Established in 1952 and located in L'Aquila, the administrative center of the Abruzzo Region, our University is a public teaching and research institution offering a full range of academic programmes including biotechnologies, sciences, economics, engineering, education, humanities, medicine, psychology, and sports sciences. With seven departments, the University of L'Aquila offers its over 18,000 enrolled students 64-degree courses (divided between first and second level degrees), eight research doctorate programmes, specialization schools, specializing-master courses and vocational courses. Many members of its distinguished faculty of about 600 professors and researchers have received international recognition and are considered leaders in their fields of research.
The University of L'Aquila has set, as one of its strategic objectives, the internationalization of teaching, based mainly on teacher and student mobility and on the establishment of international degree courses set up in collaboration with foreign universities. These courses provide integrated curricula and student mobility strategies allowing for the reciprocal recognition of the credits earned within the course. Students enrolled in these courses shall carry out established alternate study periods within the University of L'Aquila and its foreign university partner(s).
International degree courses allow students to obtain double, multiple or joint degrees. By double and multiple degrees we mean that upon completion of the course the student shall obtain a degree from the University of L'Aquila and a degree from the foreign university(s) where he/she carried out the established study periods earning required credits. A joint degree instead is a single degree issued by universities who have officially agreed upon and established a joint international degree course.
Some of our courses are held entirely in English while others offer certain course units in English if foreign students are enrolled.