University of Bologna

The University

The University of Bologna prides itself as the oldest academic establishment in the Western world, founded in 1088AD by its own students. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.

Today the degree structure of the University of Bologna is based on the Bologna Process organized as follows:

  • A first-cycle degree programme, the Laurea (180credits/3 years, equivalent to a bachelor qualification);
  • A single-cycle degree programme, the Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (300 or 360 credits / 5 or 6 years, equivalent to a combined bachelor and master degree);
  • A second-cycle degree programme, the Laurea Magistrale (120 credits/2 years, equivalent to a masters degree)
  • A third-cycle, the Dottorato di ricerca and the Diploma di Specializzazione (PhD and postgraduate Specialisation degree).


National Coordinator



Bruna Zani

Professore ordinario di Psicologia sociale, Dipartimento di Psicologia.