University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - UNIMORE

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia has a longstanding tradition (founded in 1175) and is considered one of the best Universities in Italy for teaching and research. The University currently has 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level in most disciplinary areas, from humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology.

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 origin of the University of Modena dates back to 1175, a few decades after the birth of the University of Bologna, making it one of the oldest universities in Italy and the world. The year 1998 was of fundamental importance in the history of the University when the Reggio Emilia site was instituted and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia was founded, with the support of local institutions.


The University currently has 14 Departments (11 are located in Modena and 3 in Reggio Emilia), offering a wide range of degree programmes in most disciplinary areas, from humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences.

Departments organize and define the academic activities of degree courses.

All Departments of UNIMORE have adopted the semester system. Lessons for the first semester usually run from the end of September to mid December; lessons for the second semester run from the end of February to mid May. 


Unimore is part of the High Technology Regional Network and offers cutting-edge facilities for technology transfer in the sectors of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, advanced materials, ICT in business applications, and regenerative medicine. Unimore participates in many research projects at national and international level. The university has a strategic commitment to promote research in the following eight major areas: Environment, food and health Stem cells and regenerative medicine Molecular medicine and genomics Models and tools for the economic analysis: growth, economic cycle, financial stability, public policy and innovation Nano and emerging materials and systems for smart ICT.


The careers service office of UNIMORE, called Ufficio orientamento, offers a range of support to help you realize your potential while you are studying and in the first few years after you have graduated. In particular, the office will assist you in: finding placements, internships and work in Italy and abroad; marketing your skills in CVs and interviews; planning your career and gathering information on jobs and employers; technology transfer and spin-off companies: the way of innovation at UNIMORE. The aim of these services is to offer students practical opportunities to apply the knowledge acquired in their studies and in laboratory activities and to enrich their understanding through real-life experience.

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Student services

Contacts for information about courses, enrolment and fees; Phd programs; 

internationalwelcomedesk refer to us for housing, tax code (Codice fiscale), induction, practicalities. for information about exchange programs (European mobility programs, cooperation agreements mobility, etc.);

University Language Centre - 

Housing services

ER.GO, the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education, can help you with your search by offering approximately 700 places at the university residences of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Accommodation is assigned in two ways: facilitated access is reserved for 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 those participating in international mobility projects, who require part-time or temporary accommodations.

Library services

Our Library System with its 10 branches in Modena and Reggio Emilia, offers a constantly growing collection of print and electronic materials. It services the needs of all University faculties and departments, and consists in 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 NetworkThroughout the university there are designated "hot spots" where students can connect to the wireless network with their portable computers and devices.Moreover, there is a variety of computer facilities available to students within the different departments and libraries of the university. The computers are primarily intended for study purposes. 

Medical services

Once enrolled at the university, if you are a student from a non-EU country who has already obtained a first permit of stay, you may register with the National Health Service by paying a fee of €149.77. The fee is paid once a year and is valid from January 1 to December 31. 

Student Life

Campus life

Unimore is spread over the two cities and has a polycentric campus structure. Of the 14 Departments, 11 are in Modena and 3 in Reggio Emilia (well-stocked libraries, computer rooms, free internet connection and study support services).

Sports facilities

The University Sports Center, Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS), in Modena organizes various sports activities for university students. 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 inaugurated in the city, and continues to capture the admiration 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. For information on all the sports facilities available in both towns, you can search the data bank of the region of Emilia Romagna.

Student clubs

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

ASAM  - African Student Association –Modena: 

ASNOCRE - Non-EU Student Association:

ASSUNIMORE - Associazione degli studenti dell'Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

ESN - Erasmus Student Network Association:

University Choir Association:

Student Reviews

Could be better but acceptable
Benjamin Kofi Opoku rated 3 out of 5 stars
Had a bad experience as im an independent student thus funding myself and the burocratic processes makes it hard to recieve help from the government as i dont meet requirements so have to work full time to support making studies tedious...but overall studying at this university with everything in place makes it a nice one. Nice facilities too
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Adriana Tersigni rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the fact that the LACOM course focused not only on languages but precisely about how the function of languages have different levels of impacts according to the area one is trying to understand. How to use commercial languages in the right way. Even though it was mostly focused on the linguistic part, for such reason I would like to have to opportunity to focus more on the econ...
M¢dena is not a cheap city.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
M¢dena is not a cheap city The universities of Italy in general are too disorganized