The University is one of the oldest universities in Italy, founded in 1308 by Pope Clement V. The university is situated in a beautiful university town in the centre of Umbria. It is still one of the leading universities in Italy (Censis have ranked it 1st in medium sized universities in Italy for the past 5 years) and is ranked 351 in THE World Ranking. The university has 23,500 students, studying across 16 departments, with 1,100 academic staff and 1,000 support staff. Key faculties include Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Political Science and Veterinary Medicine.
The university has 361 Erasmus partner universities, but is keen to develop a partnership with a leading UK University for the development of dual degree programmes. The model would be based on student mobility, with the student paying the relevant fees to each university. They are also keen to develop a strategic institutional research partnership, where the development of research partnerships could be encouraged across a number of faculties.
The university would like to focus initial dual degree activity on Humanities, Science and Mathematics.