Founded in 1924, the University of Milan is, among the great Italian universities, one of the youngest, despite having aggregated at its birth institutions that boast more than two hundred years of history and which give the University all the prestige deriving from a legacy of studies - medical, scientific and humanistic - of the highest level.
The University of Milan is characterized by the great variety of disciplinary fields present within it. The interdisciplinary vocation, the contiguity and the reciprocal methodological and cultural connection between different fields of knowledge in continuous development give life to a study and work environment full of stimuli: an ideal ecosystem also for the development of third mission activities.
The eight Faculties offer 141 courses of study between first and second level, while advanced training is ensured by 34 doctoral courses and 65 specialization schools. Each year, numerous masters and advanced courses meet the needs of further professionalization and continuing education.
The University of Milan qualifies as one of the most committed Italian universities in basic and applied research. The university's researchers play a leading role in numerous national and international research programs, as is also attested by the approximately 450 scientific and didactic collaboration agreements in teaching at an international level. The research work takes place in 31 departments, 62 coordinated research centers and 36 inter-university centers.
The University of Milan is among the top Italian universities for scientific productivity, according to the most prestigious international rankings, and is the only Italian university to be part of the Leru (League of European Research Universities). It is part of the 4EU + Consortium, the alliance with the Universities of Paris Sorbonne, Heidelberg, Warsaw, Prague and Copenhagen, aimed at building a European model for teaching, research and governance.