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Faculty of Economics
Information on the courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Massimo Ciambotti

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Economics – Office of the Dean
Via Saffi, 42 - 61029 Urbino PU
(+39) 0722 305 515, 0722 305 500 - 501 0722 305 566

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Economics is very active in its field and occupies one of the top positions in the national tables for research. In terms of teaching provision, its key objectives are:

  • to ensure its courses are of high quality, whilst also maintaining a study workload which enables students to graduate within the designated timescales;

  • to provide students with solid educational foundations together with specialist professional skills;

  • to facilitate the acquisition of the “language” skills (IT and foreign languages in particular) needed to operate in an increasingly dynamic and globalized world;

  • to offer support (job placements) and experience (internships) to help students enter the world of work.

In order to pursue these objectives, the Three-year Degrees have been developed with the following features:

  • ISO 9001 certification for all degree courses;

  • study syllabi with fewer credits in the first year, to help students overcome any teething problems encountered at the beginning of their course;

  • the ability to change subject after the first year, whilst retaining full recognition of the credits acquired;

  • the ability to study part-time;

  • courses which are structured into semesters;

  • the development of innovative teaching methods (group work, seminars with entrepreneurs and professionals, case studies, company visits, etc.).

The Specialized/ ‘Magistrale’ Degrees have been developed with the following features:

  • a focus on active teaching methods, with frequent group work, seminars and case discussions, with the objective of developing not just theoretical and applied knowledge but also the skills which will be useful in a real job;

  • the ability to study part-time;

  • the provision of support courses (for students not yet in possession of the academic enrolment requirements) in preparation for the competency tests to be sat by the end of December.

Support services:

  • the Computer Centre, with modern IT facilities. provision of Internet Points and access via wireless connection technology. the opportunity to gain the E.C.D.L. IT certificate (the European Computer Driving Licence), including its Advanced/ Application Level form. the ability to follow seminars and access services through Web TV.

  • the Language Laboratory: basic and advanced courses, seminars in foreign languages on specific subjects (business, marketing, economics, etc.) and, during September and October, intensive basic English and German language courses are organised. We are an examination centre for the B.E.C. (Business English Certificate, University of Cambridge).

  • Work placements/internships at over 3000 companies and other organisations. Careers advice.

Faculty of Pharmacy
Information on courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Orazio Cantoni

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Pharmacy
Piazza Rinascimento, 6 - 61029 Urbino
(+39) 0722 303321 0722 303313

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the oldest Faculties at “Carlo Bo” University of Urbino: pharmacy studies to “diploma” level have been ongoing from as early as 1860, although their origins are known to date back to the 17th century.

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Urbino has a foundation in tradition but also keeps a keen eye on the changes that the professional world of its future graduates has experienced over the years. Its primary concern is for the quality of its teaching and experimental research, and it has always had, and continues to have, a strong focus on providing all the means necessary for learning and education.

Staff availability and a close attention to students’ educational needs and the demands of the employment market make for a perfect synergy between faculty staff and students.

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Urbino is growing, both quantitatively and qualitatively. A survey of a significant sample of graduates from our Faculty has shown that 90% of graduates find work within six months of achieving their qualification, in the vast majority of cases in an occupation which is relevant to the knowledge acquired during the course.

Students registering at our Faculty also have the opportunity to enjoy an excellent educational experience from the scientific research perspective. The results of the first three-year research assessment exercise carried out by CIVR the official research assessment steering committee (“CIVR”) have shown that the Faculty of Pharmacy has a number of centres of excellence carrying out elite level research, allowing students to acquire invaluable experience in the field of experimental research which will be of considerable use in their professional life.

Teaching provision

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Urbino is organized to prepare students for various professional roles, such as for working in the health/pharmaceutical, herbal and dietary sectors. It provides a diversified teaching programme which is structured into two five-year single-cycle Specialized/‘magistrale’ Degree courses, both covered by the European Health Regulations (Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology) and two three-year Degree courses (Herbal Techniques and Nutritional Science).To enhance the educational offering available to students who have chosen one of our Degree courses, the range of services provided by the Faculty of Pharmacy at Urbino has been developed and extended.Students registered on the degree courses in Pharmacy and in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology have access to:

