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University of Trieste

The University of Trieste welcomes students and students in a dynamic and modern environment, offering high personalization and providing avant-garde laboratories and rich libraries, and accompanies them throughout the academic journey and in post-graduation with dedicated services of high level.

PhD Programmes



Founded in 1924, the University of Trieste is a medium-sized university with a student population of approximately 16,000.


The University offers a wide range of degree programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level as well as short vocational masters, advanced masters and specialisation programmes, most of which are in the medical area. Some degree programmes are taught in English.


Research Centers:

  • CI Mind and Language
  • CI of Systems, Technologies and Services Research - RISTES
  • CI Migration and International Cooperation in Sustainable Development - CIMCS
  • CI for Educational Research - CIRD
  • CI for Computational Sciences
  • CI 'Giacomo Ciamician' on Energy, Environment, Transport


Thanks to over 2,300 work experience agreements with public and private institutions and companies and to hundreds of agreements for international exchanges and postgraduate courses at all levels, Trieste graduates will have favorable employment prospects in an extremely competitive job market at both national and international level

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
253 -31
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.


Student services

In collaboration with ERdiSU, the regional authority for student support, the University of Trieste offers a range of services intended to provide appropriate support to students with special needs. These services include:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Personal assistance
  • Specialist equipment and software

Students with special needs are also entitled to financial aid in the form of fee waivers or reductions and allowances.

Housing services

Off-site students have different possibilities to look for their accommodation in Trieste:

  • Student House:You can get a room at the student's home if you meet the income and merit requirements required for the assignment and if you are in a useful position in the ranking drawn up by the ARDISS.
  • Former residence of the Military Hospital:Modern and functional residential structure designed to welcome students, researchers and teachers from all over Italy and the world. It was born from the recovery of the former military hospital, an imposing structure built in 1863 by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Trieste. 

Library services

The Library System at UniTS has 15 branches offering an expanding collection of print and electronic materials. The services offered by the library system includes: OPAC searches of the university library; assistance in bibliographic searches; inter-library loans; remote access to resources from and through the university wireless network.

ICT services

The University dedicates to its students a series of online services that facilitate university life. Access to online services takes place with the credentials ( username and password ) received at registration. With University credentials you have access to:

  • Online Student Secretariat
  • Teaching materials and E-Learning
  • University Post Office
  • University WIRELESS
  • Digital Documents
  • IT workstations

Medical services

The Disability and Specific Learning Disabilities Service (DSA) is aimed at students and students with disabilities or certified DSAs, carrying out activities of reception and support and accompaniment throughout the course of studies. 

Student Life

Campus life

Trieste is a fascinating city a hub of relations and a crossroads where various branches of knowledge meet. Located between the sea and the extraordinary natural beauty of the Carso plateau, Trieste is one of the cities with the best quality of life in Italy.

Conferences, shows, scientific events, cultural exchanges, theatres and music venues these are all elements belonging to studying in Trieste, a literary city where James Joyce, Italo Svevo and Umberto Saba all lived and worked

Student clubs

  • AISO - Associazione Italiana degli Studenti di Odontoiatria
  • ASE-ESN - Erasmus Student Network di Trieste
  • ASSID - Associazione Studenti Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche
  • CORO - dell'Università degli Studi di Trieste

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