Taricco Gian Piero

Our roots

The Italian Division of the "Fakulti Bahasa dan Linguistik (FBL) - Universiti Malaya", was established in 2003 as a result of the effort of the Italian Embassy, which highlighted the growing importance of Italian in modern day Malaysian society, especially when considering the mutual trade relationships between Italy and Malaysia.

Our staff

  1. Assoc. Prof. Paolo Coluzzi: Associate Professor;
  2. Dr. Omar Colombo: Senior Lecturer;
  3. Mr. Gian Piero Taricco: Language Teacher;
  4. Mrs. Tamara Boscia: Lecturer from the Italian Embassy.

Our network


Our vision

Every year, approximately half a million students, all over the world, attend Italian classes outside Italy.
Learning Italian makes communicating with Italians more pleasurable and travelling to Italy more memorable. Studying Italian has a commercial advantage for people involved in finance, business and trade including managers, investors, technicians and other whose job profile requires them to interact with numerous Italian industries.
Knowing Italian has an added advantage: it opens a window to a wealth of literary and cultural heritage.
Italy has significantly contributed to art, cuisine, fashion, movies and music and this continues to draw people worldwide to its classical and contemporary culture.
Learning Italian will introduce you to the new globalized world with an important new asset!

Our mission

  1. To teach the Italian language;
  2. To spread out the Italian culture;
  3. To facilitate the exchange of our students among universities;
  4. To strengthen the employment opportunities for our students;
  5. To promote networking with likeminded partners and stakeholders.

Our students


MyItalian@University - The website of the Italian division at the Fakulti Bahasa dan Linguistik - Universiti Malaya