  • A preparatory course: the Faculty organizes a Preparatory course for all students registered for the first year, which makes a rapid survey of key ideas in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • An Italian language course, organized jointly with the University Language Centre to help the Faculty’s large international student intake to integrate.
  • Courses in Scientific English: the Faculty, in conjunction with the University Language Centre, organizes a course in Scientific English aimed at the acquisition of language skills relevant to students’ specific knowledge.
  • Summer courses: intensive courses with practical laboratory work are held during August, to assist working students and those needing to make up attendance time.
  • Catch-up courses: when particular needs arise, the Faculty organizes “Catch-up courses” for students who are behind with their examinations.
  • Preparatory courses for the profession of pharmacist, using a “Simulated pharmacy”, are provided jointly with the Association of Pharmacists of the Province of Pesaro and Urbino. The “Simulated pharmacy” course, which Urbino is currently the only Faculty of Pharmacy in Italy to offer, is useful in preparing for a professional traineeship. Attendance counts for 2 learning credits (CFUs). 
  • IT facilities: computers for student use are available at the Faculty’s teaching institutes.

Faculty of Law
Information on courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Eduardo Rozo Acuna

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Law – Office of the Dean
Via Matteotti, 1 - 61029 Urbino PU
(+39) 0722 303250, 0722 303220 303226 0722 2955

Faculty website

The Faculty

Located in the heart of Urbino, the Faculty has a good teacher-student ratio, offering ease of contact, full availability for consultation and advice, and optional intensive courses, for a stress-free study experience. The Faculty has launched its Postgraduate school for the legal professions, preparing students for lawyers’, magistrates’ and notary examinations, and also providing training courses, specialist courses, professional refresher courses, and first and second level Masters degrees, in the most important business and independent professional sectors.

Student associations are a well-established part of Faculty life, organizing cultural, musical and sporting events in the beautiful renaissance setting that is our city.

Most of the teaching programmes run a summer course each year, in the second half of August. This is especially targeted at those who are not able to attend during the academic year, and it involves 10 hours of lessons per subject and an examination.


There are various Committees within the Faculty which, together with the help desk, provide a continuous information and orientation service. The Faculty has also set up a tutoring service offering students the opportunity to go into the subjects studied in class in more depth and to prepare for the examinations. The work placement and internship office and the Faculty Erasmus representative have set up numerous schemes to provide opportunities for students to gain foreign study and work experience (internship) with various companies and public bodies. There is also a generous number of study grants available to study the law of San Marino, provided courtesy of the Republic of San Marino.

Further information is available from the Faculty at:

Facoltà di Giurisprudenza Via Matteotti n.1 Tel (switchboard) +39 0722 303250
Office of the Dean: Dr. Daniela Capponi +39 0722 303220
Director of Studies: Mr. Raffaello Zeppi +39 0722 303222
Administration Office, Department of Legal sciences ("Collegio dei Dottori 1506"): Dr. Alessandra Cupparoni +39 0722 303205


Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy
Information on courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details

Prof. Settimio Lanciotti

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy
Via S.Lucia, 6 - 61029 Urbino
(+39) 0722 320125 0722 322553

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty was founded in 1956 with the creation of the Degree courses in Humanities (classical and modern) and in Philosophy. It grew in 1963 as the Degree in Modern Languages and Literature was introduced (subsequently discontinued upon establishment of the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature), and also in 1992 with the new Degree in Cultural Heritage Preservation (which, with the new three-year study structure, became Cultural Heritage Sciences). The 2001/2002 academic year finally saw the introduction of the Degree in Technologies for Heritage restoration and preservation (limited intake), which is run jointly with the Faculty of Science and Technology. As from the last academic year, the Faculty has set up a new Degree course programme in Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Over the years, the Faculty has enlarged its breadth of teaching considerably, and currently offers four Specialized degree courses (which have been running since the 2004/5 year) and one Specialized/‘magistrale’ combined degree. The management strategy has had the overriding objective of promoting interest in new facets of the discipline, favouring the development of original research approaches and methodologies and enabling graduates to gain rapid access to the latest professional career opportunities. Some of our results have been officially recognized, in the areas of philological, historical, artistic and archaeological research. The Faculty has risen significantly in the most recent CENSIS classification. Currently, following on from some important changes to the University's statute, the Faculty is structured into the new Departments of Textual Sciences and Philosophy, along with the inter-faculty Department of Modern Literature and Philological and Linguistic Sciences. The student and teaching communities gather for teaching and research work at the Faculty Institutes and Departments occupying grand buildings in the historic city centre, with such fine examples as the palazzo Albani and palazzo Veterani. Some of the specialist departmental libraries are particularly well endowed, and the technical and information facilities required to support teaching and research are generally made fully available to students.

Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature
Information on the courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Anna Teresa Ossani

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature – Office of the Dean
Piazza Rinascimento, 7 - 61029 Urbino
(+39) 0722 303371

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature is currently ranked no. 1 in Italy in the CENSIS /"la Repubblica" 2009 classification.
This achievement is a reward for the constant attention to the needs of the national economy and the modern labour market, an efficient and finely tuned organization, innovative teaching methods, and a high quality educational offering.

The three-year degree in Foreign languages and cultures, with its three-stream structure (Western, Oriental and Business) offers an in-depth language education in both western and oriental languages, and leads to work in the worlds of teaching, publishing, culture, tourism, performance and business.
Foreign languages (French, English, Russian, Spanish, German, Arabic and Chinese) are taught by competence level, not by year group, thus students are divided into groups on the basis of their linguistic ability, enabling them to reach high levels of language skill quickly.
Students registering for the three-year degree course are required to have a certain minimum level of general knowledge, an interest in foreign languages and the cultures from which they arise, and a willingness to study abroad.
The two Specialized/‘magistrale’ degrees in Languages for Schools, Performance and Books, and Intercultural communication for business use lectures and language and cultural laboratory activities, together with traineeships and internships, to educate students as knowledgeable professionals, regardless of their preferred field, be it the worlds of business, teaching, research or event management.

Students can register for the Specialized/‘magistrale’ degrees after the three-year degree or an old-style four-year degree; transfers from other faculties are also possible, subject to meeting the admission requirements as indicated in the relevant Course regulations.
Students awarded the Specialized/ ‘magistrale’ degree are eligible for admission to the Research Doctorate programme, on passing the relevant entrance examination.
Postgraduate specialist and masters courses are also available.

Orientation and mentoring

The Faculty maintains relations with a range of schools to provide orientation and guidance to pupils. During each year’s University open day, secondary school pupils and teachers can obtain full information on the educational opportunities offered by the Faculty.
A mentoring service is provided by Faculty teachers and students (selected via a competition process), to help freshers integrate into university life and to follow their progress on their courses.


Language practice exercises take place at the University Language Centre in Urbino, and at the Faculty bases in Urbino and Pesaro (for oriental languages), which are equipped with sophisticated language laboratories featuring the latest technology.
Dedicated facilities are also provided within the Faculty for practising IT skills.

Placements and internships

All current three-year and specialized/‘magistrale’ degree courses offer students the opportunity to participate in placements and internships at companies and other organizations in Italy and abroad, both in Western and Eastern countries, to help students enter the professional world on graduation.

Intensive foreign language courses

The Faculty offers free intensive foreign language courses (in French and German for absolute beginners) before the start of the main academic year.

Faculty of Education
Information on the courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Domenico Losurdo

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Education – Office of the Dean
Via Bramante, 16 - 61029 Urbino
(+39) 0722 303742, 0722 303743 0722 303746

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Education is concerned with the development of knowledge, skills and professionalism in the field of education. Education today is increasingly viewed as a strategic resource for promoting the social, economic and civil development of our society, and for ensuring that its members have sufficient access to life opportunities.

The Faculty runs degree courses which prepare students to take on various professional roles in the fields of education and personal psychological services. On the education side, courses are provided for both school level (viz. the Degree in Primary education), and the policy level (viz. the three-year degree in Education and Training, and the specialized/‘magistrale’ degree in Education theory and planning). In the field of personal psychological services, courses are run to provide an understanding of the individual in normal and pathological conditions (viz. the three-year degree in Psychology and psychological techniques, and the specialized/‘magistrale’ degree in Clinical psychology).

The learning paths provided by the Faculty, besides the courses offered in the individual disciplines, are structured in a way which emphasizes the value of seminars, laboratory work and work experience, thus providing a strong link between theory and practice which will prove indispensable when working in the field of professional education. The Faculty also contributes to the interfaculty course in Fashion studies and design, which aims to provide a professional foundation for prospective product managers, with the management and communication skills and the stylistic/ modelling design skills they require.

