Università degli studi di Bergamo

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  • History

    The exis­tence of a large uni­ver­sity struc­ture in the city of Berg­amo dates back to 1961 with the open­ing of the High Col­lege of Jour­nal­ism and Audio­vi­sual Media, a two year post-​graduate school born through the ini­tia­tive of the Uni­ver­sità cat­tolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, and through the selec­tion process of Berg­amo City Coun­cil under the direc­tion of Pro­fes­sor Mario Apol­lo­nio. On the 16th Novem­ber 1968 the con­sti­tu­tion of the Board for the insti­tu­tion of uni­ver­sity fac­ul­ties in the city of Berg­amo, attended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the City Coun­cil, the Provin­cial Coun­cil and the Cham­ber of Com­merce, cre­ated the con­di­tions nec­es­sary to the found­ing of new ini­tia­tives opened directly by the city and to the effec­tive birth of the Uni­ver­sity of Bergamo.

    Fac­ul­ties and Courses

    Impor­tant is the con­sol­i­da­tion of research activ­i­ties which go beyond national bound­aries. The Uni­ver­sity of Berg­amo is, for exam­ple, the admin­is­tra­tive head­quar­ters of numer­ous PhDs and has at its dis­posal the resources of pres­ti­gious ini­tia­tives such as: the Inter­na­tional Russ­ian Lan­guage Sem­i­nar, the Ital­ian Lan­guage and Cul­ture for For­eign Nation­als Course, a Cen­tre of Excel­lence in Anthro­pol­ogy, the Obser­va­tory on Bank­ing Merg­ers, a Cen­tre for Area Stud­ies, a Cen­tre for Teach­ing and Learn­ing Qual­ity and the School of Management.

    The sys­tem of active rela­tion­ships with the local area is also both effec­tive and orig­i­nal. Var­i­ous asso­ci­a­tions from dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories have come together to finance the asso­ci­a­tion Pro Uni­ver­si­tate Berga­mensi which assists the Uni­ver­sity in its ini­tia­tives, bear­ing wit­ness to the col­lab­o­ra­tion exist­ing between the Uni­ver­sity and the world of busi­ness. This coop­er­a­tion has led to the cre­ation of some degree courses which are found nowhere else in Italy, such as that in Tex­tile Engi­neer­ing, as well as to the financ­ing of lab­o­ra­to­ries and of research projects in var­i­ous fields.

    The Uni­ver­sity of Berg­amo is today a pow­er­ful and sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence in the Berga­m­asc and Lom­bard con­texts. Its dis­jointed pres­ence in both his­tor­i­cal com­plexes in the Old Town and in func­tional cen­tres in the New Town, not to men­tion in the unique urban con­text of Dalmine with its state of the art lab­o­ra­to­ries ren­ders evi­dent its solid roots in the city and the local area.

    Nowa­days, the Uni­ver­sity of Berg­amo, thanks to its con­stant drive for the renewal and broad­en­ing of its struc­tures and of the courses that it offers, con­sists of six fac­ul­ties (Eco­nom­ics; Edu­ca­tional Stud­ies; Engi­neer­ing; For­eign Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­tures; Human­i­ties; Law), 14 three-​year (level one) degree courses, 15 two-​year (level two) degree courses, 3 two-​year (level two) degree courses taught in Eng­lish, and a sin­gle cycle sec­ond level degree (five-​year) in Law.

    Didac­tic organ­i­sa­tion makes good use of var­i­ous oppor­tu­ni­ties open to stu­dents: For­eign exchanges (the per­cent­age of Eras­mus pro­gramme exchanges is among the high­est in Italy), intern­ships with com­pa­nies and organ­i­sa­tions based not only in the local area but also in the rest of Italy and the world, appren­tice­ships, tutor­ing, pre­lim­i­nary study courses, post-​graduate spe­cial­i­sa­tion courses and first and sec­ond level Masters.

    The strengths of the Uni­ver­sity of Berg­amo are, there­fore, the wide range of courses offered (also through E-​learning projects) the excel­lent use of the numer­ous lab­o­ra­to­ries avail­able to stu­dents, the ambi­tious research cen­tres, and, last but not least, the fact that the Uni­ver­sity oper­ates in one of the most dynamic of areas, from both a cul­tural and an eco­nomic viewpoint.


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