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University of Florence

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Florence can trace its origins to the Studium Generale, which was established by the Florentine Republic in 1321. Initially, Civil and Canon Law, Literature, and Medicine were among the subjects taught at the Studium, and various famous scholars were invited to teach there: Giovanni Bocaccio was asked to lecture on the Divine Comedy. However, the importance of the Studium was fully recognized with a Bull by Popo Clemente VI in 1349, in which he officially authorised the Studium to grant regular degrees, extended the Privilegia maxima, and established that the first Italian Faculty of Theology would be in Florence. In 1364, with Emperor Carlo VII, the Florentine Studium became an Imperial University. However, when Lorenzo the Magnificent gained control of Florence and much of Tuscany, the Studium was moved to Pisa, in 1473. Carlo VIII moved it back to Florence from 1497-1515, but with the return of the Medici family it was once again transferred to Pisa. In spite of these moves, many teaching activities continued in Florence, and scientific research found substantial support in the various Academies of the time, like the Crusca and the Cimento. Only in 1859, when the Grand Duke was exiled, were...
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2014
411-420
2015
451-460
2016
  • 43.7
    Academic Reputation
101-150
2014
101-150
2015
51-100
2016
  • 61.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 68.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.2
    Citations per Paper
  • 77.3
    H-index Citations
183
2014
183
2015
  • 67.10
    Overall Score
  • 67.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 55.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 76.2
    Citations per Paper
  • 61.8
    H-index Citations
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,388
International
131

Number of students

53,112
Postgraduate 44%
Undergraduate 56%

Number of international students

3,931
Postgraduate 40%
Undergraduate 60%
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