Organization:University of Bologna
Università di Bologna
|Latin: Universitas Bononiensis|
|Motto||Petrus ubique pater legum Bononia mater (Latin)|
Motto in English
|St. Peter is everywhere the father of the law, Bologna is its mother|
Bologna, others: Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini,
|Campus||Urban (University Town)|
|Affiliations||Coimbra Group, Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, Utrecht Network, UNIMED|
The University of Bologna (Italian: Alma mater studiorum - Università di Bologna, UNIBO) is a research university in Bologna, Italy. Founded in 1088 by an organised guild of students (hence studiorum), it is the oldest university in continuous operation in the world, and the first university in the sense of a higher-learning and degree-awarding institute, as the word universitas was coined at its foundation.
It is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking in the first places of national, European and international rankings both as a whole and for individual subjects. Since its foundation, it has attracted numerous scholars, intellectuals and students from all over Italy and the world, establishing itself as one of the main international centers of learning.
It was the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters, which came to define the institution (especially its famous law school) located in Bologna. The university's emblem carries the motto Alma mater studiorum ("Nourishing mother of studies") and the date A.D. 1088, and it has about 86,500 students in its 11 schools. It has campuses in Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna. An associate publisher of the University of Bologna is the Bononia University Press.
The University of Bologna saw the first woman to earn a university degree and teach at a university, Bettisia Gozzadini, and the first woman to earn both a doctorate in science and a salaried position as a university professor, Laura Bassi.
The date of the University of Bologna's founding is uncertain, but believed by most accounts to have been 1088. The university was granted a charter (Authentica habita) by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa in 1158, but in the 19th century, a committee of historians led by Giosuè Carducci traced the founding of the University back to 1088, which would make it the oldest continuously-operating university in the world. However, the development of the institution at Bologna into a university was a gradual process. Paul Grendler writes that “it is not likely that enough instruction and organization existed to merit the term university before the 1150s, and it might not have happened before the 1180s.”
The university arose around mutual aid societies (known as universitates scholarium) of foreign students called "nations" (as they were grouped by nationality) for protection against city laws which imposed collective punishment on foreigners for the crimes and debts of their countrymen. These students then hired scholars from the city's pre-existing lay and ecclesiastical schools to teach them subjects such as liberal arts, notarial law, theology, and ars dictaminis (scrivenery). The lectures were given in informal schools called scholae. In time the various universitates scholarium decided to form a larger association, or Studium—thus, the university. The Studium grew to have a strong position of collective bargaining with the city, since by then it derived significant revenue through visiting foreign students, who would depart if they were not well treated. The foreign students in Bologna received greater rights, and collective punishment was ended. There was also collective bargaining with the scholars who served as professors at the university. By the initiation or threat of a student strike, the students could enforce their demands as to the content of courses and the pay professors would receive. University professors were hired, fired, and had their pay determined by an elected council of two representatives from every student "nation" which governed the institution, with the most important decisions requiring a majority vote from all the students to ratify. The professors could also be fined if they failed to finish classes on time, or complete course material by the end of the semester. A student committee, the "Denouncers of Professors", kept tabs on them and reported any misbehavior. Professors themselves were not powerless, however, forming collegia doctorum (professors’ committees) in each faculty, and securing the rights to set examination fees and degree requirements. Eventually, the city ended this arrangement, paying professors from tax revenues and making it a chartered public university.
The university is historically notable for its teaching of canon and civil law; indeed, it was set up in large part with the aim of studying the Digest, a central text in Roman law, which had been rediscovered in Italy in 1070, and the university was central in the development of medieval Roman law. Until modern times, the only degree granted at that university was the doctorate.
Bettisia Gozzadini earned a law degree in 1237, being one of the first women in history to obtain a university degree. She taught law from her own home for two years, and in 1239 she taught at the university, becoming the first woman in history to teach at a university.
In 1477, when Pope Sixtus IV issued a papal bull, authorizing the creation of Uppsala University in Sweden, the bull specified that the new university would have the same freedoms and privileges as the University of Bologna - a highly desirable situation for the Swedish scholars. This included the right of Uppsala to establish the four traditional faculties of theology, law (Canon Law and Roman law), medicine, and philosophy, and to award the bachelor's, master's, licentiate, and doctoral degrees.
