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University of Genoa / UniGe

unige admin entrance via balbi
Administration building entrance on Via Balbi (Italian: Ateneo di Genova, English: University of Genoa)
unige international student sign
Welcome for international students

UniGe Facts


1481      University of Genoa founded (Schools of Law, Medicine, Theology)

32,000   students enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including

3,000     international students

1,350     student exchanges each year  (850 outgoing and 500 incoming)


1,250     Professors and Assistant professors

129        Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

30          Ph.D. courses

80          Professional Master’s programs and Specialization courses


5            Schools (natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering and architecture, social sciences, humanities) organized as:

22          Departments

2            Hospitals

9            Libraries

10          Museums and botanical gardens

600        ERASMUS+ agreements

200        academic cooperation agreements in more than 60 countries

20          double degree programs


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019-2021

OVERALLteachingresearchcitationsindustry incomeinternational outlook

(Times Higher Education - World University Rankings)

UniGe Master's Degrees in English


Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering - DIBRIS

  • Computer Science
  • Robotics Engineering

Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering - DICCA

  • Energy Engineering
  • Engineering for Building Retrofitting
  • Environmental Engineering

Department of Mechanical, Energy, Logistics Engineering and Engineering Management - DIME

  • Engineering Technology for Strategy and Security - Strategos
  • Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics and Production

Department of Naval, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering - DITEN

  • Engineering for Natural Risk Management
  • Internet and Multimedia Engineering

Department of Architecture and Design - DAD

  • Yacht Design


Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences - DISTAV

  • Hydrography and Oceanography


Department of Experimental Medicine - DIMES

  • Medical-Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Student Mobility & Experience

UniGe students at Albion Hotel 2005
UniGe Architecture students in courtyard of Albion Hotel, Miami 2005 (first group)
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UniGe and Erasmus Architecture students in courtyard of Albion Hotel, Miami 2018
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UniGe and Erasmus Architecture students at Wall of Wind, spring 2018

University of Genoa and Erasmus architecture students at the FIU Wall of Wind testing facility. l-r: Matthew Rice (FIU-Genoa), Klement Faust (Erasmus-France), Robin Winter (Erasmus-Germany), Nicholas Ronchetti (Erasmus-Belgium), Beatrice Pastorino (Unige), Giorgia Vecchi (Unige), Caterina Ippolito (Unige)

Erasmus Plus Student & Faculty Exchange

In 2016 an EU Erasmus Plus KA 107 Mobility Grant was awarded to Unige Department of Architecture + Design (Architecture and Nautical Design) with Florida International University (Architecture and Interior Architecture) to fund reciprocal student exchange (one semester) and faculty exchange (one month)  for the 2016-2018 academic years. In 2018 the funding was renewed for a second cycle of two years.

Erasmus Plus: UniGe students in Miami 2017

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Emilio Gallo, Unige Nautical Design, spring semester 2018 in Miami, USA
erasmus chiara
Chiara Mantero, Unige Nautical Design, spring semester 72018 in Miami, USA

Erasmus Plus: FIU students in Genoa and La Spezia Spring 2018

Nello Bonanno, FIU Architecture, spring semester 2018 in Genoa, Italy
Nedro Arvelo, FIU Interior Architecture, spring semester 2018 in La Spezia, Italy

Erasmus Plus: FIU faculty in Genoa

janine king
Prof. Janine King, spring 2018
thomas spiegelhalter
Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter, summer 2017

Erasmus Plus: UniGe faculty in Miami

carmen andriani
Prof. Carmen Andriani, Architecture, fall 2017
paolo nazzaro
Prof. Paolo Nazzaro, Naval and Nautical Design, spring 2018

UniGe Students at FIU-Miami

UniGe students who spent a semester or more at the FIU Miami campus
Giulia Amborno, UniGe Architecture, spends two semesters on the FIU Miami campus
elisa marini
Maria Lisa Marini, Master of Arts in Architecture from FIU while in Miami

UniGe Doctoral Students at FIU-Miami

Unige Politecnico Ph.D/master's students Umberto Grosso and Feng Xu worked with FIU Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter on their parametric-algorithmic sustainability design research on adaptive sea level rise solutions at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studio in Miami from October 2016 to March 2017. Their project was awarded highest honors and was published by the university.
Feng Xu
Umberto Grosso
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Thomas Spiegelhalter, with Umberto Grosso and Feng Xu
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Feng Xu and Umberto Grosso, with Spiegelhalter, Renata Morbiducci and Christiano Lepratti after thesis presentation