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Università degli Studi di Milano

History

  • The University of Milano-Bicocca was established on June 10, 1998, to serve students from Northern Italy and relieve some of the pressure on the over-crowded University of Milan. Groups of professors and researchers chose to come and participate in the enterprise. They were driven by their enthusiasm for the new, and by the chance to broaden academic horizons without having their work undermined by traditional methods of education. From the start, this very fertile climate became a unique training ground, which offered something new even in the most traditional disciplines.
  • The name Bicocca derives from the historic Villa Bicocca degli Arcimboldi (located at no. 202, Viale Sarca),  a mid-15th century rural residence of the Arcimboldi family, which now belongs to a financial holding company.
  • In 1924 the University of Milano was fully formed from the merger of two institutions that boasted a great tradition of medical, scientific and humanistic studies: the Accademia Scientifico-Letteraria (Scientific-Literary Academy), active since 1861, and the Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento (Clinical Specialisation Institutes), established in 1906.
  • By 1928, the University already had the fourth-highest number of enrolled students in Italy, after Naples, Rome and Padua.
  • At present, the University comprises 9 schools, 134 study courses (both undergraduate and graduate), 19 doctoral schools and 92 specialisation schools.
  • Approximately 65,000 students are enrolled at the University.
  • Thanks to its commitment to basic and applied research, the University is among the top institutions in national and international rankings.

Address

University of Milan, Via Conservatorio 7, 20122, Milan, Italy