University of Udine
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Founded in 1978, the University of Udine rapidly established for itself an international reputation and a place among the medium size research universities. Whilst the creation of new knowledge and higher education remain its fundamental mission, the University lays particular emphasis on disseminating knowledge and innovation within the local economic milieu and society at large. Thus, the University has undertaken a diverse and varied programme of technology and innovation transfer and of internationalisation. Udine was the first university to offer courses such as Preservation and Restauration of Cultural Heritage, Management Engineering, Food Sciences and Technologies, Banking Economics. After Turin, Udine was the second university in Northern Italy to offer Computer Sciences. The first Faculty in Udine was Modern Languages, which also specialises in the languages and cultures of Eastern and Central Europe. Furthermore, the education programmes of the University of Udine are particularly remarkable for their innovative spirit appropriate for the new and emerging professions (for instance, Biotechnologies, Statistics and computer Sciences for Business Management, Viticulture and Oenology, Public Relations, Web Technologies, Music and Cinema Restauration Studies). Various highly specialist institutes testify to the University’s leading role in the fields of research and technology: the UniversityHospital and the Agriculture Experimental Farm. The University of Udine has a distributed campus comprising many other sites throughout and beyond Friuli.
Currently, the University of Udine has 10 faculties: Agricultural Sciences, Economics, Law, Engineering, Arts, Modern Languages, Medicine and Surgery, Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences, and Educational Sciences, which together offers 42 three-years degree courses and 38 specialist courses. In addition the University offers postgraduate teaching and research with a broad and diverse range of training courses, University Master degrees, specialist schools and doctorate degrees.