Projects and Initiatives

Discover some of the projects and initiatives involving the University of Bologna.

Projects and Initiatives


Research discovery

Durum wheat assembly can lead to better and more resilient durum for more nutritious food


Italian, Canadian, Israeli, German and U.S. Scientists Work Together to Reveal the Genetic Secrets of Durum Wheat for Better Pasta.

Published on 07 July 2016

EU Universities

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities for free movement across Europe

EU Flag

In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities affirm the importance of the free movement of students and researchers across Europe.

Published on 28 June 2016

European project

Euronews Tv network focuses on SHERPA

SHERPA project

A news team from the european network channel EURONEWS has reached the Aosta Valley Alps to follow the test on the scientific and rescue drones developed within the European project SHERPA. SHERPA focuses on development of ground and aerial robots for real world scenarios in hostile environments such as alpine search and rescue.

Published on 08 June 2016

European project

Over 65? The secret to ageing well is the Mediterranean diet

NU-AGE project

This is what emerges from the results of NU-AGE, a European project coordinated by the University of Bologna that aims to find the ideal diet for preventing and combating the ailments that usually occur with advancing age.

Published on 31 May 2016

Research study

“Growth spurts” affect motor coordination in adolescents

Young people

A new Unibo study has analysed the movement abilities of 88 teenagers, showing how sudden increases in height can affect motor control mechanisms.

Published on 31 May 2016

Research project

Ice Age Europeans? Nomads and pioneers opening to the east

Ice Age

An international research team including the University of Bologna has unveiled for the first time the genetic history of human populations in Europe before the revolution caused by the arrival of farming.

Published on 31 May 2016


European project Abracadabra

The central goals of the project is the important reduction of the payback time of the interventions, the strengthening of the key investors’ confidence, increasing quality and attractiveness of the existing buildings’ stock and, finally, reaching a concrete market acceleration towards the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings target.

Published on 28 April 2016