The University of Siena is rich in history and has a great tradition, at the same time is committed in research and innovation.
Siena is one of the oldest universities in Europe: the first document that certifies its existence dates back to 1240. Next to the law school was born a medical and philosophical subjects college. Since the fourteenth century, with the transformation in Studio General, the University is authorized to issue degrees in all subjects. In the twentieth century, with the addition of new faculties, the University of Siena has had a great growth and reach more than 20 thousand students at the end of the century.
In eight centuries the University of Siena has produced knowledge in every field of study, and is now one of Italian universities which presents best results in innovative research, teaching and services for students.
This result is not new, in fact, in recent years a number of faculties of the university were at the top of the rankings compiled annually. Arts and Humanities was at the 1st place in 2009 and in 2010, 2nd place in 2011 and 4th in 2012. While the Faculty of Law was in 3rd position in 2010, 1st place in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 Faculty of Political Science was ranked 2nd place (it was in 4th place in 2011), and the Faculty of Economics has reached the 3rd place (same position as 2011).
The long tradition of cooperation with universities around the world has build a significant network of agreements, which develops maximum international mobility of professors and students.
There are 315 European universities which have collaboration agreements within the framework of LLP / Erasmus and each year are provided 300 scholarships Erasmus mobility for study, 30 Erasmus placement, 40 mobility grants for study and research for undergraduates , graduates and postgraduate students at universities outside Europe.
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