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Roma • History
Sapienza University of Rome is one of the most reputable universities and among the most prestigious European universities.
La Sapienza educated numerous notable alumni, including many Nobel laureates, presidents of the European Parliament, heads of several nations, notable religious figures, scientists and astronauts.
It was the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters which came to define the institution, located in Bologna, Italy. As of 2013, the University's crest carries the motto Alma mater studiorum and the date A.D. 1088. The University has about 85,500 students in its 23 schools. It has branch centres in Imola, Ravenna, Forlì, Sicily, Cesena and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires. It also has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna. The publisher of the University of Bologna is Bononia University Press S.p.A (BUP).
Padova • Law
The University of Pisa is part of the Pisa University System, which includes the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. The university has about 57,000 students (of which 53,000 are undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and 3,500 are doctoral and specialization studies).
In the fields of philology and cultural studies, the University of Pisa is a leading member of ICoN, an inter-university consortium of 21 Italian universities supported by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, as well as a member of the European University Association, the Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities network and the Cineca consortium. It's the only university in Italy which has become a member of the prestigious Universities Research Association.
Among its notable graduates there are several national and foreign political leaders including two Italian presidents, five Popes, five Italian prime ministers and three Nobel Laureates as students, faculty or staff affiliates.
Pisa has an intense athletic rivalry with the University of Pavia, which traditionally culminates in the Pisa-Pavia Regatta (Regata Pisa-Pavia), the oldest competition of this kind in Italy, and second in Europe only to the Oxford Cambridge boat race.
In 2013, the University of Pisa finished with La Sapienza University of Rome in first place among the Italian universities, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Bari • Physics
Roma • Economics • Medicine, General, Internal • Political Science • Ecology, Evolution, Environment • Cultural Studies
Many professors of the university are important members of the Italian cultural and political environment.
The University is organized into 12 faculties and 7 postgraduate schools. Cattolica provides undergraduate courses (Bachelor's degree, which corresponds to Italian Laurea Triennale), graduate courses (Master's degree, which corresponds to Laurea Magistrale, and specializing master) and PhD programs (Dottorati di ricerca). In addition to these, the University runs several double degree programs with other institutions throughout the world. Degrees are offered both in Italian and in English.
UCSC has been granted five stars by QS Stars, a global university rating system, in the following fields: employability, teaching, facilities and engagement.
Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic serves as the teaching hospital for the medical school of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and owes its name to the university founder, the Franciscan friar, physician and psychologist Agostino Gemelli.
Milano • Architecture
The Politecnico has two main campuses in Milan city, where the majority of the research and teaching activity are located, and other satellite campuses in five other cities across Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. The central offices and headquarters are located in the historical campus of Città Studi in Milan, which is also the largest, active since 1927.
The university was ranked the best for Engineering and among the top big universities in Italy in the CENSIS-Repubblica Italian University rankings for 2014-2015 and is ranked as the 20th best technical university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.
The university is ranked 11th for Design, 13th for Engineering and 14th for Architecture in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings.
Its notable alumni include Giulio Natta, Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1963.
Founded in 1992 by the Ministry of Public Education, under the request of several professors of the Sapienza University of Rome, it was the third public university to be established in the metropolitan area of Rome. The university comprises 8 schools and 32 departments, enrolling 35,338 students and having 1,370 academic and professional staff. At present, the university offers 54 undergraduate degree programs, 75 master's degree programs, 16 doctoral schools and five PhD programs. It is the second-largest university of Rome by enrollment and one of the largest research-based institutions in the country.
Torino • Architecture
The official seal of the university portraits Saint Herculan, one of the saint patrons, and the rampant crowned griffin, which is the city symbol: they represent the ecclesiastical and civil powers, respectively, which gave rise to the university in the Middle Ages.
Sant'Antimo • Medicine, General, Internal • Surgery
The University of Salento commenced activities in the academic year 1955-56 under the “Salentine University Council”. In 1960 it became the “Free University of Lecce” and passed to Government authority in the 1967/68 academic year.
Since 2005, the University of Salento is a partner of the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC).
University of Salento is ranked 251-275 among the top world's university, according to the Times Higher Education World Rankings released on 2015.
L'Aquila • Psychology • History • Medicine, General, Internal
The historical international vocation of the University of Trieste is witnessed by its intense and high-level activity: Trieste is the centre of many research facilities, with which the University is connected.
The number of international inter-university co-operation agreements rapidly increased these last years. These agreements involve staff and student mobility, both within EU Programmes like the Socrates programme and agreements exclusively concerned with research activities.
In 2009, in the Il Sole 24 Ore National University Ranking, University of Trieste resulted the second best university in Italy. Moreover, in 2014, it was evaluated the second best Italian university by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the 201st worldwide.
Rome • Theology, Religion
The medieval university disappeared by 1338 and was replaced by "three public lectureships" which did not award degrees and were suspended in the 1590s "for lack of money". The university was not reestablished in Modena until the 1680s and did not receive an imperial charter until 1685.
