The Italian education system

The "3+2" university reform has changed the traditional framework of Italian university qualifications and now prospective undergraduates have a wider range of degree courses to choose from. The reform enables students to personalise their own university career according to their cultural and professional expectations. This course organisation, according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), introduces the "credit" as the unit of measurement which defines the student workload, including time spent attending lectures, seminars, independent study, examinations, etc. One credit corresponds to 25 hours of study.

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