The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997. Our university has a strong international outlook, as testified by its multilingual courses (German, Italian, English, and Ladin) and the high number of students and teaching staff from abroad.

The university has five faculties, and a high percentage of lecturers (35%) and students (17%) come from abroad and they study, teach and do research in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design. We have 4,100 students registered to more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

In national rankings, our university reaches top positions every year. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, the Italian research center for social studies Censis has ranked our university as number one among smaller private universities (less than 5,000 students). We rank high in international rankings too, especially under the categories ' internationalization', 'student satisfaction' and 'practice-oriented'.

The taught modules on offer and our research projects are linked to international and inter-regional networks. For example, within the Euregio project, we are partnered with the universities of Innsbruck and Trento, and we are committed to reaching top quality standards.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

MSc

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The sustainable development of mountain regions has to consider economic, ecological and social aspects. Currently, in particular, the environments of the European Alps a ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

In this programme, you will learn how to leverage next-generation technologies such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, and Analytics to create, connect, optimize and ... [+]

The physical world and the virtual world (cyberspace) are converging into new generations of systems like the Cyber-Physical Systems. Such systems monitor physical environments, communicate and cooperate with each other and with human beings in real-time, and make decentralized intelligent decisions. They are highly dependent on components whose functionality is controlled by software.

With the revolution of Industry 4.0, manufactural production also begins to depend on these systems more and more. At the same time, companies and organizations still need IT to automatize their business processes and release human beings form the burden of repetitive and tedious operations.

Business software provides such support but requires a great knowledge of the operational environment in which it runs as it is developed to meet the needs of a specific business. Thus, designing and building software for such systems is an art that also requires skills in context analysis and customization.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
Campus

Master

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the oppo ... [+]

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. The program is a joint initiative with the Universities of Parma and Udine, known worldwide for their excellence in higher education in the field of food sciences.

Course Description

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of food sciences, such as technology, engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and sustainability.

After the first year, you can choose between five different profiles:

Applied Engineering and Genetics; Food Quality and Management; Nutrition Sciences; Food Chemistry; Food Packaging. ... [-]
Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Our master program will provide you with the key competencies that you will need to develop next-generation information systems used to describe and manage data, discover ... [+]

Our master program will provide you with the key competencies that you will need to develop next-generation information systems used to describe and manage data, discover new facts and relations in the data, make predictions, and give advice to decision makers.

Course description

We live in a digital society. Human and automated activities continuously generate data, storing them in digital format. These data come from everywhere: enterprise information systems, social media, wearable equipment, and many more.

Data are like crude oil: unrefined, they are useless.

In our program, we teach you how to become a computational data scientist, i.e. a computer scientist specialized in the development of next-generation information systems.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The goal of this two-year program is to provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of entrepreneurial and economic subjects, focusing on two aspects: how to ... [+]

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 program 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, analyzing 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.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The aim of this two-year program is to provide students with solid knowledge of mechanical engineering (mechanical design, production and plant maintenance, logistics and ... [+]

The aim of this two-year program is to provide students with solid knowledge of 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".... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Address
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Piazza Università, 1
39100 Bolzano, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy
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