Academic Ranking of World Universities

University of Milan
English Name: University of Milan
Region: Southern Europe
Country/Region: Italy
Found Year: 1924
Address: via Festa del Perdono 7

Brief Statement

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, the only Italian among the 21 prestigious members of LERU (League of European Research Universities), and an internationally highly ranked university.  With a teaching staff of about 2,000 tenured professors and with about 60,000 students the University of Milan is the largest university in Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and internationally-oriented EU regions and leader in the Italian economy. The University of Milan’s Faculties offer a number of study programmes, which can be grouped into three macro-disciplinary areas: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Medicine and Healthcare; and Natural Sciences.

The broad range of subjects taught, which currently consists of 64 Undergraduate programs, 56 Masters programs, 9 Single-cycle programs, 33 Doctoral programs, and several Advanced Vocational programs, attracts students from Italy and the whole world. The University’s research and teaching activities have developed over the years and have received important international recognitions.

The University’s main campus is located in a 15th century monumental complex in the heart of Milan, a city with countless artistic points of interest in the north of Italy, known throughout the world for fashion, design, publishing, theatre, music, sports, food and its international trade fairs.


Mission Statement

The University of Milan is a research-intensive university. The key objectives of its strategy are the development of highly-skilled human capital and of high-quality scientific research. Its inclusion in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) as the only Italian institution, as well as its top position among Italian universities in all the international rankings based on scientific productivity, are indicators of success in pursuing such strategy.

At the same time, the University of Milan acknowledges the plurality of missions that universities are currently expected to perform vis-à-vis the challenges of globalization and of knowledge-based economies. For this reason, it pursues all the functions deemed necessary to create a European Higher Education Area (EHEA): production of new knowledge through cutting-edge scientific research, formation of human capital with varying degrees of specialization, provision of life-long learning, knowledge exchange, contribution to local development, international exchange of knowledge and human capital.

In performing each of these functions, the University of Milan aims at the highest level of quality that can be achieved given the available resources. Its strategic plan incorporates such objectives. Internal as well as external evaluation is then used to assess the degree to which such objectives, and especially high quality standards in each of the functions assigned to the University structures, have been achieved.

Rector: Prof. Gianluca VAGO

Vice-rector: Prof. Maria Daniela CANDIA

Pro-rector for Research: Prof. Chiara TONELLI

Pro-rector for Teaching: Prof. Giuseppe DE LUCA

Head of Research Division: Angelo CASERTANO

Responsible International Relations Office: Egill BOCCANERA



Total Enrollment:
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Undergraduate Enrollment:
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Graduate Enrollment:
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Undergraduate Programs
           Agricultural Sciences and Technology
           Agricultural Technologies For Environment and Landscape 
           Animal Husbandry and Welfare 
           Animal Production Feed and Health 
           Applied and Environmental Chemistry 
           Audiometry Methods
           Biomedical Laboratory Methods
           Cardio-Circulatory  Physiopathology and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques 
           Chemical-Toxicological Sciences and Safety In The Environment
           Communication and Society 
           Computer System and Network Security
           Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas
           Cultural Heritage Studies 
           Dental Hygiene 
           Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology
           Earth Sciences  
           European Economic Studies
           Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences 
           Food Science and Technology 
           Food Services Management and Technology 
           Foreign Languages and Literature
           Health Visitor
           Hearing Aid Audiology 
           Herbal Science and Technology
           Herbal Science and Technology
           Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology 
           Industrial Chemistry
           Informatics and Communication 
           International Sciences and European Institutions 
           Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
           Liberal Studies of Land, Landscape and The Environment 
           Liberal Studies In Communications
           Linguistic and Cultural Mediation
           Medical Biotechnologies
           Music Informatics
           Natural Sciences
           Neurophysiopathology Methods 
           Occupational Therapy 
           Organisation and Human Resources 
           Orthopaedic Technology 
           Orthoptic and Ophthalmologic Technology
           Paediatric Health Nursing 
           Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
           Plant, Food and Environmental Biotechnology 
           Political Sciences
           Prevention Techniques and Safety Procedures In The Environment and Workplace 
           Production and Protection of Plants and Vegetation Systems 
           Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques 
           Public Management 
           Science and Technology For Studying and Preserving The Cultural Heritage and Information Storage Media
           Sciences For Legal Services 
           Social Sciences For Globalisation 
           Social Work In Health  
           Speech and Language Therapy 
           Therapy of Neuro and Psychomotricity Disorders of Childhood 
           Veterinary Biotechnology 
           Viticulture and Enology
Graduate Programs
           Agri-Environmental Sciences 
           Agricultural Sciences
           Ancient Philology, Literature and History
           Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technologies 
           Archive and Library Sciences 
           Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology 
           Biology Applied To Nutritional Sciences 
           Biology Applied To Research In Biomedicine
           Cognitive Science and Decision-Making Processes 
           Communications: Theory and Methods 
           Computer Security - Crema 
           Culture and History of The Publishing System 
           Diagnostic Techniques For Healthcare Professionals
           Drug Biotechnology
           Earth Sciences  
           Economics and Political Science 
           Environmental and Geographical Sciences  
           European and Non-European Languages and Literature
           Exercise Science For Healthy Life 
           Food Science and Human Nutrition 
           Food Science and Human Nutrition 
           Food Science and Technology 
           Green Areas and Landscape Design 
           Health Care Professions For Clinical Management
           Health Care Professions For Prevention 
           Health Care Professions For Rehabilitation
           History Of Art 
           Individual and Team Sport Science 
           Industrial Chemistry and Management 
           Informatics and Communication
           International Economics and Finance 
           International Relations
           Labour Studies 
           Languages and Cultures For International Communication and Cooperation 
           Languages and Cultures For International Communication and Cooperation 
           Law and Policies of European Integration: European Constitutional Law and "Multilevel Constitu Tionalism"
           Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine
           Modern Humanities
           Molecular Biology Of The Cell 
           Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 
           Nature Sciences 
           Nursing and Midwifery Sciences
           Plant, Food and Environmental Biotechnology 
           Political Science and Government
           Public and Corporate Communication 
           Public Administration and Policy
           Science of Crop Production and Protection
           Science Of The Performing Arts 
           Social Sciences: Research and Institutional Analysis 
           Veterinary Biotechnology Sciences 
           Viticulture and Enology Science

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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