University of Messina
The University of Messina (www.unime.it) was founded in 1548, it is a University in continuous growth. In its 12 Departments, UNIME offers courses in the field of life sciences, sciences and technologies, human and social sciences. Many undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available. Enrolled students are about 24,000 and for several years now the University has launched an intense program to promote international exchanges. UNIME is one of the main reference points for the city of Messina, the 13th city in Italy for dimension known as the “gate of Sicily”. Stretched on the sea, the city and its area (with international heritage sites such as Taormina) offer many attractions, so that Messina is today one of the country’s leading cruise ship ports.
UNIME boasts a full set of modern and fully equipped sport center run by CUS-UNIME. Sports facilities are offered promoting the spreading of amateur sports. Sports facilities available at the UNIME are among the most advanced in Italy. Students can practice and take courses on all main indoor and outdoor sports.
UNIME students have the opportunity to take city buses and trams at very special price. Moreover, they can use transport services, which take them to the University Campus, for free. UNIME students can have access to accommodations and university canteens and many other services, such as the support for the integration into the labour market. UNIME has a well-stocked library including the best scientific and academic publications. On-line integrated library database and updated information on academic and research activities and services are freely available Moreover, each Department has its main Library as well as individual Departmental specialized libraries and provides students with reading rooms and computer access. In the University premises there is also a Wi-Fi service.