Gabriele D'Annunzio University of Chieti Pescara

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Situated in the Abruzzo region, in particular in and around the metropolitan areas of Chieti and Pescara in central Italy, the "Gabriele d'Annunzio" University derives its name from its most celebrated international literary figure, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Pescara native, whose literary work is considered one of the most important in the twentieth century Italy.

The "Gabriele d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara was first instituted as an independent university in 1960, it was located in the medieval township of Chieti and comprised only few faculties. In 1982 it gained the status of national university and has grown and is continuing to grow exponentially since then. Currently it boasts twelve faculties and is located on two campuses: one at Madonna delle Piane, at the foot of the old township of Chieti, and another on the Adriatic coastal town of Pescara. The main campus of the University, the Chieti Campus, includes Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Arts and Philosophy, Dentistry, Psychology, Social Sciences and Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences while the Pescara Campus includes Architecture, Economics, Management and Modern Languages Faculties.

Besides its faculties, nationally and internationally acclaimed facilities also constitute part of the University: the Center of Excellence for Aging Sciences (Ce.S.I.); the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB); the Center for Continuing Education (CEDUC); the "G. d'Annunzio" University Foundation; and the Leonardo da Vinci On-line Distance University.

A University with a high scientific-technological profile despite its young history. Leading the way with structures, equipment and training courses in the ongoing academic year counts 36,000 students.