University of Rome Tor Vergata - Department of Biology

Established in 1982, the University of Rome Tor Vergata is located in a 600-hectare campus in theSouth-east of Rome. Tor Vergata currently offers 106 graduate programmes (Bachelor degree, Master degree, One-cycle degree) and 32 PhD courses. There are 18 international courses: 15 courses taught in English and 3 courses taught in Italian with curricula in English; 25 PhD international courses: 22 PhD courses taught in English and 3 PhD courses multilingual. Research: our 18 Departments and 48 Interuniversitary/Interdipartimental Research Centers are active in numerous disciplines to expand basic and applied research. University of Rome Tor Vergata is part of the EUA (European University Association), the representative organization of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. Among its affiliations, Tor Vergata is part of three important networks: YERUN (Young European Research UniversitiesNetwork), which is composed of young European universities with accredited international presence, aims at creating collaborations of both research and teaching activities like dual degrees and student exchanges; VIU (Venice International University) is a network of prestigious worldwide Universities, which provides our students with an exchange semester in Venice to study topics connected to globalisation. In doing so, it enriches their learning experience by means of interdisciplinary knowledge; UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe) was founded in 1990. It is currently made up of 46 universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, combining over 150,000 university staff and 1.800,000 students. The Department of Biology at UNITOV, established in 1983, focuses its training and research mission on cutting-edge issues regarding studies on life at all its levels of organization and diversity. The various research areas contribute to developing a multidisciplinary platform through constant scientific activity in the biomedical, biotechnological, bioinformatics, ecological, evolutionary and agri-food fields, both through basic research and through collaborations with public and private partners and national and international interlocutors. The Department of Biology is attentive to the themes of Responsible Research and Innovation and Sustainable Development with activities aimed at structural change in research institutions with particular attention to the European Commission topics of "societal engagement, gender, education, open access, ethics and governance". The university is the recipient of several Horizon2020 grants - "Science with and for Society" (SwafS), among them STARBIOS2 and RESBIOS projects, on Responsible Research and Innovation in Biosciences are developed.


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