The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.

The University Today: Numbers and Innovation

The presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, the information services: in these and many other areas, today the Alma Mater paves the way for innovation.
  • 5: the Campuses(Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna e Rimini)
  • 11: the Schools of the University of Bologna.
  • 32: the Departments of the University of Bologna.
  • 12: the Research and Training Centre.
  • 11,000: (average) number of research products, more than 400 patents, 147 funded research projects (H2020 and LIFE), 10 SIR projects (Scientific Independence of Young Researcher), 7 Inter-departmental Centres for Industrial research (CIRI).
  • 85,244: the students who have chosen the University of Bologna (A.Y. 2016/17), making it the most popular university in Italy. Teaching and extra-curricular activities take place in 1,162,506.81 m2 of space in the campuses of Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.
  • 215: Degree Programmes (A.Y. 2017/2018): 92 first cycle 3-year programmes, 110-second cycle programmes and 13 single cycle programmes.
  • 71: International degree programmes, 47 of which are delivered in English.
  • 41: PhD programmes (A.Y. 2016/17), 39 specialisation schools, 66 first and second level professional master's programmes, 16 of which are international.
  • 2,113: international students from abroad on exchange programmes and 2,771 students enrolled at UNIBO who spent a study period abroad in 2016.
  • 5,756 people: the university community of teaching and services staff.
  • The library system offers access to 47,000 online journals, 190,000 e-books and 647databases.
  • 1,100 wi-fi access points, 2 server farms with more than 520 virtual servers.

Campuses

The University of Bologna has a Multicampus structure, ensuring the opportunity to learn and promoting stable research activities throughout the region, aiming to improve the operations and quality of life for the university community.

  • Cesena Campus
  • Forlì Campus
  • Ravenna Campus
  • Rimini Campus
  • Representación en la República Argentina

University Structures and Articulations

Departments, Schools, Centres, other structures (art. 25 University Statute), and articulations constitute the cultural, teaching and research nucleus of the University of Bologna.The Advanced Schools, Institutes and Colleges combine high-level scientific research with professional and specialist training.

  • Departments
  • Schools
  • Advanced School of Studies on the City and Territory - SSCT
  • "A. Gaudenzi and G. Fassò" Interdepartmental Centre for Research in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Law and in Computer Science and Law - CIRSFID
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism - CAST
  • Centre for Applied Biomedical Research – CRBA
  • "Ercole De Castro" Advanced Research Center on Electonic System- ARCES
  • “Giorgio Prodi” Cancer Research Center - CIRC
  • Interdepartmental Centres for Industrial Research
  • Interdepartmental Research Centre for Environmental Sciences - CIRSA
  • "L. Galvani” Interdepartmental Research Centre for Integrative Studies in Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biocomplexity - CIG
  • Public Sector Research and Training Centre - CRIFSP
    - Advanced School for Health Policy - SSPS
    - European School of Advanced Fiscal Studies - SEAST
    - High School for Legal Studies
    - Specialisation School for Legal Professions "Enrico Redenti"
    - Specialisation School for Public Administration Studies - SPISA
  • Umberto Eco International Centre for Humanistic Studies
  • University Centre for the protection and promotion of health and safety:
    - Occupational Safety and Health Service
    - Service for Animal Welfare in the University Teaching and Scientific Facilities
  • University of Bologna Experimental Farm - AUB
Programmes taught in:
  • English
  • Italian

This school also offers:

Bachelor

University of Bologna

Economics and finance study how individuals, businesses, and governments allocate resources to best satisfy their objectives. The goal of this programme is to provide stu ... [+]

Economics and finance study how individuals, businesses, and governments allocate resources to best satisfy their objectives. The goal of this programme is to provide students with the tools they need to analyze modern economic and financial systems, which are nowadays complex and interwoven, well beyond national boundaries. On completion of the programme, students will be able to understand and contribute to the debate about economic policies, economic development and growth, financial markets, trade and globalization, taxation, health and welfare. Lectures typically start in September.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme CLEF is a programme taught in English, with students from all over the world. Our Dept. of Economics is ranked among the best in Europe in its field At CLEF you will learn how markets function, how economic policies affect them, how development and growth lead to wellbeing CLEF has a strong international orientation thanks to its study topics, international e-learning activities and diverse study-abroad initiatives You will develop a quantitative and problem-solving attitude to tackle new and complex economic issues CLEF graduates typically further their studies at the world best Master’s degrees in Economics, Finance and Business. Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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University of Bologna

