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The Italian International Engineering and Business Programs


Italy on the Forefront of Technological Innovation

Italy offers more than just good food, great art and breathtaking views; it is a member of the G7 and G8 group, is respected around the world as a major influence, and  is a leader in many other fields such as:

  • World Leader in the creation of major infrastructures with over 1000 and counting, in over 90 countries around the world
  • #1 in the world for production of several nautical machines such as super yachts
  • World’s 5th largest trade surplus in manufactured goods
  • Largest increase in pharmaceutical and biomedical exports in the world
  • More than 1/3 of the world’s contrast agents are produced in Italy
  • Europe’s 2nd largest overall exporter
  • Leader in aerospace technology
  • 3rd country in the world to send a satellite into orbit

To find out more, watch this video produced by the Italian Government:

Not Convinced? According to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Italian economy and GDP are increasing, in a moment in which European countries are experiencing an economic decline:
Report on Italian Economy

  • Ferrari Engineer Stefano Monfardini with President of URI, President Dooley and the Director of the Italian IEP Michelangelo La Luna.
  • Engineer of Ferrari, Stefano Monfardini, Provost DeHayes, and Director of Italian IEP Michelangelo La Luna.
  • Students at Historical Ruins in Rome
  • URI Delegation at University of Calabria

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