FACTS & FIGURES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BERGAMO
PREFACE Numbers, data and statistics are essential tools to have an immediate overview of our university, its structures and its people. FACTS&FIGURES of the University of Bergamo (published in Italian as UniBg INCHIARO) is at the same time trail of the road we have gone so far and the direction we are heading to. Our aim is not only to tell our story, but also to provide evidence of our values through the achievements, the turning points and, after all, the facts and figures that we collected in the last 50 years or so. We are indeed a young university, born in 1968, and grown during a time of great social and technological revolutions, which remain engraved in our cultural DNA. Action and responsibility are the two keywords that sum up our mission. Action is our gaze towards the world. It expresses through our courage to experiment in the field of scientific research and applied sciences, in the construction of international networks of academic exchange, in the cutting-edge programmes we offer our students and scholars. Responsibility is the process we follow. It expresses through the close support we give our students along their educational, professional and personal development. We take pride in educating students who are actively involved in the process of knowledge building. As such they become above all conscious citizens, who are required to stand up to the values learned during their university life. If FACTS&FIGURES may at a first glance seems just a collection of numbers, I invite you to dig deeper into this publication to discover the value that we are building for this and for future generations.
Prof. Remo Morzenti Pellegrini Rector of the University of Bergamo
QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE FOR OVER 50 YEARS The University of Bergamo contributes to the progress of knowledge and the development of society through the highest quality of education and research, while respecting the academic staff’s freedom to teach and enhancing the quality of students’ experiences in higher education.
YEAR OF FOUNDATION
CAMPUSES Along with the excellent quality of the teaching and research activities, the University pursues its third mission, which is to enhance and disseminate its results by constantly interacting with society, the various realities of the territory and by cooperating with the international scientific community. Founded in 1968, the University of Bergamo pursues a level of quality recognised both nationally and internationally.
QUALITY OF T HE ACKNOW CU LED RR GE I PROMOTI M EN CUL ON OF TA U OPENNE SC ND SS I E TO NT KNOWLE TH DG E IF E W DI CULTUR SS O AL, E S TRANS OC FE RO I F
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OUR HISTORY Since 1968, the University of Bergamo has been a reference point for the culture and innovation of the city and the territory, extending its teaching offer year after year to reach a total of 7 departments, 41 degree courses and 8 seats locations.
11 December 1968 1973
The University is established as Free University Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature. Based in the Upper Town of Bergamo, it was an autonomous institution, neither public nor private, with a keen openness to the world since the beginning.
The thrust of Bergamo’s entrepreneurial world leads to the introduction of the degree in Economics and Business.
Acquisition of the premises of Piazza Rosate’s headquarters.
The University of Bergamo participates in the “Erasmus” pilot project.
The success of the degree in Economics and Business encourages the foundation of the corresponding Faculty.
The productive and urban development of Dalmine, and the attention of local industry to innovation and technology lead to the foundation of the Faculty of Engineering.
CIS, the Italian Centre for Foreigners, is opened.
Foundation of he Faculty of Letters and Philosophy. Opening of the headquarters in Via dei Caniana.
Foundation of the Faculty of Law.
Inauguration of St. Augustines former cloisters.
According to Censis’ ranking on the educational offer of Italian universities the University of Bergamo presents some of the best courses in Italy.
This ranking takes into account the teaching offer of Italian bachelor’s and master’s degrees in specific subjects, and is based on the career progression and institutional relations for the 2018/2019 academic year, placing the University of Bergamo among the top performers in five teaching groups.
The quality of the University of Bergamo is not only recognised at national level. Times Higher Education has in fact ranked the University among the top 500 universities in the world, and among the top 100 young universities in the world.
Opening of the new engineering laboratories at the Dalmine headquarters.
Opening of the Great Hall in the former church of St. Augustine. Relations with local institutions and the business system intensify, while plans for future development in the city continue.
Foundation of the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering.
The University of Bergamo joins the APEnet (Rete italiana degli Atenei ed Enti di Ricerca per il Public Engagement) steering committee.
Establishment of SdM, the university’s School of Management.
The University becomes a public institution and changes its name in University of Bergamo.
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BUILT AROUND STUDENTS The University of Bergamo nourishes undergraduate and graduate students giving them the opportunity to be introduced to a network of relationships which can offer them a fast and solid access to the job market. Neither too large nor too small, the University of Bergamo is a dynamic and proactive reality which ensures that educational offer and responsiveness that are required by the territory. As mid-sized university in a mid-sized city, the University is small enough to give students more individual attention, both in education and services, and big enough to ensure all the options a student can seek.
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GROWTH RATE IN ENROLMENTS
In recent years both national and international students have shown a growing preference for the University of Bergamo, thanks to the quality of the programmes offered and the ability of the University to experiment with new possibilities and open up to a variety of partners.
THE FOCUS ON STUDENTS
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With its seven departments, the University is home to an avant-garde educational programme that includes bachelor’s and master’s degree courses, along with postgraduate master’s and advanced training courses provided by the SdM School of Management of the University.
TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
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2ND LEVEL MASTER’S DEGREES
AN ATTRACTIVE UNIVERSITY FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
ACCESS TO THE JOB MARKET AND EMPLOYMENT RATES The University has developed in the city and for the city, in a mutually beneficial relationship. Every year we contribute to the growth of the territory by helping students to enter the job market - also thanks to the Internship and Placement Office - and providing highly qualified graduates. At the same time we draw from its excellences by cultivating a business and institutional network which provides hands-on experiences to our students. The University strongly encourages its students to undertake curricular or extracurricular internships in public organizations and private companies, both in Italy and abroad. As a result, the employment rates of UniBg graduates one year after graduation are steadily above the national average.
A GROWING NUMBER OF STUDENTS
1 YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
91,8% 3 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION
Every year, Italian and international students choose the University of Bergamo for the attention it pays to them, for the excellence of its research and teaching, and for its ability to establish profitable relationships throughout the territory. In the last six years, the number of students enrolled at the University of Bergamo has steadily grown, with an increase by more than 50%. The number of foreign students who choose Bergamo for its educational offer, for the beauty of the city, its quality of life and for its strategic position has also grown by 74.5%.
5 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION
2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
18.887 17.413 16.611 15.906 15.160 15.221
OPEN TO THE WORLD The University of Bergamo is committed to create the best opportunities for the development of research and knowledge, which translates in an increased effort to spread knowledge and build relationships with other universities in Italy and abroad. The University of Bergamo presents itself to the world as a reality in continuous evolution, constantly up-to-date with the progress in research on an international level. Dynamism and openness are amongst the Universityâ€™s top priorities, together with internationalization, which is considered an indispensable resource for the future of both the students and the country, as well as a way of enabling the value of the Italian university system to be appreciated abroad. All the research at the University of Bergamo is carried out with an open mindset: PhDs and Research Centres guarantee scholars excellent study and working conditions for the development of projects in various sectors, while international agreements allow researchers, temporary research fellows and professors to participate in profitable exchanges and help students to benefit from unique experiences.
TEMPORARY RESEARCH FELLOWS
VISITING SCHOLARS & PROFESSORS
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PhDs The University offers PhD courses in various disciplines and directly funds research activities through scholarships and grants. The professional growth of young graduates and researchers is also ensured by the financial contributions of companies and institutions which support the University.
APPLIED ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS AND LAW
HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION AND LABOUR MARKET RELATIONS
ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES IN HUMANITIES
PUBLICATIONS The University shares its research results with the national and international scientific community to promote the free exchange of culture and to consolidate its position.
PUBLICATIONS INDEXED IN SCOPUSUREA TRIENNALE
1.400+ PUBLICATIONS IN 2018
PhD COURSES IN 5 DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES
TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
23.000+ PUBLICATIONS INCLUDED IN THE INSTITUTIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY (AISBERG)
ARE OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATIONS
Thanks to the academic expertise of its scholars and researchers, the University of Bergamo has activated numerous research projects at a regional, national and international level.
