The University of Messina was founded in 1548 and has an ancient tradition going back more than 500 years. But today it is a particularly young university that is constantly projecting itself into the future. In the most recent national evaluation of research quality, UniME was voted as having demonstrated the best performance. Additionally, the number of enrolments has been constantly increasing since 2015. Furthermore, UniME currently ranks as the second Southern University for its quality of teaching.
Internationalization programmes are at the centre of the UniME development policy. Today the University welcomes students from 27 foreign countries as well as numerous visiting professors and visiting researchers. This is a natural vocation for UniME because of its location.
Messina, a city of 240,000 inhabitants at the centre of the Mediterranean, facing the Strait of Messina, has always been a place of meeting and interaction between diverse cultures. Here hospitality is an important cultural value. It is a modern city that takes its energy from the sea that surrounds it. Today, it is one of the most popular Italian cruise ship stops.
The union of these elements makes studying at the University of Messina a unique experience. Facilities, services and an ample educational offering allow students to follow paths of excellence (some of which are entirely in English) in a context where cultural enrichment and entertainment are assured.
Tradition and innovation intermingle in the four different areas where the 12 departments of UniME are located: one can find libraries that contain ancient texts, and at the same time find cutting edge libraries and a sports center that takes up 135,000 square meters. We never get tired of growing, so for this reason we are ready to welcome you in the very best way.