The University of Udine was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976.
Its aim was to provide the Friulian community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies.
The University currently has the following degree programmes in: Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Modern Languages, Communication and Training, Humanities, Medicine and Surgery and Mathematics, Computer Science and Multimedia.
The University gym is managed by the University Sports Center (Centro Universitario Sportivo), and organizes lots of activities, from fitness classes to basketball, volleyball, beach-volley, table tennis and of course, football. For the more creative there's the canoe polo team.
The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job.The University of Udine participates in the activities financed by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia to the projects under the Operational Programme Objective 2 - Regional Competitiveness and Employment of the European Social Fund 2007-2013 (POR FSE).