University of Bari Aldo Moro
  • No. Students: 49000
  • No. Staff: 1485
  • Study mode: 92 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English, Italian
  • Phone:
  • +39080883046

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The University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italian: Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro) is a higher education institution in Bari, Apulia, in Southern Italy. It is a state-supported university which is divided into 12 faculties. Each faculty has its own set of departments that focus on the arts sciences, mathematics, social sciences, literature, medicine, law, and education.The university offers various courses for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Aside from teaching, the university is also focused on scientific research at the doctorate level.

The University of Bari research centres are highly-interactive, having connections among different departments, universities, and other research centres. The university offers various courses for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Aside from teaching, the university is also focused on scientific research at the doctorate level. The University of Bari research centres are highly-interactive, having connections among different departments, universities, and other research centres. Among the university's facilities include central and departmental libraries, theatres, lecture halls, job placement centres, a press office, counselling centres, and a university chapel. These facilities are open to students, faculty, and staff and can be used free of charge. Each year, the university holds different cultural and part-time activities that foster friendship among local and international students.

The University has been awarded the following ranking positions:

  • ranked 359 by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) (2016)
  • ranked 437 by the CWTS Leiden Ranking (2016)
  • ranked 401–500, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking (2016)
  • ranked over 500th position by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (2016)
  • ranked over 700th position by QS World University Rankings (2016)

The University of Bari is one of the most prestigious universities in Southern Italy and it is one of the largest universities in Italy, with a student population of around 60,000. A recent name change refers to the statesman Aldo Moro (1916-1978), a student of law there until 1939 who then served as ordinary professor of philosophy of Law and Colonial Policy (1941) and of Criminal Law (1942).The University is one of the 48 Italian higher education institutions in the CWUR list of the top 1000 universities in the world for 2016. Moreover, it has been ranked between 151st and 200th in the world for Physics by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2015).

  • Department of Economics, Management and Business Law

  • Department of Political Science

  • Department of Agro-Environmental and Territorial Sciences

  • Department of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Humanities

  • School of Medicine

  • Department of Biology

  • Department of Economics and Finance

  • Legal and Economic Systems of The Mediterranean: Society, Environment, Culture

  • Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutics

  • Department of Chemistry

  • Department of Education Sciences, Psychology, Communication

  • Department of Computer Science

  • Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences

  • Ionic Department In "Legal and Economic Systems of The Mediterranean: Society, Environment, Culture"

  • Department of Earth and Geoenvironmental Sciences

  • Department of Literature, Languages, Italianistics and Comparative Literature

  • Department of Law

  • Department of Mathematics

  • Department of Physics

  • Department of Pharmacy

The University of Bari was founded in 1925.The most important stages in its history are:

  • January 1925: the Faculty of Medicine and surgery is established, incorporating the pre-existing school for midwives and the School of Pharmacy is transformed into a faculty.
  • 1925-1944: add the Faculties of Law, Economics and Commerce (born from the Regia Scuola Superiore di Commercio founded in 1882 on the initiative of the then President of the Chamber of Commerce Tommaso Columbo) and Agraria.
  • 1944: since 1944 the University is strengthened with the establishment of the Faculties of letters and philosophy, physical and natural Mathematical Sciences, Engineering, Teaching, Veterinary Medicine and Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • 1987: the University of Bari becomes founder and majority partner of the scientific and Technological Park Tecnopolis-CSATA Novus Ortus, established in 1987 by the transformation of the Center studies and applications in Advanced Technologies (CSATA) and is located at the gates of Valenzano.
  • 1986-1990: these are the years covered by the four-year plan, approved by DPCM on 12 May 1989, the construction of university centres within the region. With the same four-year plan, it is also established the Faculty of architecture that merges into the instituting Polytechnic of Bari together with the Faculty of engineering separated from the University of Bari.
  • 1990: following the law on the reform of University Teaching Systems (no 341/90) and the approval of the University Development Plan for the three-year period 1991/1993, referred to in the DPR 28 October 1991, by DM 31 January 1992, authorization to institute new university diplomas was granted. The three-year plan for 1991/93 also provides for the conversion of The Bachelor's degree in political science into a faculty.
  • 1994: the University of Bari joins the AlmaLaurea consortium.
  • 1995: the micaelic and garganic Studies Centre was founded in Monte Sant'angelo as a separate section of the Department of classical and Christian Studies.
  • 2008: The University is named after Aldo Moro.
  • 2015: the University carries out a series of initiatives to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its establishment.

Admission Requirements

To access bachelors degree courses, post-graduate degrees and single-cycle degree courses, students must be in possession of at least one of the following qualifications:

  • a high-school diploma (four years' attendance) with supplementary year
  • a five-year baccalaureate
  • a degree (or a relevant school diploma or ISEF diploma) and qualifications obtained abroad with at least 12 years of schooling.

