The Canis Majoris Foundation signs a Collaboration Agreement with the University of Parma

The Canis Majoris Foundation and the University of Parma have signed an agreement through which they agree to establish scientific collaborations in the field of Neuroscience in order to promote research programs of common interest, educational/training activities and exchange of information among researchers.

The University of Parma was founded in 1117 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Since the end of the 19th century, it has become one of the most important educational centers in the country. Currently, two thirds of its students come from outside the province of Parma, placing it as one of the most attractive institutions for both national and foreign students.

It is structured in 18 departments that provide a total of 80 qualifications in constant renovation and fully adapted to the demands of the working world. In  research, it reaches a high level of excellence that translates into leading results from its research teams, mainly led by Professor Rizzolatti, scientific advisor of our Laboratory, in publications in leading scientific journals and in numerous collaboration agreements with other universities in different countries.

The collaboration between both institutions translates into the following actions:

  • Creation of the Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti -Canis Majoris Foundation Scholarship, aimed at young women neuroscientists at the University of Parma.

  • Development of research programs in the Department of Medicine and Surgery.

  • Development and imparting of training courses in the Department of Medicine and Surgery.

To this end, the University of Parma will make available the spaces and equipment of the Neurosciences Unit, belonging to the Department of Medicine and Surgery.

The Foundation continues to establish synergies in order to promote the development of innovative lines of research that represent an advance in scientific knowledge.


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