Top Universities in Italy

University of Bologna is the highest ranked university in Italy. It is ranked 1st in the nation and 176th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2010. Sapienza University of Rome is one of only two Italian universities in the global top 200, with a rank of 190th internationally.

Following are the best leading universities in Italy, according to the rankings of institutions in the QS 2010 League Table:

Overall World Rankings:

University of Bologna (176)


World Ranking for Arts and Humanities:

University of Bologna (46)


World Ranking for Engineering and Technology:


Politecnico di Milano (63)


World Ranking for Life Sciences and Medicine:

Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI) (144)


World Ranking for Natural Sciences:

Sapienza Università di Roma (30)


World Ranking for Social Sciences and Management:

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (48)


* Sapienza University of Rome is ranked 197th in 2006, and moved up to 183rd in 2007. In 2008 the university is ranked 205th globally, and achieved good performance in the subject league tables below:

Rank, Subject Specialty
54 Arts & Humanities
37 Natural Sciences
118 Engineering & IT
118 Social Sciences
184 Life Sciences & Biomedicine

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