The University of Bari Aldo Moro, one of the 58 State universities, was founded in 1925 and is attended today by about 60,000 students, across the Bari, Brindisi, and Taranto campuses. The University was named after one of its most famous students, the statesman Aldo Moro. Moro taught Criminal Law at the University of Bari for several years.
The university offers various courses for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Aside from teaching, the university is also focused on scientific research at the doctorate level. The University of Bari research centres are highly-interactive, having connections among different departments, universities, and other research centres.
The University of Bari is one of the most prestigious universities in Southern Italy and it is one of the largest universities in Italy, with a student population of around 60,000. A recent name change refers to the statesman Aldo Moro (1916-1978), a student of law there until 1939 who then served as ordinary professor of philosophy of Law and Colonial Policy (1941) and of Criminal Law (1942).
These are the 13 faculties in which the university is divided into:
Faculty of Agricultural Science, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Faculty of Biotechnological Sciences, Faculty of Communication Studies, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Educational Science, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Political Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Ionian Department of Law and Economics (Taranto).
The University has been awarded the following ranking positions:
– ranked 305 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (2009)
– ranked 401-500 by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (13th university in Italy) (2012)
– ranked 350-400 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2011)
– ranked 508 by QS World University Rankings (2007)
– ranked 186 (in Europe) by the Leiden Ranking (2010)
The University is one of the 20 Italian higher education institutions in the ARWU list of the top 500 universities in the world for 2012. Moreover, it has been ranked between 151st and 200th in the world for Physics by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012)
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