Founded in 1175, The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore) is one of the oldest universities in the world and it is considered one of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research. It is ranked first in Italy for teaching in the Engineering and Agriculture sectors, second in the Healthcare, Economics and Statistics sectors and third in the Foreign Languages sector by the national ranking published by Censis-Repubblica in 2015-2016.

The University’s performance is periodically evaluated at international (International Rankings and OCSE) and national (Ministry of Education, ANVUR Agency and Censis) level through specific parameters that use to confer a key role to the internationalization process.

Unimore developed a sound international strategy with over 1,000 students per year, both incoming and outgoing, involved in international mobility programs and a solid international research activity with partners located in every continent.

Its international strategy is detailed in the Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) and it is based on the following objectives:

  • Promoting Excellence in Higher Education
  • Enhancing cross-sector skills and competences development to meet the job market needs
  • Fostering social inclusion
  • Increasing teaching and professional skills quality

This policy has been reaffirmed in the Unimore Strategic Plan, specifying that the University is aiming at widening its collaboration activity in every continent as well as at implementing actions dedicated to specific countries like China, Vietnam, India, Brazil and the English-speaking world.

Unimore’s Internationalization Project, still confirming the importance of the international activities already implemented and aiming at guaranteeing students mobility on one side and didactic and scientific cooperation on the other, is based on four main vectors:

  • Increasing the attractiveness of Unimore toward foreign students and PhD students through the development of English-taught Degree Courses.
  • Enhancing the attractiveness toward foreign Professors, Researchers and Post-Docs
  • Increasing the number of international teaching programs jointly developed with foreign universities and entities through the implementation of Double and Joint Degree Agreements, also at doctoral level
  • Expanding the employment opportunities of graduates outside the national borders offering the possibility to attend international internships programs and summer schools