The Parthenope University of Naples (Italian: Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope") is one of the universities located in Naples, Italy. Since 1919 our university has been passionately playing its institutional role of helping young students develop their talents.
Currently in our University study about 15,000 students followed with great professionalism by about 320 teachers and 250 members of the technical administrative staff. For our students, the University provides a solid and flexible training valued from an international perspective, oriented to the balanced development of knowledge, relational skills and reflective and critical skills. The university addresses students by placing them at the center of its activities to project them towards leadership and responsibility roles.
The university is divided into 5 departments:
- Exercise and Sports Science
- Sciences and Technology
In centuries-old tradition the University has always characterized itself as a superior center of culture in which the sea is studied in all its technical-economic aspects. Over the years, while maintaining this specificity, the University has developed additional poles of high education and research in the fields of economic-legal, engineering, technology and the study of motor Sciences and well-being.
The University contributes to the development of knowledge through innovative, international and multidisciplinary research, open to comparison with application experiences and with the world of work and business.
The main premises of the “Parthenope” University are located directly in the front of the passenger port of Naples. Additionally, “Parthenope” has acquired classrooms buildings on the Posillipo coast and in the former church of San Giorgio dei Genovesi, located in the centre of Naples. An additional location is under preparation at the new civic centre, the Centro Direzionale.
Faculty of Economics
Science and technology Faculty
Motor Sciences Faculty
The University of Naples Parthenope was established in 1919, when – upon request of Vice Admiral Leonardi Cattolica, founder of the University – an institute of higher education, the Royal Naval Institute, was promoted with the aim to study all aspects of oceans and seas, not only as far as the marine life is concerned but also as a system of exchange. This institute was meant to tackle, assess and evaluate the economic issues related to the sea, pursuing scientific developments.
It played a strategic role during Fascism: the University experts elaborated and calculated the exact and best air routes for the Oceanic trips performed by the Royal Italian Sea Planes, the "Trasvolata Atlantica". Several airplanes, leaving their base in Orbetellello, arrived to New York City and, in a second trip, finally come to South America: it was a great technological and political success for the regime. Also, it was at the Istituto Universitario Navale that, during World War II , some scientist developed and realized the first Italian radar; unfortunately the political authorities did not understand the importance of such discovery, stopping the development and thus neglecting the possibility to produce such an instrument.
In 1999, the two long-standing Faculties of Economics and Nautical Science (later called Science and Technology) were aggregated to three newly established Faculties, namely Law, Engineering and Sports Science, which jointly led the Institute to a significant growth in the number of students ranging from about 1,000 in 1985 to about 16,000 currently. This is how the Institute officially became the University of Naples Parthenope. From July 2013, a new set of degree programmes was introduced, based on the creation of Departments, which develop both research and teaching activities. Among the University’s core aims, it is worth mentioning the promotion, development, direct application, enhancement and use of knowledge to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of society.
In about one hundred years since its foundation, the most profound and characterizing trait of this University has remained unchanged as its most authentically traditional feature: the ability to interact with the social context and to continuously engage with its evolving demands.
Admission to Parthenope requires admission tests to be carried out as in all Italian public universities, with different methods for the course of study. The intention is to reward the students for their skills and motivations, guaranteeing the attainment of credits since from the beginning of the University programme.
For this reason Parthenope adopts a new system of calculating student contributions set on a 'continuous' calculation that ensures adequate levels of progressivity and fairness.
The enrollment procedure for Italian citizens holding a foreign high school diploma that has not already been declared equivalent to an Italian Secondary School Certificate by the Italian Provveditorato agli Studi is regulated by art. 147 of Laws on Higher Education.
The aforementioned citizens can submit their enrollment application, however, the application can be accepted only if the degree is also accompanied by a certificate issued by the Consulate and confirming the actual completion of studies abroad, with relevant documentation.
Indications regarding US and UK qualifications, as well as those relating to educational systems that comprise less than a total of 12 years and those involving a subsequent proficiency test are confirmed also for Italian citizens - unless they have the above mentioned equivalence declaration.
University of Naples Parthenope is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Napoli, Campania. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope (Uniparthenope) is a small coeducational higher education institution. Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope (Uniparthenope) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
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.
The University of Naples Parthenope provides students with 180 bed spaces in a newly refurbished building located in Complesso ex Manifattura Tabacchi in Naples, via Galileo Ferraris, distributed as follows: single rooms with a floor surface of about 16.00 square meter and double rooms a floor surface of about 19.00 square meters
On the ground floor, in addition to the entrance hall and the offices, there is a bicycle parking, a gym, a canteen and the laundry, while on the mezzanine floor there is a music room, an internet room, a games room, a TV and meeting room.
With Disability Services, the University of Naples Parthenope aims at providing students with disabilities with the help and support to study and have equal opportunities to fully experience the university life and activities, thus trying to remove all the architectural and didactic barriers that they may encounter during their career.
The Library of the University of Naples Parthenope was founded in 1920, when the Royal Naval Institute was established. The Main Library is located on the ground floor of Palazzina Spagnola (Via Acton 38), while an additional thematic section of Engineering and Science and Technology is located at the Centro Direzionale.
Many undergraduate and graduate courses are also available in e-Learning mode such as audio-video lessons with advanced tutoring and assessment tests.Multiple online services made available to students and all classrooms and spaces are accessible from the wifi network eduroam.