the research fields of Neurosciences, morpho-functional Imaging and regenerative Medicine; it runs 15 projects funded by the European Union, Joint Projects, Cariverona, Venetonanotech, Venetian Regional Administration, BIO-PRE, Levoni, BIOS in cooperation with Italian and foreign researchers.
- - Biologic Chemistry, which develops its activity in the areas of Enzymology, Protein Chemistry and Biochemistry of cellular processes and has 6 projects, including PRIN, Joint Projects and The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation, in cooperation with Italian and foreign researchers.
- - Chemistry and Clinical Microscopy, which is active in the fields of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. The main projects concern Biochemistry of Sport, the main factors of cardiovascular risk, the influence of the pre-analytical variables on the reliability of the laboratory data, the physiopathology of coagulation, the appropriateness of the request of exams in laboratory medicine, the evaluation of the haplotypes in the study of the hemoglobinopathies and of new tumour markers in gynaecological pathologies.
- - Radiology, focussing on modern imaging diagnostics, with special reference to scan, multislice computed tomography and magnetic resonance. The projects currently in act deal with pancreatic and hepatic pathologies. Other researches have been developed on the contrast means in scan and magnetic resonance and of the applications of vascular and interventionist radiology.
- - Dental Clinics, focussing on Microsurgery, Traumatology, Dentistry and orthognostic, pre-prosthesis, of paediatric malformations, rhinological and oral surgeries. The main research lines deal with osteonecrosis of the jaw in treatment with biphosphonates, tissues bioengineering, homologous bone, biomaterials in orthognatic surgery, Cone beam-CT, microsurgery orthodontics through piezo-surgery and scan with contrast in lateral-cervical oncological diagnostics. A service of Radio-protection is active in the department.
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
The department of Medicine and Public Health has several sections, i.e. Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Pharmacology, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine of Environment and Employment, Legal medicine and Medicine of Work, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology. It promotes the integration of subjects, so that scholars related to different areas share data, knowledge, techniques, tools, ideas and skills for the development of projects. Other targets of the department are the collection of funds for research, the organization of seminars and conferences, the involvement of young scholars, by encouraging them to start undertaking research in the fields of Medicine and Public Health. Its activity is developed through institutional research and projects funded by both public and private organizations, along with consultancy and training services for third parties. It also runs projects funded by the European Union and through international agreements.
It owns autonomous spaces for didactic activity and, for each section, highly specialised laboratories and libraries rich in journal and bibliographic material. As far as it concerns post-graduate activities, the department offers: 2nd level masters in “Risk Management and Patient Safety”; 1st level master in “Management of Quality, Clinical Risk and Safety of the Patient”; 1st level master in “Management for the coordination tasks of sanitarian professions”; “European Master in sustainable Regional Health System”, ERASMUS MUNDUS; Specialisation course in “Organization, Management and Quality of integrated Assistance Paths”. Doctorates of Research: Doctorate in Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences; Doctorate in Biosciences, specialization in Genomics; Doctorate in Medicine and Forensic Sciences; Doctorate in Molecular, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnologies; Doctorate in Traslational Biomedicine; Doctorate in Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences; Doctorate in Sociology and Social Research. Schools of Specialization in: Hygiene; Medicine of Work; Legal Medicine; Psychiatry.
The Department is responsible for 14 full professors, 10 associate professors, 19 researchers, 1 university assistant and 27 technical-administrative collaborators. Professors are in charge of the courses of: Pharmacology, Applied Physics, Medical Statistics, Psychiatry, General and Applied Hygiene, Legal Medicine and Medicine of Assurances, Medicine of work, General Nursery, Clinical and paediatric Sciences and Clinical Psychology. Researches are devoted not only to the academic world but also to the National Health System, as scientific-methodological support to assistance activities. The different sections help guaranteeing the services of assistance in convention with the Hospital Trust of Verona.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC LAW
The scientific activity of the members of the Department of Economic Law is testified to by the amount of publications in the several related scientific sectors concerning relevant topics, the organization of conferences and refresh courses, along with the participation of some members of the teaching staff to research projects of relevant national interest. Several members of the Department often take part in conferences as speakers and write in top level scientific journals; some of them are also members of scientific Committees of such journals. Research is developed in the juridical-publicistic, juridical-privatistic and Financial Science areas.
Research projects of the juridical-publicistic area:
- “International norms and national judges”
- “Elusion and abuse of tributary right in the internal and communitarian law”
- “The local-regional perspective in the normative definition of the integrated system of intervention and social services”
- “Regions, rights and constitutional jurisprudence”
- “Judiciary putting into effect constitutional rights between Constitutional Court and common judges”
- “Administrative right and administration in objective sense”
- “The sources of right of the new regional statutes”
- “Protection of the national minorities in Slovenia and Croatia”
- “Resolutions of mayors and constitutional guarantees”
Research projects of the juridical-privatistic area:
- “The non-validity of the Administrative Board deliberations in the join stock company”
- “Consortia of protection in the agro-alimentary and wine production sectors, privatistic profiles, exercise, delegates of public supervision functions, problematic subjecting of antitrust regulation”
- “Recent jurisprudential guidelines as concerning agrarian contracts”
- “Financial markets and unification of the Supervision Authority”
Research projects in the area of Financial Sciences:
- “Public Finance and immigration in the new European context”
- “Evasion of the personal income tax and net fiscal exchange: are they connected?”
- “Economy and demographic structure”
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DOCTORATES OF RESEARCH
The Doctorate of Research is the third and highest level of education within the Italian academic structure and is equivalent to the PhD. (Doctor of Philosophy) title of Anglo-Saxon countries. The doctoral courses last 3 years in Italy and aim at providing the necessary competence for practicing research activities of high qualification at universities, public organizations and private subjects.
The Unit for National and International Doctorates of Research is responsible for the competition announcements and all the connected procedures. Moreover, it writes agreements of scientific cooperation with Italian and foreign Organizations and Institutions aiming to support the doctoral courses financially; it signs bilateral agreements with universities and European and non-European research centres for the internationalization of the doctoral programs through the co-tutorship of theses.
The mobility of Ph.D. students is fundamental for the doctoral training. Hence, the University of Verona promotes the development of research activities at foreign institutions in European and non-European countries. Moreover, it financially supports PhD students with scholarships, by funding 50% of their expenses, depending on the period of mobility spent abroad. All courses of doctorate start each year on 01/01 (the academic year coincides with the solar year). The six Schools of Doctorate are:
- Humanistic Studies
- Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
- Human Sciences and Philosophy
- Life and Health Sciences
- Biomedical Traslational Sciences.
Along with the doctorates linked to the Schools, students can choose one of the following PhD Courses:
- Italian and European Constitutional Right
- Right and Economy of Enterprise: Internal and International matters
- European Private Right and Patrimonial Relations
- Multimedial Imaging and biomedicine
- Sciences of Surgery and Hepatic-biliary and Pancreatic Diseases
- Nanotechnologies and nano-materials for the applications in the biomedical field
Students who might be interested in taking part in the selection for the access to the Doctoral courses offered by the University of Verona are required to follow all the procedures mentioned in “Announcement for the admission to the Schools and Courses of Doctorate of Research”, published every year – usually in July – on the “Official Competitions Journal” and on the Official Notice Board of the University (www.univr.it).
The unit supports the development of research activities by managing Research grants and is in charge, in particular, of the different steps of the research contract, including the arrangement of the competition announcement, dealing with the examining commission, the selection (evaluation of titles and discussion), and the final stages.