The University of Florence has always placed special emphasis on fostering collaborations with foreign universities and on the process of internationalisation.
Our academic activities have a strong international dimension: there are over 500 international cooperation agreements aimed at promoting exchanges with universities all around the world, and a very active participation in European programmes for research, education and training. There are also study curricula that lead to joint or double titles with other universities. Most courses are in Italian, but there are also degree programmes held entirely in English.
Since 1999, the University has been acknowledged by the EU as “European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet” for its specialization in European integration studies; moreover, since 2014 it hosts the Confucius Institute, stemmed from the collaboration with Tongji University in Shanghai. Recognized and funded by the Ministry of Education of China, the Confucius Institute is the official body for the teaching of the Chinese language in the world.
The University is also a member of the Tuscany University Network (TUNE) for the promotion of research and teaching activities performed in Tuscany.