View of the city of Bologna

Bologna Campus

At the centre of the Bologna campus, the so-called university citadel is an exceptional concentration of university and social life. Located in the heart of the city, it is a key meeting place where the entire university community come together, interact and enrich each other. The university is not only in the city centre, but also in a number of historical and newly built sites in various parts of the city and the province.

Studying in Bologna

With 99 second cycle degrees and 79 first and single cycle degrees, the Bologna campus offers programmes in every subject area. Bologna is also home to most of the PhD, Professional Master's and post-grad programmes.

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Research in Bologna grows every day thanks to the efforts of 28 departments dedicated to promoting innovation and academic excellence. A network of departments that contributes to a dynamic research environment, assuring active participation in projects of national and international relevance, contributing to scientific and social progress.

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University places and spaces

Bologna is home to academic facilities where testimonies of history and experiences of the present intertwine on a daily basis.

Home to libraries and museums, a cultural and artistic hub, where events and initiatives enriching the life of the academic community and the city are frequent, the Bologna Campus citadel reflects the Alma Mater's commitment to providing a complete university environment, where learning is also the result of shared social experiences and everyday informal relationships.

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Our history

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.

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Living the city

piazza verdi

Piazza Verdi is a constantly buzzing space, the stage for the university experience of those studying in Bologna.


Of all the historical landmarks characterising Bologna, the porticos are the closest representation of the city's collective life.

biblioteca universitaria

The Specola of Bologna embodies centuries of astronomical and scientific knowledge, offering a view of the wonders of the sky.