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The University of Milan

The University of Milan is the only Italian university among the 23 prestigious institutions that belong to the League of European Research Universities (LERU). With a teaching staff of more than 2,140 tenured professors and 65,933 students, it is the largest university in Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and internationally oriented EU regions and leader in the Italian economy.


The University of Milan was founded in 1924, uniting two institutions that boasted a great tradition of medical, scientific and humanistic studies: the Accademia Scientifico-Letteraria (Scientific-Literary Academy), active since 1861, and the Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento (Clinical Specialisation Institutes), established in 1906.


Educational Programme

First Cycle

  • Bachelor programmes: 68
  • Single-cycle master programmes: 9

Second Cycle

  • Master programmes: 55


  • Publications: approximately 25,200 in the last 3 years
  • 488 new research projects in 2015 (152 funded by European and national programmes, 336 by contracts)
  • More than 1000 research projects currently underway


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University Ranking

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Student services

With a welcome desk for International students, faculty tutors, a psychological counsellingservice, assistance for disabled students and scholarships for deserving students, the University of Milan strives to offer the best possible conditions for university life.

This also applies to the refectory and accommodation services, the sporting activities and the initiatives organised directly by students and their associations.

Students residing abroad or having a foreign educational qualification can contact directly the Welcome Desk by sending an email to:

All other students have to log in to Infostudenti, the information service that can be accessed through the University's website.

Housing services

The University provides a refectory and accommodation service, based on criteria of financial need and academic merit.

It offers enrolled students approximately 400 beds, in halls of residence and apartments situated close to the university buildings. The accommodation is equipped with computers and recreational facilities.

Library services

The University of Milan has a network of 22 libraries, that share the same OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), accessible 24 hours a day.

The catalogue contains approximately two million bibliographic records, covering old and modern books, printed and electronic periodicals and audiovisual material.

The Digital Library offers 66.165 e-journals, 370.129 e-books, and 236 databases.

ICT services

Wi-Fi service Eduroam: a worldwide Wi-Fi federation of Universities and Research centers.

Eduroam provides staff, professors, students and external users from federated institutions with a protected service that can be accessed from any laptop, smartphone or tablet in a simple and immediate way.

Users have access to all Unimi web services including the Digital Library.

Campus life

The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan, in the area known as Città Studi, and in modern buildings in the areas of via Noto and Sesto S. Giovanni. 

Among the palazzos that house the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city centre - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.

Sports facilities

CUS, the inter-university sport association, has special arrangements with a series of gymnasiums and sporting facilities, where students and university collaborators who hold a green or blue card can enjoy sports at reduced prices.

Student clubs

The University is a place for dialogue and debate, and therefore promotes the formation of cultural and political associations, offering equal opportunities in terms of space and resources, in order to guarantee the plurality of ideas and the understanding of students’ needs in the university environment.

There are students associations with different political colours that represent students in the Academic Senate, and cultural associations where students can simply join in to share their ideas and experiences.

The University of Milan has been accredited by the Lombardy Region as a provider of Continuing Education in Medicine - Continuing Professional Development (CEM - CPD).

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