University of Perugia

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University of Perugia
founding September 8, 1308
Sponsorship state
place Perugia
country ItalyItaly Italy
Rector Maurizio Oliviero
Students approx. 31,000 (2012)
Employee approx. 1,100 (2012)
Networks CGU

The University of Perugia ( Italian Università degli Studi di Perugia; Latin Studium Generale Civitatis Perusii ) is a public university in the city of Perugia in Italy .


The University of Perugia goes back to a foundation by papal bull by Pope Clement V on September 8th, 1308, which means that several universitates scholiarum that have existed in Perugia since the 12th century in a (then still) "free" university ( studium generale ) summarized. Further papal bulls between 1316 and 1321 expanded the range of degrees and on May 19, 1355, the university status as an imperial bull was confirmed by Emperor Charles IV , who also declared it to be the Imperial University of Perugia. During its 700-year history, the University of Perugia has often been in close contact with the Vatican , which is also reflected in the fact that many popes studied here.


The university is divided into eleven faculties and 29 departments with partly interdisciplinary subjects and higher education institutions in Perugia and Terni as well as other locations throughout Umbria : Assisi , Città di Castello , Foligno , Orvieto and Spoleto .

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  3. Member universities. In: Compostela Group of Universities, 2019, accessed on September 15, 2019 .

Coordinates: 43 ° 6 ′ 56.9 ″  N , 12 ° 23 ′ 8.9 ″  E