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Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

3.9 out of 5 (12 ratings / 11 reviews) Reggio Calabria, Italy
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria combines tradition with an orientation towards the future.Located on the Messina Strait, at the heart of the Mediterranean Area, it aims to be an internationally reputed European research University and to provide high-quality education for both domestic and international students.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Reggio Calabria, established on December 6, 1967, were the core founding of the Università di Reggio Calabria. The acknowledgement comes with the Decree of the President of the Republic on June 17, 1968, which marks the birth of the Libero Istituto Universitario di Architettura (IUSA) .


The University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC acronym), was founded in 1968. It combines a commitment to research and teaching in the six departments:

  • Architecture–dArTe; 
  • Heritage-Architecture
  • Urbanism; 
  • Agriculture; 
  • Law, Economics and Human Sciences; 
  • Civil, Energy, Environmental and Material Engineering; 
  • Information Engineering, Infrastructures, and Sustainable Energy. 
The different disciplines and the many teaching and research activities are related to the surrounding territory, with the creation of an “Environmental Polytechnic” with a strong emphasis on the themes of architecture, landscape, urban planning and infrastructure related to the green economy.


The 77 active laboratories at the Università Mediterranea operate in the Departments to support the activities of scientific and industrial research, experimental development and educational activities. They represent a vital sector in the overall economy of the university system that involves other universities, research institutions, public administrations, associations and companies. 

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Housing services

The Mediterranea offers its students two facilities for comfortable accommodation:

  • The Residenza Universitaria in Via Manfroce - 49 studios flat, able to accommodate about 100 students, distributed in double and quadruple rooms. Each accommodation consists of a bedroom, a study, a bathroom and a kitchen. It has a study and relax room, a library equipped with an audio / video system.
  • The Residenza Universitaria in Via Roma - It has 50 beds in single and double rooms as well as four totally accessible single rooms. The rooms are spread over four floors each with a study room, a dining-relaxation area, a kitchen for collective use. All rooms are reached by the WiFi-UNIRC service.

Library services

The Università Mediterranea houses libraries and reference work can be carried out using the system “Unique Catalogue on line”. This system enables students to research the bibliographic material and publications in possess of the University libraries and expands the information services offered to the academic community (students, teachers, staff) as well as to external users.

ICT services

The entire university has wireless broadband coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The University has recently established the University College, which is located near the campus, not far from the historic city center, and manages accommodation.
  • The function of the College is not only to provide accommodation for the students who are entitled to it but also to organize events and services that promote the social and cultural integration of students and their active partecipation in university life, not only in their educational commitments but also in their recreational time.

Sports facilities

Located on the campus of the Mediterranea there is a gym called the “Centro Fitness di Ateneo”, situated below the Aula Magna of the University “Antonio Quistelli”. It has a training area of over 350 square metres and is provided with an extensive range of equipment, locker rooms with services, and can be accessed both from the campus and from the city. The campus also has a five-a-side football field and an outdoor volleyball court.

Student clubs

These university Students’ associations and groups are active, often linked by a network of different groups throughout the country and even abroad, which, through their activities, help to cement the local student community in a global context, while preserving its southern identity and characteristics, such as friendly hospitality, which combines with a world in which all distances have been eliminated by faster transport and more and more inclusive media.

Student Reviews

Happy with my University because it gave me the opportunity to not study there!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am not completely satisfied with the course. I didn’t find it practical enough, considering it was about Architecture. Still, I am happy with my University because it gave me the opportunity to study abroad for three semesters (one in England and two in Spain), but it was exactly while studying abroad that I realised that my course back in Italy wasn’t giving me the...

Università degli studi Mediterranea
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ottimi professori, programma ben strutturato. Struttura nel complesso eccellente.

good intentions, but the ways of training students
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think that the main purpose of the University is right. We learn what is really important in economy and in a company. I really like my studies but i think that it's dangerous to don't do any kind of practice, because in my opinion is really important to see how the things work pratically everyday and to know how to solve a problem. I hope that in future our university...

Reggio Calabria, Italy


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