Laura Bassi was born into a prosperous family of Bologna and was privately educated from the age of five. Bassi's education and intellect was noticed by Prospero Lorenzini Lambertini, who became the Archbishop of Bologna in 1731 (later Pope Benedict XIV). Lambertini became the official patron of Bassi. He arranged for a public debate between Bassi and four professors from the University of Bologna on 17 April 1732. In 1732, Bassi, aged twenty, publicly defended her forty-nine theses on Philosophica Studia at the Sala degli Anziani of the Palazzo Pubblico. The University of Bologna awarded her a doctorate degree on 12 May. She became the first woman to receive a doctorate in science, and the second woman in the world to earn a philosophy doctorate after Elena Cornaro Piscopia in 1678, fifty-four years prior. She was by then popularly known as Bolognese Minerva. On 29 October 1732, the Senate and the University of Bologna granted Bassi's candidature, and in December she was appointed professor of natural philosophy to teach physics. She became the first salaried woman lecturer in the world, thus beginning her academic career. She was also the first woman member of any scientific establishment, when she was elected to the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna in 1732. Bassi became the most important populariser of Newtonian mechanics in Italy.
Higher education processes are being harmonised across the European Community. Nowadays the university offers 101 different "Laurea" or "Laurea breve" first-level degrees (three years of courses), followed by 108 "Laurea specialistica" or "Laurea magistrale" second-level degrees (two years). However, other 11 courses have maintained preceding rules of "Laurea specialistica a ciclo unico" or "Laurea magistrale a ciclo unico", with only one cycle of study of five years, except for medicine and dentistry which requires six years of courses. After the "Laurea" one may attain 1st level Master (one-year diploma, similar to a Postgraduate diploma). After second-level degrees are attained, one may proceed to 2nd level Master, specialisation schools (residency), or doctorates of research (PhD).
The 11 Schools (which replace the preexisting 23 faculties) are:
- School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
- School of Economics, Management and Statistics
- School of Engineering and Architecture
- School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Interpretation and Translation
- School of Law
- School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage
- School of Medicine and Surgery
- School of Pharmacy, Biotechnologies and Sport Sciences
- School of Political Sciences
- School of Psychology and Education Sciences
- School of Sciences
The university is structured in 33 departments (there were 66 until 2012), organized by homogeneous research domains that integrate activities related to one or more faculty. A new department of Latin history was added in 2015.
The 33 departments are:
- Architecture - DA
- Cultural Heritage - DBC
- Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" - CHIM
- Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari" - CHIMIND
- Arts - DARvipem
- Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT
- Classical Philology and Italian Studies - FICLIT
- Philosophy and Communication Studies - FILCOM
- Physics and Astronomy - DIFA
- Computer Science and Engineering - DISI
- Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM
- Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI
- Industrial Engineering - DIN
- Interpreting and Translation - DIT
- Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - LILEC
- Mathematics - MAT
- Experimental Medicine, Diagnostic Medicine and Specialty Medicine - DIMES
- Psychology - PSI
- Agricultural Sciences - DipSA
- Management - DiSA
- Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences - BiGeA
- Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM
- Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin" - EDU
- Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL
- Economics - DSE
- Legal Studies - DSG
- Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC
- Veterinary Medical Sciences - DIMEVET
- Department for Life Quality Studies - QUVI
- Political and Social Sciences - SPS
- Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati" - STAT
- Sociology and Business Law - SDE
- History and Cultures - DiSCi
Affiliates and other institutions
In the early 1950s, some students of the University of Bologna were among the founders of the review "il Mulino". On 25 April 1951 the first issue of the review was published in Bologna. In a short time, "il Mulino" became one of the most interesting reference points in Italy for the political and cultural debate, and established important editorial relationships in Italy and abroad. Editorial activities evolved along with the review. In 1954, the il Mulino publishing house (Società editrice il Mulino) was founded, which today represents one of the most relevant Italian publishers. In addition to this were initiated research projects (focusing mostly on the educational institutions and the political system in Italy), that eventually led, in 1964, to the establishment of the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo.
The Collegio Superiore is an excellence institution inside the University of Bologna, aimed at promoting students' merit through dedicated learning programmes.
The institution was founded in 1998 as Collegio d'Eccellenza. Together with the Institute for Advanced Study it is part of the Institute for Higher Study.
The Collegio Superiore offers an additional educational path to students enrolled in a degree programme at the University of Bologna, providing specialized courses as part of an interdisciplinary framework.
All students of the Collegio Superiore are granted a full-ride scholarship and additional benefits such as the assistance of a personal tutor and free accommodation at the Residence for Higher Study. In order to remain members of the Collegio Superiore students are required to maintain high marks in both their degree programme and the additional courses.
