Patronage of the University and its Departments, Schools and Campuses, and relative use of the Institutional Brand

Patronage refers to the official recognition and support of the University, and its Departments, Schools and Campuses to specific initiatives, promoted by external parties, deemed to be of particular interest to the University for cultural, scientific and social purposes.

External parties (e.g. non-profit organisations, associations, non-profit making committees and foundations; other public and/or private bodies for activities of cultural interest) may, using the specific forms, request:

University Patronage of initiatives of general interest to the university community

Patronage requests should be addressed to the Rector, completing the form attached and sent to the Rector's Secretariat (segrettore@unibo.it) and to Settore Comunicazione ().

Initiatives for which the university has granted patronage allows the use of the University name with the following wording:

  • “under the patronage of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna”.

Patronage is granted with the use of the University logo in the following cases:

  • with the direct involvement of the University in the initiative organised by the external party;
  • initiatives of Student Associations officially recognised by the University;
  • direct participation of professors in the initiative organised by the external party.

The use of the University name and logo is limited to communication tools produced for the initiative for which patronage is granted.

Patronage of schools, departments or campuses for specialist initiatives

The request for patronage must be addressed to the Head of Department, Dean of the School or Campus Coordinator, and sent also for information to the Rector's Secretariat, using the special form, attached here.

Initiatives for which the university department, school or campus has granted patronage allows the use of the University name with the following wording:

  • “under the patronage of (name of department, school or campus) - Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna”.

Patronage is granted with the use of the logo in the following cases: 

  • with the direct involvement of the department, school or campus in the initiative organised by the external party;
  • initiatives of Student Associations officially recognised by the University;
  • direct participation of professors in the initiative organised by the external party.

The use of the name and logo is limited to communication tools produced for the initiative for which patronage is granted.

Patronage is not granted:

  • for events and initiatives organised by the University schools or departments;
  • by departments, schools or campuses when the general patronage of the University has been granted.

Departments, Schools and Campuses wishing to use the University logo (not accompanied by the name of the Department, School or Campus), must apply to the Rector to do so.

For more information on the use of the University Institutional Brand by Schools and Departments on the University Intranet Website (in Italian)