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Discipline Chirurgiche, Oncologiche e Stomatologiche

Network and international scientific collaborations

The Department includes, among its professors, leading figures on the international and national scene, with authoritative positions in National Scientific Societies (of General Surgery, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine and Pain Medicine, Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery, Medical Oncology, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Pathology and Oral Medicine, Urology) and in National, European and US Research Institutes (ISS Health Institute, Rome; Tor Vergata University of Rome; European Oncology Institute, Milan; Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome; Regina Elena Institute, Rome; Center National de Recherche Scientifique, France, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands, MERCK Research Laboratories, NY, USA, Imperial College, London, Apogenix GmbH, Heidelberg Germany, Roche Penzeberg, Germany, TriStar Technology Group, Washington DC, USA, CNR, Pisa, Temple University's College of Science and Technology, Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center of Biotechnology, Philadelph ia, USA; VU University Medical Center, Department of Medical Oncology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Phase I - Early Clinical Trials Unit, Oncology Department, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium; Center de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille (CRCM), INSERM U1068, CNRS UMR 7258, Aix-Marseille Université and Institut Paoli-Calmettes; ParcScientifique et Technologique de Luminy, Marseille, France; Zurich University Hospital; New York University and Langone Medical Center; Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus-Hospital Munster, Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center; University of Malta, of Valencia, of Munich.

The Research Doctorate starting from the XXX cycle reserves scholarships to foreign students, regularly covered (n.1 from Spain, n.1 from Iran).

Internationalization activities have been extensively developed within the International Doctorate Course in Experimental Oncology and Surgery since 2013 (for example, the XXIX cycle presents, at the end of the course, 2 theses in joint tutoring and a double degree with the University of Antwerp and No. 3 Doctor Europaeus). These actions are progressively more and more intense aimign to improve collaborations with research groups not only of the Department in question, but also - thanks to the PhD Course - of other UNIPA Departments with Belgium.

Internationalization activities have also been launched within the CLMOPD (since 2014 a contact person has been appointed (Dr. Olga Di Fede) for the Erasmus + Program, finalizing the approval of 2 agreements with the Universities of Valencia and Munich).



In progress, new agreements with the University of Malta, Temple and Antwerp starting from the academic year 2017-18:

Agreement with Malta

University of Malta

Agreement with Temple


Finally, within the CLMOPD framework, incoming visiting students (No. 2 in traineeship) were carried out in 2016, of visiting students outcoming (No. 4, of which No. 2 in traineeship), for which we were awarded for our n. 2 students of 46 CFU (n. 23 each).


Scientific collaborations of the professors of the Department with other institutes:

  • Department of Oral Medicine - Carolinas Medical Center - US (Olga Di Fede)
  • University College London and University College London Hospitals Trust, Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, London - UK (Olga Di Fede)