Faculty of Science and Technology
Information on courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Stefano Papa

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Science and Technology – Office of the Dean
Località Crocicchia - 61029 Urbino
(+39) 0722 304282, 0722 304283 0722 304240

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Science and Technology has always had a strong focus on developing courses with a clear vocational perspective. The professional roles (Laboratory Analyst, Biologist, Biotechnologist, Geologist, Computer scientist, Ecologist, Naturalist and Restorer) for which the courses offered prepare students are directly relevant to particular sectors of industry. In addition to the new study path for aspiring professional climate change scientists, this year the course programme reform arising from the implementation of Ministerial Decree 270/04 has created two new Specialized/‘Magistrale' degrees, which complete the study path for the professional roles of Biologist and Geologist. In particular, in Biology there are two differentiated curricula for separate professional applications (for the public health biologist and the nutritional biologist) and a study path focussed on training Molecular Biology researchers. The specialized/‘magistrale’ degree course in Applied environmental geology provides graduates with the scientific tools to make geological planning decisions independently and in an interdisciplinary setting with specialists from other fields. This reform of the course programmes gave rise to a process of profound change in our educational offering, with the key objective of creating study paths – in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, and Geological Sciences – which are more effective, more relevant and closely in step with the evolution in the respective professional roles in the world of employment.

The Scientific Campus, the site housing the Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, and the decentralized Biotechnology department are centres where teaching and research enrich one another, producing the best results in terms of the technological and cultural exchange between staff and students. Given the need for students to have the right basic knowledge before they can begin their courses, the Faculty has anticipated the requirements of the latest educational reforms, having for several years now organized foundation courses in mathematics for the three-year degree, in order to make up for the deficiencies in the programmes of some secondary schools, and to enable students to integrate more quickly into Faculty life.

The faculty has several laboratories equipped for IT, biotechnology, chemistry, biology and geology. In addition to the lab work and lectures, the three-year Degree courses and the two-year Specialized/ ‘Magistrale’ degrees also involve external activities such as traineeships at public and private organizations in Italy and abroad (under the auspices of European exchange programmes such as Erasmus and Leonardo). The three-year Degree courses and the two-year Specialized/ ‘Magistrale’ degree courses can also lead to the 1st and 2nd level University Masters degrees, which are provided each year on the basis of the demand from the labour market in the Biological, Biotechnological, IT, Natural and Geological/Environmental sectors.

Through its heavy involvement in applied research, the Faculty has also developed a considerable number of Research doctorates following on from the applied science content of all the Specialized/ ‘Magistrale’ degrees, in the Biological, Environmental, Natural, Geological, Biochemical/Biotechnological and Chemical sectors. These are complemented by an annual allocation of numerous research fellowships aimed at giving doctoral students experience in the development of applied research projects, thus allowing a considerable number of students graduating from the Specialized/‘Magistrale’ five-year (3 + 2 year )course to enhance their preparation for the world of employment.

Faculty of Sports Science
Information on the courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Vilberto Stocchi

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Sports Science – Office of the Dean
Via Oddi, 14 - 61029 Urbino
(+39) 0722 351728, 0722 351729 0722 328829
presid.smotorie@uniurb.it presidenza.sm@uniurb.it

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Sports Science is a recently established scientific faculty, having been opened in the 1999-2000 academic year, making it one of the youngest Faculties at the University of Urbino.

The Faculty trains skilled professionals for work in the worlds of sport, psychological/physical wellbeing and health promotion.

The scientific evidence is clear that physical exercise is important in terms of bringing significant improvements to the quality of life and having a preventive effect on various multifactorial diseases, thus also helping to reduce public expenditure.

The Faculty has achieved important results with its teaching, and also has a major development plan which is already bearing fruit from this year with the launch of the new degree course in Sports, Movement and Health Sciences. This course involves 2 curricula (in Movement and Health, and Technical and Sport) and a significant traineeship programme with a specific focus on equipping graduates with all the skills demanded by the employment market. The Faculty also offers 2 Specialized degree courses (in Sports Science and Techniques, and the Science and Techniques of preventive and adaptive exercise), along with level 1 and 2 Masters degrees. The Faculty is also actively engaged in furthering its relations with other organisations, such as its important agreements with the School of Sport and the Italian Olympic Committee Sporting federations for the development of quality and the professional prospects of students, which are now in place for a great many sporting disciplines, some with residential internships. Numerous agreements have been put in place with public and private health and social organisations for the provision of vocational traineeships in movement sciences and in preventive, adaptive and compensative exercise. We are seeing a continual growth in Erasmus exchanges with qualified universities in the rest of Europe, helping Sports Science students to further their education abroad.

