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University of Palermo

The University of Palermo (UNIPA) is a consolidated cultural, scientific and teaching presence in central-western Sicily. Its 5 Schools and 20 Departments cover the most important domains of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge.

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About

History

In 1806 Ferdinand III of Bourbon, King of Naples and the Two Sicilies, transformed the Palermo Academy of Studies into a university, granting it the power to bestow degrees in Theology, Medicine, Law, and Arts – a conquest the city had awaited for centuries.

Education

About 122 courses (first and second cycle) are yearly offered as well as 44 master and specialization and 23 PhD courses, targeted to the training of specific professional figures, often in cooperation with external institutions and companies - a galaxy which attracted 11,085 first-year students in 2013/2014 academic year.

Research

Palermo University has 20 Departments, where researchers study every day to find new solution to the questions posed by nature, science and society. From Information Technology to Biology, from Mathematics to Medicine, to Social Sciences and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the University works to make its contribution of innovation and progress to the international scientific community and the world of production.

Career

COT organises general counselling, pre-enrolment counselling, undergraduate counselling, and graduate counselling; it provides undergraduates with support activities; and it provides information and links with local operators.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
573 -18
2019
555 31
2018
586
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601 -100
2019
501
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
601 -200
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

Thanks to ERSU (the regional authority in charge of services concerning university students’ right to study), accommodation is available for about 1000 non residential students. Accommodation but also food, thanks to the four university canteens.

Library services

The library facilities available to the students, (but also local inhabitants) are distributed in the five Schools and comprise more than 1,550,000 books and over 6500 periodicals.

Medical services

The University Medical Clinic (AMU), is an initiative of the University of Palermo in partnership with the University Hospital, to offer a free service of multidisciplinary outpatient medical assistance to students, PhD students, postgraduate students, fellows and University Scholars, as well as all foreign students attending the University according to specific agreements and programs.

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