The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997. Our university has a strong international outlook, as testified by its multilingual courses (German, Italian, English, and Ladin) and the high number of students and teaching staff from abroad.

The university has five faculties, and a high percentage of lecturers (35%) and students (17%) come from abroad and they study, teach and do research in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design. We have 4,100 students registered to more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

In national rankings, our university reaches top positions every year. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, the Italian research center for social studies Censis has ranked our university as number one among smaller private universities (less than 5,000 students). We rank high in international rankings too, especially under the categories ' internationalization', 'student satisfaction' and 'practice-oriented'.

The taught modules on offer and our research projects are linked to international and inter-regional networks. For example, within the Euregio project, we are partnered with the universities of Innsbruck and Trento, and we are committed to reaching top quality standards.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

This two-year master programme provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering yo ... [+]

This two-year master programme provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. The programme is a joint initiative with the Universities of Parma and Udine, known worldwide for their excellence in higher education in the field of food sciences.

Course Description

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of food sciences, such as technology, engineering, microbiology, chemistry and sustainability.

After the first year, you can choose among five different profiles:

Applied Engineering and Genetics; Food Quality and Management; Nutrition Sciences; Food Chemistry; Food Packaging. ... [-]
Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Our master programme will provide you with the key competencies that you will need to develop next-generation information systems used to describe and manage data, discov ... [+]

Our master programme will provide you with the key competencies that you will need to develop next-generation information systems used to describe and manage data, discover new facts and relations in the data, make predictions, and give advice to decision makers.

Course description

We live in a digital society. Human and automated activities continuously generate data, storing them in digital format. These data come from everywhere: enterprise information systems, social media, wearable equipment, and many more.

Data are like crude oil: unrefined, they are useless.

In our programme, we teach you how to become a computational data scientist, i.e. a computer scientist specialised in the development of next-generation information systems.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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The 2-year practice-oriented and transdisciplinary master programme is an educational framework for designers that aim to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and fa ... [+]

The 2-year practice-oriented and transdisciplinary master programme is an educational framework for designers that aim to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and fair futures — both locally and trans-locally.

Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services but is striving for future-viable modes of production, consumption and life – for sustainable economies and cultures. Based on these general aims and values the design of products, spaces, processes, interactive applications and transmedia communication is understood as an integrated task. Design is understood as a catalyst of change.

With your projects, you try to approach today's issues effectively by (co-)designing concrete practices and visions for tomorrow. You are encouraged to experiment with existing and emerging practices of collaboration and co-creation. The overarching goal is to encourage a good life for all! – humans, other living beings all over the planet now and in the future.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US),German,Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Would you like to use your creativity and launch innovative products and services on the market? Do you want to learn how you can develop new products and manage innovati ... [+]

Would you like to use your creativity and launch innovative products and services on the market? Do you want to learn how you can develop new products and manage innovation in a business? Then this master is exactly what you need!

Course description

We are looking for motivated students who want to fulfil their potential as entrepreneurs and who cannot wait to manage their family business or are willing to build their own success with a great idea by creating a start-up.

At a Glance Degree class: LM-77 ECTS Credits: 120 Duration of the course: 2 years Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English Places available: 50 EU + 5 non-EU Campus: Bozen-Bolzano Tuition fees: €1.347,50 per year Structure of the course ... [-]
Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US),German,Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

This double degree programme focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain areas. ... [+]

This double degree programme focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain areas.

Course description

Our programme is highly interdisciplinary and it is offered in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Both universities contribute their expertise in an integrative way to ecological, engineering and socio-economic perspectives of mountain landscape management.

The programme takes advantage of the particular location of the partner universities in the Central Alps and includes both student and teacher mobility between the two countries. Courses will be taught by lecturers from both universities.

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Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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The aim of this two-year programme is to provide you with a sound knowledge of mechanical engineering, combining traditional engineering courses with management modules. ... [+]

The aim of this two-year programme is to provide you with a sound knowledge of mechanical engineering, combining traditional engineering courses with management modules.

Course description

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of engineering that are traditionally separate, such as: mechanical design, mechatronics, automation, management and logistics. You can choose between two specialisations: “Mechanics and Automation” or “Logistics and Production”. The latter is offered in partnership with the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OvGU) with the possibility to obtain a double degree.

At a Glance Degree class: LM-33 ECTS credits: 120 Duration of the course: 2 years Courses will be taught in English (main language), German, Italian Places available: 40 EU + 5 non-EU Campus: Bozen-Bolzano Tuition fees: €1.347,50 per year Structure of the course ... [-]
Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US),German,Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Would you like to build a set of professional skills to contribute to your community? Are you interested in working in the civil service, for your local authority or to i ... [+]

Would you like to build a set of professional skills to contribute to your community? Are you interested in working in the civil service, for your local authority or to improve public services at an international level? Would you like to study in a trilingual programme with a strong international orientation?

Course description

This master educates and trains future managers and professionals of public institutions, chambers of commerce, publicly-owned companies or charities, as well as of private enterprises that have business relationships with public entities. These professionals have to face an everyday reality that is getting increasingly complex and that requires a diverse set of skills. This course provides you with the legal, statistical-economic and management tools you need to do so.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US),Italian,German
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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In this programme, you will learn how to leverage next-generation technologies such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, and Analytics to create, connect, optimize and ... [+]

In this programme, you will learn how to leverage next-generation technologies such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, and Analytics to create, connect, optimize and engineer innovative systems moving to the pragmatic application and commercialization on a rapid and large scale.

The physical world and the virtual world (cyberspace) are converging into new generations of systems like the Cyber-Physical Systems. Such systems monitor physical environments, communicate and cooperate with each other and with human beings in real-time, and make decentralized intelligent decisions. They are highly dependent on components whose functionality is controlled by software.

With the revolution of Industry 4.0, manufactural production also begins to depend on these systems more and more. At the same time, companies and organizations still need IT to automatize their business processes and release human beings form the burden of repetitive and tedious operations.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Universitätsplatz 1 Piazza Università 1
39100 Bolzano, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy
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