Why study in Udine?
Udine is a medium-sized town, warm, welcoming and easy to feel at home in. This is demonstrated by its growing multicultural population. The centre is perfectly suited to pedestrians, and in fact many areas are off-limits to traffic during the day. The University campuses can also be easily reached on foot, or for the scientific campus by one of the frequent public buses.
A young and dynamic University
The University of Udine was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976. Its aim was to provide the local community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies. It has reached its goal and much more. Not only looking at its links to the local community but increasingly concerned with collocating itself in the global education field, it is the right place for you!
A vast choice of studies
Whatever you're interested in, you will find it in Udine! The city offers a wide range of education paths and training opportunities, thank to the University of Udine with its 10 faculties and research centres and institutions.
Top marks! In 2009, the CENSIS national survey of Universities put the School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Udine in pole position again. It has held the best classification in Italy based on criteria including productivity, courses, research and international relations since 2002. The Faculty of Education is also the best one in Italy according to the CENSIS already since 2007. Proud bearer of a silver medal, is the Faculty of Languages ranked in second position in Italy. On a national level also the Faculties of Humanities (7th place), Agriculture (8th) and Science (8th) compete well and are within the Top 10.
Some of the most fruitful achievements of the Udine territory are the Technology Transfer and dissemination of innovative knowledge between the academic and scientific institutions and private companies resulting in Spin Off Companies and IPR management and licensing. Also thanks to the collaboration of regional and international institutions, it has founded the Udine Science and Technology Park for research and commercial Spin Offs.
Ideally set in the heart of the new Europe, the academic and scientific institutions of Udine are very much inclined toward internationalization. Within such projects, the training of students capable of meeting the needs of an increasingly international professional life in the global economy becomes a fundamental mission. In the full spirit of the Bologna, Lisbon and Bergen declarations, the University of Udine enhances its international co-operation in Higher Education. Joint curricula at levels I, II and Ph.D. are therefore of high priority, as they are considered important tools for building the European Space of Higher Education and for the integration of different educational systems.
At Udine, all students are already encouraged by their degree courses to gain familiarity with the English language. Also, the Language Centre offers free courses on different levels, as well as free Italian courses for international students to help you to settle in, make friends and make the best of your courses from the very beginning.
The University of Udine runs a very efficient Work Placement Service for its students who have to spend part of their course in professional training. All placements organised by this office are fully recognised by the University as part of the degree credits. Possible host organisations are national and foreign companies, public administration, museums, libraries... all needs are catered for!