University of Bologna

Introduction

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Advanced Cosmetic Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rimini

Advanced Cosmetic Sciences (ACS) forms chemists that can operate in cosmetic companies in the design, production, analysis, and certification of cosmetic products. [+]

Advanced Cosmetic Sciences (ACS) forms chemists that can operate in cosmetic companies in the design, production, analysis, and certification of cosmetic products.

This Second Cycle Degree Programme trains professionals able to grasp the emerging challenges arising from the current international regulations and aimed at the production of more effective and intrinsically safer cosmetics with reference to their entire life cycle.

ACS has an interdisciplinary spirit, aimed at providing a theoretical and practical training on the scientific and technological aspects of cosmetic products.

The programme is characterized by theoretical-practical courses related to the study of natural substances and of bioactive molecules used in cosmetics, to the chemistry and to the formulation of cosmetics, to the ingredients and formulations analysis. The anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the skin will also be studied, together with the microbiological, functional and toxicological control of cosmetic products.... [-]


Master in Bioinformatics

Campus Full time 2 - 2 years October 2018 Italy Bologna

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Bioinformatics provides suitable training and experience in the fields of Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine that in both research and application require information from biomedical databases and the application of existing, or design of new methods, for sequence analysis. [+]

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Bioinformatics provides suitable training and experience in the fields of Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine that in both research and application require information from biomedical databases and the application of existing, or design of new methods, for sequence analysis.

Today the advancement of biomedical and biological research demands interdisciplinary professional staff able to not only gather information from existing databases but also contribute to improving and creating new ones to safeguard and hand down a unique heritage of molecular information on both our own species and others.

The applications of Bioinformatics vary greatly and include various areas as can be seen from the different laboratories that support the training activities in the different subject areas.... [-]


Master in Business Administration and Management: Service Management (SEM)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rimini

Service Management (SEM) is an international second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Business Administration and Management. [+]

Service Management (SEM) is an international second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Business Administration and Management.

It aims at developing professional profiles tailored to service management in both industrial and services companies operating in domestic and international markets.

Services represent the largest sector of the economy of most OECD countries and the only sector that witnessed employment growth in the last few years. Along with the growth of service sectors (retail, intermediation, consultancy, financial services, hospitality, etc.), services are increasingly embedded in most traditional and innovative manufacturing businesses. The rising prominence of service management strongly depends on the ongoing developments in information and communication technologies as well as market globalization.... [-]


Master in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Bologna

The international degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to foster close connections between humanities and the sciences of representation and processing of information and knowledge. [+]

The international degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to foster close connections between humanities and the sciences of representation and processing of information and knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

Mainly designed for students holding a three-year degree in humanities, the programme is delivered in English and targets those who wish to explore the field of literary, linguistic, historical and cultural studies and the arts, using models, systems and computational methods to represent and process data, information, and knowledge.

At the end of the programme, students will be able to manage the whole cycle of design and planning of heterogeneous and complex digital cultural objects: from the concept to the theories and methodologies to manipulate them, and their deployment by end users.... [-]


Master in History and Oriental Studies: Global Cultures

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bologna

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyze the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centered approaches and methodologies. [+]

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyze the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centered approaches and methodologies. Hybridisation among methods and research fields, experimentation of new forms of interaction between academics and students, and a strong emphasis on cross-cultural and transnational connections are all essential elements for a new critical perspective in the study of past and present academic discourse.

Description

In line with research fields such as world and global history and post-colonial studies, Global Cultures gives a global outlook on the humanities. “Global” is not solely a synonym of “worldwide,” a dichotomy of the past and present, or limit our research to a particular geographical scale. Rather, the term encompasses systems and processes of displacement and disorientation of Eurocentric and methodological nationalism still dominant in contemporary academic discourse.... [-]


Master in in Economics and Management: Business and Administration

Campus Full time September 2018 Italy Forli

The two-year postgraduate degree course Economics and Management - Curriculum Business and Administration is offered at the University of Bologna - Forlì Campus. A special focus is placed on the interdisciplinary character of managerial skills in an international context, by bridging fields like economics, statistics mathematics and law. [+]

Business and Administration - Learning outcomes

The two-year postgraduate degree course Economics and Management - Curriculum Business and Administration is offered at the University of Bologna - Forlì Campus. A special focus is placed on the interdisciplinary character of managerial skills in an international context, by bridging fields like economics, statistics mathematics and law.

