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Marche Polytechnic University (Italian Università Politecnica delle Marche) is a public university in Ancona, Italy. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Agriculture, Engineering, Economics, Medicine and Biology. Marche Polytechnic University which was founded in 1969 in Ancona, offers excellent conditions for study and research in a stimulating and comfortable environment.
Marche Polytechnic University is a point of reference in the region for the training of both Italian and foreign students. Access to the various academic programmes and university study resources are facilitated by numerous multimedia centres, by the functional facilities and by the fully equipped laboratories located in each Faculty.
These are the 5 schools in which the university is divided into:
- School of Agriculture
- School of Economics
- School of Engineering
- School of Medicine and Surgery
- School of Sciences
They are presently grouped together on three main campuses. The science and technology campus is located in Monte Dago, and its buildings boast the monumental and prestigious work designed by Belluschi, an Italian-American architect. This complex houses the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences. Construction is currently being completed on this site to meet the teaching and laboratory needs of the new Faculty of Biology.
A second research and educational complex is located in Torrette for the biological, scientific and clinical needs of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. The third campus is located in centre of the town in a historic ex-barracks called Caserma Villarey and houses the Faculty of Economics. Villa Maria, located near Passetto, is an additional centre of study for orthodontics and dental prostheses. The administrative offices and the Rectorate of the University are ideally located in the centre of the town in Piazza Roma in what was once the Palazzo della Provincia (Government Building), while the other administrative units are located in buildings in close proximity to this one.
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
The presence of a university in Ancona is a rather recent historical development and the result of cultural, social, economic, and historical forces. In the Middle Ages, Ancona already boasted a School of Law and in 1562 the town received authorization from Pope Pius V to found a "Studium Generale cuiuscumque Facultatis et Scientiae," offering instruction in Civil and Canon Law and Theology.Faculty and students alike enjoyed the privileges, prerogatives and immunities granted to a "Studium Generale", like the ones in Bologna or Padua. The new "Studium" flourished in a fervour of study for a century, followed by a progressive decline starting in the second half of the XVII century when students from the wealthier families in the town chose to attend the more famous "Studia" in Rome and Bologna. This decline culminated in the first closing of the "Studium" in 1739.
In 1746, the town council passed a resolution, which was then approved by Pope Benedict XIV, to re-open the chair of Civil and Canon Law.
A variety of proposals were ventured throughout the 1920s, but none of them went beyond the planning stage. One such proposal was the creation of a Regional University Confederation with the Rectorate in Ancona, which was also to host both a three year programme in Clinical Medicine and a vaguely defined school of commerce.in 1969 to the establishment of the Free University of Ancona, its statute, with the activation of the first biennium of the Faculty of Engineering and the biological triennium of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. By the Board of Directors of the Consortium constituted between Municipalities, Provincial Administration,Chamber of Commerce.
During the academic year 1988-89 the Faculty of Agriculture was founded (degree in Agricultural Sciences), as well as the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences with a degree course in general biology and specialisations in marine biology, oceanography and biotechnology.
Since 2009, the university have five Faculties, 21 different undergraduate degree studies (3 years - first level), 19 graduate degree courses (second level), 3 single cycle university degrees with limited entry (1 in engineering - 5years, 1 in medicine&surgery - 6 years and 1 in orthodontics and prosthetics - 6years), 11 vocational study courses, 29 fields of specialization, and 10 PhD programmes with their administrative offices in Ancona.
These are first level study courses for those who obtained a high school diploma or an equivalent degree recognized.. With respect to the Didactic Regulation of the study courses, the procedures, content of the test, and deadlines will be published on the web pages of the faculty of interest:
For the enrollment, follow the instructions on the registrar's office of the faculty of your interest on website of the University.
Master degree courses
These are second level master degree courses, which you can access with a first or second level degree or an equivalent degree recognized. The admission is subordinated to a test of curriculum requirements and suitability of required personal knowledge.
Single-cycle degree with admission test
These are single-cycle degree with admission test at a local or national level. After evaluating our educational offer and information about the study course of your interest, you can proceed with the enrollment.
NON-EU citizens residing abroad (requiring a Visa), who wish to enrol for any University degree programmes must sit an Italian language test to prove that they have a CEFR B2 level knowledge of Italian.
Requirements of admission depend of the chosen faculty.
The first Italian University to obtain Quality Certification in accordance with the International Standard ISO 9001.
Public Marche Polytechnic University in Italy is regulated by the Ministry of education, which sets educational standards and monitors it implementation. This system exists to ensure that graduates of all universities (regardless of the source of funding) have the same knowledge and skills required for successful work in the chosen field.
The formal system for accreditation of State University programs in Italy began in 1933. This law accredits a set of Universities, faculties, and courses. It involves two separate but correlated programs that were instituted at the same time: First, each University went through a four-step process to adopt and approve its own Regolamenti Didattici di Ateneo (RDA). The RDA establishes the rules for the organisation of teaching at the university, including establishing the requirements and objectives of each degree program, the curricula, credits awarded and requirements and objectives of examinations.
The RDA's were developed in consultation with representatives of the individual university, the regional coordinating committee (CRC), employers and the National University Council and are ultimately approved by the Ministry of Education (MIUR). Second, a series of formal, objective standards was adopted as minimum requirements for approval of any programs.
Students can use the canteens and accommodation situated near the various campuses. The students’ halls of residence are located in strategic positions and consist in small furnished apartments with single or double bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a common room for socialising, watching TV and studying, as well as a laundry room.
The University Documentation Centre
The University Documentation Centre is located in 2 buildings: the Biomedical Technical - Scientific Library; the Legal Economics and Sociological Library.
The Language Centre
The Language Centre has its main facilities at the Faculty of Economics where native speakers are on call to guide students in their language studies by suggesting specific “made-to measure” syllabus to prepare for university exams and international certificates.
There is a Sports Centre located in Posatora where students and staff can use a climbing wall, a football field, a five-a-side football field and tennis courts.