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Universities in Italy

Higher Education in Italy

2021 Ranking of Italy Universities

What are Italy’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Italian University Ranking, which includes 86 Italian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Italian higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 86 Universities in Italy can be found here.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

The Italian Republic is divided into 20 regions (Italian: regioni), which are subdivided further into provinces (Italian: province) and municipalities (Italian: municipalities) (Italian: comuni). The Lombardia Region (Milan) and the Lazio Region have the most higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion (Rome). Both regions with at least two Italian higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Veneto (4)
Umbria (2)
Trentino-Alto Adige (2)
Toscana (7)
Sicilia (4)
Sardegna (2)
Puglia (5)
Piemonte (4)
Marche (4)
Lombardia (14)
Lazio (13)
Friuli Venezia Giulia (3)
Emilia-Romagna (4)
Campania (7)
Calabria (4)
Abruzzo (3)