The city of Bari. From Greek Βάριον – Bárion, Latin Barium (coordinates 41°08′N 16°52′E) is the charming capital city of Apulia, a region in southern-east Italy bordering the Adriatic sea. Bari’s rich cultural history is derived from Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, Spanish, French, and Italians. The city is well known for its harbour and University (est. 1924). Always considered to be the Italian gateway to the East (the Levant), Bari serves as an ideal bridge between Western and Eastern cultures. In addition to several museums, Bari boasts very important monuments including the Castello Svevo (Swabian Castle) of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (the Holy Roman Emperor), the Basilica of Saint Nicholas (the patron of the city), many splendid examples of the typical Apulian Romanesque Churches scattered throughout the region, the Petruzzelli Theatre and the “Russian” Church.
The Old Bari and the Murattiano district are the heart of the city and offer a beautiful promenade on the sea. The recently redeveloped Karol Wojtyla Airport has several connections to major European cities.
The University of Bari
The University of Bari in Italy was founded in 1925. It is a state-supported University, divided into 1 School of Medicine and 23 Departments covering all italian degrees and focusing on Arts, Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Literature, Law, and Education.
The University offers various courses for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Famous for its teaching, the University is also focused on scientific research at the doctorate level. The University of Bari research centres are highly-interactive, having connections among different departments, universities, and other research centres.
The University's facilities include central and departmental libraries, theatres, lecture halls, job placement centres, a press office, counselling centres, and chapels. These facilities are open to students and staff members, and can be used free of charge. Each year, the University sponsors various cultural activities to foster exchanges among local and international students. The Erasmus+ programme is very active in the Medical field (code Bari01).
The Medical School in Bari
The Medical School was established in 1924 together with the Faculties of Pharmacy and Law. The 1st hospital (San Peter’s) was based in the Old City and moved afterwards to the Ateneum building in the Murat quarter and, subsequentely, to the large Hospital Policlinico in the ‘50s. Since then, the Hospital has been largely renovated and hosts all Clinical Departments and Specialties, the Dean’s Office, the Aula Magna “G. De Benedictis”, the “Asclepios” Emergency block and students’ facilities, rooms, libraries, and Academic Departments.