D’Annunzio University: From Poetry to Science, a Journey Across Disciplines and Territories
The D’Annunzio University of Chieti – Pescara (Università degli Studi “Gabriele d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara) is a public research university located in the neighboring cities of Chieti and Pescara in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. It was established in 1965 as a non-state-owned university and became state-owned in 1982. It is named after Gabriele d’Annunzio, a prominent Italian poet, writer, and politician born in Pescara.
The university has two main campuses: one in Chieti Scalo, where the administrative offices and most faculties are located, and one in Pescara, where some faculties and departments are based. The university also has a distance learning center in Torrevecchia Teatina. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in various fields of study, as well as postgraduate courses and vocational training.
The university’s strengths lie in its multidisciplinary research and teaching approach, international outlook, and connection with the local territory. The university has 13 departments and two schools that cover a wide range of disciplines: arts and humanities, economics and management, engineering and architecture, health sciences, law, medicine and surgery, pharmacy, psychology, social sciences, and veterinary medicine. The university also has several research centers focusing on specific areas of interest, such as biotechnology, neuroscience, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, and tourism.
The university is part of several national and international networks and collaborations that enhance its academic reputation and visibility. For example, the university participates in various mobility programs such as Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, and Marco Polo, which allow students to study abroad for some time. The university also hosts international students from different countries who choose to enroll in its courses or conduct research projects. In addition, the university has agreements with many higher education institutions worldwide for academic exchange and cooperation.
The university provides various services to support its students throughout their academic careers. These include orientation sessions for prospective students; tutoring services for educational guidance; language courses offered by the University Language Center; and libraries.
The D’Annunzio University of Chieti – Pescara is a dynamic institution that aims to contribute to advancing knowledge and innovation through excellence in research and teaching. It welcomes students who wish to pursue their academic goals in a stimulating environment that values diversity, collaboration, and quality.