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Florence polytechnic pilots new approach to the arts in Italy

Aerial view of Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, the famous Cathedral of Florence during Sunset.

Research minister says Polifi will bridge traditional arts institutions and universities

Italy’s first Polytechnic of Arts and Design has been formally inaugurated in Florence, aiming to bridge the gap between universities and traditional institutes of art and music study.

Although the country already has higher education institutions dedicated to the arts, the new Politecnico delle Arti e del Design di Firenze, known as Polifi, is the first that has the declared goal of providing a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills to future professionals in all artistic domains.

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