University of Foggia

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University of Foggia
Università degli Studi di Foggia
Established 1999
Type State-supported
Rector Prof. Maurizio Ricci
Students 11,000
Location Foggia, Italy
Sports teams CUS Foggia (
Website (Italian) (English)

University of Foggia, located in Foggia, Italy, was founded in 1991 and was fully recognized in 1999. Although it has taken some time for the university to receive its entitlement and acknowledgement, through that timestamp it has branched off from five faculties to six: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of the Sciences Of agriculture, Food and Environment and the Faculty of Humanities. Literature, Culture Heritage, Education Sciences.[1] It has also been elected as the best university of southern Italy that was mentioned by the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, which has full ownership of the Italian employers' federation[2][3]


These are the six departments in which University of Foggia is divided into:

The University divides departments to help students to aid them into the right department as possible of their interests, as well as to avoid confusion.

  • The Faculty of Agriculture is organized in 3 departments:
  • The Department of Production, Engineering, Mechanical and Applied Economical Science for Agro-Zootechnical Systems
  • The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Chemistry and Plant Protection
  • The Department of Food Science

The department of Agriculture was considered much of a large department when the enrolment status began to expand, giving the heads to evaluate what to do with students who had a different mindset on the program. [4]

International programs[edit]

The University itself has agreements with 20 foreign university to accommodate international students, as well as partakes in Socrates/Erasmus, Leonardo and TEMPUS media programs.[2]

Academic calendar[edit]

The first semester of the academic calendar for the University of Foggia runs from the third week of September to the second week of December while the second semester runs from the first week of March to the end of May. Classes usually run from Mondays to Fridays, Classes do not run during the month of August as well as on a Bank Holiday. Courses are based on semesters, and within those two semesters there are two holidays around the Christmas and Easter time interval.[2]

Degree system[edit]

The degree system is broken down into 3 sub categories which are First-level degrees, Second-level degrees and a master degree which in Italian is called a "magistrali".[2]

The amount of degrees within the main 3 are:

  • 22 First-level Degree
  • 10 Second-Level Degree
  • 3 Master Degrees[2]


  • Antonio Muscio (1999-2008)
  • Giuliano Volpe (2008-2013)
  • Maurizio Ricci (2013 - )

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