University of Bari

University Information, Campus and History
(Bari, Apulia, Italy)

The Università degli Studi di Bari or University of Bari in Italy was founded in 1925. 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.

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 over 20 central and university libraries all over campus. The eight central libraries are arranged per faculty and include the following:
  • Economics
  • Arts and Philosophy
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Law-Library of Law Seminar
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Pharmacy

For research on specialized topics, the university offers several departmental libraries that house thousands of printed volumes, newspapers and archives. There are a total of 46 departmental libraries, some of which are the following:
  • Department of Pathological Anatomy and Genetics
  • Department of Development Age Biomedicine
  • Department of International Law and European Union Law
  • Department of Geology and Geophysics
  • Department of Italian Studies
  • Department of Informatics
  • Department of Languages and European Cultural Traditions
  • Interuniversity Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Animal Production
  • Department of Antiquity Sciences
  • Department of Educational Sciences
  • Department of Historical and Social Sciences
  • Department of Christian and Classical Studies

The university also offers a centre for music, cinema, visual arts, and theatre. There is also a university choir and orchestra called the Harmonia, and various cultural activities that promote the arts. To help university graduates land the right job for them, the university maintains a graduate database called the Almalaurea. Students can upload their resumes to the database by logging on to the website and filling in a questionnaire.

Students can also access the university's libraries and other facilities online. Using the university's Teaching Islands, students can access information in the various campuses and faculties around the campus. For financially-challenged undergraduate students, the university offers economic assistance. Students who have psychological concerns can also approach the university counselling centre where qualified and professional counsellors are available to talk.

Although student accommodation is relatively limited, there is plenty of accommodation spread around Bari, ranging from hotels catering for business clientele and pensioni (guest houses) close to the train station, to enticing Puglia villas suitable for large families. Do bear in mind that if you are visiting in early May, during the Festival of St. Nicholas (Festa di San Nichola), lodging can be scarce.

Famous Students

The University of Bari has produced various professionals, educators, scientists, and analysts throughout its almost 90 years of existence. Among the university's famous students include educator and Italian language teacher Felice Maselli, investment analyst Dr Gianfranco Viesti and pathologist Dr. Eugenio Maiorano.

Interested international applicants can inquire through the university's off-site secretariats throughout Bari. Questions regarding course offerings, admission requirements, and student accommodation can be coursed through the offsite secretariats in Acquaviva Delle Fonti (080 761134), Canosa (0883/610111-662183), and Monopoli (080/4140266).

Contact University of Bari:
Address: Via E. Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari, Apulia, Italy
Tel: +0039 080 5714325
Fax: +39 080 5443196
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