University of Florence

Introduction

The University of Florence is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students.

It offers a wide range of study programmes at various levels and in all areas of knowledge.

126 Degree courses (First and Second Cycle, corresponding to Bachelor's and Master's Degrees) organised in , with a population of about , one-fourth of which come from outside of Tuscany.

There are over 9,000 degrees awarded each year in Florence. According to the alumni data, the percentage of students who are in the workforce one year after their First Level degree is above national average.

The University of Florence has a natural international vocation and the development of internationalization is one of its strategic priorities.

It is one of the largest and most productive public research systems in Italy. This result is accomplished thanks to the number of permanent and temporary researchers working in a wide range of disciplinary and scientific fields, and the numerous junior scientists in training. It is also due to an intensive participation in research programmes of national and international relevance and to the significant scientific results achieved. External funds support the research and knowledge transfer activities. This combination of factors qualifies the Florentine institution as a modern research university and accounts for its excellent position in national and world rankings. Researchers at the University of Florence operate within 24 different departments and have at their disposal approximately 40 research structures comprising inter-departmental and inter-university centres as well as specialised research, knowledge transfer and advanced training centres.

In recent years the University of Florence has increasingly consolidated its ventures in the field of knowledge transfer: from the filing of patents to the setting up of joint workshops with businesses, through to participation in spin-off companies.

Knowledge transfer activities are coordinated by CSAVRI (Centro di Servizi di Ateneo per la Valorizzazione della Ricerca e la gestione dell'Incubatore universitario), the centre for the enhancement of research and management of the university's incubator.

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Master in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Florence

The two years Master Program aims to provide a thorough understanding of the techniques of organization and management of tourism destinations. The Master Program is characterized by an interisciplinary program... [+]

The two years Master Program aims to provide a thorough understanding of the techniques of organization and management of tourism destinations. The Master Program is characterized by an interisciplinary program. The graduates will possess the basic competence in the fields of human and social sciences, a good command of information technology and of statistical techniques indispensable for a correct interpretation of tourism trends and of taste changes of the tourist population. The Master program provides legislative, historical and geographical knowledge useful for enhancing the values of the resources and of the cultural heritage of a territory. Moreover, the knowledge of a second foreign language different from English is provided. The Program deals with topics related with the sustainable management of natural, cultural and historical resources. The remarkable growth of tourism requires considerable planning activities by both the public and private sectors in order to maximise economic returns while containing the potential negative impacts on the environment. This master (second level degree) program belongs to the class LM-49 Progettazione e gestione dei sistemi turistici. In Italy, as far as the legal value of the qualification, this class is considered different from the classes LM-56 Scienza dell'economia and LM-77 Scienze economico-aziendali. The final certification is: laurea magistrale (like Master degree or second level degree) in LM-49 PROGETTAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI TURISTICI. Learning outcomes The Master Degree in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems provides interdisciplinary competencies that involve: measuring and monitoring the results and impacts of tourism (Economic statistics for tourism, Statistical information systems for tourism, Business demography, Social statistics, Statistical methodologies for tourism); managing and developing activities related with: - the natural and economic local resources (i.e. Agri-food economics, Environment and landscape geography; Sustainable tourism for local system development, Food quality and analytical control); - with cultural resources and with the skills and competencies in tourism (i.e. Tourism business organizations, human resources and events management, Tourism and sport marketing, Event and sport management lab, Culture creativity and local development); - law and contracts in tourism and travel activities (Tourism and travel contracts, Tourism legislation) new tendencies and technology for environmental issues (New technology and environment chemistry); foreign language differenf from English (Spanish, French, German). During the course, students will acquire the necessary tools to write their Master thesis. They can also participate in an exchange programme of study and / or have an internship. The degree program provides seminars by experts and professionals. Moreover, members of the School of economics and management are currently involved in providing knowledge and competencies useful to promote sustainable economic development. In particular, this School is an academic representative of NECSTouR (the Network of European Region for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism) which involves 28 Tourism Regional Authorities (among these, the Tuscany Region) and representatives of the academic and business sectors. [-]

Master in Economics and Development

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Florence

The two years Master of Sciences program aims at providing students with the following skills and key competences: capacity to conduct theoretical and applied research in the fields of economic development, poverty analysis and international cooperation and integration; and, more generally in local, national and global development policy; ability to develop and manage complex cooperation programs within national and... [+]

The two years Master of Sciences program aims at providing students with the following skills and key competences: Capacity to conduct theoretical and applied research in the fields of economic development, poverty analysis and international cooperation and integration; and, more generally in local, national and global development policy; Ability to develop and manage complex cooperation programs within national and international organizations including Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private sector companies with an interests in developing countries; Capability to evaluate and formulate global and sectorial economic policies. Learning outcomes and career opportunities Graduates will be able to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative information from local, national and international datasets. They will also be able to apply decision methodologies and analysis within full or incomplete information frameworks. During the MSc students will acquire the tools they need to write their masters thesis. They may also participate in a study exchange program and/or take up internships in international organisations and NGOs. The MSc program offers a range of distinct pathways that can be tailored to the individual student's preferences and needs. The program is divided into 5 compulsory courses and a choice from a list of 12 optional courses. Individual study programmes can be organised around three distinct pathways: Development Economics, maintaining a generic curriculum of exams; Quantitative analysis for Developing Economies, which equips students with advanced quantitative methods and skills for studying economic development phenomena; Development Studies for Local Development and International Cooperation, which complements advanced training in development economics with a broader understanding of local and international development that draws on cross-disciplinary social science. The degree program includes innovative seminar program and courses which draw on the knowledge of development experts and professionals from other universities and organisations. Each student will receive the support of a tutor to help guide their studies and coordinate learning activities. The MSc in Development Economics is ideal for medium-high level entry into research or professional jobs in the field of economic and/or social development. Notable careers include academic teaching and research, civil service appointments and posts in national and international organisations. Graduates are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme in Development Economics at the University of Florence (admission is based on a selection test). They will also be well placed to access a range of doctoral programmes in other universities. [-]

Master in Finance and Risk Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Florence

The MSc in Finance and Risk Management (CLM FiRM) offers its prospective students an advanced education in finance and quantitative risk management. The course is a combination of economic theory for finance with mathematical methods (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis) for finance and insurance. Graduates should be able to work as specialists in quantitative-oriented areas of the... [+]

The MSc in Finance and Risk Management (CLM FiRM) offers its prospective students an advanced education in finance and quantitative risk management. The course is a combination of economic theory for finance with mathematical methods (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis) for finance and insurance. Graduates should be able to work as specialists in quantitative-oriented areas of the financial services industry, such as trading, risk or asset management, or to work in specialized areas of an insurance company. The MSc in Finance and Risk Management aims at preparing students for high-level careers as risk and assets managers, actuaries, business specialists, quantitative analysts in insurance companies and consultancy firms. The students who complete the MSc in Finance and Risk Management are eligible to achieve professional status as an Actuary in Italy. Teachings of First year COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATE FINANCE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS INTERNATIONAL AND FINANCIAL ECONOMICS QUANTITATIVE FINANCE AND DERIVATIVES QUANTITATIVE RISK MANAGEMENT Teachings of Second year ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE FINAL EXAMINATION FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS LAW INTERNSHIP MERGER AND ACQUISITION VALUATION PORTFOLIO CHOICE AND OPTIMIZATION PORTFOLIO CHOICE AND OPTIMIZATION - MOD.A RISK THEORY AND SOLVENCY MODELS RISK THEORY AND SOLVENCY MODELS - MOD.A WORKSHOP WORKSHOP WORKSHOP IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP IN CORPORATE FINANCE WORKSHOP IN ETHICAL FINANCE WORKSHOP IN FINANCIAL LAW WORKSHOP IN QUANTITATIVE FINANCE [-]

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