History, Affiliations & Rankings
The University of Siena is one of the oldest and first publicly funded universities in Italy. Founded in 1240, it currently has over 20,000 students which are about half of Siena’s total population of 54,000. It is over 700 years old. 315 European Universities have collaboration agreements in the sphere of the LLP/Erasmus project. 300 Erasmus foreign study scholarships and approximately 30 Erasmus placement scholarships are awarded each year. 239 Universities in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, the Russian Federation, Japan, the Middle East, the USA and Vietnam have instruction-scientific collaboration agreements. 72 foreign Universities have collaboration agreements for international Doctorate degrees. 20 foreign Universities have collaboration agreements for international Master’s degrees. 40 scholarships for foreign study and research for undergraduates, graduates, researchers and PhD students in the Universities of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Russian Federation, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Great Britain and the USA are awarded each year. According to the QS World Rankings 2022, the university is placed between 601 - 650 and 401 - 450 as per QS and Times Higher Education 2022.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The Univerity has Research centres, Libraries and Museums located within the premises of the campus which allow students to learn on the go. The campus is very beautiful and provides the students with the opportunity to communicate with each other and the faculty members as well. There are a large number of courses which the students can choose to specialise in. They are taught in English as well as Italian. Students in Siena can be part of a real community of people motivated by a thirst for knowledge and learning, with attentive and approachable academic staff and many innovative services at their disposal.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The alumni network of the University of Siena is very extensive and alumni from here are spread all over the world. SU Alumni Network helps students get in touch with former and fellow students as well. Pietro Ispano (c. 1215–1277), Pope John XXI, (Professor of Medicine), Cino da Pistoia (1270–1336/37), (Professor of Law), Antonio de Venafro (1459–1530), advisor to Pandolfo Petrucci, (Ruler of the Republic of Siena) were the notable people associated with the university.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The University provides ample opportunities for growth to students and faculty from different ethnic communities and sexual orientations. The diverse campus helps students mix with people who let them learn in a comfortable environment where they can be themselves.