Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna focuses on research programs. It is one of the oldest universities in the world. The university has several campuses located in different parts of Italy such as Cesena Campus, Forli Campus, Ravenna Campus, and Rimini Campus. The university has multiple schools of specific studies such as the school of arts, humanities and cultural heritage, school of economics and management, school of engineering, school of medicine and school of science.
There are multiple departments in the university such as department of architecture, department of biological, geological and environmental sciences, department of biomedical and neuromotor sciences, department of civil, chemical, environmental and materials engineering, department of cultural heritage, department of economics, department of economics, department of education studies, department of electrical, electronic and information engineering, department of experimental, diagnostic and specialty medicine and department of history and cultures. Also, it maintains department of industry chemistry, department of industrial engineering, department of interpreting and translation, department of legal studies, department of management, department of medical and surgical sciences, department of pharmacy and biotechnology, department of political and social sciences, department of psychology, department of sociology and business law, department of arts and department of veterinary medical sciences. The university also has a large number of interdepartmental research centers as well as research centers specifically dedicated to industrial research.
All the campuses of the university have proper canteens as well as catering facilities. The university also offers multiple study grants and subsidies for its students. In order to provide students with proper industry experience, the university offers internships. There are multiple types of internship options such as curricular internships, postgraduate internships, vocational internships for psychologists and foreign internships. The university also offers an exemplary job placement service to its students. The service operates centrally at Bologna as well as at the campus level on the campuses of Cesena, Forli, Ravenna, and Rimini. Also, the multi-campus organization of the university strengthens relations and synergies with the industrial market and the world of services at all levels.
Some of the great names in the university’s alumni network are plastic and reconstructive surgery Gasparo Tagliacozzi, school of glossators founder Irenerius, lawyer Manuel Olivencia, toxicology founder Paracelsus, study of electromagnetism pioneer Augusto Righi and world’s first woman to earn a university chair in the scientific field of studies Laura Bassi.
University at a glance
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The University of Bologna is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world
The university has 84,215 students
The university has 33 departments, 11 schools and offers 52 International degree programmes out of which 27 are delivered in English
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 and Representación en la República Argentina