Milano is an international center of higher learning. It's world-ranking universities offer Ungraduate, Graduate, Post-Doctoral programs in all the disciplines in the natural sciences and the social sciences, as well as art, fashion, design, architecture, engineering. Many programs and courses are taught entirely or partially in English, covering a wide range of subjects. And Milano's universities are well connected to the world of business and enterprise.

Economics, Finance, Management & Social Sciences

  • Milano is the financial capital of Italy. Its many firms and banks make it prosperous, and have created a favorable environment for international investment and transnational corporations. Milano hosts Borsa Italiana, the Italian stock exchange, and is a global fintech hub.
  • Bocconi University is ranked the 7th best University in the world for Business & Management, 5th in Continental Europe for Economics & Econometrics, and for Accounting & Finance (QS World Universities Ranking by Subject, 2021).
  • Studying Business, Finance and Management in Milano is good for your professional career. For instance, all the Big Four accounting and consulting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KMPG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers) have branches in Milano.

 

Official websites: Politecnico di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Fashion, Design & Architecture

  • Every year, people come in droves to Milano to experience the city's mania energy during its Design Week or Fashion Weeks. In Milano, students benefit from top-quality education while living in a stimulating urban environment. Milano has nurtured world-renowned designers, architects and fashion companies in the city: Armani, Prada, Moschino, Versace, and many others were founded here.
  • In Milano, designers can draw inspiration from the thriving local creative ecosystem, which is also enriched by the media, publishing, and advertising industries that are headquartered here.
  • The Politecnico di Milano is ranked the 5th best university in the world for Art & Design and the 10th for Architecture (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021)

 

Official websites: Domus Academy, IED European Institute of Design, Istituto Marangoni, Politecnico di Milano, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Life Sciences, Medicine, Biotech, & Pharma

  • Health, Food & Innovation. If you want to study in one of the healthiest countries in the world, supported by one of the best healthcare systems in Europe or work with professional researchers from all over the world, Milano is your next study destination. The city is home to research hospitals, biomedical firms, research centres, and our pharmaceutical cluster is one of the largest and most innovative in the world.
  • The University of Milano “La Statale” ranks 5th in Continental Europe for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
  • Milano is heavily investing in the future of this sector with 3 new major centres. MIND, the Milan Innovation District is one of them: at MIND, the University of Milano is creating its new facilities, surrounded by biotech firms, research hospitals and the Human Technopole, an international hub which will house 7 research centres and 1,500 employees.

 

Official websites: Humanitas University, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Engineering, Technology & IT

  • Milano is a powerhouse for design, architecture and technology, thanks to the pool of highly skilled engineers graduating from local universities. In Milano's universities, prospective engineers study with top-notch faculty and have access to a number of opportunities with local companies.
  • The technology industry is booming in Milano, and the city's universities prepare you with a number of courses on Information Technology, Big Data & Machine Learning, Software Engineering & Cybersecurity.
  • In the Italian panorama,  Politecnico di Milano is confirmed again first in Engineering (in all the subjects analyzed by QS: Computer Science & Information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil & Structural Engineering; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering ) while in the global ranking it covers the 20th position for engineering & technology (QS World Universities Ranking, 2021).

Official websites: Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale” Università Bocconi

Natural Sciences

  • From Materials and Environmental Sciences to Physics and Mathematics, Milano has a wide range of courses in the Natural Sciences.
  • Milano Metropolitan region is home to many research centres, both public and private such the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, which coordinates and finances sub-nuclear and nuclear research, as well as astroparticle physics and neutrino physics. Milano is only an hour away from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, one of the leading research campuses in Europe. Researchers at the JRC study topics including Space, Growth & Innovation, Health and Consumer Protection, Security, Nuclear Safeguards, and more.

 

Official websites: Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Arts, Humanities & Communications

  • Milano is the crossroads of Italian heritage and contemporary culture. From the most important Opera house in the world, Teatro La Scala, to renowned and dynamic museums including the MUDEC (Museum of Cultures) and Fondazione Prada, Milano is home to cultural institutions that can appeal to any taste and interest. In 2017, Milano entered the UNESCO Creative City for Literature, recognizing the historical importance of its publishing industry and its modern role as a hub for the media and advertising industries.
  • Students in Milano are immersed in a lively and stimulating environment inside and outside of the Universities and Academies. The Performing Arts scene is a buzz with thousands of theatrical shows, concerts, and live performances each year, which keep the city lively 24/7. Milano hosts MiArt, one of the top global contemporary and modern art fairs, and several international galleries have their offices here in Milano.

 

Official websites: Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Conservatorio di Musica G. Verdi, Fondazione Milano – Scuole Civiche, IED European Institute of Design, IULM Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Politecnico di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Law, International Affairs and Political Science

  • A globally competitive city which has grown in recent years, Milano expresses strong demand for highly prepared legal professionals and lawyers working in legal, political, diplomatic and consulting firms in fields such as EU and International Law, as well as Internet Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property.
  • Milano is home to Italy's international law firms, and a number of NGOs have their base in the city. Moreover, as the region of Lombardy is a global leader in export markets, its capital Milano offers many opportunities for careers related to international trade.

 

Official websites: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

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