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Why Study in Italy
The modern Italian universities were founded in the twelfth century and are the oldest in the Western world. It is owing to the reorganization of the Italian education system that the new concept of University Institutions originated in the rest of Europe.
Italy is in the vanguard in every field of higher education, and in particular in the fields of design, architecture, applied sciences, and arts.
The Italian government considers Research to be part of its strategy for maintaining high standards in the sphere of world technological development. Basic research continuously feeds technological knowhow and enables progress in international relations. Italian activity in European scientific research is highly appreciated, especially in matters regarding energy, the environment and transport.
The current Italian university order, besides differentiating the education of students on the basis of real market needs, provides them with a more natural route to the world of employment, owing to the obligatory nature of training stages durng academic studies. Studying in Italy provides many opportunities for growth and success, in academic life as well as in the world of employment.
 
The Italian Education System
The Italian education system is has public and private universities and AFAM Institutes (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale.
There are currently 97 public and private universities and 12 national research centres.
There are 137 AFAM Institutes which are divided into the sectors of visual arts, music, dance and drama, including 20 state Academies of Fine Arts, 20 legally recognized Academies of Fine Arts, the National Drama Academy, the National Dance Academy, 55 Conservatories, 18 officially recognized Music Institutes, 5 Higher Education Institutes for Artistic Industries (ISIA), 17 Institutions authorized to issue Higher Education qualifications in Arts, Music and Dance.
 
The Italian Qualifications Framework
The education offered by universities and AFAM Institutes is divided into 3 phases in line with the QF for the EHEA - Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area. and students may enrol after completing 13 years of pre-university education (the European standard is 12 years).
 
 

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