Year of foundation: 1481
Approx. number of students: 41,000
Period of study: Mid September - End January; Mid February - End June
MCI partner since: 2005
Genoa is an important seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city has a population of about 610,000 and the urban area has a population of about 900,000. It is also called la Superba ("the Superb one") due to its glorious past. Part of the old city of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006.
The University of Genoa is organized in several independent campuses located in different city areas. Notable buildings are the main University premises (Via Balbi, 5) designed by the architect Bartolomeo Bianco and built in 1640, and the new seat of Facoltà di Economia, realized in 1996 re-adapting old seaport stores. The university's botanical garden, the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Genova, occupies one hectare in the city center.
University of Genoa also has a number of regional campuses in Savona, Imperia, Santa Margherita Ligure, Ventimiglia and La Spezia.