Top Universities in Italy 2019
Shivani Bhatt, 02 Nov 2018, #Italy

Top Universities in Italy 2019 - Having some of the oldest and prestigious universities of the world, top universities in Italy are no doubt looked up upon by students from all over the world. University of Bologna, which dates back to 1088 AD and has been a major attraction for international students to study in Italy from around the world for centuries. The University of Padua, University of Naples Federico II and the University of Siena are also some of the oldest top universities in the world. Politecnico di Milano and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento are the top universities in Italy according to the QS ranking tables 2019.

As many as 4 out of the 30 Italian universities ranked by the QS Ranking 2019 rank within the 200 top universities in the world. The QS World University Ranking 2019 ranks Politecnico di Milano is the top higher education institution in Italy, and has  placed it at 156th position, a huge improvement over 170th position in the QS world university ranking 2018 and 2017 QS ranking (183rd rank). THE ranking 2019 ranks Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento ranked at 155th as the top university. However, according to the THE ranking 2019,  

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento is the top university in Italy at 153 rank. It was ranked at 155 by the THE ranking engine 2018. 

 

The Italian universities which are placed in the top positions in the league tables of ARWU World University Rankings 2019 are University of Milan, Polytechnic Institute of Milan and Sapienza University of Rome. All the three top universities of Italy according to the ARWU ranking rank above 150-300 rank.

 

The table below provides a detailed information of the top universities of Italy in 2019 according to all the three major ranking engines. The table below is compiled based on the league tables of world university rankings 2019 published by the following agencies:

Top Universities in Italy 2019

S.no

University

QS Rank

THE Rank

ARWU Rank

2019

2018

2019

2018

2018

2017

1

Politecnico di Milano

156

170

301–350

301–350

201-300

201-300

2

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento

167

192

153

155

--

--

3

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

175

192

161

184

--

--

4

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

180

188

180

201–250

201-300

201-300

5

Sapienza University of Rome

217

215

251–300

301–350

201-300

151-200

6

Università di Padova

249

296

201–250

351–400

201-300

151-200

7

University of Milan

325

325

301–350

301–350

151-200

201-300

8

Politecnico di Torino

387

307

--

--

--

--

9

University of Pisa

422

421-430

301–350

351–400

201-300

201-300

10

University of Trento

426

441-450

251–300

251–300

--

--

11

University of Naples - Federico II

472

481-490

301–350

401–500

201-300

301-400

12

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

491

481-490

--

--

--

--

13

University of Florence

501-510

461-470

401–500

401–500

301-400

301-400

14

University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

511-520

461-470

401–500

401–500

--

301-400

15

University of Turin

571-580

551-600

401–500

401–500

201-300

201-300

16

Università degli Studi di Pavia

581-590

551-600

401–500

351–400

301-400

301-400

17

University of Milano-Bicocca

601-650

651-700

--

401–500

401-500

301-400

18

Universita' degli Studi di Ferrara

701-750

751-800

401–500

501–600

401-500

401-500

19

University of Genoa

701-750

701-750

401–500

401–500

--

--

20

University of Siena

701-750


351–400

401–500

--

--

21

University of Trieste

701-750

701-750

401–500

351–400

--

401-500

22

University of Brescia

701-750

751-800

501–600

401–500

--

--

23

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

751-800

701-750

601–800

501–600

--

--

24

Università degli Studi di Perugia

751-800

751-800

351–400

--

--

--

25

Catania University

801-1000

--

501–600

501–600

--

--

26

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

801-1000

701-750

351–400

401–500

--

--

27

Università degli studi Roma Tre

801-1000

751-800

401–500

401–500

--

--

28

University of Palermo

801-1000

--

501–600

501–600

401-500

401-500

29

University of Bari

801-1000

--

401–500

401–500

--

--

30

Verona University

801-1000

--

401–500

401–500

--

401-500

31

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

--

--

201–250

201–250

401-500

--

32

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

--

--

351–400

301–350

--

--

33

University of Salerno

--

--

351–400

351–400

--

--

34

Polytechnic University of Bari

--

--

401–500


--

--

35

University of Calabria

--

--

401–500

401–500

--

--

36

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

--

--

401–500

501–600

--

--

37

Marche Polytechnic University

--

--

401–500

401–500

--

--

38

University of Bergamo

--

--

501–600

401–500

--

--

39

University of Parma

--

--

501–600

401–500

401-500

--

40

University of Salento

--

--

501–600

501–600

--

--

41

University of Udine

--

--

501–600


--

--

42

University of Cagliari

--

--

601–800

601–800

--

--

43

University of Sassari

--

--

601–800

501–600

--

--

Italy is known in the top universities in the world subject ranking as well. This has made students aspire to study in Italy. Sapienza university is number 1 in the world for Classics and ancient history. As many as 4 universities rank among the top universities in Natural sciences. Two Italian universities rank among the top in the world for Engineering and Technology. Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino rank 17th and 33rd position in the world for Engineering and Technology.

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