The Department of Materials Science has a strong international projection of its research and training activities related to the intrinsic characteristics of R&D in advanced materials.
The Department is a fundamental component/coordinator of three European networks for research and training:
- KIC Raw Materials (eitrawmaterials.eu) dedicated to R&D of innovative materials for the saving and replacement of rare and / or strategic elements for European industries;
- PCAM - Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials for the training at European level of Ph.D. experts in Materials Science;
- 4PHOTON – Novel Photon Emitters, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training network for the training of PhD students in quantum photonics.
The Bachelor and Master Degree Courses offered by the Department are also strongly oriented towards internationalization. The Master Degree Course in Materials Science is taught in English and together with the Degree Course in Optics and Optometry offers the possibility of obtaining a Dual Degree with a foreign university. The Bachelor Degree Course in Chemical Science and Technology is accredited by CHEMISTRY EUROBACHELOR®, for the recognition of the qualification at European level that can be used for the application to the II level degrees in European university and to demonstrate the possession of a European educational standard during the search for employment in chemical industries or public institutions.
In addition, the Department is involved in QuCAT, a joint laboratory for the development of advanced materials with the South China Normal University of Guangzhou (PRC).
The strong internationalization of the Department activities is also evidenced by its involvement in numerous European and international projects, both in research and advanced training.
Every year the Department hosts an international community of Visiting Professors and Visiting Fellows that actively collaborate in the Department’s research and training activities.