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 2022 is closed. To get more details see the dedicated page:

Galileo Program

This program is managed by the Italian-French University for the Italian part, and by the MESRI 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 2023 is closed.

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 2022 is closed.

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 call for applications 1st Scientific Label 2022 is closed.

Award UIF/UFI 2022

The UIF/UFI award's objective this year is to promote innovation and research activities related to the theme "Health and society" 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 2022 is closed

Jointly-supervised doctoral theses award 2022

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 call for applications jointly Supervised Doctoral Thesis Award UIF/UFI 2022 is closed.

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.


The Italo-French University will select 2 chairs for Italian and French universities for this first edition. However, it reserves the right to select a different number of chairs according to the availability of funds and based on the scientific quality of the applications.


The call for applications is closed.