The establishment that we call University today began to evolve in Bologna in the late 11th century, when masters of grammar, rhetoric and logic began to devote themselves to law.
The Studium in Bologna is the first home of free teaching, independent from ecclesiastic schools. Irnerio’s law school marks the birth of Western universities.
The numerous, highly diversified courses listed in the University of Bologna’s programme catalogue – including first and second cycle degree programmes and specialist postgraduate studies – guarantee the personal and professional development of students. The value and quality of the courses offered is borne out by the increased number of enrolments in recent years.
Medicine and philosophy, hard sciences and mathematics, engineering and economics are the major subjects of a university that becomes an undisputed international authority in all fields of knowledge.
Research and training centers:
Internships and Job Placement
In Piazza Maggiore opposite the basilica of San Petronio, Bologna Welcome now contains a university information desk for the city: a point where one can find out about the University of Bologna, past and present, museums and venues.
The university residences, information services and all the housing opportunities for students away from home.
The Library System is the coordinated set of libraries and facilities that provide bibliographic and documentary services to the University. It comprises 27 libraries with a total inventory of 4 million volumes and 9,400 journal subscriptions, with over 5,000 workstations for study and research. It also provides access to 666 data banks, 48,656 online periodicals, and 179,058 e-books.
1,100 wi-fi access points, 2 server farms with more than 250 virtual servers.
The Italian national health system is called "Servizio Sanitario Nazionale" (SSN), and is divided into local Healthcare Boards ("Aziende Unità Sanitarie Locali - AUSL").Non EU Students may apply for voluntary registration with the National Health Service and with a General Practitioner, by paying an annual lump sum fee.
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.
Centers and systems:
Exhibitions, concerts, Master lessons, conferences, art, music, cinema, dance and theatre shows, poetic initiatives and popular science: Alma Mater Studiorum presents to all the students useful links to live the city at its best.