Free University of Bozen - Bolzano

Introduction

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano

“Multilingualism and interculturalism are the main characteristics of the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano.

The five faculties with a high number of lecturers from abroad (almost 30%) deal with subjects connected to economics, the natural sciences, technology, computer science, design and the social and educational worlds.

Teaching and research at unibz are based on high quality standards and the faculties are part of international networks like for example the Euregio network with the universities of Trento and Innsbruck.

This young and dynamic university at the crossroads between Italian and German culture offers excellent conditions for studying in a multilingual region, especially high quality of living and lots of opportunities for sports and recreation.“

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Master

Master in Eco-Social Design

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. [+]

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. Design is a catalyst of change. Cornerstones and characteristics Designers can help to envision and enable resilient projects locally, which can be adapted elsewhere – multiplied and networked globally. We use the region that we are placed in – the alps – to practice and teach ways of working, which can be applied in other regions, too. The Master enables young creative professionals to design for sustainable practices of production, consumption and living. With this aim the design of products, interactive applications and communications are approached as an integrated task. Students learn to work on design projects equipped with a transdisciplinary set of instruments beyond design, gathered from social and environmental sciences, economics and business, technology and crafts. Teaching and learning are organized in in multidisciplinary projects, where theory and practice are integrated in order to deal with complex questions and develop effective “answers” through the means of design. The master’s program works across several fields of design and provides possibilities to specialize in specific design disciplines, skills and/or areas of application. You will collaborate in teams, in beautiful spaces, and with external experts and stakeholders. The Faculty provides an environment that fosters creative, personal and professional development. It offers state-of-the-art labs: from traditional crafts to rapid prototyping and physical computing, from carpentry to user experience. Please note: This is a trilingual study programme (Italian, German and English). Students have to prove knowledge in at least 2 out of the 3 tuition languages at a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in order to be admitted. Scholarships & support programs All eu-Citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

Master in Economics and Management of the Public Sector

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This two-year programme, belonging to the class ‘Public Administration Sciences’ (LM-63), aims to create professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. [+]

Serving the Public, Serving the Future! Trilingual! This two-year programme aims to train professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach and provides students with transversal analytical skills. The subjects in the organisational-management area are complemented by economic, statistical and legal subjects. The course concentrates on improving students’ problem-solving skills through seminars and case studies and also develops interpersonal and communication skills. Subjects taught are: Economics, Management, Strategies, Leadership, Institutional and Social Communication, Project Management, Statistics for the Public Sector, Accounting for the Public Sector, Theory of and Workshops in Public Law and Sources of Law, Law of the European Union and its Member States, Theory of and Workshops in Administrative Law, Information Systems and Communications in the Public Sector. Students are required to undertake an internship. Career opportunities are: The course allows students to decide upon their own educational path by choosing related and integrative activities based on the specific work objectives they may have. There is therefore a distinction between a European or international pathway and a pathway to internal careers. The former focuses on a career inside international or European organisations or firms working with them, in NGOs and in the diplomatic service; the latter concentrates on employment in public administration and firms working with them. The Masters is open to students holding a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor Degree, and while catering especially to candidates holding degrees in Economics, Law and Political Sciences, we welcome students with other degrees, as noted in the admission regulations. Admission is restricted and class sizes will be small (25-30 students). Please note: This is a trilingual study programme (Italian, German and English). Students have to prove knowledge in at least 2 out of the 3 tuition languages at a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in order to be admitted. Scholarships & support programs All eu citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible, you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

The goal of this two-year programme is to provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of entrepreneurial and economic subjects, focusing on two aspects: how to build up new companies and how to develop innovation within a company. [+]

Get top-notch business knowledge on start-ups and innovation from us. Turn your ideas into your start-up! The goal of this two-year programme is to provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of entrepreneurial and economic subjects, focusing on two aspects: how to build up new companies and how to develop innovation within a company. Areas that characterize the study of entrepreneurship include setting up a business plan, analysing the human, economic and financial resources necessary to set up a business and understanding how to recognize market opportunities. Innovation is understood broadly as the creation and application of new skills applied to product development, managerial processes and competitive strategies. Students are required to undertake an internship. Career opportunities: Graduates will find an occupation in knowledge-intensive industries, as well as in traditional sectors which are experiencing a transformation process due to innovation. An entrepreneurial approach is being applied in medium and large public and private companies and in the service sector as a way to administer and manage and to allocate resources. Graduates may also apply for positions as project managers in the development of new products and in the management of innovation. The Entrepreneurial Laboratory A qualifying element of this educational path is represented by the “Entrepreneurial Laboratory”, which is a formative context in which the course contents belonging to heterogeneous disciplinary fields are linked in a systematic way, applying didactic learning methods based on problems. In the laboratory the progressively acquired skills are utilized by the students in order to analyze real situations. Please note: This is a trilingual study programme (Italian, German and English). Students have to prove knowledge in at least 2 out of the 3 tuition languages at a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in order to be admitted. Scholarships & support programs All eu citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible, you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

Master in Industrial Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

The aim of this two-year programme is to provide students with solid knowledge about mechanical engineering (mechanical design, production and plant maintenance, logistics and production planning, etc.) and its related fields. [+]

