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Italy:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

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Italy:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Italy:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Italy:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Italy:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Italy:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Italy:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

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Italy:Higher Education

Italy:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Italy:First Cycle Programmes

Italy:Bachelor

Italy:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Italy:Second Cycle Programmes

Italy:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Italy:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Italy:Adult Education and Training

Italy:Distribution of Responsibilities

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Italy:Main Types of Provision

Italy:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Italy:Teachers and Education Staff

Italy:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Italy:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Italy:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Italy:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Management and Other Education Staff

Italy:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

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Italy:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Italy:Management Staff for Higher Education

Italy:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Italy:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Quality Assurance

Italy:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Italy:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Educational Support and Guidance

Italy:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Italy:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Italy:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Italy:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Italy:Mobility and Internationalisation

Italy:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Mobility in Higher Education

Italy:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Italy:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Italy:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Italy:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Italy:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Italy:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Italy:National Reforms in School Education

Italy:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Italy:National Reforms in Higher Education

Italy:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Italy:European Perspective

Italy:Legislation

Italy:Glossary

 

Universities (polytechnics included) and equivalent institutions, High-level arts and music education institutions (Afam) and Higher technical institutes (ITSs) are higher education institutions that issue first, second and third-cycle qualifications. ITSs only offer short first cycle courses.

A list of all institutions is available on the website of the Ministry of education, university and research (Miur). In addition, Miur has launched the portal universitaly.it that, beside the list of all institutions, provides all necessary information to access higher education in Italy.

University Education

University education is provided by 96 university institutes:

67 state universities (of which 9 are higher schools, or institutes, called 'special system higher schools');

29 non-state universities (of which 11 are online universities).

Finally, the following institutes issue qualifications equivalent to those issued by universities:

  • Higher schools for language mediators (Scuole superiori per mediatori linguistici, SSML) offering three-year courses and issuing qualifications equivalent to the laurea (first-cycle degree) on language mediation sciences released by universities;
  • Specialisation institutes for psychotherapists, issuing qualifications equal to the Specialisation diploma (third-cycle qualification) issued by Italian universities in the broader field of psychology.
  • Other institutes offering 5-year single-cycle courses leading to a qualification equivalent to a second-cycle qualification. Among them: the Higher institute for the conservation and restoration (Istituto superiore per la conservazione e il restauro) in Rome, the School of the Gemstone Factory (Scuola dell'Opificio delle pietre dure) in Florence, with its branch in Ravenna at the School of Restoration of the Mosaic (Scuola di retauro del mosaico), the Higher school at the Central institute for the pathology of books (Istituto centrale per la patologia del libro) in Rome. These institutes fall within the responsibility of the Ministry for arts and culture instead of the Ministry of education.

High Level Arts and Music Education (Afam)

Institutes providing High level arts and music education (Alta formazione artistica e musicale – Afam) are the following:

  • Accademie di belle arti (Academies of fine arts): higher institutes of applied arts, which main purpose is preparing students for the practice of the arts (painting, sculpture, decorating and scenery). There are 20 State and 23 legally recognised Academies of fine arts nationwide.
  • Istituti superiori per le industrie artistiche, ISIA (Higher institutes for Artistic Industries): they are state institutes offering a specific training in the design field (graphic design). There are 4 Higher institutes for Artistic Industries with their seats in Faenza, Rome, Florence and Urbino.
  • Accademia nazionale di arte drammatica (National Academy of Drama), in Rome: it offers training courses for actors and directors to Italian and foreign citizens.
  • Conservatori di musica (Conservatoires): higher institutes of applied arts aimed at the teaching of music. There are 58 Conservatoires and 21 Higher institutes of music.
  • Accademia nazionale di danza (National Dance Academy), in Rome: its main purpose is to train dancers, soloists, choreographers.
  • Other institutes offering higher education in the arts sector, in particular design, music and fashion allowed to issue equivalent qualifications. There are 14 institutes nationwide.

Higher technical institutes (ITS)

ITSs are specific types of foundations (half a way between associations and private foundations). The minimum organisational standards requirements foresee that ITSs should involve:

  • a vocational/technical upper secondary school, either State-funded or paritaria, situated in the same province of the foundation, which has the role of reference body and that issues the relevant qualification;
  • a training institution which has been accredited by the Region for the purpose of higher level training and situated in the same province of the foundation;
  • an enterprise belonging to the same productive branch of the ITS;
  • a university department or any other body belonging to the technological/scientific research system;
  • a local authority (municipality, province, extended urban area, etc).

The offer is available nationwide. At present, there are 63 ITSs.