UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES THE FACULTY The Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences is among the most complex Faculties within the University of Bologna because it involves many different scientific areas: Mathematics
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FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
The Faculty is composed of 409 faculty members: 124 full professors, 128 associate professors and 157 assistant professors. There are about 5500 students attending the faculty’s 2008/2009 academic year.
Department of Physics:http://www.df.unibo.it/
Department of Computer Science:http://www.cs.unibo.it/en/
Department of Mathematics: http://www.dm.unibo.it/
Experimental Pathology: http://patologia-sperimentale.unibo.it/frm-main.php
Department of Earth,
Geological and Environmental Sciences:http://www.geomin.unibo.it/
Bologna has adopted a Multicampus structure in order to permit the diffusion of educational offering and the activation of a stabile research activity on the premises with the intent to better the functionality and quality of university community life. The Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences based in Bologna has courses also in the campus of Ravenna and Cesena.
The Ravenna Campus represents a point of excellence in the studies of preservation, protection and appreciation of cultural heritage, archeology, restoration on one hand and the awareness of the environment and the promotion of environmental quality, law, relations with eastern European and Mediterranean nations, regional planning, and of urban design and health on the other.
The Cesena Campus of the Faculty has always hosted the area of Computer Sciences
The Faculty is made up of many Degree Courses divided into 14 first Level Degrees and 15 second Level or Master Degree Courses:
Undergrate students have access to 1st Level Degree Courses which last 3 years during and for which it is necessary to obtain 180 credits. Graduate students can apply for the 2nd Level Degree Courses which last 2 years and require the acquisition of 120 credits.
INTERNATIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE IN BIOINFORMATICS
The Faculty also offers an International Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics completely taught in English and aimed at generating knowledge and expertise in specific fields of Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine in the post-genomic era.
Information concerning the Degree Course can be found on the Faculty’s website:
The doctorate schools within the Faculty cover all the areas concerned:
MATHEMATICS- PHYSICS - ASTRONOMY
GEOLOGY – NATURAL SCIENCES – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
This is an International PhD funded by European Marie Curie Actions:
All doctorate schools have a duration of three years and consist mainly of laboratory and research activities and very few lectures.
All the information concerning the application of foreign students to research doctorates and a detailed lists of the doctorates available within the University can be found on the following page:
To be admitted to a course a student must pass an Italian language proficiency test and a cultural test.
Moreover, the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences requires admission tests to courses which are aimed at an orientation for the students and not a limitation for admission.
The date of the Italian language and culture test is normally at the beginning of September.
To be admitted to the test, on the day of the test itself the student must show his/her passport and entry visa for study reasons or his/her residence permit, or the receipt issued by police headquarters for application for the residence permit. A candidate waiting for the residence permit shall be admitted to the tests with reserve.Students can enrol only once they have passed the tests.
1st level degrees: about 1,400 euros
2nd level degrees: about 2,000 euros
Registration for the University of Bologna can be done on-line www.almawelcome.unibo.it
or students can go to one of the several Almawelcome points, where they can find assistance and information.To be able to use the on-line service, students must be provided with a codice fiscale (tax registration number).
For students abroad, this tax registration number can be applied for at the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices.For students already in Italy, this tax registration number should be applied for at the local Tax Agency Office.
Useful information concerning application, language courses, accomodation and immigration rules:
Faculty’s international relations office:
Italian Ministry website for application of foreign students:
For opportunities of grants and visa please contact Italian embassy in your country.