Here is a list of the Universities, Academies and Schools in Milano (in alphabetical order).

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Accademia del Lusso

Accademia del Lusso aims to provide a high level - theoretical/practical training in the fashion fields, from the design of the product to its realization and marketing.

To that end, the school provides its students with the necessary skills to design and communicate the fruits of the acquired knowledge through the three-year courses of Fashion Design and Fashion Styling & Communication, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education.

Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera


The Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera or Brera Fine Arts Academy, better known as the Accademia di Brera, is a state-run university situated in the Palazzo di Brera.


It is one of the oldest such schools in Italy, a living emblem of the history and the artists that have forged Italian art, making their mark on our country’s history and contributing to interaction between science, literature and the arts since 1776. The school continues today to play a leading role in the world of cultural creativity with unflagging enthusiasm.

Accademia Fiera Milano

The Fiera Milano Foundation has created an Academy as a Business Unit entirely dedicated to the development of the professionalism of the entire trade fair supply chain and, more generally, the dissemination of trade fair and entrepreneurial culture.

Today Accademia is one of the main training centers in Europe for professionals in the exhibition, congress and event chain, helping to create new professional opportunities for young people and qualified employees in a sector where there is a strong demand for professionalism.

Find out also about Accademia Fiera Milano and Scuola Politecnica del Design new master in Event and Exhibition Design, An interdisciplinary course aimed at training new professional figures who combine the design approach with management, marketing, and communication skills.

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Accademia Teatro alla Scala

If we wish to find the roots of Teatro Alla Scala’s vocation for transmitting to the coming generations the inestimable living heritage of talent and knowledge of the La Scala masters – not just dance and opera, but also creativity and manual skills – we must go back to 1813 and the founding of the Imperial Regia Accademia di Ballo, today’s Ballet School.

The curriculum comprises four departments – MusicDanceStage WorkshopsManagement – with some thirty courses for over one thousand students from every corner of the world: approximately 500 for professional courses and 500 for beginning courses.


ACME European Academy of Fine Arts and Media

The Academy of Fine Arts and Media ACME in Milano is an institution of high artistic education, the courses all share certain characteristics, regardless of the specialism: they are split into experimental laboratory work, a unique feature of studying at an Academy designed to develop student's individual creativity, and university-level theoretical and critical modules that provide an in-depth study of the historical and theoretical basics of art, television, and cinema, examining the fields of sociology, economics, aesthetics and history and philosophy of the arts.
Academy of Fine Arts and Media ACME awards academic titles of I and II level: Bachelor degree and Master degree.

Bocconi University

Bocconi isn't just an education. It's a springboard for your ambitions.

It was founded in 1902 to help advance social and economic progress across Europe and beyond. It is a mission that is shared by its community of over 100,000 alumni in industries across the globe. For generations the university has shaped the knowledge and values of innovators and future leaders.

According to the 2021 QS World University Ranking, published in London by QS, Bocconi in the Social Science and Management segment is ranked 16th worldwide and 4th in Europe.



Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti is one of Milano’s longest standing schools and one of Italy’s best known audiovisual institutions.

The School is part of Fondazione Milano - Scuole Civiche, a higher education institution established and supported by the Municipality of Milano and sponsored by the Department of Culture.

Active since the early 1960s, the School meets the demand for the artistic and professional training for all the creative and technical audiovisual professions in Italy and abroad. At the same time, it serves the community in its role as a "civic school" offering basic training and lifelong learning.

Its mission is to support, develop and enhance the artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial skills of young students to help shape the next generation of directors, filmmakers, artists, producers, and, in general, professionals along with the entire film and audiovisual chain.

Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori Altiero Spinelli

Founded by the Municipality of Milan in 1980 and now part of Fondazione Milano Scuole Civiche, Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori Altiero Spinelli includes the Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici (SSML, School of Language Mediation) and the Istituto Superiore di Interpretazione, Traduzione e Relazioni Internazionali (ISIT-RI, School of Interpreting, Translation and International Relations).

The strengths of Civica Altiero Spinelli are: specialised training, small classes to ensure instructors have personal, direct relationships with students, mandatory attendance, faculty of professional translators and ongoing contact with the professional world.

Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado

Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado is part of Fondazione Milano, a higher education institution founded and supported by the Municipality of Milano.

With the Early Music, Classical Music, Music Research, the Civic Choirs, and Jazz Departments, plus the Music Education Centres, the School offers various professional, technical, introductory, and amateur programs of study from pre-school level to post-graduate courses.
Specific attention is devoted to cultural and artistic insights that go beyond the music and are interdisciplinary, with a particular emphasis on the performing arts.

Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi

Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi is managed by Fondazione Milano and is the only school in Italy to offer training for every key profession in the field of theatre and live performance.

In the course of the program, future actors, directors, playwrights, dancers/choreographers and producers study and work together. In addition to exploring the specific subjects of their respective courses of study, each student participates in seminars and workshops with peers specializing in different disciplines. In this way, students develop their ability to work as a team and learn to share in each stage of the creative process with their colleagues, from project conception to its production on the stage.

Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi

The Conservatory of Milano is the largest music training institute in Italy. It is part of the Higher Education in Art and Music (AFAM) system, parallel to the university one.

Since 1808  the Milanese Conservatory has continued to be one of the most important institutions for the study of music, well established nationally and internationally.