CLABE – Business and Economics is a 3 year Bachelor degree entirely taught in English forming graduates who are qualified to assume market-oriented managerial or consulta ... [+]

CLABE – Business and Economics is a 3 year Bachelor degree entirely taught in English forming graduates who are qualified to assume market oriented managerial or consultant positions within an international setting. The course provides students with integrated management abilities of different operational areas in order to enable them to address international market oriented issues and to develop strong skills both in the economics areas and in companies’ marketing, financial and strategic management. CLABE is an international programme for Italian and non-Italian students. International students are welcome, furthermore, exchange programmes like Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Overseas are strongly encouraged and supported.... [-]

Italy Bologna
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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The first cycle degree programme in Management aims to provide students with key management concepts and tools of different operational areas essential to operate in ente ... [+]

The first cycle degree programme in Management aims to provide students with key management concepts and tools of different operational areas essential to operate in enterprises and public or private institutions with an international perspective. The teaching methodology is designed to enable students to gain a practical understanding of real-life management problems through the analysis and interpretation of real-world cases and interactive case discussion. The programme also provides specific learning activities to strengthen students’ linguistic and management-related skills.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme Small class size benefits: increased active involvement in the learning process, higher estimated levels of academic achievement and performance Innovative teaching methodology: practical understanding of real-life management problems through interactive case discussions Specific Labs and internship programmes. Focus on up-to-date knowledge and real-world experience The Basement Club: we help our students in transforming their ideas into real business Specific scholarships to spend a mobility period in non-EU partner Universities Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Forli
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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CLEF stands for Corso di Laurea in Economics and Finance; it is an international undergraduate degree course, entirely taught in English and open to Italian and internati ... [+]

What's CLEF?CLEF stands for Corso di Laurea in Economics and Finance; it is an international undergraduate degree course, entirely taught in English and open to Italian and international applicants. It lasts 3 years and leads to the title of Bachelor's (1st-cycle degree).

Where is it based?You would be studying at the School of Economics, Management and Statistics of the University of Bologna, one of the best Economics School in Italy within the oldest University in the western world (est. 1088 a.C.).

Am I eligible to apply?Have you got a non-Italian secondary school certificate? If so, check if it complies with these requirements to understand if you are eligible to apply.

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Italy Bologna
October 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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The first-degree cycle in International Tourism and Leisure Industries - ITALI is a three year degree program, with quality assurance certificate by UNTWO TEDQUAL THEMIS ... [+]

The first-degree cycle in International Tourism and Leisure Industries - ITALI is a three year degree program, with quality assurance certificate by UNTWO TEDQUAL THEMIS Foundation whose main objective is to improve the quality of the tourism education, training and research programmes; the programme provides students with the cultural and technical profile required to join as a manager or professionals the private and public enterprises making the tourism industry. To the aim, ITALI offers excellent preparation in tourism planning and tourism management and develops professional profiles, which have a deep knowledge of complex interactions and interdependencies between creative and leisure industries, business strategies, governmental policies and tourism.... [-]

Italy Rimini
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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A new English curriculum has been set up within the degree course since the 2018/19 academic year. The new curriculum is entitled Diplomatic and International Sciences (D ... [+]

'Diplomatic and International Sciences’ is a new programme in English offered at the Forlì Campus of the University of Bologna. The programme aims to provide a broad overview of the challenging and complex scenarios that characterize the present dynamics and trends of the international community and of the system of international relations. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with topics such as Contemporary History, International Law, International Economics, International Relations. Finally, a number of workshops aim to provide students with professional and cross-disciplinary skills. Teaching methods are based on an interactive approach, stimulating students to be motivated in their learning.... [-]

Italy Forli
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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University of Bologna

Stats&Maths bachelor’s degree in Statistical Sciences (first cycle) trains junior experts and technicians to work professionally in the statistical field. ... [+]

Stats&Maths bachelor’s degree in Statistical Sciences (first cycle) trains junior experts and technicians to work professionally in the statistical field. Learn to build, manage, process, analyse and interpret data in various contexts, to support the formulation, design, analysis and solution of complex problems in conditions of uncertainty, with help of the appropriate computer languages, and to produce the knowledge required by decision-making processes in private and public bodies. Learn to apply the statistical knowledge to many fields such as economics, finance, health, demography and environment. Perform internships and participate in the Erasmus/Overseas programmes of the University of Bologna, including the Double Degree Programme with the University of Glasgow, specifically set up for Stats&Maths students.... [-]

Italy Bologna
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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The University of Bologna, an overview

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