The University and Research National Evaluation Agency through the Assessment of Research Quality (VQR) project, ranks the organisations evaluating the research produced as well as their ability to attract external funding. One of the most descriptive indexes is the “final indicator for research (IRFD)”. The VQR 2004-2010 data states that:
The IRFD of the Department of Chemistry of UNIBA is 4th in the ranking out of 14 Chemistry Departments in Italy; this ranking isalso the highest of all the Departments of UNIBA;
The elicited IRSF is also 29th out of 113 Departments that have submitted products in the research area of Chemistry (Area 3);
The ability to attract external research funding (at the regional, national and European level) is also high. According to the VQR the UNIBA Chemistry Department, having attracted almost 25 M in the past four years, is ranked in the first top 25 percent at the national level, and alone constitutes 23% of the entire research funding budget awarded to UNIBA.


The University of Bari Aldo Moro was founded in 1925 and is attended today by about 60,000 students, across the Bari, Brindisi, and Taranto campuses. The University was named after one of its most famous students, the statesman Aldo Moro. Moro taught Criminal Law at the University of Bari for several years.

The University offers various courses for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Aside from teaching, the University is also focused on scientific research at the doctorate level. The University of Bari research centres are highly-interactive, having connections among different departments, universities, and other research centres.

The University of Bari Aldo Moro promotes the assistance and University integration of disabled students providing a series of initiatives to guarantee services and technical and didactical aids.


The department of chemistry in UNIBA was founded in 1982 and is presently composed of almost 50 tenure-track professors and limited-term researchers as well as technicians and administrative staff. Courses are offered in all the Chemistry disciplines (General, Inorganic, Analytical, Organic and Physical Chemistry) as well as different Degree Courses at UNIBA. The Department coordinates the Degree Courses (Laurea) in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (Bachelor’s Degree, 3 years) as well as in Chemical Sciences and Technologies and Material Sciences and Technologies (Master’s Degree, 2 years). A PhD School in Chemical and Molecular Sciences (3 years) is offered as well. Moreover, the Department also hosts researchers and technical/administrative staff belonging to three institutes of the National Research Council..


Available facilities: The scientific research carried out within the Department are in line with HORIZON 2020 strategic directions and are developed in close collaboration with national and international public and private research centres. The Department offers many facilities (numerous research labs, one library, 2 computing stations, 2 research interdepartmental centres, research facilities) which provide a friendly stimulating atmosphere and allow to perform advanced research in many interdisciplinary fields.

Main research topics: The most relevant research themes are schematically listed below: – soft matter bioelectronics – plasma processes for fundamental chemistry and industrial applications – advanced materials for biomedical applications – organic and hybrid materials for optoelectronics – chemistry of metals in biological systems biological and inorganic Systems – laser, plasma and molecules – physical chemistry of complex systems – computational chemistry – environmentally friendly processes and catalysis – chemicals and fuels from renewable sources – antimicrobial nanomaterials in mass spectrometry and sensors – innovative methods in mass spectrometry for food, clinical and cultural heritage – « omics » sciences and advanced applications of mass spectrometry – sustainable technologies for synthesis and biotechnology applications.


There is also a UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR THEATRE, VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC AND CINEMA (CUTAMC) which has the following purposes:

– development of studies and research, in the field of the visual arts, music, theatre and cinema;

– realisation/the purchasing of scientific books and laboratories;

– promotion and the organization of meetings, conferences, performances and documentary, artistic and bibliographic shows, workshop and exchange experience even if abroad. 


The University of Bari has a UNIVERSITY SPORT CENTRE (C.U.S.). Enrolment starts on 1st September and lasts till 31st   August of the following year. All the Erasmus enrolled students may practice the following sports activities:
Indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, indoor sports facilities and skating rink, tennis court, football ground, basketball, athletics tracks and fields. CUS organises also courses of: fitness (1st September – 30th June), swimming for the duration of three months (1st October – 30th June), body-building, aerobics, toning gymnastics and personal training.