Year of foundation: 1924
Approx. number of students: 23,000
Period of study: Mid September-Mid February; Mid February-End June
MCI partner since: 2005
Trieste is a city and port in northeastern Italy near the Slovenian border. Throughout its history, it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of Germanic, Latin and Slavic culture. With a population of approx. 200,000 persons it is the capital of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trieste province.
The University of Trieste (Università degli Studi di Trieste, UNITS) 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 23,000 students enrolled and 1,000 professors. It is a relatively young Institution (80 years old) compared to other Italian Universities.
The historical international vocation of the University of Trieste is witnessed by its intense and high-level activity: Trieste is the centre of many research facilities, with which the University is connected.
The number of international inter-university co-operation agreements rapidly increased these last years. These agreements involve staff and student mobility, both within EU Programs like the Socrates programand agreements exclusively concerned with research activities.