University of Palermo
The University of Palermo (UNIPA) is a consolidated cultural, scientific and teaching presence in central-western Sicily. Its 5 Schools and 20 Departments cover the most important domains of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge.
About 122 courses (first and second cycle) are offered yearly as well as 44 master and specialization and 23 PhD courses, targeted to the training of specific professional figures, often in cooperation with external institutions and companies - which attracted 11,085 first-year students in the 2013/2014 academic year. The University General Hospital is a local health corporation that works in synergy with the Faculty of Medicine. UNIPA is also present in Agrigento, Caltanissetta e Trapani.
There is a close link between UNIPA and the labor market: 3rd year students of 1st cycle degree courses and 2nd year students of the 2nd cycle experience practice periods within public or private companies and agencies.
Palermo University has 20 Departments, where researchers study every day to find new solutions to the questions posed by nature, science and society. From Information Technology to Biology, from Mathematics to Medicine, to Social Sciences and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the University works to make its contribution of innovation and progress to the international scientific community and the world of production.
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