The aim of this two-year programme is to provide students with solid knowledge about mechanical engineering (mechanical design, production and plant maintenance, logistics and production planning, etc.) and its related fields. To this end, the course aims to form a modern mechanical engineer, able to integrate traditionally separated specialized fields, such as the mechanical design, mechatronics, automation, management and logistics ones. The degree course splits into two different branches in which students can specialize: “Mechanics and Automation” and “Logistics and Production”. Short description of the international Study Program The Master has been established at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano (unibz). The Master is offered singularly from the Free University of Bolzano and has an international character. The path “Logistics and Production” is offered in collaboration with the Otto-von Guericke University of Magdeburg (OvGU) and allows obtaining a "double degree". Careers opportunities Graduates can expect to work in the industrial sectors in the following company’s functions: research and development, design, procurement, production, operational management, internal and external logistics and quality assurance. As well as for pursuing freelance careers as consultants, the course provides the students with the tools for working for companies in the manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronic, energy production and conversion, automation and robotic industries or in the public administration. The graduates’ activities will be directed toward designing and producing instruments, engines, machines and other mechanical equipment and/or managing materials procurement, operations management and logistics. [-]

MSc

Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This two-year Master’s programme has a strong orientation towards innovation, problem solving, and research. It produces graduates who have a thorough knowledge of the fundamental fields of computer science, of the structures and the use of computer systems, and of the scientific research methods. [+]

This two-year Master’s programme has a strong orientation towards innovation, problem solving, and research. It produces graduates who have a thorough knowledge of the fundamental fields of computer science, of the structures and the use of computer systems, and of the scientific research methods. Graduates understand and use the tools of discrete and continuous mathematics and of applied mathematics and physics, and have an in-depth knowledge of the foundations, techniques and methods for the design and development of information systems. They are able provide effective solutions to a range of computational and information management problems using a mixture of fundamental Computer Science techniques and are prepared to move on to the international scene. Students may participate in an European Master’s programme to achieve a joint degree with one of our European partner universities. Classes are held in English. Career opportunities Graduates’ skills and knowledge enable them to work in areas that require competence in: the analysis, formalization and design of software systems for the solution of complex problems in various application areas, such as industry, services, environment, health, heritage and public administration; the development and maintenance of high quality information systems and computer networks, also in critical areas; research and innovation in industrial, public and academic laboratories. Graduates may sit the state examination required to practise as an information engineer (Ingegnere dell’Informazione). Scholarships & support programs All eu citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible, you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

Master in Energy Engineering (Double degree with Università di Trento)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

Energy Engineering is a double degree master, jointly managed by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of University of Trento and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano. [+]

Energy Engineering is a double degree master, jointly managed by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of University of Trento and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano. This course is the result of the increasing spreading of technologies connected with the spread generation and the optimized management of energy and the consequent increasing demand of engineers able to develop and propose efficient and innovative technological solutions to deal with the issues deriving from the progressive depletion of fossil non-renewable sources and the environmental impacts due to the use of energy. The course contents insists on the issues of energy efficiency in the buildings and in the productive cycles, the energy production from middle-small sized plants of renewable sources, which have a reduced environmental impact and they serve customers in the surrounding areas. Educational Objectives and Job prospects The course aims at training experts able to deal with the various aspects of planning, implementing and managing the integrated energy systems, such as production plants supplied from renewable sources, low energy consumption buildings and networks able to transport electric and thermic energy from the production site to the local consumption sites. Energy engineers will work as independent professionals or in public and private companies, industries of the energetic and thermo-energetic sectors and public and private utilities. Graduates can access the third training level of Doctoral Schools. Scholarships & support programs All eu citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible, you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. The teaching language is English. [-]

Master in Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (Double degree with Universität Innsbruck)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

The sustainable development of mountain regions has to consider economic, ecological and social aspects. Currently, in particular the environments of the European Alps are facing ecological (e.g. climate change, glacier retreat, hydrological changes) as well as land-use changes (e.g. urbanization, abandonment of mountain agriculture), the latter often driven by socio-economic reasons. [+]

The sustainable development of mountain regions has to consider economic, ecological and social aspects. Currently, in particular the environments of the European Alps are facing ecological (e.g. climate change, glacier retreat, hydrological changes) as well as land-use changes (e.g. urbanization, abandonment of mountain agriculture), the latter often driven by socio-economic reasons. While human activities in the mountain areas should be economically viable and broaden opportunities for local communities in terms of profit and jobs, it also has to match the goal of contributing to improving the degree of conservation and renewal of biotic and abiotic resources at the ecosystem level, which ultimately represent, over time, the essential ingredients of sustainable management. Social changes including immigration from countries outside Europe as well as ageing of resident populations are also changing the social structure of the society in mountain areas. Additionally, there is an increasing need for expanding the production of energy from renewable sources (e.g. wood biomass, biogas, and hydropower). There is a common understanding that environmental problems should be solved by an international and interdisciplinary cooperation. Thus, the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano (unibz, Northern Italy) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria), both located in the Alps, have developed an international Master program which focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain regions. The cooperation between these universities combines in an integrative way the ecological as well as the socio-economic perspective of ecology and management of mountain landscapes. Additionally, it contributes to an intensification of cooperation between Italy and Austria on the university level. These two universities integrate their particular expertise into the Master Program, i.e. the University of Innsbruck contributes with basic, applied and landscape ecology, information technology for landscape analysis and planning, and bioengineering technology, and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Faculty of Science and Technology) with applied landscape ecology, mountain agriculture, mountain forestry, and ecosystem management. The Master Program focuses on river management, ecosystem restoration, sustainable management of agricultural and forest systems, natural hazards and energy production. The study program takes advantage of the particular location of the partner universities and includes both student and teacher mobility between the cooperating countries. Courses will be taught by professors from both universities. The students will spend the first year at unibz and most part of the second year at the University of Innsbruck. The teaching language is English! Scholarships & support programs All eu citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible, you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

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