Italo-French University

The Italo-French University/French-Italian University (UIF/UFI) was estabilished on October 6th, 1998 as a result of an intergovernmental agreement signed in Florence. 

The UIF/UFI promotes and actively supports the cooperation between French and Italian research institutions and universities.

It acts as a funding agency in order to:

  • foster academic  cooperation between Italy and France, with respect to both teaching and research
  • contribute to the implementation of joint programs and initiatives
  • promote and support scientific and/or technological joint research activities
  • support the development of HEI consortia including other EU countries.
Vinci Program

The goal of the Vinci Program is to promote students, researchers and professors mobility within a French-Italian academic space, while boosting the exchange of methodologies, teaching experiences, refinement of language skills and the establishment of a scientific network of excellence. 


The call for applications 2020 is closed


Results will be available on the Franch-Italian University in June 2020.

Galileo Program

This program is managed by the Italian-French University for the Italian part, and by the MEIRIES and Campus France for the French side.


The goal of the Galileo Program is to develop scientific collaborations between Italian and French institutions and research laboratories on joint projects and to promote the mobility of groups of young scientists coming from Italian or French institutions/research centres.


The call for Galileo 2021 is now online. In light of current events related to the COVID-19 emergency, the submission deadline has been postponed to 22nd May 2020  at 11:00 a.m. (CEST, Rome Time).


For further details visit the Italo-French University website:

Visiting Professor Program

The Italo-French University supports Italian universities interested in hosting Visiting Professors (teachers, researchers or professionals) coming from French universities, research centers or private companies.


The new call for applications 2020 is online. For more information visit the link below:

Scientific Label Program UIF/UFI

Since 2007, the Italo-French University awards its label to Italo-French initiatives with high cultural and scientific value.

In the period between 2007 and 2018 the UIF has awarded the Label, sometimes accompanied by a financing, to 257 projects frequently proposed by prestigious institutions. 


The new call for applications 1st Scientific Label 2020 is now online. For more information visit the link below:

Award UIF/UFI 2020

The UIF/UFI award's objective is to promote innovation circulation and research activities related to the theme "Environment and Sustainable development" in the French-Italian context.


The award is open to all scientific fields. The prize is only intended for candidates not older than 35 years.

Maximum prize is € 3.000.


The new call for applications Award UIF/UFI 2020 is online. For more information visit the link below:

Jointly-supervised doctoral theses award 2020

The Italo-French University grants two awards of € 1.500 each as a recognition for jointly-supervised PhD theses completed within the last two years in the context of the Vinci program (cap.II and III).


The awards are intended for humanistic-social works as well as for scientific ones.


The new call for applications jointly Supervised Doctoral Thesis Award UIF/UFI 2020 is online. For more information visit the link below: