University of Trieste

The University of Trieste is among the best universities in Italy for quality of teaching and excellence of research. It was ranked second among the top medium-sized universities in Italy by the 2013 university ranking published independently by Censis and the daily La Repubblica, which takes into account services, scholarships and benefits, infrastructure, web communication, and internationalisation.



Founded in 1924, the University of Trieste is a medium-sized university with a student population of approximately 16,000.


The University offers a wide range of degree programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level as well as short vocational masters, advanced masters and specialisation programmes, most of which are in the medical area. Some degree programmes are taught in English.


According to the Times Higher Education 2013, the University of Trieste is among the top 400 universities in the world and was ranked second in Italy on an overall score for teaching, international outlook, research, and industry income. It is also among the top 300 universities in the world in the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2013 published by the National Taiwan University Ranking.


Thanks to over 2,300 work experience agreements with public and private institutions and companies and to hundreds of agreements for international exchanges and postgraduate courses at all levels, Trieste graduates will have favorable employment prospects in an extremely competitive job market at both national and international level.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

In collaboration with ERdiSU, the regional authority for student support, the University of Trieste offers a range of services intended to provide appropriate support to students with special needs. These services include:

• accommodation

• transport

• personal assistance

• specialist equipment and software

Students with special needs are also entitled to financial aid in the form of fee waivers or reductions and allowances.

Housing services

Students enrolled at the University of Trieste can apply to ERdiSU, the regional authority for student support in higher education, for accommodation in student residence halls.

Accommodation is assigned on the basis of academic merit or according to financial circumstances. A selection procedure is carried out every year by ERdiSU. Applications can be made online in the ERdiSU website.

Library services

The Library System at UniTS has 15 branches offering an expanding collection of print and electronic materials. The services offered by the library system includes: OPAC searches of the university library; assistance in bibliographic searches; inter-library loans; remote access to resources from and through the university wireless network; access to OpenStarTS.

Student Life

Campus life

Trieste is a fascinating city a hub of relations and a crossroads where various branches of knowledge meet. Located between the sea and the extraordinary natural beauty of the Carso plateau, Trieste is one of the cities with the best quality of life in Italy.

Conferences, shows, scientific events, cultural exchanges, theatres and music venues these are all elements belonging to studying in Trieste, a literary city where James Joyce, Italo Svevo and Umberto Saba all lived and worked.

Student clubs

  • AISO - Associazione Italiana degli Studenti di Odontoiatria
  • ASE-ESN - Erasmus Student Network di Trieste
  • ASSID - Associazione Studenti Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche
  • CORO - dell'Università degli Studi di Trieste
  • CUT - Centro Universitario Teatrale