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
Programs taught in:
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Italian

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Bachelor

University of Bologna

The international degree in Genomics provides the theoretical and practical basis for training a professional capable of applying IT, mathematical and statistical skills ... [+]

The international degree in Genomics provides the theoretical and practical basis for training a professional capable of applying IT, mathematical and statistical skills to the analysis of genomic data and, consequently, to the analysis of transcriptomic, proteomic and epigenomic data, the biology of systems and metagenomics, in prokaryotes, eukaryotes and humans.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme Because like no other degree programs it helps learn and use informatics to decrypt the language and information hidden in genomes Because it is an absolutely new and innovative degree program which may offer extraordinary job prospects. Because it makes me feel an active player in the scientific research and in bioinformatics Because, the degree program being international, it will help me look towards the future and make me feel as a member of the world. Because "Genomics" stimulates my curiosity and leads me towards unexplored fields full of surprise and wonder Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Bologna

The main aim of the Single-Cycle Degree Programme in Medicine and Surgery is to provide medical graduates with the knowledge and skills required to practice a modern kind ... [+]

The main aim of the Single-Cycle Degree Programme in Medicine and Surgery is to provide medical graduates with the knowledge and skills required to practice a modern kind of Medicine; they must be able to incorporate health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation into their practice, and they must be able to do so in an international context as well.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme The programme is delivered through a range of both innovative and traditional teaching methods, with a ‘problem solving’ approach A focus on medical humanities to understand health and disease in the context of the individual, the family, and society An integrated curriculum with a hands-on approach, including clinical clerkships starting right from Year 1 A problem-based learning approach to medicine that is multidisciplinary and patient-oriented English as the language to access international exchanges and broaden postgraduate opportunities Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
October 2019
English
Full-time
6 years
Campus
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Master

University of Bologna

The international master degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology provides high levels of theoretical knowledge, technological and experimental expertise to design, conduct ... [+]

The international master degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology provides high levels of theoretical knowledge, technological and experimental expertise to design, conduct and manage research and development activities in biotechnologies applied to health, for the design, characterization, production, analysis and formulation of innovative and biotechnological drugs, vaccines, diagnostic devices.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree program Biotechnologies will soon provide most of the chances to improve human health: research in the pharmaceutical biotechnology is in the leading edge. It will give you the knowledge and dynamic expertise on all aspects relevant to pharmaceutical biotechnology, from ideas' development to their realization. Close interaction with teachers will give you the best opportunities to pursue your interests in an international environment. Most courses will include practical laboratory lessons, and you will acquire sound basic knowledge coupled with advanced laboratory skills. You will have the opportunity to attend research labs within the university or biotechnological companies, both in Italy as well as abroad. Admission Requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Bologna

Pharmacy consists in 5 years and aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to train graduates with a solid scientific basis, which is necessary for the practice ... [+]

Pharmacy consists in 5 years and aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to train graduates with a solid scientific basis, which is necessary for the practice of the profession of Pharmacist and for operating in the health field as experts in the drug and health products, in an international environment.

The degree programme exposes the students to the acquisition of transversal knowledge useful for the profession, and to detailed studies on: Pharmacotherapy and patient adherence to chronic therapies; knowledge of biotechnological drugs; Pharmacovigilance; health promotion; knowledge of medical devices. The Course also provides knowledge of elements of Bioethics, Genetics, Epidemiology and Clinical Pathology, which complete the professional figure of the graduates.... [-]

Italy Rimini
October 2019
English
Full-time
5 years
Campus
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