Today Italy ranks among the 8 most industrialised Countries in the world. Alongside some big companies, both state-owned and private, it has developed a sound network of small and medium-sized undertakings, promoted a few scientific parks, and is incentivating basic and applied research in a great variety of fields (biology, ICT, medicine, physics, etc.).
Italy has played an important role in European higher education: it is one of the four countries that first engaged to create the so-called "European Area of Higher Education" (Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998), thus starting that type of higher education reform which, known as "Bologna Process" (Bologna Declaration, June 1999) is being implemented all over Europe.
No other Country in the world has so many art and culture treasures like Italy. More than a half of historical and artistic estates of the world is in our Country (data UNESCO).
Italy is a Country reach in history and traditions, testfied by museums, cathedrals, residences, castles, archeologic sites, etc. Each place keeps important traces of the past and the natural environment surprises the visitor with mountains covered with snow and kilometers of shores all around the peninsula.
For further information about Italy and studying in Italy see the website of MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) " Study in Italy".
" Study in Italy" is a valuable information tool for students wishing to attend higher education (H.Ed.) programmes in Italy, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.