University of Milano Bicocca

  • Welcome to University of Milano Bicocca

    University of Milano Bicocca

    The University. In twenty years the University of Milano - Bicocca has achieved high national and international honours:
    • 3rd largest university in Lombardy by student population;
    • 2nd highest ranked Italian university among those comparable in size, according to the National Agency for the Rating of Universities;
    • 69th on the list for best 250 universities less than 50 years old, according to The Times Higher Education;
    • 8 out of 14 departments are defined as “of excellence”.
    The available training offer includes: 32 Bachelor Degree courses, 36 Master Degree courses and 5 Long-cycle Master Degree courses (5 or 6 years).
    There are 33,000 enrolled students, of which over 2,484 are international.

    The Department. “Sociology and Social Research”, one of the fourteen Departments composing the University of Milano-Bicocca, has been ranked as the best in Italy for the quality of research and teaching in social and political sciences, and has been as well defined as “of excellence”.
    It offers undergraduate (Organization Science; Science of Tourism and Local Community; Social Work; Sociology), postgraduate (Analysis of Social Processes; Management and Services Design; Planning and Management of Social Policies and Services; Tourism, Territory and Local Development), and doctoral (Analysis of Social and Economic Processes; Urban and Local European Studies; Sustainable Human Development; Applied Sociology and Methodology of Social Research) degrees.
    The Department of Sociology and Social Research counts a permanent staff of 56 Faculty members: 13 full professors, 33 associated professors, 10 assistant professors.

  • Available Tourism Masters

    The Master Course. “Tourism, territory and local development” (2 years, 120 ECTS) offers a set of interdisciplinary and polyvalent skills and knowledge to give students the planning and decision-making abilities to face complex situations about the relationship between tourism and local development.
    The specific educational goals of this degree course are:
    - teaching students to evaluate the interdisciplinary approach to analysing social and landscape phenomena. This interdisciplinary approach, including Geography, Sociology, Economics and Communications Science, confers the ability to analyse a geographical area and identify its strengths and weaknesses in terms of tourism;
    - developing up-to-date, polyvalent, practical skills through an active methodology, exercises useful in the working world, and lab work under the aid of representatives from the professional world;
    - sensitizing students to problems emerging from the relationship between place and culture, in order to know how to use local specificity in tourism in a non-intrusive way that brings development for the local community and landscape.

    Tourism, territory and local development
    University of Milano Bicocca

    University of Milano Bicocca

    Tourism, territory and local development

    A semester on the critical analysis of the global/local aspects of the first economic activity of the Third Millennium.

  • About the city

    The City of Milan. The modern cosmopolitan city of Milan, with its centuries of history and art, is a world-class economic and cultural powerhouse, a capital of business, fashion and design. Milan is also a university town, with high-level teaching, advanced research in technology, science and humanities, and a large number of foreign students (about 20,000 each year) who make their own contribution to the city’s transformation, development and continuous innovation
    A city of innovation: design, fashion, scientific and technological research are some of key activities thriving in Milan. The city offers many opportunities for exchanging information and provides an international setting in which people find it easy to meet, share ideas, compare lifestyles and make projects happen
    A city of action traditionally flourishing with opportunities; a city with work at the core of its culture. Milan offers a rich and diverse business sector embedded in a well-organized and dynamic urban system that can adapt to the challenges of the future and support professional and personal growth. Its universities work closely together with the world of business to give students valuable experience through internships enabling them to develop their creativity and pursue their careers
    A gateway city, a front door for Italy and for Europe: Milan is strategically sited in the middle of Europe as well as enjoying good communications with some of the loveliest places in Italy. Cities of historic importance such as Bergamo or Genova can be reached in a few hours; or so can Lake Como, the “Cinque Terre”, the Alps, the Alpine Lakes and the vineyard-clad hills of Franciacorta and Astigiano. The Swiss and French borders are less than two hours away; and now, thanks to budget airlines and a highly-developed network of infrastructure, it’s easy to visit Venice, Rome, Florence, Paris, Prague or Madrid from Milan, centre of Europe
    Milan was the elected city for the Universal Exposition: Expo 2015 event reached about 20 milions visitors from all over the world from 1 May to 31 October 2015, a journey on the Expo’s theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life"
    Milan has the oldest cultural institutions in Italy, such as La Scala for opera, the Piccolo theatre, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Brera Pinacoteca, the Duomo (Cathedral) and Sforzesco Castle, all beautiful sites of great cultural importance, all well worth visiting (from

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