Italo-French University

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:

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

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.


The call for applications is closed. The result will be available at the beginning of June 2019 on the Italo-French University website.

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 foster the mobility of groups of young scientists coming from Italian or French institutions/research centres.


The call for applications closed on May 7th, 2019 at twelve o'clock (Paris time).
Visiting Professor Program

The Italo-French University supports Italian universities interested in hosting Visiting Professors from French universities or research centers.

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 call for the 1st Scientific Label 2019 is now closed. The list of selected projects will be published by the end of June on UIF website:

Award UIF/UFI 2018

The UIF/UFI award is granted to unpublished works (monographs or collective works, thesis, works on virtual media, etc.)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).

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