Camerino is a small town, with about 7,500 inhabitants today, located 661 meters above sea level, on the dorsal that separates the valley of Chienti from that of Potenza, in the heart of Marche, a region in the centre of Italy.
The University of Camerino is an old institution been a center of learning since no later than 1200 offering degrees in civil law, canonical law, medicine and literary studies. Gregorius XI with the papal edict of 29 January 1377 authorized Camerino to confer, after appropriate examination, bachelor and doctoral degrees with apostolic authority.
On the 15th of July of the same year, Benedict XIII founded the Universitas Camerinensis Studii Generalis with faculties of theology, jurisprudence, medicine and mathematics. On April 13th 1753 the emperor Franz I Stephan of the of Habsburg Lorena extended the validity of the degrees from Camerino to the whole territory of the Holy Roman Empire. Today, more than 10.000 students attend the University of Camerino, indicated with his acronym UNICAM.
UNICAM has 5 Faculties/Schools (Architecture, Jurisprudence, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, Veterinary Medicine), 13 departments and 5 campuses (Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, Matelica, Recanati, San Benedetto del Tronto).
UNICAM has 620 employees between professors and administrative technical personnel and has an important tradition in didactics and scientific research. There are numerous and innovative degrees being offered in the different Faculties including Masters. Many of UNICAM professors have received prestigious national and international recognitions.