39 Top-Ranked Universities in Italy

Italy - besides its awesome food, awesome landscapes, awesome attractions, and awesome architecture - is also awesome for its awesome universities. (6 awesomes in a sentence: no less than Italy deserves)

Home to the oldest university in Europe, Italy has several top-ranked universities, according to The Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Because they may be so hard to check them all, we can recommend some of them, like: University of Bologna (in Bologna), Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (in Milano), Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (in Bolzano - Bozen), University of Padova (in Padova).

World university rankings take into consideration the teachers' competencies, the quality of education, and student satisfaction, as well as the international student ratio, and the number of citations their research gets. So, there's a lot of work that goes into making this university rankings list and selecting the best academic institutions Italy has to offer. Using the highest ranked universities below as a starting point, you can bet you'll stand out from other students and you'll join a fine and amazing elite who attended some of the top Italian universities.

Top Ranked Universities on MastersPortal

Universities World University Ranking (2018) Academic Ranking of World Universities (2017)
155 -
184 -
201 201
201 401
251 -
301 -
301 201
301 151
301 201
351 151
351 301
351 201
351 -
351 401
401 -
401 301
401 -
401 -
401 -
401 -
401 -
401 301
401 -
401 301
401 -
401 -
401 -
401 -
401 201
401 -
401 -
501 -
501 -
501 -
501 401
501 401
501 -
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Italy

Italy

Italy is a highly-developed country with the 7th-highest GDP and the 17th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. It is a member of the G8 and a founding member of what is now the European Union (having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957), of the Council of Europe and of the Western European Union.