The University of Udine was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976. Its aim was to provide the Friulian community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies.
The University currently has the following degree programmes in: Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Modern Languages, Communication and Training, Humanities, Medicine and Surgery and Mathematics, Computer Science and Multimedia.
The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the EU and is currently engaged in close collaboration with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Moreover the University participates in many research projects at national and international level. The present number of students enrolled at the University is approx. 17000.
Udine and its University are a point of reference in a region which is historically a meeting place and crossroads of different worlds and cultures. Geographically situated in the centre of the European Union, the University of Udine plays an active role in a close network of relations, committed to sharing its knowledge and ideas. Since its establishment, Udine University has pursued the policy of internationalisation, aimed at preparing students and forging relations and partnerships with universities and institutions in Europe and the rest of the world.
Udine University collaborates not only within Europe but across the globe and has long-standing connections with Africa, India and China.
The DSMB offers degree courses in Biotechnology, Motor Sciences, Nursing and Master’s Degree in Health Biotechnology and Sport Sciences, offers in collaboration with the DISM the one-cycle Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery, and the one in Molecular Biotechnology in collaboration with Di4A. Furthermore, in collaboration with the University of Trieste, it organizes three-year degree courses in the Biomedical Laboratory Technicians, Technicians of Medical Radiology, and Obstetrics.
The University gym is managed by the University Sports Center (Centro Universitario Sportivo), and organizes lots of activities, from fitness classes to basketball, volleyball, beach-volley, table tennis and of course, football.