University of Siena

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University of Siena
Università degli Studi di Siena
founding 1240
Sponsorship state
place Siena , Italy
Rector Francesco Frati
Students approx.20,000 (2006)
Employee approx. 1,000 (2006)
Networks Coimbra Group , IAU

The University of Siena ( Italian : Università degli Studi di Siena , UNISI; Latin : Universitas Senarum ) in the city of Siena in Tuscany is one of the oldest universities in Italy . It was founded in the 13th century and is best known today for its law and medicine faculties. Due to the 20,000 students, Siena with a total of only about 50,000 inhabitants is very much shaped by its university.

The State University for Foreigners in Siena originally belonged to the University of Siena, but is now an independent university.


The university is divided into 9 faculties:

  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy in Arezzo
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Political Science

In 2004 the university founded the Scuola superiore Santa Chiara to promote particularly talented students .

Well-known students, alumni and professors

Web links

Commons : University of Siena  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Rector. In: Università di Siena, accessed on August 3, 2019 .
  2. ^ List of IAU Members. In: International Association of Universities, accessed August 3, 2019 .