The University of Milano-Bicocca is a public university which was established in Milan in1998. The university is situated across two campuses comprising 25 modern buildings split between the city campus in Bicocca and the biomedical campus in Monza, a town close to Milan, for a total of 290,000m2.

The University of Milano-Bicocca is a multi-discipline university training the professionals of tomorrow in a number of different fields: economics/statistics, law, science, medicine, sociology, psychology and pedagogy. 

The university's educational offering is split into 70 study courses (36 Bachelor’s Degrees and single-cycle Master’s Degrees and 34 Master’s Degrees) across seven disciplines: economics/statistics, law, medicine, psychology, sociology, science and education.  There are also 21 PhD courses, co-ordinated by a single Doctoral School, 37 Specialisation Schools, first/second level postgraduate programmes and summer/winter English-language schools.

The university’s research activities are split across 14 departments, three centres of excellence and 46 university and inter-university research centres, encompassing nearly 900 lecturers and researches and around 1,500 young graduates (PhD students, graduate students and research associates).

The average age of lecturers at the University of Milano-Bicocca is lower than the average at Italian universities, while young researchers account for the biggest group in our teaching staff.  The University had  32,841 students enrolled as of the 2016/17 academic year. Foreign students account for 5.8% of this number, up on the Italian average of 4.23%.