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University of Trieste

Piazzale Europa, 1 Trieste View map
Italy
#701-750
Public
High
15,851
748
1,350

Overview

The University of Trieste (Università degli Studi di Trieste), relatively young Institution (80 years old) compared to other Italian Universities, is a medium-sized university in Trieste in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The university consists of 12 faculties, boasts a wide and almost complete range of university courses and currently has about 24,000 students enrolled. It was founded in 1924. The main Campus, which is developed around the main building in Piazzale Europa, housing the Rector’s office, the Administration offices, the Main Library and the faculties of Law and Political Sciences, includes the buildings of the faculties of Economics, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Engineering, the Medical Institutes of Microbiology and Physiology, the towing tank, the Data Processing Centre and the building where the Department of Chemical Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Macromolecular Chemistry are accommodated. Within the premises are sited the university canteen and three Students’ hostels, run by the Ente Regionale per il Diritto allo studio - ERDISU - (Regional Organization for the Right to University Study). The premises of the former psychiatric hospital, near the main campus, consisting in a number of small buildings immersed in the lush vegetation of Mount Valerio, are occupied by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Department of Earth Sciences. The Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators has recently moved to a new location in the very central Via Filzi in a recently restored prestigious building, with the University Languages Centre. The old and fascinating buildings of Via dell’Università and Via del Lazzaretto vecchio, in the heart of the city near the seafront, house the Faculty of Humanities, whereas the Faculty of Education is situated on the hill of San Vito. The Faculty of Medicine is located in several university compounds, particularly in the town hospitals: Cattinara, Ospedale Maggiore and Burlo Garofolo. Far from the city centre, near the ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) you can find the Department of Theoretical Physics, on the coastline road, in Miramare-Grignano, and the Department of Astronomy, located near Trieste’s two Astronomical Observatories: on San Vito hill and on the karst plateau, near Basovizza. In the Regional Branch of Pordenone, courses of the faculties of Engineering and Education. Gorizia - the other regional branch of the University of Trieste - in a prestigious compound belonging to the old Archbishop’s Seminar - features the degree course in International and Diplomatic Sciences founded by the Faculty of Political Sciences and other three courses. The large number of scientifc centres, situated in the Trieste area, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the Experimental Geophysical Observatory, the I.S.A.S. (International School for Advanced Studies), the Scientific and Technological Research Area, the Italian Synchrotron light laboratory “Elettra”, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Marine Biology Laboratory, which have contributed to make Trieste “The town of Science”, benefit from the activity of the university researchers and, at the same time, make a contribution to the search for knowledge, which is the primary aim...

University Highlights

Total students - 15,851

44%
56%

International students - 1,350

55%
45%

Total faculty staff - 748

33
715

Total students - 15,851

44%
56%

International students - 1,350

55%
45%

Total faculty staff - 748

715
33
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