Copper League
University of Florence

Italy

University of Florence, Piazza di San Marco, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy

402 World
rank
9 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1321
Short name:
UNIFI
Type:
Public
Students:
54290
Faculty:
3150
Faculty/Students Ratio:
17
:
1
Web-site:
www.unifi.it
Region:
Europe
Location:
Florence
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 402 47.684
Teaching 484 39.422
Research 289 56.907
International Diversity 531 31.832
Financial Sustainability 474 48.77
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 384 43.964
Research Perfomance Rankings 283 58.269
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TEACHING
World Rank: 484
Country rank: 8
Score: 39.422
League: Copper League
Dimension
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name
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weight
40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 289
Country rank: 11
Score: 56.907
League: Silver League
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weight
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 531
Country rank: 16
Score: 31.832
League: World League
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weight
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name
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weight
10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 474
Country rank: 9
Score: 48.77
League: Copper League
Dimension
weight
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name
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weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The University of Florence trace its origins to the Studium Generale, which was established by the Florentine Republic in 1321. Initially were taught, Civil and Canon Law, Literature, and Medicine. The importance of the Studium was fully recognized with a Bull by Pope Clemente VI in 1349. In 1924, with a special Act of Parliament the Istituto was officially denominated a University and was organized into faculties: Agriculture, Architecture, Arts, Economics, Education, Law, Mathematics Physical and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy and Political Science. The Faculty of Engineering, was born in 1928 while the Faculty of Psychology in 2002.

Mission Statement

The University of Florence is one of the largest and most productive public research systems in Italy. This result is related to the number of permanent and temporary researchers working in a wide range of disciplines and scientific fields, and the numerous junior scientists in training. It is also due to intensive participation in research programmes of national and international importance, the significant scientific results achieved, and the flow of funds which support research and knowledge transfer. This combination of factors qualifies the Florentine institution as a modern research university, and accounts for its excellent ranking in national and international classifications.