The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997. Our university has a strong international outlook, as testified by its multilingual courses (German, Italian, English and Ladin) and the high number of students and teaching staff from abroad.
Languages? An asset!
The university has five faculties, and a high percentage of lecturers (35%) and students (17%) come from abroad and they study, teach and do research in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design. 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, and we are committed to reaching top quality standards.
Our teaching and research programmes revolve around five faculties and two research centres:
- Faculty of Economics and Management
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Computer Science
- Faculty of Design and Art
- Faculty of Science and Technology
- Competence Centre for Regional History
- Competence Centre for Language Studies
World University Rankings
In the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings unibz ranked in the band of 301—350 this year out of 1,102 institutions worldwide. Our strongest pillars were "Citations" (88.6) and "International outlook" (68.9). In Italy the university is on the 6th position out of 39 universities ranked. In the 2017 World’s Best Small Universities Ranking is ranked among the best 10 small universities worldwide.