The Education System of Italy

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  • Italy has around 97 universities, which are divided into several categories
  • State universities: These are state funded public institutions and make up the majority in Italy.
  • Other publicly funded universities: Funded by Province rather than state.
  • Private universities: Non state funded.
  • Superior Graduate Schools: These are independent institutions that offer advanced training and research courses specializing in postgraduate studies.
  • You will also find 137 other higher education institutions throughout Italy. These are academies that specialize in certain sectors. They range from art, music and dance colleges, to research based and technical institutions.
  • The country is one of the four countries that created the European Area of Higher Education. This was formed by signing the Sorbonne Declaration in 1998, which was to be the first step in the higher education reform. Today the Bologna Process is now being implemented throughout Europe.


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