Welcome to University of Nottingham Italy (UNIT) – a venture based in Campania region, Italy.

Since 2020, we have worked in synergy with our Italian and European Union (EU) partners on new research and technology development projects, offering world-leading expertise and experience developed by University of Nottingham’s lead academics and researchers.

Our key research focus is the future decarbonised aircraft, but we are not limited to this.



Our vision and Mission 

We aim to share our leading expertise on aircraft electrification with the Italian aerospace sector and develop relationships with key Italian stakeholders involved in aerospace Research and Development (R&D) programmes. We would like to create strong partnerships with private and public institutions and academia to train young innovators delivering aerospace related solutions. We will establish connections between Italy and the UK to exchange knowledge and expertise related to the aircraft sector.

We would like to support the creation of an innovation eco-system, spanning from research and technology development and the creation of new knowledge, to setting up new companies offering new products and services for economic growth and development.

11Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Mr Pierfrancesco Valentini (UNIT Chief Operations Officer) and Professor Luigi Carrino (President of Distretto Aerospaziale della Campania – DAC)


04 The UNIT team visiting the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA) to introduce our venture and discuss research collaborations towards net-zero aviation

Our ambition

Having established our presence in the local landscape during 2021-22, our ambitions are to:

  • Implement our first lighthouse projects with Italian partners
  • Become an integral part of the Clean Aviation partnership (2022-23)
  • Establish the Campania Region as the hub for Zero-Carbon Aviation Research in Italy by 2025

The University expects all of its staff and students to follow ethical and anti-corruption behaviours. The University is focused on the way it works with students, enhancing research, partnerships and international endeavours. The University's ethical and anti-corruption standards are to be met consistently across all its activities in all locations.




Get in touch

Contact us



UoN Italy (UNIT)

University of Nottingham Italy
Soc. Consortile A Resp. Limit
Via Irno 2/4
84135 Salerno SA

P.IVA (VAT number) IT 05960460656


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