The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997 with the vision of a internationally oriented institution representative of multicultural alpine territory. Classes are held in German, Italian and English and a high number of students (16%) and teaching staff (32%) come from abroad and at the same time its courses are strongly rooted in the territory at the heart of beautiful Dolomites.
The university has five faculties in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design and Art. We have 3,600 students registered to more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.The taught modules on offer and our research projects are linked to international and inter-regional networks. For example, within the Euregio project, we are partnered with the universities of Innsbruck and Trento.
Our teaching and research programmes revolve around five faculties and four research centres
Despite its recent foundation, unibz in the past few years has already established itself as an important research institution, both in Italy and abroad. If, on one hand, many of our resarch projects tackle global environmental, economic, social or technology topics, on the other hand many are deeply rooted in our region. They address the current issues of sustainable use or resources, socio-economic development and lifelong learning within the Alps. The main features of our research are interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction with local companies.
We collaborate with companies and institution at a local, national and international level. We facilitate the employment of students and graduates and, through our research activities, we assist companies in the development of innovative products, processes and services.
In order to help prospective students make an informed decision about the choice of their future degree, we offer individuals and schools the opportunity to get to know our university through a variety of orientation events, like the Open Day, lectures of professors in schools, and many other opportunities of getting tailored information and advice.
Student halls of residence of the Province of Bozen-BolzanoThe Office for the Right to Study of the Province of Bozen-Bolzano is in charge for the assignment of places in student halls. There are 508 places available in Bozen - Bolzano and 115 in Brixen - Bressanone. The places are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore, we recommend you to apply as soon as possible.Private rental agreementsDepending on the type (double room, single room or one-bedroomed flat) and the size of the accommodation, the monthly rent for one person can vary from € 250 to € 400.
An inspiring atmosphere, open for all, free ultrafast WiFi for everyone and the largest and most up to date print and electronic collection of scientific literature in the Province of Bozen-Bolzano. One of the main strengths of this award-winning University Library is the development of its collections, which are constantly being updated in order to keep up with current and future trends. This work is undertaken by a team of qualified subject librarians whose task is to manage and provide any information required within the specific subject areas of the University.
Our ICT office designs, creates, manages and coordinates the information and digital communication services at unibz. Our goal is to bring tuition and research into the digital age. ICT’s priority areas of intervention are: optimisation of internal processes; cloud computing; enterprise mobility; big data; analytics and – last but not least – high performance computing.
At unibz there are no architectural barriers in any of its three campuses, nor in its student halls and canteens. If you are a prospective student with disabilities (including learning disabilities), you can rely on support from our Advisory Service throughout your time at our university. Services offered to students with disabilities are aimed at guaranteeing equal opportunities during their university learning and are based on laws and guidelines currently in force in Italy and in the Province of Bozen-Bolzano.
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has a rich student life where students of all faculties can become members of our student associations whose activities are financially supported by the University itself and span from cultural events and festivals, to sport activities and international sports tournaments, business-related events and networking opportunities for our Alumni. The most popular event of the year is the Snowdays, organised by SCUB, which normally attracts more than 700 students, many of them from our European partner universities.
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