Researchers and scholars’ activities are conducted in high quality Research Centres and laboratories, to enhance the development of knowledge and the country’s economic and social innovation.
Each Research Centre focuses on a specific area of expertise, in addition to the eight academic Research Centres, the Italy-China Technology Transfer Centre promotes cooperation between China and Italy for innovation and technology transfer.
CESC Centro sulle dinamiche Economiche, Sociali e della Cooperazione (Centre for Economic and Social Dynamics and Cooperation)
CCL Centro Competenze Lingue (Centre For Linguistic Skills) CAV Centro Arti Visive (Centre For Visual Arts)
CQIA Centro per la Qualità dell’Insegnamento e dell’Apprendimento (Centre for the quality of teaching and learning)
CCSE CISAlpino Institute for Comparative Studies in Europe ICCSA International Centre for Competitiveness Studies in Aviation CYFE Center for Young and Family Enterprise
CST Centro Studi sul Territorio “Lelio Pagani” (“Lelio Pagani” Centre for Territorial studies)
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS The University has recently increased the number of agreements with foreign universities, giving all participants the opportunity to gain experience abroad, while welcoming students from all over the world.
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INTERNATIONAL CREDIT MOBILITY MARCO POLO PROGRAMME
Introduced by the new Erasmus+ Framework Programme in 2014, this initiative allows members of the University to apply for mobility in order to study, train and teach at universities outside Europe. Thanks to these funds, the University of Bergamo has been able to support bilateral mobility with Chinese, Russian, Israeli and Moroccan universities. Exchanges are currently under way with Tunisia, Israel and Albania.
Created thanks to the collaboration between the Conference of Rectors of talian Universities (CRUI) and Confindustria, Marco Polo is a university cooperation programme between Italy and the People’s Republic of China designed to encourage the exchange of students, doctoral students, researchers and interns between the two countries.
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ROOTED IN THE TERRITORY The University of Bergamo is strongly linked to the territory and aims to engage citizens, companies and institutions in the development and knowledge dissemination. Together with teaching and research, the University pursues a third mission: to spread knowledge throughout the territory. The first step towards achieving this mission was for the University to open up to the city and the province, creating a true “backbone of culture” and setting up a widespread campus in eight different locations. This need to go beyond the traditional boundaries of academia also led to the idea of the University outside the classroom, a way of uniting citizens and institutions with knowledge dissemination events, offering a space for open discussion. Meetings, conferences, seminars and festivals are the ways the University of Bergamo shares its research results with citizens, with the aim of broadening their horizons and allowing them to have a first-hand experience of these results.
LOCATIONS ON THE TERRITORY
0,5+MLN€ INVESTMENTS IN THE THIRD MISSION
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS
COMPANIES AND PARNERS OF THE SDM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Finally, a strong link with the local social fabric is, with institutions and businesses, for University places its best research techniques and tools at their disposal as well as the most sophisticated technical-scientific advice. All this is at the service of an ever-increasing innovation of the Bergamo area that is already strongly characterized by culture, entrepreneurship and technological excellence.
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The University of Bergamo was founded over fifty years ago in the heart of the city. Today, the University is widespread throughout the urban texture and the province of Bergamo, connecting local realities and creating numerous, profitable connections for its students.
SANT’AGOSTINO: headquarters of the Department of Human and Social Sciences and the Great Hall of the University of Bergamo
ROSATE: headquarters of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture
CANIANA: headquarters of the Economic-Law Campus
DALMINE: headquarters of the Engineering Campus
PIGNOLO: headquarters of the Department of Letters, Philosophy, Communication
BERNAREGGI: teaching staff offices and seat of some of the Humanities, Philosophy and Communication classes.
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This ‘diffused campus’ represents the University’s commitment to promote a culture capable of permeating the territorial context and drawing on its excellence.