Some famous students who attended the University include Ludovico Antonio Muratori, a noted Italian historian and scholar who graduated in 1694, the playwright Carlo Goldoni in the 17th century and, in the last century, Sandro Pertini, who became President of the Italian Republic.
The institute became a university in 1968. It currently has eight departments and almost 19,000 students.
Siena • Law • Medicine, General, Internal
Ancona • Economics • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology • Medicine, General, Internal
Udine • Earth Science • Cultural Studies • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the European Union, Australia and Canada, and is currently engaged in close collaboration with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Moreover the University participates in many research projects at national and international level. The present number of students enrolled at the University is approximate 17,000.
Trento • International Relations • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Physics • Economics • Law • Sociology
The didactic and scientific activities are concentrated around three main "areas": the city area, with the Faculties of Economics, Sociology, Law, Arts and Humanities; the hill area, with the Faculties of Mathematical, Physical and Life sciences and the Faculty of Engineering; and the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences at Rovereto.
Milano • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Economics • Law • Management • Public Administration • Audit, Accounting • Business
The Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking World Universities ranked Bocconi 1st university in Italy, 11th in Europe and 30th in the world. Bocconi University is considered to be among the best universities worldwide in finance, economics, business, and management: according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, Bocconi University is 7th worldwide in Business & Management; 28th in Accounting & Finance; 18th in Economics & Econometrics. In all three rankings, Bocconi University is considered to be the best university in Italy and among the top 10 best business schools in Europe (respectively 3rd, 7th and 5th), confirming the 2014 Financial Time's European Business School Rankings. Furthermore, Bocconi ranked 22nd worldwide in the 2015 QS Social Sciences and Management Faculty Rankings (25th in 2014). Degrees are offered both in English and Italian.
SDA Bocconi, the university's business school, offers MBA and Executive MBA programs. Its MBA program was ranked 26th in the Financial Times ' Global MBA Rankings 2015. SDA Bocconi was also ranked 16th by Businessweek's Top Global Schools for its MBA and 7th among European business schools. Bocconi complements its research through several dedicated research centers.
Brescia • Business • Economics • Medicine, General, Internal • Surgery
The University of Brescia was officially established in 1982 with three Schools: Medicine and Surgery, Engineering, Economics and Business. However, the creation phase lasted nearly two decades, so the first attempts to open university courses in Brescia go back to the 1960s.
Urbino • Cultural Studies
During the 1960s/70s, the University succeeded in buying up quite a number of derelict palaces in the old center which have since been restored and used as faculty and department buildings. While the student body and faculties gradually increased and developed over time it was under the long and presidency of Senator for Life Carlo Bo that the University enjoyed unprecedented growth in size and prestige, prompting the former president of the European Community Commission, Roy Jenkins, to state that “the University of Urbino is an incisive presence in contemporary thought, contributing in original ways to the cultural and intellectual life of Europe”. This was also the period where architect Giancarlo De Carlo designed and built the University Halls of Residence, which can accommodate 1500 students.
Today, the University of Urbino is a state University. It numbers 8 departments and one centre of excellence and currently has about 20,000 students, many of whom are from overseas. The university has no central campus as such, and instead occupies numerous buildings throughout the town and in the surrounding countryside. The main accommodation blocks are situated a short distance from the town.
Traditionally a centre of studies in law since its foundation in 1506, nowadays the University of Urbino is renowned mostly for teaching and research in humanities, in particular literature and language studies, and sociology, and for the good reputation of its Italian language courses.
Napoli • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
Teramo • Telecommunication, Multimedia • Communication • Law • Political Science • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Veterinary Sciences • Film, Radio, Television • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies • Medicine, General, Internal
The University of Teramo, which holds one of the most modern campuses in Italy, offers 5 faculties 24 degree courses, 35 Masters, 6 postgraduate schools and 10 departments. The entire 50,000 sq m of the Coste Sant'Agostino Campus holds the faculties of Law, Communication Sciences, and Political Science. A scientific pole is currently underway and will house the faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture. It consists of a very up-to-date facility of 100,000 sq m which will also accommodate an animal Hospital and a Sanitary Dog Kennel. The Campus and Pole are two realities symbolizing the core areas of the University: the legal, political and communicative areas together with the agro-bio-veterinary area which represent two centers of excellence of the University of Teramo. Communication technologies have always influenced both thought and learning methods. As a result, facilities more and more necessary to the knowledge society such as language, multimedia, television laboratories, the university newspaper, and radio station, have been carried out. The University is living a strong period of internationalization through offering scholarships to students from all over of the world.
According to the ranking made by Il Sole 24 Ore in 2011, the University of Insubria places itself 16th out of the 58 state-supported Italian universities; third in Lombardy after Politecnico di Milano and University of Pavia.
The Faculty of Law in Como has passed from the 9th to the 6th place in the CENSIS 2010/2011 Faculty of Law table. In 2013 the Faculty of Law was ranked 7th place nationally, with a rating of "AAA", within the list drawn up by the "Great University Guide" prepared by the newspaper La Repubblica, in collaboration with Censis (was in 4th place in 2011 and the 6th place in 2010).