About us

The Perugia Foreigners' University is a the oldest and most prestigious Italian institution specialised in teaching, research and promotion of Italian language and culture in all its expressions.

Founded in the early 1920s, right from the start it symbolised openness, tolerance and a meeting of cultures and peoples, developing into what has become a genuine laboratory of intercultural training today. Its exclusive identity is thanks to a specialised vocation in teaching Italian to foreigners, along with all its expressions, such as art, literature, the economic and industrial system. The university's mission is to contribute to the promotion of Italian language and culture worldwide and to knowledge about diversity.

Since the 1990s it has also been offering university and post-graduate courses to Italian and international students.

In fact, the Human and Social Science Department now offers a wide, well-structured range of courses including Italian language and culture, refresher courses for L2/LS Italian language teachers, degree and second-level degree courses in teaching and promoting Italian language and culture, advertising and international relations. The range of courses is completed by post-graduate courses for professional specialisation and research activities, such as 1st and 2nd level Masters degrees, higher level training and research doctorates.