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The complex and articulated post-secondary education system consists of four state universities, one private university, five music conservatories, three Academies of Fine Arts, seven Higher Technical Institutes and provides training for more than 80,000 students. In addition to the three cities that are home to the state universities (Bari, Foggia and Lecce), the teaching sites are also located in the provincial capitals of Taranto and Brindisi and in a number of other smaller towns such as Monopoli, Valenzano Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Monteroni, Ceglie Messapica, Rodi Garganico, etc.
University of Bari
44,000 students enrolled, over 130 bachelor's and master's degree courses and more than 20 doctorate courses.
Polytechnic University of Bari
Over 10,000 students, 23 bachelor's degree courses, 4 doctorate courses, as well as 3 master's degrees and a graduate school.
University of Salento
Over 60 degree courses, two postgraduate schools, one University College of Applied Sciences and around 12 doctorate courses offered to more than 17,000 students.
University of Foggia
Almost 40 bachelor's degree courses, 5 PhD courses, several master's degree courses, postgraduate courses, specialisation schools and active training courses, offering training to more than 10,000 students.
Libera Università Mediterranea LUM
6 bachelor's and 2 doctorate courses and several Master's courses, offering courses to almost 2,000 students.
Academies of Fine Arts
In the urban centres of the capitals of Bari, Lecce and Foggia with over 1,750 students.
These have a total of around 2,000 members and are based in the cities of Bari, Monopoli, Taranto, Lecce and Foggia, with branches in the smaller towns of Ceglie Messapica and Rodi Garganico.
7 Istituti Tecnici Superiori (ITS) with sites in Bari, Lecce, Foggia, Taranto, Brindisi, Locorotondo, and Martina Franca
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