As future managers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge about business administration and entrepreneurial skills connected to innovation and business start-up projects.

The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS.

First year modules cover the areas of decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management and business plan. Second year B&A modules cover the areas of finance, international management and marketing. The programme also includes a job placement seminar and a final dissertation.... [-]


Master in in Economics and Management: Food System Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Forli

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree taught in English. The course is designed with an interdisciplinary approach and an international perspective and it builds on the relationship between different fields of knowledge and real-life management situations to develop proactive decision makers and managers with advanced quantitative and analytical skills essential to successful management careers in organizations pertaining to the agrofood systems.management situations to develop proactive decision makers and managers with advanced quantitative and analytical skills essential to successful management careers in organizations pertaining to the agrofood systems. [+]

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree taught in English. The course is designed with an interdisciplinary approach and an international perspective and it builds on the relationship between different fields of knowledge and real-life management situations to develop proactive decision makers and managers with advanced quantitative and analytical skills essential to successful management careers in organizations pertaining to the agrofood systems.

The first year programme is held in Forlì and the second year programme takes place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine).

Learning outcomes

As prospective managers, advisors and entrepreneurs of a wide variety of agro-food organizational settings and contexts, students will acquire advanced knowledgeof business administration, strategic management, organization behaviour, alongwith quantitative, co-operation and entrepreneurial skills specifically connected toenvironmental economics, business logistics and food supply chain management,food quality management, international food marketing, food and rural economics andpolicy, international relations and projects design and management.... [-]


Master in Interdisciplinary research and studies on Eastern Europe

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Forli

The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas; Saint-Petersburg State University. [+]

The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas; Saint-Petersburg State University.

MIREES is an innovative graduate programme, taught entirely in English , unique in Italy and Europe, devoted to students that have a BA background in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Agricultural or Cultural studies at large, and would now like to acquire a specialized, in-depth knowledge of the Post-socialist Countries in transition, the new EU Member States after the Enlargements of 2004 and 2007, as well as the New East-European Neighbour Countries.... [-]


Master in International Horticultural Science (IMaHS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bologna

The second-cycle degree in International Horticultural Science is a 2-year post-graduate programme offered by the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen. [+]

Programme typeLaurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)

The second-cycle degree in International Horticultural Science is a 2-year post-graduate programme offered by the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen. At the end of the studies, the international programme releases a joint degree recognized by both institutions.

The international programme is addressed to graduates in Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science and Biotechnologies and other subjects related to the study area in Life Sciences. In addition, being entirely taught and assessed in English, prospective students are required to possess an intermediate level competence in the English language (B2 of the Common European Framework).... [-]


Master in International Politics and Markets

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Forli

Innovative learning path including political science, international relations, economics, finance and international management. [+]

Why choose International Politics and Markets

You should choose International Politics and Markets for the following reasons:

Innovative learning path including political science, international relations, economics, finance and international management

Graduates will be flexible, multidisciplinary experts, able to understand and manage political and economic relations among states, organizations, and businesses

The Forlì campus offers an excellent academic environment that gives each student the necessary support to take advantage of studying and living in Forlì

A wide range of international mobility opportunities and grants

Specific scholarships for curricular internships.... [-]


Master in International Relations: European Affairs; International Affairs; Forecasting, Innovation and Change; International Criminology

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bologna

The Master's degree program in International Relations offers methodological skills and advanced disciplinary knowledge to be competitive in the international labor market as international communicators, peacekeepers, reporters and consultants of international projects, actors in diplomatic and international representation offices, policymakers and experts in areas of regional integration. [+]

The Master's degree program in International Relations offers methodological skills and advanced disciplinary knowledge to be competitive in the international labor market as international communicators, peacekeepers, reporters and consultants of international projects, actors in diplomatic and international representation offices, policymakers and experts in areas of regional integration.

The student will be able to deal with problems related to different areas of the world, using theoretical and empirical tools drawn from different disciplines such as economics, law, political science, sociology, history.

Given the historically international vocation of the course of study, the curriculum in Italian International Relations is flanked by four international curricula whose courses are taught entirely in English: European Affairs, International Affairs, Forecasting Innovation and Change, International Criminology.... [-]


Master in Italian Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Bologna

Italian Studies is an international second cycle degree built as an educational path that goes through different subjects, in an interdisciplinary way. [+]

Italian Studies is an international second cycle degree built as an educational path that goes through different subjects, in an interdisciplinary way. The course provides a pioneering training in Italian culture since it will be based on the newest results of a cultural analysis. English will be the teaching language for this Master degree, but students will also follow advanced courses in Italian during the second year.

