Polytechnic University of Bari is an Italian public University offering scientific and technological programmes. The Polytechnic forms perspective architects, engineers and industrial designers and issues academic qualifications such as three-year Degree courses (I level), two-year Degree courses (II level), five-year Degree courses, Ph.D.’s as well as I and II level Postgraduate courses.

The University of Messina was founded in 1548 and enjoys a long tradition as a driving force in the Mediterranean area with a strong orientation towards interationalisation, innovation and quality of teaching and research.