Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)
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
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
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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.