Who we are
Founded in 1806 by Ferdinand III, of the Bourbon royal family which ruled over the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Sicilies, who made Accademia Panormitana degli Studi a University, now UniPa, ours is a huge campus with a vocation evenly divided up between teaching, research and third mission. The current educational programme consists of 146 courses of study ranging from undergraduate Degrees to Single Cycle Master Degrees and specialisation Degrees, 31 specialisation schools and 21 research doctorates.
The courses on offer cover vast fields of knowledge and combine tradition and experience with a constant openness to innovation, to the job market and to social inclusion.
A number of eminent figures carried out activities at Palermo University: the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi; chemist Stanislao Cannizzaro; architect Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia and Nobel Prize for Physics winner Emilio Segrè. Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino and Francesca Laura Morvillo, have also studied at UniPa.