Type of organisation (legal status, main areas and type of activity)
The University of L'Aquila, with its seven faculties and
sixteen thousand students and its deep roots in the national and regional
cultural, economic, social and productive context, has laid special emphasis
on the most significant features of the Reform: the principal that the real
length of courses conform to the legal length, and that qualifications
respond to the real demands of the world of work. The following degrees are
offered: Under the new degree structure: "Laurea", "Laurea specialistica",
"Master" I and II level, "Diploma di specializzazione" Under the old degree
structure: "Laurea", "Diploma universitario", "Diploma di scuola diretta a
fini speciali", "Diploma di specializzazione".
Size of organisation, in terms of the total number of personnel (use full-time
Size of organisation, in terms of the total number of personnel - not more
than 5 lines
The University of L'Aquila is both a teaching and research institution
with a student enrollment of about 17,000. The University employs
approximately 600 academic staff and 500 administrative staff.
Evidence of experience of the organisation of the women’s employment issues and
experience in international co-operation
The University of L'Aquila is responsible for
running: 1. the Alpine Botanical Garden situated near the cableway on the
Gran Sasso, which extends for 3000 sq metres and conserves plant life from
the Gran Sasso, endemic central Apennine plant life, primitive alpine
plants, plants originating from the Eastern Balkans and medicinal plants; 2.
the Botanical garden of the Basilica of Collemaggio, which extends for 5.5
hectares and contains grain, leguminous, aquatic and medicinal plants.
Research and teaching in the University Physics Department benefit from its
associations with the underground nuclear physics laboratory in the Gran
Sasso. There in the 1980s the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare built
beside the motorway tunnel through the Gran Sasso laboratories, where,
protected by 1400 metres of rock, research in astrophysics, cosmology,
nuclear physics and geophysics is carried out.
The departments of the University of L'Aquila have also established links
with research centres all over the world. Many are the research projects
involving collaboration with high technology industries, such as for the
world market; Dompé Farmeceutici, a prominent company which has recently set
up in L'Aquila a factory and research centre; and the Scuola Superiore Reiss
Romoli, one of the most advanced teaching and research centres for
telecommunications in Europe today.
Name of the project - International
programmes (www.univaq.lt/ international
Participants Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland,
Sweden, Germany etc.