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Universita degli Studi di Perugia,Italy


Perujia, Italy (Exchange Agreement)

Today, the Università degli Studi di Perugia is a modern, multi-campus educational institution whose primary aim is to provide the highest quality degree programs and advanced scientific research and development.  By Italian standards it is considered a medium-sized university and is a public institution and a legal entity, that is, it is entitled to award qualifications with legal validity.

There are currently more than 31.000 students enrolled at the Università degli Studi di Perugia and 1.100 teaching staff members supported by more than 1.000 administrators. The University offers a wide variety of degree programs in 11 faculties: Agriculture; Economics; Education; Engineering; Arts and Humanities; Law; Mathematics, Physical and Natural Sciences; Medicine; Pharmacy; Political Science; Veterinary Medicine. The University offers courses at its main campus in Perugia as well as at other sites in Assisi, Città di Castello, Foligno, Orvieto, Spoleto, and Terni.

In recent years, the University has developed into an ever more multi-cultural environment.  There are more than 1.500 international students enrolled at the University on full degree courses and around 450 students who arrive at the University every year on exchange programs.

The University structure is further enhanced by the 29 Departments where research and development activities are carried out. The Departments coordinate and promote scientific research, in addition to drafting the annual research plan and producing a report on the results of projects that have been completed. Each Department is headed by its own Director. The University is also the home to various structures and associations dedicated to research and student/non student services, as well as numerous libraries containing rich collections, equipped for every possible research need.  These include the Rare Book Library which holds great importance as The Università degli Studi di Perugia is the only Italian University that still maintains its own entire Historical Archive. Recent inventories have revealed that the collection includes some 27 incunabola – first publications printed with movable type, dating back to the 15th century - and about 9.300 prestigious volumes. The collection includes publications printed from the 15th century to the 19th century on a huge variety of subjects from theology to law, from medicine to literature and history. There are also numerous computer labs, internet points, accommodation and dining facilities.