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University of Siena

4.2 out of 5 (138 ratings / 79 reviews) Siena, Italy
The University of Siena awards first cycle, second cycle and single long cycle degrees in the 15 Departments. Postgraduate education at the University of Siena is carried out in postgraduate schools. Vocational and advanced master’s programmes (third cycle), training, advanced training and refresher courses and summer schools, while postgraduate research is performed in the doctoral schools.

About

History

The University of Siena has a rich history and a great knowledge-related tradition, as well a strong commitment to both research and innovation. Students at the University of Siena belong to an academic community that is highly motivated by its thirst for knowledge and learning, and offers numerous innovative services. 

Education

The University of Siena awards first cycle, second cycle and single long cycle degrees in the following faculties: Economics, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Arts and Humanities in Arezzo, Medicine and Surgery, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences and Political Science, as well as several interfaculty degrees.The teaching activities of the University of Siena’s first and second level courses are generally carried out in one of the nine faculties.Postgraduate education at the University of Siena is carried out in postgraduate schools, master’s programmes, training, advanced training and refresher courses and summer schools, while postgraduate research is performed in the doctoral schools.

Research

Scientific research is carried out within the University’s departments, which are organized into one or more research sectors according to their aims or methods. Within each sector, research activities are launched and coordinated and proposals are defined for the establishment and organization of doctoral research programmes.The consultancy and research activities carried out at the University for third parties are also usually performed within the departments.

Career

The Placement Office - Career Service establishes and manages relations with businesses locally, nationally and internationally to help introduce students and new graduates to the world of work. It sets up work experience placements, offers career advice and orientation.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
351 50
2018
401 100
2017
501
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
701 100
2018
801 -100
2017
701
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
384 16
2017
400
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Services

Student services

Based on a special agreement with the University of Siena, the Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario (DSU-Toscana) promotes various cultural and recreational activities for university students.

This Regional Agency also runs students’ scholarships, university apartments and canteens.

The DSU-Toscana encourages students to participate in theatrical and musical events by offering contributions, reduced rates, partial reimbursements of cinema season tickets or passes and organises other cultural initiatives such as guided tours of museums and the area.

Housing services

Limited number of places at the University Residences owned by the Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio (Regional Office for the Right to Higher Education) are reserved for International exchange students. Almost all of the rooms are twin rooms with 2 beds. The current price per person is 297,00 Euros per month.

Library services

The University has 5 libraries covering the respective educational areas (humanistic-technological; legal-political; economic; scientific; medicalpharmaceutical-biological), situated in various university premises, as well as equipped study and reading rooms. 

Medical services

EU students with an European Health Insurance Card can use the public health service Azienda Sanitaria Locale. They can choose a doctor for the entire period of stay at the University Front Office.

For appointments with a specialist can go to the public health centre.

Student Life

Sports facilities

In collaboration with the Regional Authority for Higher Education Grants (Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario - ARDSU) and Siena University Sports Centre (CUS), the University promotes sports for students by offering courses for free or at reduced rates in: basketball, football, volleyball, rugby, judo, weight training, fencing and tennis.

Student Reviews

Good but it can be better
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the environment but the courses of my faculty could actually be improved. The faculty is still quite young.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice environment for study, good facilities and good number of international students.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Siena has many opportunities for the students, such as part time jobs, campus, free Italian language course, canteen etc..