University of Bologna

=168 th
World University Rankings 2020
9 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019

More about University of Bologna

Founded in 1088, Bologna University is the oldest university in the world and it has been student-centred whilst attracting prominent figures from science and the arts. Today it is a leader in the European Higher Education Area and famous for its beauty and integration with the city. Its teaching catalogue is diversified and tailored to the needs of present-day society: 221 degree programmes of which 78 international and 62 taught in English, 33 Departments and over 87,000 students. A further 4.000 are candidates for its PhDs and 3rd cycle programmes. The calibre of its graduates, its internationally renowned teachers and its quality research give it a competitive edge, especially in the job market.

The University of Bologna has a Multicampus structure, with campuses in Bologna and the Romagna region - Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini, and permanent headquarter in Buenos Aires since 1998 coordinating research, post-graduate training and academic liaison with Latin America. Beyond its close European links Bologna enjoys multiple international connections, with North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

With regard to the international reputation, the University of Bologna is among the top 5 Italian universities in the main International rankings. It aims for excellence both in the education and in research. It has been successfully evaluated and thus funded by the Italian Ministry of Education for excellent research activities within its Departments. It is the second Italian University in terms of funds received by the European Commission under the Research and Innovation Programme Horizon2020. The Alma Mater ranks among the top universities in Europe for funding for competitive research. 

The University of Bologna is committed to the values of sustainability, such as enhancing and safeguarding the territory, improving community wellbeing, promoting a knowledge-based development economy, social equity, and the ability of those involved to work effectively together for the common good.

Why the University of Bologna?
Because you can start now to become what you want to be
You can choose from 220 degree programmes, including 78 international programmes and 62 delivered in the English. And after graduation? There are lots of opportunities to specialize and come into contact with the world of work.
Because it is the oldest and the newest university

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.

Because it provides highest level training and rewards merit

Study grants, fee exemptions, housing and meal discounts, 150-hour collaboration contracts, tutorships are just some of the opportunities available to deserving students or those needed economic support.

Because it is your passport to the world

Alma Mater, thanks to its international vocation, is related with the most important universities in the world, in a continuous exchange of students and teachers. An experience studying or working abroad is the best way to understand the world and pay new ways for your future.

The Alma Mater holds first place among Italian Universities in terms of the number of students abroad and the quantity of funding received under Erasmus+ and is among the top 5 universities in Europe in terms of number of exchange students.

Because it helps you to imagine a better world and work to contribute to it

Projects, initiatives and research facilities for developing new ideas, innovation and knowledge for facing global challenges.

Because it gives you space for your passions

Not just studying at UNIBO: language courses, university events, music, sport and plenty more to enrich your university experience.

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Key statistics

  • 24.0
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 65,819
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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