Università IULM is the centre of excellence in Italy for training in Communication and New Media, Languages, Tourism, Arts and Creative Industries.

Knowledge, awareness and expertise: for more than 50 years Università IULM has been building its educational mission on these three cornerstones, integrating cultural preparation, soft skills and professional competence.

Why Università IULM?

  • Università IULM offers innovative training courses, a mix of theory and practice strictly connected to the real world and particularly focused on new job profiles in the fields of corporate communication, marketing, media, interpreting and translation, public relations, cultural events, tourism, arts and design.
  • Università IULM courses allow the acquisition of those soft skills that are highly requested in the labour market (teamwork, decision-making, communication).
  • Università IULM sets the Student as the core of its mission, taking care of aspects of university life such as the interaction between Student and Faculty, the connection with the real world and the support of collaborative learning and creative thinking. Students proved to value positively this approach, as Università IULM scored # 1 in Italy and # 4 in Europe on the specific area named Engagement (based on students’ satisfaction) and # 201+ in the overall table of “THE Europe Teaching Ranking 2019”. This is a significant starting point considered that it is the first time that Università IULM takes part in this international ranking.
  • Università IULM is one of the most active centres for research and higher education in the fields of communication, tourism and languages. The collections of Università IULM Library include more than 240,000 catalogued books, more than 1,300 periodicals and around 56,000 films, documentaries and language courses.
  • Università IULM is an inspiring place to study and research. To enrich their academic perspective, Università IULM provides students with Research Centres such as “Behaviour and Brain Lab” Research Centre, the Research Centre in Strategic Communication - CECOMS, Centre for Employee Relations & Communication – CERC, Euresis Center for Diagnosis, Intervention, DSA Research, Human Lab, IULM AI LAB and with cutting-edge laboratories including Journalism Lab, a Film/TV production room and sound stage, a multimedia laboratory dedicated to integrated multimedia audio-visual production and a simultaneous interpretation classroom. 
  • Università IULM allows students to experience the “Made in Italy” lifestyle. Università IULM campus is located in Milan, one of the safest and most student-friendly cities in Europe and in the World, a vibrant and dynamic place where students can plan and build their future in a stimulating surrounding, with an insider’s view to craftsmanship, tradition and innovation, which are part of the “Made in Italy” business model.
  • Università IULM campus offers unsurpassed facilities for both learning and university life. Surrounded by a flowered garden, it is an attractive place to study as well as an important venue for concerts, exhibitions, conferences, cultural and artistic events thereby making the University a multipurpose cultural centre for the city of Milan.
  • Università IULM is promoting sustainable development facing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): inclusive policies and social engagement, as well as the ten-year commitment to the development of services in support of disability and diversity contribute to rank Università IULM among the top 300 universities in the world in the Impact Rankings 2020 for the SDG no. 10 "Reducing inequalities".

Università IULM at a glance (facts and figures)

  • 1968 year of foundation
  • 6 undergraduate Degree Courses
  • 7 postgraduate 2-year Masters Degrees
  • 16 postgraduate 1-year Masters Degrees
  • 2 PhD’s programmes
  • 6 Specialist Master’s Degrees
  • 33 Executive Education Courses
  • ranked #201-300 in THE Impact Rankings "Reducing inequalities" 2020
  • ranked #1 in Italy and #4 in Europe for engagement in THE Europe Teaching Ranking 2019
  • ranked #201+ in THE Europe Teaching Ranking 2019
  • 150 partner universities worldwide 1400 partner companies in research and learning projects
  • 3 auditoriums
  • 4 foodbeverage outlets
  • 000 sqm campus
  • 240 beds

Undergraduate programmes:

Università IULM offers 7 undergraduate programmes, 1 of which completely taught in English. IULM three-year programmes are ideal for students hoping to work in the fields of art, applied languages, culture, tourism or communications.

  • Arts, Media, Cultural Events
  • Communication, Media and Advertising 
  • Corporate Communication and Public Relations – Joint Degree (in English)
  • Fashion and Creative Industries
  • Interpreting and Communication
  • Tourism, Management and Territory

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 Postgraduates programmes:

IULM is a university of dynamic teaching and learning. Find out more about our postgraduate programmes: 7 two-year masters degree courses, two of which offer a dual degree programme entirely English taught, and several one-year masters degrees.

Two-year masters’ degrees in English

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (dual degree)
  • Strategic Communication (dual degree)

Two-year masters’ degrees in Italian

  • Art, Valorisation and Market
  • Marketing, Consumption and Communication
  • Specialised Translation and Conference Interpreting
  • Television, Cinema and New Media
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business and Society

One-year Masters Degrees in English

  • Communication for International Relations – MICRI
  • Food Design and Innovation
  • International Communication – MIC
  • International Tourism and Hospitality – MITH
  • International Marketing & Sales Communication
  • Museology New Media and Museum Communication (online)  

One-year Masters Degrees in Italian

  • Beauty and Wellness Management and Communication
  • Food and Wine Communication (in collaboration with Gambero Rosso)
  • Journalism (Two Years)
  • Management of Artistic and Cultural Resources (Rome office)
  • Management of Made in Italy. Consumption and communication of fashion, design and luxury
  • Lab Design Direction: Communication & Management. Art as a matrix of contemporary enterprise
  • Oriental Languages and Cultures (Rome office)
  • Publishing and Music Production
  • Retail Brand & Sales Management
  • Sports Marketing and Communication
  • The Art of Storytelling: Literature, Cinema, Television
  • Art Market Management
  • Copywriting and advertising communication
  • Event Management and Communication
  • Masterbook, Master in specialization in publishing professions

Executive Education Courses

  • Cinema and series on audiovisual platforms: production, communication and programming
  • Communication & Human Resources
  • Communication of Territorial Identities. Narration, Valorization, Planning
  • Corporate Public Relations (MARPI)
  • Data Analysis for Marketing
  • Dubbing, Adaptation and Translation of Cinematographic Works
  • Governance for Results
  • Information Architecture and User Experience Design
  • Persuasion, Decision and Change Management. Behavioural Economics, Behavioural Finance and Neuromarketing,
  • Retail Innovation & Omnichannel Management
  • Social Media Marketing & Digital Communication

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Scholarships: Reductions in tuition fees are available for the most talented international students. International students are also entitled to apply for DSU Scholarships: income and merit-based aid providing tuition reduction, grants, accommodation and meals.

Job market: Università IULM provides specific internship opportunities to enhance students’ experience in the job market.

Student mobility: Università IULM encourages student mobility by supporting intercultural exchanges. Our network of partnerships includes more than 150 universities and institutions in Europe and all over the world.

On-campus housing: 2 residence halls, one is located right on Università IULM campus, the other one is at 5-minute walk from the main university building. International students can apply for accommodation at a special rate.

Student life in Milan

Each year more than 200.000 students choose Milan to build their future. Here students can find everything they need in terms of opportunity and networking. At the same time, they will experience high-level training in one of the safest and most student-friendly cities in Europe and in the World.

Milan offers a wide variety of activities, along with places to visit: events, exhibitions, museums, parks, shops and much more.

From Milan’s unique location, it is easy to visit other areas of Italy and the rest of Europe. Milan has an excellent network of public transport: urban, regional and international. Università IULM campus is located at just 10 minutes from the city centre, 30 minutes from the central train station and at 2-minute walk from the nearest subway station.

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