University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - UNIMORE

UNIMORE, which has just over 19,000 students including 3,500 postgraduates, is large enough to offer all the facilities one would expect from a major university (well-stocked libraries, computer rooms, free internet connection and study support services) but small enough to retain a personal and friendly learning environment.

Top reasons to study here

  • UNIMORE is located in the heart of one of Europe’s wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts.
  • UNIMORE benefits from a longstanding relationship with the area’s firms and corporations, which provide a unique opportunity for on-the-job trainings.
  • Statistics show that graduates from UNIMORE have excellent job prospects, well above the national averages.



The University of Modena dates back to 1175, a few decades after the founding of the University of Bologna, making it one of the oldest universities in Italy and the world. It was established by the city of Modena, which financed professors' contracts through local taxation. 


UNIMORE is composed of 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate level, right up to doctoral studies in most disciplinary areas, from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences.


UNIMORE is ranked among the top 8 universities in Italy for its high level of research, according to the most recent independent research assessment sponsored by the Italian Government (MIUR-CIVR). It offers state-of-the-art facilities with internationally sponsored research activities and with the two technopoles of Modena and Reggio Emilia, UNIMORE is part of the High Technology Regional Network.


Whether it is formally part of your degree program or you are looking for some relevant work experience, the University has set up agreements with several enterprises.

How it works

  • Working hours depend on the needs of the enterprise.
  • The University will cover all insurance expenses.
  • Generally internships are not paid, but the enterprise might agree to cover some expenses such as transportation and meals.
  • Contact the placement office (ufficio stage) of your Department in order to choose a suitable enterprise. Alternatively, you can find an enterprise which agrees to set up a work experience for you.

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Student services

  • The Student Council is made up of 14 members, at least one per Department, elected by the students, and 8 ex officio members. 
  • It ensures the participation of students in the University organization. It expresses opinions on matters relating to the organization and development of teaching, student services, student fees, and the right to study. 
  • Council meetings are public and are usually held once a month.

Housing services

Accommodation is assigned in two ways:

  • facilitated access is reserved for prospective students from outside the local area who are on the eligibility list published every year in the month of July. The eligibility list is compiled by ER.GO on the basis of parameters relating to student needs and achievement;
  • free access is for all students, including exchange students those participating in international mobility projects, who require part-time or temporary accommodations.

How does facilitated access work?

  • To obtain accommodation in the university residences, you must be a university student from outside the local area and meet certain financial and academic requirements. 

Library services

The Library System at UNIMORE has 10 branches in Modena and Reggio Emilia and offers an expanding collection of print and electronic materials. It services the needs of all University departments, and holds over one million printed documents, extensive runs of journal literature and e-journals, a wide range of electronic resources, and prestigious collections of rare books.

ICT services

Wireless Access to the University Network

  • Throughout the university there are designated "hot spots" where students can connect to the wireless network with their portable computers and devices. 

Medical services

Please refer to your National Health Service before leaving your home country in order to make sure to have your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)issued by your country of origin (or equivalent document for the European States for which, even if transitorily, it has not yet been introduced, i.e. E-109).

Student Life

Campus life

  • UNIMORE is located in the heart of one of Europe's wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts, engines, sports cars (e.g. Ferrari and Maserati) as well as for its agro-food sector, ceramic tiles and manufacturing industries.
  • UNIMORE is located in two cities with the highest quality of living standards in Italy. Both Modena and Reggio Emilia are considered important cities of art and culture, and Modena's cathedral and main square are on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.

Sports facilities

In the city of Modena alone there are over 500 facilities for a wide range of sports, from swimming to soccer. Recently, a new state-of-the-art rugby stadium was opened in the city, and continues to capture the imagination of the most avid sports fans in Italy. Reggio Emilia boasts numerous facilities for all kinds of sports, such as swimming, tennis and rugby, to name a few.

Student clubs

The aim of the student associations is to bring students of shared background and interests together for fun and friendship.

  • ASAM  - Associazione Studenti Africani Modena (African Student Association –Modena)
  • ASNOCRE - Associazione Studenti Non Comunitari di Reggio Emilia (Non-EU Student Association
  • ASSUNIMORE - Associazione degli studenti dell'Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

what is it positive? You have some project works and you can work with other people, share your experience, knowhow and your knowledge, in other hand you can learn thanks the others. You can improve your communication because you have to show with a presentation. what is it negative? there are some exams where you have to study a lot but the credits of these exams are not...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm loving my student life. It is great to organize my time as I want in order to reach my goals. I am having the chance to improve my skills about my field of study. Also, here I met a lot of new people and I created strong relationships with them. I think that university is really necessary to find a job.

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

More attention needs to be paid to practical subjects than to theoretical ones, more subject to acquire mediation skills and also, more language workshops. I really liked American leterature, English linguistics and lessons with native speakers. Also, with the help of an online platform, students are able to access to learning materials. But overall, more specific...