Requirements and Admission Procedures

Since Italian Studies is a course taught in English, students must have a high intermediate proficiency in English language (B2 or equivalent) and a low intermediate knowledge of Italian language, which will be improved during the first year.... [-]


Master in Offshore Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Ravenna

The Master Program in OffShore Engineering offered by the University of Bologna was built to meet these needs, forming highly qualified professionals able to work in the framework of design and operation of offshore structures, systems, and processes, and mastering the key enabling technologies for the sustainable exploitation of offshore resources. [+]

The exploitation of offshore resources will play a strategic role in the future of mankind. A sustainable valorization of renewable and conventional offshore energy sources may give a relevant contribution to balance the overall energy demand.

The exploitation of marine bioresources combined with the improvement of coastal infrastructures can be a key to the economic development. Improved offshore technologies will be needed to realize such scenarios.

A growing demand for the development and installation of innovative offshore structures, systems, and facilities as well as of coastal infrastructures is experienced. Specific technical problems arise when offshore structures and plants need to be designed and installed, also concerning safety and environmental issues that arise when operating in the marine context.... [-]


Master in Physics: Materials Physics and Nanoscience; Theoretical Physics; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Applied Physics

Campus Full time 2 - 2 years October 2018 Italy Bologna

The Master's degree programme in Physics is composed of 4 curricula taught in English and 1 curriculum taught in Italian. The international curricula are: Materials Physics and Nanoscience; Theoretical Physics; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Applied Physics. [+]

The Master's degree programme in Physics aims at educating students on advanced specific skills in different areas of modern physics, based on a solid interdisciplinary scientific background.

More specifically, at the end of the course, students will:

- acquire a deep and up-to-date understanding of contemporary physics in its theoretical, experimental and applied aspects;

- know advanced mathematical and numerical tools for the description and the modelling of physical systems;

- gain the ability to model complex systems in different fields;

- gain the ability to use and design advanced instrumentation and measurement techniques;

- master the scientific method and techniques for the resolution of problems;... [-]


Master in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Rimini

We will offer you a solid preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. [+]

Are you interested in tackling the environmental challenges of tomorrow and the issues of sustainable development?

We will offer you a solid preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment.

Programme objectives

RESD graduates will be able to critically evaluate the qualitative and quantitative implications of environmental policies and to autonomously produce, research and forecast concerning the evolution of markets for natural resources and to contribute to the design, production, and marketing of products compatible with the sustainability of natural resources.... [-]


Master in Tourism Economics and Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rimini

The 7th edition of TEaM (European Master in Tourism Economics and Management / Laurea Magistrale) is about to start. It is a two-year postgraduate degree equivalent to an M.Sc. [+]

The 7th edition of TEaM (European Master in Tourism Economics and Management / Laurea Magistrale) is about to start. It is a two-year postgraduate degree equivalent to an M.Sc.

The programme prepares managers and professionals that are able to tackle the global challenges of contemporary tourism: being, at the same time, engine for economic growth, key-player of sustainable development, and promoter of the cultural heritage. Upon graduation this tourism degree allows students to pursue a career in the following sectors: accommodation and food service operations, international travel and tourism organizations, visitor bureaus and conventions, tourism development agencies, recreational businesses, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, airlines.... [-]


Master in Wellness Culture: Sport, Health And Tourism

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rimini

The course “Wellness culture: sport, health, and tourism” is a Professional Master's degree that prepares professionals able to plan, promote and manage events and activities in the areas related to wellness culture and person's physical and mental well-being. [+]

The course “Wellness culture: sport, health, and tourism” is a Professional Master's degree that prepares professionals able to plan, promote and manage events and activities in the areas related to wellness culture and person's physical and mental well-being.

From sport to tourism, from health to culture, the graduate will learn to analyze the quality of life needs and potentials of the territory. They will be able to create integrated and sustainable "system projects", by fostering collaboration among public institutions and private entities, companies.

Programme profile

The Wellness Culture: Sport, Health andTourism second cycle degree programme aims to form high-profile professionals with transversal competencies such as those involving areas connected with“lifestyle” and personal psycho-physical wellness.... [-]


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Contact

Address via Filippo Re 4
40126 Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Website http://www.unibo.it/en

Address Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Address Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Address Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Address Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Address Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina