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 Friulian community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies. The University currently has 10 faculties in: Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Foreign Languages, Education, Humanities, Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Science and Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.
The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the EU 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 approx. 17000.
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.
UNIUD offers highly qualified curricula, which implies knowledge-transferring, developing expertise, and use of innovative and flexible teaching and learning methods in order to implement students' knowledge and help them explore their talents. To reach this goal, University of Udine has implemented the courses offered with the creation of joint, multiple and double degrees and with the implementation of courses taught in English, in order to create an international learning enviroment.We offer two Master Courses entirely held in English (Economics; Plant and animal Biotechnology), one international Double Degree Master Course with the University of Ottawa in World Literatures and Cultures - Maitrise ès Arts en Littératures et Cultures du Monde (in French, English and Italian), fourteen Degree and Master Courses which offer modules in English.
The numbers of credits (CFU) in English varies from a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 120 per degree course. Our aim is to further increase the number of our incoming and outgoing students and staff, including international visiting professors.
A special Italian language and culture intensive summer course is offered to foreign students enrolled at UNIUD and tuition is free for international students in mobility.
The two Master Courses entirely held in English are:
Other courses held in English and other languages: