National research projects

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The University of Turin provides funding and human resources for scientific and technological research.
Scientific research is carried out in the following areas: 

  • Area 01 - Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Area 02 - Physics
  • Area 03 - Chemistry
  • Area 04 - Earth Sciences
  • Area 05 - Biology
  • Area 06 - Medicine
  • Area 07 - Agriculture and Veterinary Science
  • Area 08 - Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Area 09 - Industrial Engineering and IT
  • Area 10 - Arts and Humanities
  • Area 11 - History, Philosophy, Pedagogics and Psychology
  • Area 12 - Legal Studies
  • Area 13 - Applied Economics and Statistics
  • Area 14 - Political and Social Sciences

Scientific research is classified as National, Regional or Local research according to the source of funding. 

Nationally Funded Research

Research projects are funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), the National Research Council (CNR), Public Agencies and other Government Departments (such as the Department of Commerce, of the Treasury and of Health and Human Services).
Non full-time researchers, both Italian and foreign, may be eligible to participate in the following research projects:

  • Programs of relevant national interest (PRIN)
  • Funding for basic research (FIRB)
  • Legge 6/2000
  • "Rita Levi Montalcini" Junior Research Scholars
Regionally Funded Research

In 2004, the Piedmont Region signed an agreement (A.P.Q.) with the University of Turin aimed at the development of the research system and of higher education.
Calls for research project funding are made available in the following scientific areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Food quality and security
  • The Environment
  • Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences
  • Aeronautics and Space
  • 2007 Call for applications in Industrial research and/or experimental development in Converging Technologies (CIPE)
  • Innovation in Biotechnology for Life Sciences. Calls for applications, 2008.
  • Human and Social Sciences. Calls for application, 2008
Locally funded research
  • UNITO - Compagnia di San Paolo Agreement for Local Research