University of Palermo

viale delle scienze, Palermo

  • #851-900 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 27,733Total Students
  • 1,308Faculty
  • 399Int'l Students

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About 122 courses (first and second cycle) are yearly offered as well as 27 master and specialization and 20 PhD courses, targeted to the training of specific professional figures, often in cooperation with external institutions and companies.

Palermo University has 16 Departments, where researchers study every day to find new solution to the questions posed by nature, science and society. From Information Technology to Biology, from Mathematics to Medicine, to Social Sciences and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the University works to make its contribution of innovation and progress to the international scientific community and the world of production.

In the laboratories – many of which are open to the local community – the first step of collaboration between researchers in the academic world and in the business world are taken, basic and applied research is carried out, and young brains are given the chance to turn their intuitions to good account. Here scientific research finds its application in robotics, pharmaceutical industry, ecology, and medical diagnostics. Successful technological transfer implies the full synergy of innovative technologies, scientific expertise, production systems and processes. Actually, it is necessary to implement a full-fledged system including the “know-how”, production processes, goods, services and organizational and operational skills.

About

About 122 courses (first and second cycle) are yearly offered as well as 27 master and specialization and 20 PhD courses, targeted to the training of specific professional figures, often in cooperation with external institutions and companies.

Palermo University has 16 Departments, where researchers study every day to find new solution to the questions posed by nature, science and society. From Information Technology to Biology, from Mathematics to Medicine, to Social Sciences and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the University works to make its contribution of innovation and progress to the international scientific community and the world of production.

In the laboratories – many of which are open to the local community – the first step of collaboration between researchers in the academic world and in the business world are taken, basic and applied research is carried out, and young brains are given the chance to turn their intuitions to good account. Here scientific research finds its application in robotics, pharmaceutical industry, ecology, and medical diagnostics. Successful technological transfer implies the full synergy of innovative technologies, scientific expertise, production systems and processes. Actually, it is necessary to implement a full-fledged system including the “know-how”, production processes, goods, services and organizational and operational skills.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #1001-1200
  • 2024
    #851-900
  • 2025
    #851-900

Student & Staff

Total students
27,733

45%
55%

International students
399

34%
66%

Total faculty staff
1,308

25
1283

Total students
27,733

45%
55%

International students
399

34%
66%

Total faculty staff
1,308

1283
25
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Campus locations

campus v.le scienze,

viale delle scienze , Palermo , Italy ,

policlinico,

policlinico , palermo , Italy ,

via archirafi,

via archirafi , palermo , Italy ,

via maqueda,

via maqueda , palermo , pa , Italy , 90133

Piazza Marina, 61, Palermo, IT,

Piazza Marina, 61 , Palermo , Italy , 90133

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