Prato is currently home to University of New Haven, Monash University and University of Florence.

University of New Haven

The University of New Haven opened its first international satellite campus in Prato, Italy in the fall of 2012. The historic city of Prato offers UNH students an authentic Italian cultural experience. Prato, the second largest city in the region, is just 20 minutes from Florence and one hour from Pisa by train.
While experiencing life abroad, students will have the opportunity to enroll in five classes taught by both UNH and Italian faculty. All UNH tuition and fees remain the same as if students were attending our main campus in West Haven, Connecticut – the only difference in price is the cost of airfare!

Monash University

The Prato Centre provides Monash University with a strategic European base for education and research collaborations. Since its establishment in 2001, thousands of Monash students and researchers have benefited from the Centre’s strong links throughout Europe.
The Centre is the site for innovative teaching programs for the Faculties of Art, Design and Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, and Law.
A vibrant community engagement program ensures that the Centre is embedded in its local context and that visiting staff and students have the opportunity to develop their understanding of contemporary Italian and European culture.

PIN - a branch of University of Florence

PIN s.c.r.l. Educational and Scientific Services for the University of Florence is a non-profit organization with majority public share. Its main shareholders are the University of Florence, the Municipality of Prato, the local Chamber of Commerce, the Province of Prato, main Entrepreneurial Associations and other private and public bodies from the area. 
The PIN Centre is an innovative instrument of contact between University and Society. Its aim is to facilitate a closer and more participatory relationship to the territory, and wants to become a primary support to the University training in advanced sectors. A strong characteristic of PIN is the quality of teaching activities, combined with research, training and services offered to Agencies and Firms, particularly SME’s belonging to the metropolitan area.