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University of Calabria

National Network: 
Italy
Address: 
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11 b
87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS) CB
Italy
Telephone: 
0039 0984 496717
Fax: 
0039 0984 496817
E-Mail (2): 
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
1968
General Information: 

The University of Calabria is a public institution funded in 1968 that starts its activities in Academic year 1972/73. It has six Faculties, that are Arts, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Pharmacy and Political Sciences. University research and teaching staff (full professors, associate professors and assistants) is composed of more than 750 units, while the administrative staff amounts to more than 750 units. As regard its modalities of action, its ever-present goals are academic excellence, internationalization, high contents teaching courses, integration of its students in other university realities, expansion and support to foreign student exchanges.

Mission and Objectives: 

The University of Calabria is a public entity aimed to scientific research, cultural training and civil progress of the society in which it works.Therefore it promotes collaborations with public and private entities, both at national and international level.Since the beginning of its activity in 1972, the University has worked hardly to develop research and didactics activities both at national and international level.It provides university high quality education, focused on students’ qualification. It devotes a great effort in enlarging its international relationships with other universities as well as with other institutions promoting mobility of researchers, students exchanges and joint research programs.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The University carries out many scientific research activities in the framework of the EU Programmes such as FP6, Leonardo, Socrates, Adapt, Horizon. Moreover it has many co-operations with public and private international organizations to realize joint research programs. Since academic year 2000/2001 there is the course of bachelor in Economic and Social Disciplines for development, cooperation and peace, that pays particular attention to the issues of national and international migrations and to projects of local development (Africa, Asian Sud-Est).