The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.
A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.
Milan is, in fact, the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.
The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.
The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the center of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).
Among the palazzos that house the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city center - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.
The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 47 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.
The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgments on an increasingly frequent basis.
Key facts about the University and the Department SPS
- The University of Milano is the only Italian university among the 21 members of LERU (League of European Research Universities)
- It regularly ranks at the highest positions among Italian universities in the International rankings
- It offers 65 Bachelor programmes, 54 Master programs, and 31 Doctoral programmes, with a total amount of more than 60.000 students.
- The Department of social and political sciences has been ranked first among the large departments of social sciences in the last Italian research assessment exercise.
- The Department has been recognized to be excellent both in teaching and in research by the University evaluation exercise, based on a system of international referees.
- Our Department has cooperation agreements with more than 70 foreign universities in Europe.
- We have been the first Department of the University of Milano running a Bachelor programme entirely taught in English (besides several other Master programmes in English)
Advantages in studying in Milano
- Study in one of the most prestigious and dynamic Italian university
- Study in English (or Italian if you prefer) in a cosmopolitan environment, in a city that hosts 6 universities
- Live in a modern and lively city, in a country famous for its cultural heritage, historical attractions, and quality of life.
- Choose to be the first BA student that establish bridges between cultures, countries and educational systems
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