Ministry of Education, University and Research (Italy)

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Ministry of Education, University and Research
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca
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Agency overview
Formed2001 (2001)
JurisdictionGovernment of Italy
HeadquartersViale Trastevere, 76/a
00153 Rome

The Ministry of Education, University and Research (in Italian: Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca or MIUR) is the ministry of the Italian government for the national education system, the Italian universities and research agencies. The current Italian Minister of Education is Lorenzo Fioramonti.


In 1988, the Ministry of University and Research was split off from the Ministry of Public Education. In the first Prodi cabinet the two were merged back into the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific and Technological Research, then as the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the second and third Berlusconi cabinets. The two were re-separated in the second Prodi cabinet of 17 May 2006, but then re-merged in the fourth Berlusconi cabinet of 7 May 2008.

In 2019 the ministry drafted a policy combining evaluation of grants to research institutions with a requirement to publish research outputs in open access mode.[1][2]


National level[edit]

  • Department for ministerial planning and for ministerial management of the education budget, human resources and information
  • Department for education
  • Department for the universities, higher education establishments in art, music and dance,

The three Departments carry out policies dictated by the Ministry and form the body which directs and programs educational policy.

Local level[edit]

Regional education "uffici", which are autonomous administrative centres, carrying out the instructions of the Departments, directly supporting individual schools, and articulating the policies on the ground.


Since 2001[edit]

Portrait Term of Office Party Cabinet
Minister of Education, University and Research (MIUR)[3]
Letizia Moratti
(1949– )
Letizia Moratti.jpg 11 June 2001 17 May 2006 Forza Italia Berlusconi II
Berlusconi III
Minister of Public Education
Giuseppe Fioroni
(1958– )
Giuseppe Fioroni daticamera.jpg 17 May 2006 8 May 2008 The Daisy
Democratic Party
Prodi II
Minister of University and Research
Fabio Mussi
(1948– )
Fabio Mussi Trento 2007.jpg 17 May 2006 8 May 2008 Democrats of the Left
Democratic Left
Prodi II
Minister of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Mariastella Gelmini
(1973– )
Mariastella Gelmini daticamera 2018.jpg 8 May 2008 16 November 2011 The People of Freedom Berlusconi IV
Francesco Profumo
(1953– )
Francesco Profumo.jpg 16 November 2011 28 April 2013 Independent Monti
Maria Chiara Carrozza
(1965– )
Maria Chiara Carrozza daticamera 2013.jpg 28 April 2013 22 February 2014 Democratic Party Letta
Stefania Giannini
(1960– )
Stefania Giannini.jpg 22 February 2014 12 December 2016 Civic Choice
Democratic Party
Valeria Fedeli
(1949– )
Valeria Fedeli datisenato 2018.jpg 12 December 2016 1 June 2018 Democratic Party Gentiloni
Marco Bussetti
(1962– )
Ministro Bussetti .jpg 1 June 2018 Incumbent Independent Conte


  1. ^ "Fondi premiali alle università solo per le pubblicazioni «aperte» a tutti" [Funding to universities only for publications "open" to all], Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian), 16 November 2019
  2. ^ La proposta di legge Gallo sull’accesso aperto all’informazione scientifica (DDL n. 1146) [The Gallo bill on open access to scientific information] (in Italian), Associazione italiana per la promozione della scienza aperta, 3 November 2019
  3. ^ The Public Education ministry was subsumed into the Ministro dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca

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