Research at Humanitas University

We believe in working together to strengthen the connection between research and clinical activity.

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Research Vision and Strategy

Humanitas University is dedicated to basic and translational research in life sciences. An essential feature of our strategy is a close, direct, bidirectional interaction between research and clinic.

A major thrust in future development will be in areas including

  • gastrointestinal pathophysiology;
  • inflammation and immunity;
  • cardiology;
  • oncology;
  • neurosciences.

These areas of work will continue to represent the fingerprints of Humanitas University in a highly competitive context in which it is essential to have critical mass. 

In addition, it is foreseen that complementary areas will be developed, which will stand on their own and will integrate into the existing lines. These will include imaging in its various facets; Public Health and epidemiology; genomics and epigenomics; biomaterials and their relationship to bioingeneering; orthopaedics and regenerative medicine.

Moreover, Humanitas University will stimulate joint research programs between clinical and preclinical disciplines.
It is also foreseen that a major effort will be made towards technology transfer. The general view is that technology transfer is a weak point in the Italian research system and Humanitas University intends to play a role in filling this gap.

Training

The mission of Humanitas University is also to train globally-oriented medical doctors through state-of-the-art interactive teaching methods and close integration with the clinical community at the Humanitas Research Hospital.

An international PhD program in Molecular and Experimental Medicine has been activated in 2015 to provide training in various fields of life sciences and molecular medicine offering a stimulating environment with access to state-of-the-art technology and clinical case lists for translational studies.

Research Overview

Research activities are carried out by researchers and physicians, divided into more than 24 research groups including several prestigious, top-level groups covering many research areas. Our researchers and physicians have access to up to 20,000 sqm. laboratory space devoted to research and training activities.

The Scientific Coordinator is Prof. Alberto Mantovani, Humanitas University’s Vice Chancellor for Research. An International Advisory Board, headed by the Nobel Prize Rolf Zinkernagel, assesses and evaluates Humanitas pre-clinical research.

In 2015, the scientific production of Humanitas consisted in 600 publications (including  317 ranked in the first decile and the first quartile in their categories as ordered by JCR indicators) with 3,218 of total IF. According to the “Excellence rank” of Scimago Research Group, Humanitas ranks among the top 10% worldwide (315th out of 4849 institutions).

Support to the researchers is given by the Grant Office which assists researchers in the management of funded research projects and by the Innovation Office which assists researchers in Technology Transfer issues.

Why
Humanitas
University?
An Established Institution

An Established Institution
Humanitas is a renowned healthcare institution that has offered Medical Degrees for well over a decade as a partner of the University of Milan.

An International Career

An International Career
Join our international medical community where classes are taught in English by experienced professors and medical doctors from around the world. Your degree will allow you to work as a MD in the EU and abroad.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience
Direct clinical experience is supported by a solid tutoring system and starts in your third year, which gives you considerable practical experience.

Innovative and Active Teaching

Innovative and Active Teaching
Humanitas curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of active learning methods based on a student-centred approach (Problem-Based Learning, Case method, Concept maps, Simulated patients).

Milano and Italy

Milano and Italy
Enjoy the style, culture, gastronomy and entertainment of one of Europe's most exciting cities. Venture further to experience the delights of Italy or use the opportunity to learn Italian.

Advanced Research and Technology

Advanced Research and Technology
Humanitas can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. A new simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards, will be ready for autumn 2017.

Contact Us

Contact
Humanitas University
Via A. Manzoni 113,
Rozzano 20089 Milan, Italy

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