Education in Italy
Italy is at the rank of 8 among the most industrialized countries in the world. It is one of the four countries that created the European Area of Higher Education.
Today Italy has a sound network of small and medium-sized universities and research institutions engaged in basic and applied fields of Biology, ICT, Physics, etc.
The Italian Higher Education System
Italian higher education is a binary system, consisting of two main types:
1- University sector 2 - Non-university sector.
Currently there are 89 universities including:
58 State universities, 17 non-State universities, 2 universities for foreigners, 6 higher schools specialised in postgraduate university studies, 6 telematic universities.
Non-University Sector includes:
Higher schools of design, higher education in languages, higher integrated education (FIS),
a few specific fields.
Admission to Italian Universities is regulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy (MAE) and by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Every year MAE and MIUR publish the deadlines for applications at the end of May.