The University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum – Acronym: UNIBO), the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective. Since its origins in 1088, Alma Mater has been student-centred hosting prominent figures from science and the arts. Today over 200 degree programmes among its 32 Departments and 11 Schools are offered to over 81,000 students. 5,000 graduates are enrolled in PhDs and 3rd cycle programmes.
Thanks to its scientific excellence and a central Project Management support working closely, UNIBO has gained a considerable experience in International and European research projects, successfully participated in FP7: with 274 projects funded in 2007-2013 (58 of them as coordinator) and 87,8 M€ of funding, UNIBO is the second Italian university for the attractiveness of European funding for research, 37st in the European ranking of institutions of higher education. In Global Rankings UNIBO occupies the top 10 national rank in major league tables such as QS World University Rankings, THE World University Rankings, ARWU World University Rankings. In 2017 it ranked 29 in the GreenMetric World University Rankings measuring the university’s vision and policy for sustainability. In Horizon 2020, UNIBO is so far involved in 152 funded projects (36 as coordinator) with more than 53 M€ of funding. In the framework of the Societal Challenge 1 – Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing and the Innovative Medicine Initiative and related funding frameworks, UNIBO is participating in 9 projects (2 under IMI-2 JTI) with a total EU contribution of over 2,5 M€.
In the CompBioMed2 project, UNIBO participates through the Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN)