University of Salento

4.0 out of 5 (75 ratings / 57 reviews) Lecce, Italy
This is a young dynamic university, keen to expand and to prove itself at a national and international level. Since 1955 the University of Salento has had the aim of promoting knowledge, skill and merit and has offered a large range of educational opportunities.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

The University Consortium, founded in 1955, worked with the Province of Lecce and the majority of towns in the surrounding area to create the Autonomous Teaching Magisterium Institute. Legal recognition arrived in 1959 which allowed students to be awarded a recognized degree. The University of Salento itself was recognised as a national university in 1967.

Education

From law to science, economics to engineering, humanities to media studies, the university provides academic pathways to a range of professions as well as post-graduate and specialist courses tailor made to meet the needs of the workplace.

Departments:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Engineering for Innovation
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Managerial Sciences
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies
  • Law Studies
  • History, Society and Human Studies
  • Humanities

Research

  • The university has eight departments providing services and information for students, as well as thirty-three research centres throughout the Salento area.
  • It also has a PhD. School and post-graduate schools for Cultural Heritage and for the Legal Professions.
  • The prestigious ISUFI Grandes écoles school offers high-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses for scholarship students to promote excellence.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
701
2020
701 200
2019
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
801 -200
2021
601
2020
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
626 4
2020
630
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

  • Students enrolled at the University of Salento can apply for accommodation in student residence halls. Contact Adisu, the regional authority for student support in higher education.
  • Accommodation is assigned on the basis of academic merit or financial circumstances. A selection procedure is carried out annually by Adisu. Applications can be made online.
  • Rents in student halls of residence vary from a minimum of €120 to a maximum of €200 depending on the type of room and students' financial circumstances.
  • There are 5 student residences to choose from. They are all double room with WC/Bathroom and no cooking facilities).

Library services

  • Apart from the Interfaculty Central Library there are 20 other libraries located in the various departments and faculties.
  • The collection consists of approximately 1 million volumes, 600 national and international magazines and a precious collection of rare manuscripts and letters.
  • The library system offers also free access to electronic resources such as e-journals, databases and digital maps.

ICT services

  • It’s possible to use a wireless connection in all locations of the University.  A password will be released on demand.
  • Computers for bibliographical research are available to students in the various libraries. 

Medical services

  • EU incoming students with EU Health card or Health Certificate can go directly to a general practitioner of their choice.
  • Non-EU students have to purchase a personal health-insurance policy with a consular declaration of validity for Italy. Alternatively they can buy a local health insurance policy to be covered for any medical care on the same basis as an Italian citizen.

Student Life

Campus life

Lecce is a particularly attractive town, and extremely lively. It’s set in an area steeped in history and traditions, while at the same time determined to keep pace with economic and social change, and cultural development. Lecce and the surrounding Salento area is a safe and friendly place, with a great deal of natural beauty as well as architectural wealth and extremely hospitable local people.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre organises a number of well-subsidized activities, from fitness training and zumba to rugby and scuba diving.

Student Reviews

a small summary of University of Salento
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

the university of Salento is located in lecce, with several locations. the infrastructures are not always at the forefront, creating difficulties in using the study rooms. The study courses are the classic ones, with some new features recently introduced. I value my experience sufficiently, it is a university that can offer much more to students than the chosen year.

Excellent learning but more work needed
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Professors are experts in their field and are often keen to help you dive deeper into the subject, but the university services are not adequate and there are some exams that need multiple tries to pass because of how difficult they are

step towards professionalism
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The teaching staff is highly qualified and very helpful.

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