Euroculture Udine

Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context

Università degli studi di Udine, Italy


“Studying in Udine has done great things for my personal development and creativity. On my racing bike I explored the area of Friuli, a fascinating cultural intersection zone of Italian, German and Slavic influences encapsulating the diversity of Europe touched upon in many of the courses. With the Adriatic and the Alps in almost equal proximity, a little escapade is always around the corner.”
- Simon de Leeuw, second semester Udine Student 2015-2017

Founded in 1978, the University of Udine rapidly established a national and international reputation as one of the most innovative and complete medium-sized Italian research universities. It offers a wide range of education programmes in tune with the changes in society and with the development of new professions.

Situated at the crossroads of Latin, Germanic and Slavic cultures, the University of Udine promotes staff and student exchange programmes for teaching and research, joint actions for higher education, and collaborations with foreign economies. Its international dimension is favoured by the enlargement process of the EU and is distinguished by new projects, which have decisive implications for a large area.

Among these projects, the Euroculture programme is certainly one of the most important, representing the ideal environment for the creation and the enhancement of joint study, research and training activities and providing the strong culture of excellence that is at the core of the university mission.

Thematic Focus

The University of Udine was one of the founding partners of the Euroculture Master programme in 1999. Pooling together the expertise of academics from various Departments, the programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research in the field of European cultural, historical and political studies.

Due to its position and to the history of its territory, the programme in Udine has got a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, with a specific insight on the issues of cultural identity, EU enlargement and integration, regional policies and cross-border cooperation.

The academic culture in Udine is mostly focused on active research, both on individual and group levels. Group activities, in particular, are considered relevant in order to create group identity both among the students as well as between students and teachers. The workload of the Euroculture programme has been designed in order to take into account needs and requests that former students have underlined. The number of contact hours is typically organised into 12-14 hours per week and students are encouraged to actively participate in class. The Euroculture programme at the University of Udine aims at involving local institutions and at developing interculturality and interdisciplinarity.

Other Information

University departments connected to the MA programme Euroculture
Department of Law, in cooperation with the Departments of Humanities, History, Economics and Modern Languages.

Starting date of the academic year
First Monday of October

Recognition Status

  • Name of Institution: Università degli Studi di Udine
  • Name of the degree awarded: Master of Arts in Euroculture
  • Accredited by: Under Italian law the university is entitled to establish programmes by it self. The programme has been officially recognised by the University Senate and Board of Directors.

Living Costs
Estimation per month (housing, food, other expenses): €500-€600


Master Erasmus Mundus Euroculture
Università degli Studi di Udine
Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche
Via Treppo 18, 33100 Udine, Italy

Phone: +39 0432 556706 or 556708
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