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Università degli Studi de L'Aquila
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Università degli Studi de L'Aquila

Since Act n. 240 dated 30th December 2010 came into force and the new University Statute was drawn up, the University of L'Aquila has restructured it's teaching and research facilities, opening in 2012 seven new Departments which promote, coordinate, organize and carry out research and academic teaching: Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, Department of Civil, Construction-Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Department of Human Studies, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences.

The University of L'Aquila has three centres of excellence (CETEMPS, DEWS, EX-EMERGE) and four research centres (CERFIS, CITRAMS, DMTA, M&MOCS).

The University of L'Aquila is responsible for running the Alpine Botanical Garden situated near the cableway on the Gran Sasso, which extends for 3000 sq metres and conserves plant life from the Gran Sasso, endemic central Apennine plant life, primitive alpine plants, plants originating from the Eastern Balkans and medicinal plants.

Research and teaching in Physics benefit from its associations with the underground nuclear physics Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS). There in the 1980s the National Institute for Nuclear Physics built beside the motorway tunnel through the Gran Sasso laboratories, where, protected by 1400 metres of rock, research in astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and geophysics is carried out.

Professors and researchers of the University of L’Aquila have established links with the Gran Sasso Science Institute, an international PhD school and a center for advanced studies in physics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences located in L’Aquila.

The departments of the University of L'Aquila have also established links with research centres all over the world. Many are the research projects involving collaboration with high technology industries, such as for the world market Dompé Farmaceutici, a prominent company which has set up a firm and research centre in L’Aquila.

The devastating earthquake that hit L’Aquila on 6th April 2009 also brought death and destruction to the University of L’Aquila. In the aftermath of this tragic event our students, academic staff and technical-administrative immediately revealed their unyielding determination and pride in reclaiming the mission that they carry out with renowned capability and dedication.