Students with a strong vocation for research can take a doctorate after their specialized degree, which can form the basis for high-level specialist work or a university career in the new disciplines of which our Faculty is an active exponent.

Study at the Faculty of Sports Science can lead to a wide range of career opportunities as a sport and exercise professional in public and private bodies, sporting organisations and social and recreational associations, with particular regard to conducting, leading and supervising individual and group movement activities of an educational, recreational or sporting nature for the purposes of maintaining physical and psychological wellbeing through the promotion of active lifestyles.

For the purposes discussed above, the degree courses will equip with an understanding of: - the biological bases of movement and adaptation to physical exercise as a function of the type, intensity and duration of exercise, the age and gender of the subject, and the environmental conditions in which the exercise is carried out; - the relevant sporting and movement techniques, to be able to teach them accurately to the trainee with due attention to their particular gender, age and physical condition; - the techniques and methodologies for measuring and monitoring physical exercise, and the skills to evaluate the outcomes; - the biomechanics of movement for the purposes of devising simple programmes for the correction of gait or posture; - the techniques and tools for muscular development, and the ability to evaluate their effectiveness and foresee their impact on the physical constitution and the psychological and physical wellbeing of the subject.

Faculty of Political Sciences
Information on the courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Marco Cangiotti

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Political Sciences
Via Bramante, 17 - 61029 Urbino PU
(+39) 0722 303750 0722 303753

Faculty website

The Faculty

The Faculty of Political Sciences offers the following taught courses for the 2009/2010 academic year:
1 three-year first-level degree in Political Sciences; 
1 specialized degree in
• Political sciences (Class 70/S)
1 Masters degree in ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES (level 2)

Courses are provided in a wide range of subjects at every level, from the legal, philosophical and political science aspects to the historical and economic.
Taught courses are organized into semesters. The 2009-2010 academic year involves two semesters (the first from October to January and the second from February to May), with seven exam periods.
The Faculty provides a mentoring service, staffed both by lecturers and senior students, which is aimed in particular at freshers and prospective students, to support and help orientate them in their studies and academic choices.
In addition to their lecture classes, each lecturer makes themselves available for consultation at regular times in both semesters. This facilitates constant contact with the students, for providing clarification, explanations and information on the content of the individual subject courses and the activities of the Faculty in general.
The Faculty has set up various schemes to enable students to gain work experience (internship) with companies and public bodies. Study opportunities abroad are available in many European countries under the auspices of the Erasmus project.
All students have access to the well-stocked interfaculty Political Science and Law library .

Faculty of Sociology
Information on the courses run by the faculty, general information and contact details.

Prof. Bernardo Valli

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Sociology
Presidenza - Via Saffi, 15 - 61029 Urbino PU
(+39) 0722 305720, 0722 305721 0722 305722

Faculty website

The Faculty

The courses offered by the Faculty of Sociology for the 2009/2010 academic year are structured into:

two three-year degrees:

 Communication sciences on-campus or by distance learning (on-line)
• Sociology and Social service on-campus or by distance learning (on-line)

four Specialized/ ‘magistrale’ degree courses:

Corporate communication and advertising
Publishing, information and documentation systems
Organization and management of social services and policy on-campus or by distance learning (on-line)
Multicultural sociology

in addition to Masters, advanced specialist courses, and professional training/refresher courses.

The on-line options are a particularly important feature, as they offer study paths accessible to those in employment or with disabilities who are not in a position to attend traditional classes.

The Faculty of Sociology is notable for its lively seminars and conferences, which bring prestigious speakers from various academic and professional fields to Urbino to participate.
The Summer Course each August is targeted at those who are not able to attend during the academic year. It is structured into 10 hours of lessons per subject with an examination which can be sat on payment of an additional fee.

The courses offered by the Faculty of Sociology have a strongly vocational content, supplementing the theoretical and methodological classes with a substantial programme of experimental and laboratory work in the following areas:

- cultural industry
- communication professions
- public relations
- visual languages
- multimedia
- cross culture
- design, management and assessment of social interventions and policies
- social research
- human resource management.


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