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University of Trieste
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Logo of the University of Trieste
Motto Ricorda e splendi
Established 1924
Type State-supported
Rector Prof. Francesco Peroni
Staff 1,000
Students 23,000
Location Trieste, Italy
Sports teams CUS Trieste
Affiliations Almalaurea, CEI University Network, Nettuno,

The University of Trieste (Italian 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 Programmes like the Socrates programme and agreements exclusively concerned with research activities.



These are the 12 faculties in which the university is divided into:

A Language Centre was established as an independent service on 1 January 2003. The Centre provides fundamental support in the following areas: organisation and running of taught language courses in all the Faculties of Trieste University; organisation of Italian courses (beginner, intermediate and advanced level) for Socrates students both going abroad and coming to Trieste; provision of services on behalf of a third party;

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, Mathematical Physical and 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 main building in Piazzale Europa

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 building, with the Language 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 and Philosophy, whereas the Faculty of Education is situated on the hill of San Vito.

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is located in several university compounds, particularly in the town hospitals: Cattinara, Ospedale Maggiore, 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, first and advanced degrees of the faculties of Engineering and Education.

Gorizia, the other regional branch of the University of Trieste, in a compound belonging to the old Archbishop's Seminar, features the first and advanced degree in International and Diplomatic Studies founded by the Faculty of Political Sciences and three first-level degree: Business communication and human resource management, Economics and tourism management, Territorial policy.

The large number of scientific centres, situated in the Trieste area, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the Experimental Geophysical Observatory, the SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), the Scientific and Technological Research Area, Elettra (Synchrotron Light Laboratory), the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Marine Biology Laboratory, the Astronomical Observatory, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics 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 of Universities, whose main vocation, in turn, is the transmission of knowledge.

List of Departments

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Famous University of Trieste people

Distinguished faculty

Notable students

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