Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

General Information

There are 126 bachelor's and master's degree progammes organised across 10 schools, with a population of about 51,000 enrolled students, one-fourth of which come from outside of Tuscany.

 The origins of the University of Florence date back to the Studium Generale set up by the Florentine Republic in 1321. The subjects taught were civil and canon law, literature, and medicine. There have been illustrious scholars such as Giovanni Boccaccio, who lectured on the Divina Commedia.

 The University of Florence has a natural international focus and the further development of a global orientation is one of its strategic priorities.

 The University is also one of the largest and most productive public research institutes in Italy. This is largely due to the number of researchers working in a wide range of disciplinary and scientific fields, and young academics in training. It is also due to participation in research programmes of national and international relevance and to its discoveries of important scientific findings. The University of Florence also has external funds that support research and education. This combination of factors qualifies the Florentine institution as a modern research university and accounts for its excellent position in national and world rankings. Researchers at the University of Florence work across 24 different departments and have approximately 40 research structures at their disposal, comprising inter-departmental and inter-university centers as well as specialised research, knowledge transfer, and advanced training centers.

 In recent years, the University of Florence has increasingly consolidated its ventures in the field of knowledge transfer: from the filing patents, establishing joint workshops with businesses, to participating in spin-off companies.

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General Information - School of Economics and Management

 The School of Economics includes many different disciplines: economics, management, law, statistics and mathematics, as well as computer science and foreign languages.

 These various disciplines are combined and taught in four different bachelor programmes, which each takes three years. The programmes focus on different aspects of economic reality or on different economic problems: how to run a company, how to organize and manage tourism events, how to prepare accurate statistics, how to support developing countries, how to take a business global, and, in addition, how to understand relationships between economics and law.

 Students have the opportunity to delve further into these topics by enrolling in one of the seven master programmes that last two years. These are devoted to studying corporate governance, accounting, tourism, decision support systems, economic systems analysis, financial markets, insurance activities, and developing economies.

 The rich academic offerings open the door to many different careers: company manager, public administrator, certified public accountant, financial analyst, professional statistician, member of a research center of private and public entities and institutions.