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 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.
33: the Departments of the University of Bologna.
12: the Research and Training Centre.
11,000: (average) number of research products, 200 patents, 80 funded research projects (H2020), 10 SIR projects (Scientific Independence of Young Researcher), 7 Inter-departmental Centres for Industrial research (CIRI).
84,724: the students who have chosen the University of Bologna (A.Y. 2015/16), making it the most popular university in Italy. Teaching and extra-curricular activities take place in 1,150,721.63 m2 of space in the campuses of Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.
210: Degree Programmes (A.Y. 2016/17): 92 first cycle 3-year programmes, 106 second cycle programmes and 12 single cycle programmes.
61: International degree programmes, 36 of which are delivered in English.
41: PhD programmes (A.Y. 2015/16), 37 specialisation schools, 76 first and second level professional master's programmes, 13 of which are international.
2,625: international students from abroad on exchange programmes and 2,725 students enrolled at UNIBO who spent a study period abroad in 2016.
5,856 people: the university community of teaching and services staff.
The library system offers access to 48,656 on-line journals, 179,058 e-books and more than 666 databases.
Sustainable University of Bologna
The very meaning of sustainability in its two dimensions - environmental and social - combines:
- enhancement of the territory, ensuring its protection and the renewal of its natural resources
- and the ability of the parties involved, encouraged by the concerted efforts of the various institutions, to work together effectively.
Faced with such a vast and complex subject, the University of Bologna takes a project-based approach that is practical (designed to achieve objectives in terms of sustainability) and oriented towards pragmatic results.
Implementation involves adoption of the innovative methodologies - for the measurement of results and control of the various operational processes - that were defined in the three-year Environmental Sustainability Plan.