Marche Polytechnic University

Marche Polytechnic University
Marche Polytechnic University
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Established 1959
Type State-supported
Rector Prof. Marco Pacetti
Admin. staff 1,300 (700 academic staff)
Students 17,500
Undergraduates 16,400
Postgraduates 1,000
Doctoral students 400
Location Ancona, Italy
Sports teams CUS Ancona (

Marche Polytechnic University (Italian Università Politecnica delle Marche) is a public university in Ancona, Italy. It offers three year degrees in Agriculture, Engineering, Economics, Medicine, and Sciences, as well as longer specialist programs in Medicine and Biology.



Courses began at the beginning of November in 1959 as a branch of the University of Urbino. The university itself began in 1969 with approval of a charter for the Independent University of Ancona and by-laws establishing a 2-year course of study for the Faculty of Engineering and a 3-year course of study for the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. The Higher Council on Public Education recognized the Faculty of Engineering for the 1969-70 academic year and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for the following year, and the University of Ancona was recognized as a state university on January 18, 1971. Faculties of agriculture and sciences were added over the next two decades, and in January 2003 the University was renamed to the Università Politecnica delle Marche.


These are the 5 faculties in which the university is divided into:

The teaching faculty currently numbers 710 professors, teaching assistants, and researchers, along with 560 technical and administrative personnel. Teaching and research activities were once housed at separate locations, which were often unsuitable and inadequate. They are presently grouped together and divided among three main complexes. The science-technology complex is located in Monte D'Ago, and its buildings boast the monumental and prestigious work designed by Belluschi, an Italian-American architect. This complex houses the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science. Construction is currently being completed on this same site to meet the teaching and laboratory needs of the new Faculty of Biology. A second research and instruction complex is located in Torrette for the biological, scientific and clinical needs of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. The third complex reserved for the study of economics and the humanities is located in center of the city in a historic and renovation ex barracks Caserma Villarey and houses the Faculty of Economics. Villa Maria, located near Passetto, represents an additional center of study, set aside for orthodontics and dental prostheses. In terms of logistics, the administrative center of the University is ideally located in the center of the city at Piazza Roma. The Administration and Rectorship are housed in the former.

Palazzo della Provincia (Government Building), and the other administrative bodies are located in buildings in close proximity to the Palazzo. The University's facilities also include the sports complex situated on an extensive tract of land in Posatora, the former location of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery before it was destroyed by a disastrous landslide in 1982. In this same area, a new botanical garden has been planned which, together with the university research farms (currently operational) in the city of Agugliano, round out the scientific and instructional facilities for the Faculty of Agriculture. In addition, medium to long-term planning includes the renovation of the former Stamira barracks, the latest acquisition made by the University. This building has been proposed as guest residence for students and scholars from other Italian and foreign universities who ever more frequently attend courses and conduct research at the various institutes and departments, within the context of national and international projects.

See also

  • List of early modern universities in Europe
  • List of Italian universities
  • Ancona

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