Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Trilingualism both in teaching and research and a high level of internationalisation.
  • An ideal study environment guaranteed by its excellent facilities and the optimal professor-to-students relationship.
  • A niche university in a region with a high quality of life and surrounded by the breathtaking Dolomite Mountains.



The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997 with the vision of a internationally oriented institution representative of multicultural alpine territory. Classes are held in German, Italian and English and a high number of students (16%) and teaching staff (32%) come from abroad and at the same time its courses are strongly rooted in the territory at the heart of beautiful Dolomites.


The university has five faculties, and a high percentage of lecturers (35%) and students (17%) come from abroad and they study, teach and do research in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design.


Despite its recent foundation, unibz in the past few years has already established itself as an important research institution, both in Italy and abroad. If, on one hand, many of our resarch projects tackle global environmental, economic, social or technology topics, on the other hand many are deeply rooted in our region. They address the current issues of sustainable use or resources, socio-economic development and lifelong learning within the Alps. The main features of our research are interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction with local companies.


We collaborate with companies and institution at a local, national and international level. We facilitate the employment of students and graduates and, through our research activities, we assist companies in the development of innovative products, processes and services.

PhD Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

University Ranking

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Student services

In order to help prospective students make an informed decision about the choice of their future degree, we offer individuals and schools the opportunity to get to know our university through a variety of orientation events, like the Open Day, lectures of professors in schools, and many other opportunities of getting tailored information and advice.

Housing services

Student halls of residence of the Province of Bozen-Bolzano. The Office for the Right to Study of the Province of Bozen-Bolzano is in charge for the assignment of places in student halls. There are 508 places available in Bozen - Bolzano and 115 in Brixen - Bressanone. The places are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore, we recommend you to apply as soon as possible. Private rental agreementsDepending on the type (double room, single room or one-bedroomed flat) and the size of the accommodation, the monthly rent for one person can vary from € 250 to € 400.

Library services

An inspiring atmosphere, open for all, free ultrafast WiFi for everyone and the largest and most up to date print and electronic collection of scientific literature in the Province of Bozen-Bolzano. One of the main strengths of this award-winning University Library is the development of its collections, which are constantly being updated in order to keep up with current and future trends. 

ICT services

Our ICT office designs, creates, manages and coordinates the information and digital communication services at unibz. Our goal is to bring tuition and research into the digital age. ICT’s priority areas of intervention are: optimisation of internal processes; cloud computing; enterprise mobility; big data; analytics and – last but not least – high performance computing.

Medical services

At unibz there are no architectural barriers in any of its three campuses, nor in its student halls and canteens. If you are a prospective student with disabilities (including learning disabilities), you can rely on support from our Advisory Service throughout your time at our university. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has three campuses:

  • Bozen-Bolzano is the main campus, with the central offices and four of the five Faculties: Economics and Management, Computer Science, Design and Art, Science and Technology.
  • At the campus of Brixen-Bressanone you’ll find the Faculty of Education.
  • Bruneck-Brunico is the campus of the Bachelor Programme of “Management in Tourism, Sport and Event Management”, which is part of the Faculty of Economics and Management.

Student clubs

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has a rich student life where students of all faculties can become members of our student associations whose activities are financially supported by the University itself and span from cultural events and festivals, to sport activities and international sports tournaments, business-related events and networking opportunities for our Alumni. The most popular event of the year is the Snowdays, organised by SCUB, which normally attracts more than 700 students, many of them from our European partner universities.

Bolzano - Bozen, Italy

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