For another five years the DII (Department of Industrial Engineering) was named Department of excellence by MUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research).

For the years 2018-2022 the Department received a funding of 6,6 million euros for a project aimed at developing flexible and wearable mechatronic systems based on multifunctional materials.

The funding for the years 2023-2027 is of 7,12 million euros and will be used to create an international hub focused on sustainable robotics and the connected technologies and disciplines.

The Department will invest not only in human resources (researchers, professors and PhD students) but also in equipment and in the promotion of higher education.

The DII deserved the new funding for the Departmen of excellence not only because the MUR judged positively the presented departmental development plan, but also thanks to the outstanding score (100/100) ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes) assigned to the quality of research at DII.

Departments of excellence: UNITN is at the top

The project of Departments of excellence was created in 2017 (legge n. 232/2016, art. 1, commi 314 - 337). Every five years, starting from 2018, the MUR supports 180 Departments of Italian Universities which excel in research and teaching with an investment of 271 million euros per year.

Eight Deparments at UNITN received the funding for the years 2018-2022 for a total of 55,5 million euros. The funding for the years 2023-2027 is of 48,9 million euros for seven UNITN Departments. Further information available on UNITN website.