The University of Messina was founded in 1548 and has an ancient tradition going back more than 500 years. But today it is a particularly young university that is constantly projecting itself into the future. In the most recent national evaluation of research quality, UniME was voted as having demonstrated the best performance. Additionally, the number of enrolments has been constantly increasing since 2015. Furthermore, UniME currently ranks as the second Southern University for its quality of teaching.
Internationalization programmes are at the centre of the UniME development policy. Today the University welcomes students from 27 foreign countries as well as numerous visiting professors and visiting researchers. This is a natural vocation for UniME because of its location.