the world's first university the world's first university

Why choose Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna?

  1. Thomas Becket, Copernicus and several popes are among the university’s most notable alumni
  2. The university was founded in 1088
  3. It is the most popular university in Italy


Quick Facts:

Location: Bologna, Italy

City Population: 384,038

University Population: 82,363

Climate: Bologna has a humid subtropical climate, with little influence from the sea.

Nearest airport: Bologna Guglielomo Marconi Airport



The University of Bologna was the first-ever university, and therefore now the oldest in the world. It is located in Bologna, northern Italy, which is reknowned as Italy's gastronomic capital. Today the university counts 85,500 students in 11 schools, with campuses in various parts of Bologna and Rimini.



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