UNIVPM, founded in 1969, is based in Ancona, but geographically dislocated on the territory of the Marche region with its branch. It has 5 faculties (Agriculture, Economy, Engineering, Science and Medicine and Surgery) with about 17,000 students, 545 Professors and researchers, and 565 members of technical and administrative staff. The academic programmes offer 39 degree courses, 9 first and second level post-graduate diplomas, 4 specialization courses, 33 specialization schools and 5 Ph.D. schools, one for each Faculty.
The Engineering Faculty will host the researches involved in developing tools for Lab4Dive in LabMACS (Laboratory of Modelling, Analysis and Control of Dynamical systems – Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione – DII). The Information Engineering Department (DII) has been established in 2011, from the merging of the Department of Biomedical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and the Department of Informatics, Management and Automation Engineering. DII promotes excellence in most research areas of the Information Engineering field: Artificial Intelligence and Real Time Systems, Automation, Bio-Engineering, Circuit Theory, Computational Intelligence, Electronics, Operations Research, Optics and Photonics, Robotics and Mechatronics, and others. The Department is structured in a number of research groups collecting researchers having homogeneous scientific interests. Most of the researchers have strict collaborations with other universities, agencies and institutes, all over the world, and participate to national and international research programs. At the same time, they devote special attention to the technology transfer towards public and private companies, and to the cooperation with the local social and economic context. The high quality of the developed research activity is documented by a very large number of publications yearly produced and included in top-level international journals, conference proceedings and books chapters.