Universita‘ Degli Studi Di Milano-Bicocca (ITALIA)
The University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB) is a young & dynamic multidisciplinary University, founded in 1998 and is located in Milan, amongst the most dynamic and international regions in Europe. The University offers academic excellence, cutting-edge laboratories and interdisciplinary research funded in the framework of national and international programs. With 14 Departments and 2 Schools, UNIMIB offers 32 bachelor degree courses, 38 Post Graduate, 17 Ph.D. programs, 30 specializations in the Medical field and 36 Master programs to approx. 33,000 students. The strategic fields of our focus are Health and life sciences, Biotechnologies, Material Sciences and Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. Interdisciplinary Research is coordinated through more than 70 Research Centres, Research Consortia, and Foundations. Spin-offs in the following fields: ICT, Biotech, Energy, Medicine, Environment, Nanotechnologies, Bio-markers.
Internationalization is one of the spearheads of Milano-Bicocca policy, an essential component of the teaching and research process, aimed at enhancing international cooperation through exchange programs. Bicocca is 8th out of the 20 Italian Universities for financed projects within the EU Seventh Framework Program.
The “Riccardo Massa” Department of Human Sciences for Education commenced functioning in January 1999 as the Department of Educational Epistemology and Hermeneutics. The Department displayed a strong interdisciplinary focus from the beginning: the number of its academic staff, and consequently the range of disciplines represented within it, expanded rapidly. The department has two bachelor’s degree courses (Three-year programmes in Intercultural Communication or Education); one “single-cycle” master’s degree (five-year programme in primary education); and three master’s degree courses (two-year programmes in Human Resources Development, or in Anthropological and Ethnological Science, or in Education). In addition, it offers a range of other postgraduate courses, including Master’s programmes, Short Postgraduate Courses, Professional Development Courses for Teachers, and Ph.D. programmes. In 2018 the Department of human sciences started a 1.500.000 euros founded project as coordinator in the EACEA/28/2017 framework on European policy experimentations in the fields of Education and Training led by highlevel public authorities.