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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Economics and Development

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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 ... [-]

Master in Finance and Risk Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


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