The prestigious magazine Science highlights University of Milan, a public university, as highest-ranked university in Europe and 4th worldwide for Covid-19 research.
The University, recognized as 36th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology studies according to QS World University Rankings, with its 287 pubished papers on Covid-19 related research, ranks 1st in Europe and just behind Wuhan-based Huazhong University, Tongji Medical College, and Harvard University. Since the early pandemic outbreak, University of Milan allocated an emergency fund for research projects in the area of Novel Coronavirus characterization and evolution, immune response, and drug development, with a view to making an instant, positive impact on the local community.
The acknowledgment proves the quality and vibrancy of the Milano life sciences ecosystem where emergencies are transformed in new opportunities. Milano researchers and doctors, who have been at the forefront of the pandemic, are now working to prevent an intensification of cases and produce effective treatments.