University of Siena

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Established in 1240, the University of Siena is one of the oldest universities in Italy. The number of faculties increased alongside student numbers, evolving from an original offering of medicine, surgery, and law to a broad and diverse academic portfolio across 15 academic departments. Courses are taught in either Italian or English, and summer schools exist for professionals and students looking to develop their specific knowledge in many fields.

The university underwent a massive expansion in the 20th century, growing from a cohort of 400 students between the World Wars, to its current one of around 20,000-strong.