Immediately after enrolling, students must hand in the following documentation to their student office:

  • a printed version of the form they have completed online;
  • a signed photocopy of a valid identity document and their tax code number;
  • two identical passport-size photographs, one of which should come with the appropriate stamp duty;
  • (only applicable to students on degree programmes at the Faculty of Medicine) certification attesting to their having undergone a screening test for tuberculosis at a public health facility (through Mantroux introdermoreaction);
  • (for students from developing countries in conditions of economic hardship) documentation must be obtained from the nearest Italian diplomatic authorities;
  • (for students with disabilities) a legally-recognised certificate acknowledging their disability status and the percentage of disability;
  • self-certification of their academic qualification.

Enrollment

Any enrollments  are to be done solely online. To register (see guide) the student should:

  1. sign in with username and password when answering online ESSE3 - "Segreteria on line ESSE3" 
  2. enter the required information from the web procedure
  3. print the MAV file from the Payments section;
  4. pay for the first installment (if applicable).

Paperwork/documents may no longer be handed in at the office, except in the case of:

  • students from non-EU countries, who must hand in a valid stay permit;
  • disabled students, who must report to the Student Admin Office to hand in the relevant certificate issued in accordance with the law. (N.B.: this certificate should testify to both the typology of their handicap and to the degree of their disabilty.)

Non-community students without a residence permit can be admitted within the limits of available positions, upon successfully passing an Italian language test. They must bring a pre-enrollment form (Modello A) to the Italian consular office of their country of origin, where the student’s signature and photo will be authenticated, in which the specific Bachelor’s Degree Course and the chosen University are indicated.

The following documents must be included with the application form (Modello A – two original copies):

  • an original copy of secondary school qualifications of at least 12 years of education, or a legally validated substitute certificate;
  • a document certifying eligibility to access higher education in their home Universities (es.: Vestibular for Brasil, Selectividad for Spain, Prova de Afericao o Prova Geral de Acceso ao Ensino Superior for Portugal). However, the applicants are not required to pass admission tests for limited enrolment faculties or courses in their country of origin;
  • a document which certifies partial or completed academic course of study, in cases where the number of secondary school years is less than 12; if foreign students already have a University Degree or have passed a certain number of exams in their country and want to validate them, a detailed description of the mentioned exams must be included in the application form;
  • two passport photos (one authenticated by the Italian consular office of the country of origin);
  • any certificate of Italian language skills given by one of the following academic institutions: III Università degli Studi di Roma, Università per Stanieri di Perugia and Università per Stranieri di Siena, or certificates of attendance given by other Universities offering courses under article 46, paragraph 3, of the DPR n. 394 of August 31 1999, which also have agreements with other educational institutions, local authorities or Regions. Such certifications can be valid qualifications or even substitute the Italian language skills test, if the Universities allow it. The students willing to take the above mentioned certificates may contact the foreign Institutions of Italian Culture in order to have information on how to obtain them.

For students from countries which have subscribed to the Aja Convention of October 5 1961, the documents must have the “Apostille” stamp, postmarked by the authorized local authorities.All documents written in foreign languages must have a legally validated translation in Italian, marked by the Italian consular post.The Italian consular post will return the original copies of school qualifications - authenticated by the Consul only where there is no international agreement - to the students concerned together with the certificate of equivalence of qualification (these documents will be delivered to the University’s office for registration). The Italian consular post will also send authenticated copies of the above mentioned documents to the University chosen by the student concerned.

Within eight days of their arrival in Italy, candidates must submit their study-related residence permit to the police authority of the city where they intend to reside.
Upon registering for one of the courses offered by the University, foreign students must request to have their residence permit renewed, every year, at least 30 days before the expiration date.Candidates will be admitted to exams, once they have satisfied all the red-tape requirements.Foreign students needing to take the Italian language examination (usually in early September) must bring their passport and student Visa, together with their residence permit or a proof of application for residency.

Students who do not pass the Italian language examination cannot take other aptitude tests or competitive examinations.

Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (University of Bari Aldo Moro) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bari (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Puglia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Taranto, Brindisi. Officially accredited recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (UNIBA) is a very large coeducational higher education institution. Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (UNIBA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.International applicants are eligible 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.

Student Associations

Student Associations have an important role for the aggregation and the involvement of students in Bari University life and in the activities of the individual Departments.At the University of Bari there are several Student Associations, properly recognized by university regulations and whose representatives are elected every three years. 

Their goal is to defend the student right to study and to guarantee the services provided by the government authorities of the University and the Faculties (Administrative Board, Academic Senate and Faculty Council).

Harmonia Association

The Harmonia Association, the University of Bari’s chorus and orchestra, officially formed in 1989, carries out an intensive musical programme within the university and in the local community.The association’s main aim is the encouragement of musical and choral practice among the young and, in particular among university students, through the work performed by instrumental and vocal groups which have promoted an increasing awareness of profoundly art forms on both a human and cultural level. The Association has also been involved in partnership projects with other musical and university groups abroad.

Psychological Counselling Service

University counseling is an articulated network of free services addressed to students enrolled at the University of Bari. The main objective is to contribute in interaction with other academic services to reduce drop out and delay following students during their studies and answering to their multiple demands.

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