The University today: numbers and innovation

The presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, the information services: in these and many other areas, today the Alma Mater paves the way for innovation.


The University of Bologna is made up of 31 Departments

There are also 7 Interdepartmental Research Centres and 11 interdepartmental research and/or training facilities.

98 libraries and facilities provide bibliographic and documentary services to support education as well as teaching, research, professional and cultural activities. The University Museum Network comprises 15 Museums and Collections dedicated to various disciplines.

96,984 students have chosen the University of Bologna (2022/23 a.y.), including 8,526 international students. A total of 1,036,109.13 square metres are allocated to curricular and extracurricular activities in the following locations: Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.

3,250 international students took part in exchange programmes and 3,604 University of Bologna students spent a period of study abroad in 2022/23 a.y.

260 Degree Programmes are on offer in 2023/24 academic year, of which 104 first-cycle Degree Programmes, 142 second-cycle Degree Programmes and 14single-cycle Degree Programmes. They include 107 international Degree Programmes, 89 of which are taught in English.

51 PhD Programmes (2022/23 a.y.), 59 Specialization Schools, and 94 first and second-level Professional Master’s Programmes are also on offer.

6,617 people work at the University of Bologna, including 3,382 members of the teaching staff and 3,235 members of the professional staff.

Since January 2023, there are 11 Departments of excellence funded by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research.

Over 670 of our research projects are funded by the EU, more than 780 received national funding and over 570 received regional and local funding.

28 projects were approved under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).

There are 58 active and accredited spin-offs and start-ups and there are 800 registered patents and vegetable varieties.


Update February 2024