Beatrice Fraboni, professor of Physics of Matter, has been head of Collegio Superiore since 2019.
- Cardinal Alberto Bolognetti;
- Albrecht Dürer;
- Pope Alexander VI;
- Anna M. Borghi, Italian cognitive psychologist
- Augusto Righi, pioneer in the study of electromagnetism;
- Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright
- Carlo Rovelli, Italian theoretical physicist
- Carlo Severini;
- Saint Charles Borromeo, archbishop of Milan;
- Dante Alighieri, Italian poet, writer and philosopher
- Diego Della Valle, chairman of the Italian leather goods company Tod's
- Enzo Ferrari, Italian racing driver, engineer and entrepreneur
- Erasmus of Rotterdam;
- Gabriele Paleotti;
- Gasparo Tagliacozzi, pioneer of plastic and reconstructive surgery;
- Giacomo Matteotti;
- Giovanni Pascoli;
- Pope Gregory XIII (Ugo Boncompagni);
- Pope Gregory XV;
- Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and radio pioneer
- Henry of Susa (Hostiensis);
- Pope Innocent IX;
- Irnerius, founder of the School of Glossators;
- Laura Bassi, the world's first woman to earn a university chair in a scientific field of studies;
- Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian priest, biologist and physiologist
- Leon Battista Alberti;
- Luigi Galvani;
- Manuel Olivencia, lawyer and academic;
- Marcello Malpighi;
- Michelangelo Antonioni;
- Nicolaus Copernicus, formulator of the heliocentric universal model;
- Cardinal Paolo Burali d'Arezzo;
- Paracelsus, founder of the discipline of toxicology;
- Patrizio Bianchi, Minister of Public Education in the Draghi Cabinet
- Pico della Mirandola;
- Pier Paolo Pasolini;
- Pietro Mengoli;
- Archbishop Thomas Becket;
- Torquato Tasso;
- Ulisse Aldrovandi;
- Umberto Eco, Italian semiotician, philosopher and writer
Faculty and staff
Notable former faculty include:[lower-alpha 1]
- 11th century
- 12th century
- Martinus Gosia
- Patriarch Heraclius of Jerusalem
- William of Tyre
- 13th century
- Benvenutus Scotivoli
- Bettisia Gozzadini
- Guido Guinizelli
- Henry of Susa (Hostiensis)
- Paul, Dominican martyr
- Sylvester Gozzolini
- William of Saliceto
- 14th century
- Manuel Chrysoloras
- Giovanni de' Marignolli
- Francesco Petrarca (also known as Petrarch)
- Coluccio Salutati
- 15th century
- Albrecht Dürer
- Leon Battista Alberti
- Nicolaus Copernicus
- Lippo Bartolomeo Dardi
- Yuriy Drohobych (also known as Georgius de Drohobycz)
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
- 16th century
- 17th century
- Giovanni Cassini
- Niall Ó Glacáin
- Marcello Malpighi
- Pietro Mengoli
- 18th century
- Laura Bassi
- Luigi Galvani
- Maria Gaetana Agnesi
- Carlo Goldoni
- 19th century
- Augusto Righi
- Giacomo Ciamician
- Giosuè Carducci
- Giovanni Pascoli
- Pellegrino Rossi
- Francesco Selmi
- 20th century
- 21st century
Rankings and reputation
|Global – Overall|
|ARWU World||201-300 (2020)|
|CWUR World||182 (2020-2021)|
|CWTS World||119 (2020)|
|QS World||160 (2021)|
|THE World||=167 (2021)|
|USNWR Global||112 (2021)|
The 2021 QS World University Rankings ranked the University of Bologna 160th in the world, as well as 69th (1st in Italy) with reference to academic reputation. In another measurement by the same company, it was positioned among the world's top 100 universities for graduate employability (84th).
In the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it claimed the 167th place globally. In the THE Impact Rankings of the same year, measuring the universities' commitment to sustainable development in compliance with the UN 2030 Agenda, Bologna took 1st place in Europe and 6th in the world.
Nationally, in 2020 Bologna topped Italy's main ranking of large public universities (> 40,000 students) for the eleventh year in a row, produced by the Italian Center for Social Investment Studies.
Points of interest
- Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna
- Bologna declaration
- Bologna process
- Coimbra Group (a network of leading European universities)
- Collegio Superiore di Bologna (school of excellence of the University of Bologna)
- List of Italian universities
- List of medieval universities
- Medieval university
- Palazzo Poggi
- Utrecht Network
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