University of Catania

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Founded

1434

Description

The University of Catania was founded in 1434, when the king of Spain and Sicily, Alfonso of Aragon, and Pope Eugene IV gave their authorisation. Today the university buildings are spread throughout the city, with a contrast between the modern, hi-tech university city and numerous historical buildings in the old city centre. The University of Catania offers a portfolio of academic titles and is engaged in creating a "laboratory" in which the ancient knowledge of the Mediterranean culture meets the new technologies to offer an original and advanced training experience. The University of Catania has 18 departments and three schools, with 89 “corsi di laurea triennali” and 91 “corsi di laurea specialistica”, and 93 PhD programmes in the fields of agriculture, architecture, economy, education science, engineering, foreign languages, law, literature and philosophy, medicine, pharmacy, political science, and mathematical, physical and natural sciences. The university is particularly strong in the fields of physics (especially theoretical, nuclear and astro- physics), chemistry (with special reference to biochemistry and industrial chemistry), medicine (above all cardiology, paediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, surgery), agriculture (especially for sustainability in Mediterranean crops and natural resources management), geology (mainly vulcanology, of course). Particularly well regarded are the groups operating in the department of engineering, which offers education in nearly all fields of specialisation, especially computer science, civil engineering, electronic and mechanics. As for human and social sciences, the University of Catania is strong in law, and historical and archaeological studies are also well developed, with active international co-operations. Last but not least, the department of economics and business offers specialisation in the fields of international business and trades, enterprise management and co-operation policies.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

Italy
Piazza Università, 2, Catania , 95131, Sicilia, Italy

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Emilio
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I did my bachelor degree in electrical engineering here, then I moved to a foreign university. This university has a very classical and old-fashioned approach, with not many fresh ideas going around. But this is still ok for the bachelor degree....

I did my bachelor degree in electrical engineering here, then I moved to a foreign university. This university has a very classical and old-fashioned approach, with not many fresh ideas going around. But this is still ok for the bachelor degree. The basic theory that is taught during the bachelor is very valuable, thanks to a good mathematics department. The quality of the technical subjects taught really depends on the professor: some are really bad, some are really good. It has to be said that the quality of the mathematics teaching had a decreasing trend throughout the years (the Department of EE wanted more graduates per year and pushed the professors to make it easier for the students). This university is lacking research power and connections with companies. The topics treated are mostly old-fashioned, there is no cutting-edge research going on and not much money and energy is invested into research. You don't have any chance to choose the subjects to study, not even during the masters, and this is really awful. Many of the students are not really interested in the topics and this makes the environment not really interesting for personal development. The internationality is scarce and only some professors have a decent level of English. There is not much student life in connection to the university and the student associations are not very active (except for AIESEC maybe). The city is fun and cheap.

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Gabriele
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Should definitely focus more on its internationalization! More courses in English for foreign students, especially Master courses! The city itself is beautiful, people are warm-hearted and welcoming, food is just amazing and you can ski/swim...

Should definitely focus more on its internationalization! More courses in English for foreign students, especially Master courses! The city itself is beautiful, people are warm-hearted and welcoming, food is just amazing and you can ski/swim pretty much the whole year! Highly suggested to Incoming Erasmus students, especially if they know some basic Italian!

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Jorge
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During my Erasmus stay I had the pleasure of having this wonderful city as my destination. My faculty, in particular, was that of Giurisprudenza, very well located about 10 minutes walk from the center of the city. Although a little...

During my Erasmus stay I had the pleasure of having this wonderful city as my destination. My faculty, in particular, was that of Giurisprudenza, very well located about 10 minutes walk from the center of the city. Although a little rudimentary, the facilities were very nice since the decoration and the architectural style were very old and faithful to the Roman style. The professionalism and the treatment that the teachers had were excellent, not only they worried about integrating you in the class but they made you feel one more. Without forgetting that many of his subjects were taught in English; thing to be grateful for. And more in these times where languages ​​are vital. I definitely recommend 100% study at this university

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Good overall, the organizational structure should be improved. Practical training quality changes drastically from ward to ward. The courses are well rounded, but many courses lack deepening the practical side.

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