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 2024 is now closed. Results are available on the dedicated page:

Galileo Program

This program is managed by the Italian-French University for the Italian part and by the MESR 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 applications for Galileo 2025 is closed. Results will be available from December 2024.

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 call for applications for Visiting Professors 2024 is closed. Results are available on the dedicated page:

Scientific Label Program UIF/UFI

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


The 2nd call for applications Scientific Label 2024 is online.

Applications open from 10th July to 18th September 2024 - 12:00 p.m. - Midday (Rome time).
The initiatives covered by the call must take place between 1st January 2025 and 31st December 2025.


The 1st call for applications Scientific Label 2024 is closed. Results are available on the dedicated page:


The UIF/UFI award's objective is aimed at promoting innovation and research activities in the French-Italian context.


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

The amount allocated is € 3.000.


The call for applications Award UIF/UFI 2023 is not available at the moment.


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Jointly-supervised doctoral theses award

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 (chapter II and III).


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


The call for applications jointly Supervised Doctoral Thesis Award UIF/UFI 2024 is closed. Results are available on the dedicated page:

Italo-French Chairs

The Italo-French University has launched a new program entitled Italian-French Chairs aiming to financially support Italian and French universities interested in creating a joint project of high quality collaboration that combines Visiting Professor teaching activities with students and PhD students mobility and the realization of cultural and scientific initiatives.


The call for applications Italo-French Chairs 2024 is closed. Results are available on the dedicated page: