The University of Perugia was founded in 1308. In that year, Pope Clement V issued a bull entitled Super specula, which granted the Studium of the city the authority to engage in higher education. The bull made Perugia a leggere generaliter, giving its degree courses universal validity and recognition.
In recent years, the University has undertaken a broad renewal of its degree programs and curricula, which prepare students to meet the demands of the labor market and to satisfy the needs for innovation expressed by employers in private and public sectors.
Nowadays, the University of Perugia offers a vast array of degree programs, which cover nearly all fields of study authorized by the national Ministry of Higher Education. The University's teaching faculty combines a long and solid tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation and an interdisciplinary approach that ensures students the synergies needed for the acquisition of flexible educational training based on a mixture of skills and abilities.
Currently, there are about 50 research groups that received grants from the European Research network. The scientific research and education conducted in the University Departments is amplified by the activities of numerous specialized institutes and centers, the Teaching Hospital in Veterinary Medicine, and three internationally recognized centers of excellence: the Centre for Innovative Applied Nanostructural Materials in Chemistry, Physics, and Biomedicine (CEMIN), the Beer Research Centre (CRB), and the Centre for Innovative Applied Scientific Technologies in Archaeological and Art Historical Research (SMAart).
The University internships are aimed at helping students and graduates of the Università degli Studi di Perugia by providing them with the opportunity to come into direct contact with the world of work. The maximum duration of an internship is of 12 months.There are two types of internship: curricular and extra-curricular.
The Student Council is a representative body composed of students, whose role covers various proactive, advisory and monitory functions.
The Library Service Center (Centro Servizi Bibliotecari - CSB) manages several libraries located throughout Perugia and Terni.
Most departments have one or more IT labs which are freely available to our students.
The Università degli studi di Perugia offers its non-resident students (both EU students and non EU students) the opportunity to take advantage of free basic health care provided by general practitioners or emergency medical care doctors.
The Università degli Studi di Perugia offers several sports services and facilities:
There are several associations at the Università degli Studi di Perugia which offer students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities: