Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati and Ferrari are the first four brands to confirm they will be working in partnership to open the world’s first motor vehicle University.

Together with the Universities of Ferrara, Bologna, Reggio Emilia, and Parma, the brands will be training car enthusiasts into the automotive engineering industry. Named The Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna (MUNER), the new union is set to offer degree programs. These courses will also be open to entries from International candidates.

One of the programs will be to train students in Advanced Automotive Engineering, and will be open to approximately 120 students. This will be specifically focussed on design and manufacturing deluxe sports cars. Successful candidates will concentrate on subjects such as hybrids, electrics and production systems. Another course available will be designed for a maximum of 30 participating students, which will be in Advanced Electronic Engineering. Highly technical savvy applicants are predicted to go for this course. It will concentrate on information technology and connectivity of future cars.

Each of these courses will be taught in English, and will include theoretical and laboratory classes. The laboratory subjects will take place in labs of Lamborghini, Ducati, Ferrari and Maserati in order for the students to gain numerous high professional qualities and skills.

President of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini has said:

“This is a one-of-a-kind project in the national and international landscape; it confirms Emilia-Romagna not just as the European center of the new manufacturing, which is being reshaped globally by the cooperation of science, research and production, but also as a platform for advanced training with great added value”.

Courses are set to start in time for the 2017-2018 academic year.