The origins of the University of Bologna (UNIBO) go back to 1088, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. 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.
UNIBO offers over 200 degree programmes to more than 81,000 students, and 5,000 graduates are enrolled in PhDs and 3rd cycle programmes. One of the most active universities leading and participating in European research and academic cooperation projects, UNIBO has participated in over 300 Research projects funded by the European Union within H2020.
From July 2019, UNIBO is co-founding member of the European Bioeconomy University, an alliance of the six leading European universities most active in the bioeconomy sector.