Full legal name of organisation in native language

Universita degli Studi dell’ Aquila

Name of organisation in English language University of L’ Aquila
Country Italy
Country code IT
Organisation address Faculty of Engineering
Località Monteluco di Roio, 67040 L'Aquila
Last and first name of the contact person Prof. Mario Di Gregorio
Title and position in the organisation University Coordinator
Phone (include country and area codes) +39-0862432137
Fax (include country and area codes) +39-0862432113
E-mail address didomenico@cc.univaq.it 
Home page address http://www.univaq.lt 

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 equivalents)

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.

International projects

Name of the project - International programmes (www.univaq.lt/ international relations)
Project duration
Participants Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany etc.


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