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University of Trieste

University of Trieste
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Established 1924
Type Public
Rector Prof. Maurizio Fermeglia
Administrative staff
Students 23,000
Location Trieste, Italy
Sports teams CUS Trieste
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Affiliations Almalaurea, CEI University Network, Nettuno (accessed 26 February 2014)

The University of Trieste (Italian Università degli Studi di Trieste, UNITS) is a medium-sized university in Trieste in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The university consists of 12 faculties, boasts a wide and almost complete range of university courses and currently has about 23,000 students enrolled and 1,000 professors. It was founded in 1924.

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.[1] Moreover, in 2014, it was evaluated the second best Italian university by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the 201st worldwide.[2]


These are the 10 departments into which the university is divided on the basis of the ongoing major reorganisation of the university's academic structure):

A Language Centre was established as an independent service on 1 January 2003. The Centre provides fundamental support in the following areas: organisation and running of taught language courses in all the Faculties of Trieste University; organisation of Italian courses (beginner, intermediate and advanced level) for Socrates students both going abroad and coming to Trieste; provision of services on behalf of a third party;

The main Campus, which is developed around the main building in Piazzale Europa, housing the Rector's office, the Administration offices, the Main Library and the faculties of Law and Political Sciences, includes the buildings of the faculties of Economics, Pharmacy, Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences, Engineering, the Medical Institutes of Microbiology and Physiology, the towing tank, the Data Processing Centre and the building where the Department of Chemical Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Macromolecular Chemistry are accommodated. Within the premises are sited the university canteen and three Students' hostels, run by the Agenzia Regionale per il Diritto agli studi superiori - ARDISS - (Regional Organization for the Right to University Study).

The premises of the former psychiatric hospital, near the main campus, consisting in a number of small buildings immersed in the lush vegetation of Mount Valerio, are occupied by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Department of Earth Sciences.

The old buildings of Via dell'Università and Via del Lazzaretto vecchio, in the heart of the city near the seafront, house the Department of Humanities.

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is located in several university compounds, particularly in the town hospitals: Cattinara, Ospedale Maggiore, Burlo Garofolo.

Far from the city centre, near the ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) you can find the Department of Theoretical Physics, on the coastline road, in Miramare-Grignano, and the Department of Astronomy, located near Trieste's two Astronomical Observatories: on San Vito hill and on the karst plateau, near Basovizza.

In the Pordenone campus, undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering and Education.

The Gorizia campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in International and Diplomatic Studies of the Faculty of Political Sciences and three first-level degree: Business communication and human resource management, Economics and tourism management, Territorial policy.

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