University of Eastern Piedmont

4.4 out of 5 (38 ratings / 37 reviews) Vercelli, Italy
The UPO - University of Eastern Piedmont - is a young, competitive multicampus , studded with talents, the reference point for all students who aspire to train in an environment of high academic value, well organized, truly capable of opening up to the world of work and innovation.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The history of UPO officially starts in 1998, but the first Studium generale dates back to 1228 and was established in Vercelli. It was the seventh university to be settled in Italy and the twelfth in Europe, according to the History of the University in Europe by Jacques Verger (1992).


If you have a high school diploma, you can enroll in a three-year degree course or a single-cycle master's degree course. If you already have a bachelor's degree, you can access the master's degree or a master's degree. If you are a master's degree, you can enroll in a master's degree, a PhD, a specialization school, or higher education courses.


The research of our University is managed by seven departments in collaboration with the Research Department of the Rectorate. The Departments of Law and Political, Economic and Social Sciences ( DiGSPES ) and of Sciences and Technological Innovation ( DiSIT ) are located in Alessandria ; in Novara the Departments of Translational Medicine ( DiMET ), Health Sciences ( DiSS ), Pharmaceutical Sciences ( DSF ) and Studies for Economics and Business ( DiSEI ); in Vercelli the Department of Humanities ( DiSUm ).

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Student services

Our facilities are comfortable and functional; there are many services designed to make the quality of your life and studies better.

Housing services

UPO may offer accommodation in Vercelli and Novara:

  • Vercelli, Dal Pozzo University Residence: we have 40 beds in double rooms
  • Novara, Perrone university residence: we have 25 beds in single / double rooms.

Library services

The libraries are well supplied.

ICT services

Our computing laboratories have a high number of machines per users.

Student Life

Campus life

Our multi-campus structure embracing the cities of Alessandria, Novara and Vercelli, gives an identity to this territory, which is an excellent site for pioneering companies and networking organizations.

Student Reviews

Medical Biotechnology at UPO
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University situated in a city named Novara. The environment of the university is really good. If you talk about the study environment, It's really great. The professors are very helpful. Here you can find well established laboratory for research. As an international student, the university help me in every steps. Overall, it’s a very good experiences at UPO.

Medical Biotechnology at UPO
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

University of Eastern Piedmont, where I am studying now. Here the environment for study is really good. The professors are very helpful. As an international student, they help me in every aspects. The University has well established laboratories. Overall, the environment for studying Medical Biotechnology is really satisfied.

Medical Biotechnology at UPO
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

University of Eastern Piedmont, where I am currently studying. Here the environment for study is really good. The Professors are very helpful. As an international student, I get extra care from them. It has a well established Laboratory. Overall, the environment is really great & I am satisfied to study here as a Medical Biotechnology student.

Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy


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