University of Florence (UNIFI) is an important centre for research and higher education in Italy. It offers a wide range of study programmes at various levels and in all areas of knowledge: 126 Degree Courses organised in 10 Schools, with a population of about 50,000 students, 1.800 professors and researchers, 1.600 administrative and technicians, as well as about 1.600 doctoral/PhD candidates. Over 9,000 degrees are awarded each year. The percentage of students who are in the workforce one year after their First Level/Bachelor Degree is above national average.
UNIFI has a natural international vocation and the development of internationalization is one of its strategic priorities. It is one of the largest and most productive public research systems in Italy, thanks also to an intensive participation in research programmes of national and international relevance and to the significant scientific results achieved.
Researchers at the University of Firenze operate within 24 different departments and have at disposal approximately 40 research structures comprising inter-departmental and inter-university centres as well as specialised research, knowledge transfer and advanced training centres.
The areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Applied Geology represent the main areas of research, teaching and technology transfer, carried out by the Florentine University.
- Studying in Florence. Handbook for students at the University of Florence, a. y. 2017-2018 (pdf) [in English from page 74 to page 92]
- University of Florence: a two minutes experience (You Tube Video)