Italy

Top Universities and Colleges in Italy

Italy - besides its awesome food, awesome landscapes, awesome attractions, and awesome architecture - is also awesome for its awesome universities. (6 awesomes in a sentence: no less than Italy deserves)

Home to the oldest university in Europe, Italy has several top-ranked universities, according to The Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Because they may be so hard to check them all, we can recommend some of them, like: University of Bologna (in Bologna), Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (in Milano), Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (in Bolzano - Bozen), University of Padova (in Padova).

Best Universities in Italy according to International Rankings

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2021) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2020) TopUniversities Ranking (2021) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2020)
167 201 160 116
170 - - 755
181 401 - 204
201 151 171 119
251 201 216 116
251 401 392 349
301 401 403 237
351 151 301 155
351 301 521 276
401 - 601 -
401 - 751 459
401 501 511 224
401 401 801 368
401 701 751 663
401 301 432 227
401 501 651 286
401 701 751 557
401 301 392 204
401 401 601 250
401 151 383 186
401 601 801 419
401 601 651 357
501 201 521 227
401 501 801 528
501 801 - 837
501 401 801 451
501 501 801 522
501 901 - 789
501 701 - 1018
501 801 - 789
501 601 701 282
601 - 751 941
601 801 - 1033
601 701 - 774
601 801 801 710
601 - - -
601 801 801 513
601 501 801 573
601 501 801 547
601 - 801 465
601 701 - 630
601 801 801 489
- 201 137 303
- 401 751 290
- 501 - 591
- 601 - -
- 601 308 489
- 601 511 502
- 701 - 164
- 801 - 641
- - - 715
- - - 879
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Study in Italy

Study abroad in Italy, a country with the 7th-highest GDP and the 17th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. You can study in English at a university or college in Italy, the country with one of the oldest universities in Europe. International students are welcome in Italy, which understands the value of diversity, as one of the founding members of the European Union.

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