Dipartimento di Eccellenza
Our Department has been evaluated as one of the top 5 departments of Earth Sciences in Italy. For our good performance we received from the Italian government the Dipartimento di Eccellenza award that consists of 6.5 M Euros for improving our research and teaching activities in the period 2018-2022 in all the scientific fields which are nowadays represented in the Department. The main goal of this project is to develop a world-leading research and teaching centre dedicated to geological risks and geo-resources. To this aim the Department planned the following actions:
- development of an in-house laboratory to investigate the physical properties of rocks and minerals from shallow crustal levels down to the inner core of terrestrial planets;
- enlargement of existing in-situ laboratories that are key test-sites for geological risks and geo-resources;
- development of a cloud computing system for scientific, teaching and outreach purposes.