Brussels, New York, Shanghai

Branches and representative offices of the University of Bologna in Brussels, New York and Shanghai.


UNA Europa is an alliance of seven prestigious European universities -University of Bologna, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, KU Leuven, Freie Universität Berlin, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and University of Edinburgh - which aims to pave the way for the creation of an integrated, multilingual and multidisciplinary European academic space, based on the principles of interconnection, inclusiveness, innovation and internationalisation. 

In order to develop joint activities, a representative office was set up in Brussels, as a contact point but also as an operational office to develop the activities, projects and initiatives of the universities in the network.

New York

Since 2019, following an agreement between the Alma Mater, the University of Naples Federico II and the Sapienza University of Rome, our university has a branch in New York at the Italian Academic Center located in the Tata Innovation Center. The aim of sharing spaces is to develop educational, entrepreneurial training, scientific cooperation, technology transfer and Alumni network strengthening activities, as well as promoting activities of common interest with the Italian universities involved in the agreement.

At the New York branch, the researchers and professors of the University will be able to organise short courses, seminars and conferences. It is the branch and contact point for organising events and cultural initiatives of professional, scientific, artistic, recreational and sporting interest in the USA, which promote the Alma Mater. These activities are also implemented in cooperation with national and international networks, professional associations and local business associations.

In addition, the presence of Unibo in New York helps promote the tradition, principles and culture fostered by the University of Bologna.

The University of Bologna staff can consult the regulations for the use of the spaces at the Italian Academic Center available on the University's Intranet (accessible with the University of Bologna username and password).


SICES (Sino Italian Center for Sustainability) in Shanghai

In 2018, the SICES Center was set up in the Yunchuo building at Tongji University, on the initiative of the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection, which involves several Italian universities that have joined the initiative: University of Florence, University of Bologna, Polytechnic University of Milan, Polytechnic University of Turin, University of Pavia and Venice International University. SICES is an opportunity to establish new and more balanced relations with China, constantly keeping in contact with the Italian Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, concerning issues regarding environmental sustainability (proper use of land, sustainable transport, renewable energy, etc.).

At the facility there is also the Sino-Italian Campus, which coordinates various educational and research initiatives involving Tongji University and Italian universities and companies. Italian universities can refer to the Sino-Italian Campus for collaborations with Tongji University and, more generally, with companies, centres and organisations throughout the Shanghai area.