History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Palermo, abbreviated as UNIPA, is a public university in Italy. It was founded in the year 1806 by Ferdinand III. UNIPA has been a hub of research and learning since 1500. The University of Palermo has a cultural, scientific and teaching presence in the Sicily region. The University of Palermo is affiliated with the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of Italy. It secured 1001-2000 rank in QS World University Ranking 2023 and 601-800 rank in the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Palermo has 5 schools and 20 departments which cover almost every important domain of contemporary scientific and technical knowledge. Today, the university is regarded as a premier institution in the Sicilian capital. It has various sites throughout the city, with a primary campus on the coast that includes Palermo's stunning botanical gardens. Students at the institution are in an excellent location to take in the sights and sounds of one of Italy's most ancient and historical cities. Palermo is located on Sicily's northern coast. With views of the Mediterranean Sea, it has earned a reputation as one of Europe's most beautiful cities. It comprises 12 faculties, namely Physics and Natural Science, Mathematical, Economics, Art & Humanities, Political Science, Pharmacy, Law, Physics, Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate degrees in approximately 200 courses. Professional courses are targeted at the training of specific professionals often in cooperation with companies and external institutions; the university has three branch campuses in Argentina, Caltanissetta, and Erice.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Palermo is a research-driven university. The university's major emphasis is on finding the scientific solution to the problems or challenges given by nature, science and society. The University of Palermo in Italy has a network of university labs called UniNetLab, which is used for testing and transferring new technologies to small and medium-sized businesses, and it aims to promote enterprise research and technological innovation for the economic recovery of Southern Italy and Sicily. Former Italian President Sergio Mattarelli has been a part of the faculty of the University of Palermo. UNIPA has its own sports team known as CUS Palermo located on the northern shore of Sicily. Giuseppe Alessi- Politician, Paolo Borsellino- Judge, Giulia Bongiorno- Public Administration Minister, Elda Pucci- Professor, Bruno Caruso- Writer & Artist.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Palermo has collaborated with global academic institutions approx 100 in number to provide exposure to the students through student exchange programs. The student population crosses over 48,000 and the faculty comprises more than 2,000 staff members. Out of a total 2.5% of international students study at the University of Palermo.