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Visiting Professors

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The University of Florence welcomes and recognizes the role of Visiting Professors in furthering the University’s cultural and scientific internationalisation. For this purpose, it promotes the visit of highly qualified professors, researchers and scholars, belonging to foreign universities, research or higher education institutions.

Activities requested from a Visiting Professor

  • Educational activities and/or seminars within an Educational Programme of the university
  • Research activities and possibly seminars

The Visiting Professor can be a member of examination commissions and supervise theses.

How to be a Visiting Professor

The status of Visiting Professor is to be conferred by the Director of the hosting Department by means of a specific provision and it is to be valid for the entire duration of the activities to be carried out at the University.
For more details on the application procedure, please refer to the Regulations relating to Visiting Professors

Period of visit at Unifi and benefits

A Visiting Professor’s period of visit at Unifi can range from a minimum of 30 consecutive days to a maximum of 12 months. During his/her visit at Unifi, the Visiting Professor is provided with:

  • support relating to the procedures for entry in Italy;
  • adequate work station within the Department, as well as any spaces and equipment for carrying out the agreed activities;
  • insurance coverage for accidents and civil liability;
  • access to online databases;
  • access to the University libraries;
  • e-mail account;
  • access to university canteens;
  • support to find accommodation.


Coordination for International Relations
Internationalization and European Programmes Office

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