Research and technologies

The automotive industry is crucial for Europe’s prosperity. The EU is among the world's biggest producers of motor vehicles and the sector represents the largest private investor in research and development (R&D). The automotive industry has an important multiplier effect in the economy. It is important for upstream industries such as steel, chemicals, materials and, as well as downstream industries such as ICT, repair, engines, and mobility services.

In this respect, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia displays a number of laboratories and Departments actively working in the above mentioned fields, which are mainly located in the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari (DIEF), the Departments of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI) and the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics (FIM).