The University of Parma (UNIPR) is a State University and as such, it is self-governing and has research, administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy. The size of UNIPR (848 research staff, 854 administrative and technical staff) and the Parma lifestyle attract a large number of national and international students (~ 28.000). The University is organised in 9 Departments distributed across 3 Campuses. Overall, the University has centralized and unit-based support facilities and research and meeting infrastructure. UNIPR has retained its position among the 30 top performing entities in Italy in the major EU funding schemes FP7 and H2020 awarding more than 90 grants so far.
Mario Menegatti is Full Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Parma. His current main research interests are in decision theory, risk management and fraud detection. During his career he had scientific collaboration with several academic institutions in Europe (Belgium and France), USA and China and in applied projects with The Italian Ministry of Labor, the Regional Government of Emilia-Romagna and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.
Simone Baglioni is Full Professor of Sociology in the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Parma. He is the coordinator and PI of the Horizon 2020 project Sirius (www.sirius-project.eu) which investigates barriers and enablers of labour market integration of third country nationals in European countries. Prior to joining Parma University in April 2020, Simone has worked at Glasgow Caledonian University, at the Universities of Geneva and Neuchatel in Switzerland, and at Bocconi University and University of Florence in Italy.