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University of L´Aquila

4.0 out of 5 (19 ratings / 18 reviews) L’Aquila, Italy
Established in 1952 and located in L'Aquila, administrative centre of the Abruzzo Region, our University is a public teaching and research institution offering a full range of academic programmes including biotechnologies, sciences, economics, engineering, education, humanities, medicine, psychology, and sport sciences.

Master's Programmes



On 11th October 1458 and again on 9th May 1464, the city of L'Aquila petitioned King Ferdinand of Aragon to open a Studium equivalent to those in Bologna, Siena and Perugia. During the last years of the late 16th century, from 1596 on, the Jesuits were providing higher instruction at their college in L'Aquila.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

The University of L’Aquila is dedicated to integrating disabled students into every part of university life. Social aspects, living with other students and group gatherings are all, in fact, unique moments making up the cultural and emotional background gained by a university student.

Housing services

Our online bulletin board, available in Italian, aims at helping students find accommodation by posting accommodation requests together with for-rent ads for available flats/rooms.

Direct support is provided by the ESN Aquilasmus Association (

Library services

The University Library System is a network of five library units which offer support for teaching and research activities carried out within the University of L’Aquila.

The five library units are organized and distributed as follows:

  • Humanities Library
  • Economics Library
  • Sciences Library
  • Medical Library
  • Engineering Library

Student Life

Campus life

We have 4 main campuses spread across L'Aquila, 2 being located in the old city centre, the other 2 lying in the western area

Sports facilities

University Sports Centre with several halls and rooms for most popular sports (fitness, spinning, judo, climbing etc.), including outdoors fields (football, volleyball, rugby, tennis, etc.). Reduced fees for university students.

Student clubs

Univaq Alumni Association:

Student Reviews

Erasmus Student, Mathematics and Informatics
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Since, we basically had the whole Programme online, I really can not review the university as much as I wish I should. But from what I experience the Lecturer did the best they could to impact knowledge in us, I also know that the administrative staff are always available for respond to our non academics issues. The University examination conduction is also very good,...

My precious university
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

It is an amazing university, it has a very qualified staff. The teaching system is very comfortable meanwhile it is powerful.

High level of teacher, but not of R&D
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

My University represent to me the best way to increase my knowledge, overall about the energy theme, that today is exential. The major part of teacher talked us like we were in the field of job and said us the best way to use our potential. We have not big laboratories, so our experience is limited from this thing, but we have done some visit to company that are...


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