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University of Florence

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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...
401- 450
2012
379
2013
352=
2014
411-420
2015
53.3
Academic Reputation
51-100
2013
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
220=
2013
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
2,919
International
136

Number of students

53,378
Postgraduate 44%
Undergraduate 56%

Number of international students

3,917
Postgraduate 41%
Undergraduate 59%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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