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One of the oldest Italian Athenaeum as the Project Coordinator.

The University of Florence is one of the oldest and largest Academia in Italy, an important and influential centre for research and higher training, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students.
It offers a wide range of study programmes at various levels and in all areas of knowledge. 

Over 130 Degree courses organised in 10 Schools, with a population of about 51,000 enrolled students, one-fourth of which come from outside of Tuscany and over 9,000 degrees awarded each year in Florence.  

The University of Florence has a natural international vocation and the development of internationalization is one of its strategic priorities and it is one of the largest and most productive public research systems in Italy. This result is accomplished thanks to the number of permanent and temporary researchers working in a wide range of disciplinary and scientific fields, and the numerous junior scientists in training. It is also due to an intensive participation in research programmes of national and international relevance and to the significant scientific results achieved.  

Located in several sites in Florence and surroundings, it offers 15 international programmes awarding joint or double degrees, as the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (TROPIMUNDO). 

The Department of Biology counts approximately 50 full time lecturers and was selected by the Italian Ministry as University and Research «Department of Excellence».  

For the CONTAN Project 3 strategic areas are particularly relevant in the field of research: Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Functional and Structural Biology.  

Since 2019 The Department signed a formal agreement with MUSE – Science Museum of Trento  to co-run the Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre (UEMC)  in alliance with the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)   

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