Università degli Studi di Genova

Commodities sector


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Legal head office

Via Balbi, 5  16126 GENOVA 

Operational and commercial offices

Polo Universitario di Imperia
via Nizza 8 - 18100 Imperia

Polo Universitario di Savona
Via Magliotto, 2 - 17100 Savona

Polo Universitario della Spezia
Campus Universitario “G. Marconi”
via dei Colli, 90 (ex Osservatorio della Marina) - 19100 La Spezia

Website and contacts

www.unige.it  comunicazione@unige.it   Tel 01020991  Fax  010 2099227

Description and specific excellence

The first significant historical date for the University of Genoa is 1471, the year when Pope Sisto IV awarded the Republic of Genoa the authority to offer degrees. In 1670 the University was incorporated into schools run by the Jesuits and started using the University building at Via Balbi, 5 in Genoa. Today, the University of Genoa, University of Liguria is well-established throughout the region where it also has academic centers in Savona, Imperia and La Spezia.  
Following the reform of the university system (Law 240/2010), the University of Genoa was one of the first in drafting a new constitution, which came into force on 29th December 2011 and includes the creation of 5 schools and 22 departments.
The training offered by the University of Genoa, with about 300 educational courses, is formulated by taking into account the requirement of high qualification and the needs of the labor market with a European dimension and, in many areas, a worldwide one.
The University aims to provide students with a solid cultural and scientific base and the appropriate tools to rigorously tackle their professional future. It also encourages the internationalization process with forms of collaboration and cooperation that provide mobility of teachers and students.  
With currently more than 3000 foreign students, the University has exceeded the total enrolment threshold of 8%. In Genoa the focus is on the quality of the teaching and research, especially the latter which allows the University to achieve results of recognized international prestige in addition to developing excellence.

Products, services, end markets

The University of Genoa offers its students Degree courses, Specialist Degree (one cycle), Master Degree (one cycle), Specialist Degree, Master Degree, old system Degrees and Diplomas, Post-graduate Courses, doctoral courses, Masters and second-level schools and specialization.
The University of Genoa also plays an important role in research, innovation and technology transfer. In a context of increased national and international competitiveness, the University of Genoa is constantly active in identifying funding, monitoring and selecting all the opportunities and sources, including schemes for the mobility of researchers, which are of great importance for improving its standing at international level.