The Department of Statistical Sciences has an international research profile, as revealed by the numerous publications in major international journals, the organization of high-profile workshops and seminars, the excellent Ph.D Programme, the capacity of attracting research funds.

The attention for the high research standards is witnessed by the results obtained in the last National Assessment for the Research Quality (VQR), carried out by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research. The Department of Statistical Sciences ranked second for the research quality among all the Departments in the Area of Economics and Statistics. At the same time the University of Padua on the whole ranked first among the large scale Universities in the above area.

Since 2009, the Department has received about 1 million euro for research purposes.

Since 1984, the Department has offered PhD programmes in Statistics and, since 2005 organizes the PhD School in Statistical Sciences. PhD students enrolled in the School come from all over the world.