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Humanitas Research Impact Factor

The University of Milan plays a major role in promoting science at international level. It is a member of the European League of Research Universities, which includes 23 European universities.

Research

The University of Milan plays a major role in promoting science at international level. It is a member of the European League of Research Universities, which includes 23 European universities. It scores well in University rankings based on scientific productivity. In particular, it is number 1 in Italy, number 12 in Europe and 58 in the world for clinical medicine in the Taiwan ranking. The University is a leader in research and scientific productivity through its consistent commitment to both basic and applied research. It is involved in national and international research programmes and collaborates with other scientific institutions with a proactive role in science and technology networks.

Università degli Studi di Milano

The significant number of scientific publications (more than 24,000 in the last three years) from the University of Milan has enabled top positions in the most authoritative international rankings to be obtained:

1st place in Italy
7th in Europe (The Leiden Ranking – Universitaet Leiden)

1st place in Italy
between 35th and 56th in Europe and 101st and 150th in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities - Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

1st place in Italy
16th in Europe, 74th in the world (Council of Taiwan).


Research is the driving force of scientific dynamics and essential for extending the breadth and depth of knowledge. This has been planned as an integral part of doctors' training in Humanitas because of its natural interaction with clinical skills. This is why Humanitas has the aim of supporting and orienting basic and clinical research with high scientific and technological profile, and promoting the training of young researchers in an international dimension. Emphasis is on the promotion of young independent scientists and clinical investigators. The Humanitas Research and Didactic Centre actively brings the basic research world closer to the clinical one, stimulating new talent to express itself as well as it can in an international context, close to the needs of a large general hospital.

Internationalisation is a key element in research at Humanitas as it provides a point of reference and comparison with academics from all over the world. The currently ongoing basic and clinical research projects include checking the effectiveness of new drugs, identifying genetic features that can be used to diagnose and treat oncological diseases, defining innovative diagnostic methods, and developing increasingly advanced operating techniques as a result of the support provided by new technologies.
In terms of basic research, the work of the immunology laboratories is particularly important because it focuses on the inflammatory mechanisms underlying the formation and development of diseases ranging from cancer to inflammatory gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to applied molecular biology studies mainly in the gastro-enterology and oncology fields.
The projects feature the application of the so-called "translational" model, based on the integration of laboratory and clinical activities to allow the continuous exchange of information necessary to ensure that research results are transferred to a patient’s bedside as rapidly as possible.
Humanitas has an Advisory Board for research which includes Nobel prize winner Rolf Zinkernagel.

Rolf Zinkernagel

Rolf Zinkernage Nobel Prize in Medicine

"The scientific advances of research at Humanitas have been outstanding, and currently the Institute competes with the top Research Centres worldwide"

Advisory board
Rolf Zinkernagel, president
Nobel Prize in Medicine

Research a key element for a good doctor - Alberto Mantovani - Scientific Director Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Research a key element for a good doctor
Alberto Mantovani
Scientific Director
Istituto Clinico Humanitas