The Italo-French University/French-Italian University (UIF/UFI) was created 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 works like a funding agency to:
The goal of the Vinci Program is to promote the mobility of students, graduate students and professors, the exchange of methodologies and teaching experiences, as well as the deepening of language skills and the establishment of a scientific-training network of excellence between the two countries.
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 foster the mobility of groups of young scientists coming from Italian or French institutions/research centres.
The Italo-French University supports Italian universities interested in hosting Visiting Professors from French universities or research centers.
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The UIF/UFI award is granted to unpublished works (monographs or collective works, thesis, works on virtual media, etc.) related to the theme "heritage and innovation" in the French-Italian context.
The award is open to all scientific fields. The prize is only intended for the winners of a financing UFI / UIF or winners of a Scientific Label (with or without funding).