University of Messina

3.9 out of 5 (90 ratings / 84 reviews) Messina, Italy
The University is one of the main reference points for the city of Messina, the 13th largest city in Italy, known as the “gateway to Sicily”. UniME has a strong international component, with agreements with universities from all over the world.

About

History

The local Studiorum Universitas was formally established by Pope Paul III in November 1548, although the city of the Strait boasts an ancient cultural tradition as well as a teaching tradition connected to a law school in the late 13th century and a well-known Greek school in the 15th century.

Education

The Faculties:

  • Human, Political and Social Sciences
  • Formal and Experimental Sciences and Technologies
  • Life Sciences

Research

The University of Messina promotes actions to encourage projects in research, both academic and collaborative, to grasp and enhance all funding opportunities offered nationally and internationally. In fact, scientific research is increasingly supported by the public funding system (Regions, Ministries, European Union), private (industry and private donors) and philanthropic (Foundations and Associations) through competitive calls for funding dedicated to the development of projects.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
701 100
2020
801
2019
801
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
501
2021
501
2020
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
801
2021
-
2020
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
750 39
2020
789
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

Student services

The Welcome office (WO) deals with all procedures having to do with:

  • international student recruitment and related promotional activities;
  • evaluation of international students applications;
  • relations with the Italian Diplomatic Authorities and Italian Consulates abroad, and any organizations and Universities involved in the procedures of pre-registration for non-EU students.
It assists international students who are pursuing either an undergraduate or Master’s degree programme in the University (Degree seekers) as well as those who come on international mobility for either study or training (ECTS seekers).

Housing services

Living in a student residence hall provides students with a good living situation, close to other students, as well as being near the University. Since the number of rooms for foreign students and visitors is limited, assignment of rooms is subject to availability. University Residences are located at:

  • ERSU Annunziata Campus  – Contrada Battaglia, SS. Annunziata
  • ERSU Papardo Campus – Contrada Papardo, Ganzirri 
  • UniME Sport Centre – SS. Annunziata               

Library services

UniME has a well-stocked library with the best scientific and academic publications. The on-line integrated library database (S.B.A.) and updated information on academic and research activities and services (LISI–SCOPUS) are freely available at the University website.

ICT services

All University premises are equipped with free wi-fi connection.

Medical services

EU students must be sure to have made arrangements for health coverage before arriving in Italy. They need to obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their local Health Authority, which enables them to register freely with the Italian National Health Service. For non-EU citizens health insurance coverage is required in order to obtain your visa and your residence permit in Italy.

Student Life

Campus life

UniME is organized into 4 main campuses. The University offers free shuttle bus services to reach the “Annunziata” and “Papardo” Campuses. Students have the opportunity to use  the city buses and trams for a discounted price. The Central Building is located in the city centre  the Central Building  hosts the Rectorate, the University’s Administration Offices and the secretary offices. The University Hospital Policlinico Universitario “G. Martino” is located in the southern part of the city, the “Annunziata” Campus is located in the centre-north part of the city and the “Papardo” Campus is located in the northern part of the city.

Sports facilities

UniME offers a modern and fully equipped sports centre run by the University Sports Centre (SSD UniME). Sports facilities promote amateur sports and are among the most advanced in Italy.Students can participate in sports and take courses in all main indoor and outdoor sports. Sports facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, dance room, a large multi-gym area, rugby, baseball, tennis, soccer and hockey pitches, and more.

Student Reviews

Build your future like elon musk
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in messina enable me to have many ways of perspective since I am studying data analysis I am showing a progress to work and build more into my future .

Love the university and the staff
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I loved everything however i chose the wrong faculty for myself so currently i am struggling

"University of Messina is overall good"
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University of Messina is overall good. Having a lot of facilities for its students to grow and shape their careers under the guidance of the professors and help from the administrative section.

Messina, Sicily, Italy

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