Since the initial pilot project in 2019, UNICORE has grown from two universities to twenty four. Some universities who participated in past editions are not offering scholarships in the current year, however they remain engaged in supporting refugee education.
Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
The University of L’Aquila, founded in 1596, is organized in sixty-seven courses and seven departments which promote scientific research and didactic-educational activities, maintain cultural and scientific exchanges with research centers from all over the world, and interact with the production of high-tech sector. In 2020 the university awarded one scholarship to a refugee student within the UNICORE programme.
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Established in 1088, the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna is the oldest university in the western world. With a current community of more than 85,000 students, the university is among the largest in Italy. It is the first Italian university for funds received within the Erasmus + program and the second in terms of funds received by the European Commission from the intervention of the Horizon2020 research and innovation program. The University of Bologna is among the top 5 Italian universities in the main international rankings (QS, Shanghai, Times Higher Education, Censis Guide and the Sole 24Ore rankings). University of Bologna was a forerunner in developing the UNICORE project together with UNHCR and welcomed the first 5 refugee students in 2019.
Università di Pisa
The University of Pisa (UNIPI) is a public higher education institution. It has twenty departments, with high level research centres in the fields of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. Established in 1343, UNIPI is one of the most prestigious Italian higher education institutions and a modern centre for teaching and advanced research. The university of Pisa awarded one scholarship in 2020 to a refugee student within the UNICORE programme.
Università degli Studi di Perugia
The University of Perugia is one of the oldest universities in Italy, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education and the finest quality degree programs and academic opportunities, within a multicultural environment. The university of Perugia awarded two scholarships in 2020 to refugee students within the UNICORE programme.