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM The University of Bergamo develops projects for social change, for the protection of historical, cultural and environmental heritage and organizes scientific knowledge initiatives. These events are able to reach a wide public in order to promote the activities of the Departments and Centres and strengthen the role of the University as the driving force of a knowledge-based economy and social, economic and technological innovation. BERGAMO 2.035 – A NEW URBAN CONCEPT The research programme pictures a smart city future for Bergamo and its community. Seven project areas are involved including logistics and sustainable mobility. The local citizens play as protagonists in the programme, becoming economic, social and institutional stakeholders and driving force of change and evolution, thanks to their positive engagement. BERGAMOSCIENZA The University of Bergamo is the scientific partner of Bergamo Scienza, the internationally renowned science festival that every year hosts a series of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and workshops dedicated to making science accessible to all, especially to schools and young people, to arouse their interest and extend their technical and scientific education.
BERGAMO, IN THE HEART OF LOMBARDY AND EUROPE With a population of 121.000 inhabitants, Bergamo is a people-oriented city located in the centre of Lombardy. The Region, which hosts some of the most important Italian industries, has a gross domestic product that accounts for 22% of the Italian total, thanks also to its strong tourist appeal. Theatre, art, museums and a vast cultural heritage make Bergamo a centre of attraction, with about 370.000 tourists from around the world who visit the city every year As confirmation of its cultural value, in 2017 Bergamo received an important recognition with the inclusion of the Venetian Walls in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The area of Bergamo is an entrepreneurship and technological excellence, thus the industrial sector of Bergamo is amongst the European leaders for the added value generated. The spearhead is the manufacturing industry, which employs about 150.000 people for a value of nearly 10 billion euros and attracts investors from the U.S., Germany, Brazil and China. The proximity to cities such as Milan and Venice places Bergamo in a particularly strategic position in northern Italy, while the Orio al Serio airport - the third busiest airport in Italy by passengers’ traffic after Fiumicino and Malpensa – connects the area to the major European capitals.
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AGREEMENTS AND PARTNERS The University works directly with companies and bodies which outsource research activities and consultancy to solve their specific needs for innovation (feasibility studies, experimental tests, market analyses) and training (refresher and qualification courses, ad hoc teaching services).
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The SdM School of Management, which provides postgraduate courses, also maintains important collaborative relationships with local and international bodies and companies for the creation of ad hoc courses, internships, project works, researches and sponsorships.
ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE The social, cultural and economic impact of the University of Bergamo on the territory and the community is fundamental for the development of a society based on the knowledge economy. For this reason the University is increasingly investing in the development of new business initiatives by students and university staff - and encourages the enhancement and direct application of knowledge. The University also stimulates innovative ideas and supports aspiring entrepreneurs through curricular and extra-curricular training courses, in collaboration with local associations and bodies.
36 PATENTS FILED WITH INVENTORS @UNIBG
The University has recently committed to transform the scientific research into productive knowledge suitable for economic and commercial applications. Patents, spin-offs and start-ups are the main way for the University to provide to the concrete application of its research to the world.
MADE IN UNIBG: OUR PATENTS A patent is the main way for the University to make real the technology transfer with the territory: it allows the know-how to be formalized and made available to the social, industrial and entrepreneurial fabric. The University supports professors, researchers, technicians, PhD students and students who carry out research activities at the University by ensuring administrative, educational, technical and legal assistance during the entire life cycle of the patent.
UNIBG SPIN-OFFS If the object of a research project is worth of commercial consideration, the researchers involved may decide to become real entrepreneurs by founding a spin-off company. The spin-off benefits from an agreement with the University of Bergamo for the first three years of its life, that allows it to access dedicated facilities and services provided by the University.
START-UPS A university start-up is a business venture with a strong innovative content; the universityâ€™s staff does not necessarily participate as partner. The university start-up can apply for accreditation in order to be officially recognised by the university and obtain easier access to facilities and services designed to assist the go-to-market and expansion phases.
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Numbers, data and statistics are essential tools to have an immediate overview of our university, its structures and its people. FACTS&FIGUR...
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Numbers, data and statistics are essential tools to have an immediate overview of our university, its structures and its people. FACTS&FIGUR...