CPM Music Institute

Since 1984, CPM Music Institute, based in Milan, has been a point of reference for musical education in Italy. CPM is also a Higher Education Institute - AFAM - authorized by the Ministry of Education of the University and Research to issue the First Level Academic Diploma in Popular Music. It offers courses and lessons, for all levels, face-to-face and online, of Bass, Drums, Voice, Guitar, Piano and Keyboards, Pro Audio Engineer, Writing & Production, Electronic Music Production, Song Writing, Pop Rock Harp, Violin and Winds. Entrust your passion to a great school.

Domus Academy

Domus Academy was founded in Milano in 1982 as one of the first postgraduate design schools in Italy and as an open project revolving around the experience of Italian design and fashion.
Over the years, it has established itself as a school in the full sense of the term: a place for postgraduate training and a research laboratory on the themes of innovation and design.

Humanitas University

An international university dedicated to the Life Sciences in Milano, where over 40% of students come from abroad. Education and training fully integrated with Humanitas Hospital and the Scientific Research Center.

A university highly focused on the growth of its students, their training, their clinical and research careers, in Italy and overseas. The educational offer includes degree courses in Medicine, MEDTEC, Nursing, Physiotherapy and a master's degree course in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences. Moreover, there are 19 postgraduate schools, 2 PhDs and several masters.

Classes are held in a technologically advanced smart campus, which also hosts the Mario Luzzatto Simulation Centre, one of the largest and most technologically advanced centres in Europe.

IED Istituto Europeo di Design

For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.

Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, as a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.

The faculty comprises experts and professionals with the ability to teach applied skills and a constant stream of innovation.


Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia has been training professional photographers for more than 30 years. IIF is an avant-garde and multifunctional school, an experimental space where photography is used as an expressive language. In addition to complete training, IIF offers its students visibility both in the artistic world, by organizing exhibitions and events, and in the commercial field, through professional collaborations with companies and agencies. 

Istituto di Moda Burgo

For 60 years Istituto di Moda Burgo has been working to provide students with the tools they need to express their creativity and reach their goals.

We want to train extremely competent professionals, who are able to immediately enter the job industry: for this reason, great attention is given to teachers’ training and to the practical aspect of lessons, together with the constant collaboration with high-profile brands.

Istituto Marangoni

A unique blend of academic learning and creative and practical activities is part of Istituto Marangoni’s DNA and is reflected in its four pillars: prestigious locations, highly-qualified teachers, international ethos and Italian style, further supporting the students in finding their place among the stars of the future.

The Design School offers numerous courses in the areas of interior, product and visual design, in order to meet the diverse needs of candidates, and is divided into main areas, three years programmes, postgraduate and master programmes and short courses which are divided in turn into severals types of programmes.

The Fashion School offers a variety of courses in the areas of fashion design, fashion styling and fashion business in response to the needs of candidates at undergraduate, postgraduate levels and short courses

Istituto Secoli

"With more than 80 years of history, Istituto Secoli is an Italian excellence, synonymous with high quality education; a school capable of creating connections between its students and some of the best Fashion companies.

Today, Istituto Secoli is the worldwide school of reference for the study of patternmaking and training. It is a hotbed of talents, in a highly dynamic, contemporary and international environment, where students are given the opportunity to learn the 'Secoli Method', the key success factor of tomorrow's fashion makers."

IULM - Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione

While maintaining a strong focus on the dynamics of the world of work, IULM University is determined to focus on the cultural preparation of its students by offering them new educational frontiers

Born as a reference point for training in the fields of languages and communication, it also becomes a pole of excellence in the areas of tourism and the enhancement of cultural heritage.
With its three faculties, the three-year degree courses, the Master's degree courses, the numerous university post-graduate courses, and the post-experience courses, the University offers a comprehensive range of educational opportunities.

LUM School of Management

Promoting business culture and corporate responsibility to encourage the sustainable development of territories and communities.

LUM School of Management’s goals include: guiding young professionals in business innovation processes, supporting managers in developing their organizations, simplify the entry of young graduates into the job market, promoting corporate responsibility to foster the governance and sustainable development of our territories and communities. These goals are fundamental in this difficult moment, in which all of us must be aware and coherent. We must be aware of the fact that this is not just an economic crisis. If it was, maybe we would already went past it. This is a crisis of identity and values, of politics and policies, of society and culture for all Western countries. We are dealing with four crisis, and the economic one would be the easiest one, without the other three.


With this assumption in mind, we must abandon the technical culture, which deluded us by telling us that with the technique, perhaps the financial one, it would have been possible to create a modern cornucopia capable of satisfying any need, and which instead only led to an individualistic and anti-egalitarian model of society. The exact opposite of humanist culture, which has always been the basis of the great though difficult changes in Europe, and which today we must recover in its essence in order to be able to recompose and direct diversity towards a common good that must be declared, but above all must be realized.


Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti NABA

NABA was founded with the aim of challenging the inflexibility of the traditional academic world, introducing new visions and experiments.

NABA is not just a place of education guiding students to create their professional identity and personal expression. It is also a place of production, enabling students to experiment a plurality of experiences, thus acquiring independence in design, empowering them to consciously position themselves within the design scene and the international professional system.

Complex projects, in diversified languages based on cultural areas of reference, generate new and innovative content, thanks to artistic production and application to the production sectors of companies.

It was ranked among the first best 100 universities of the Art&Design disciplines by QS Global World Rankings by subject 2021, and the top one in Italy.

POLIMI Graduate School of Management - GSOM

POLIMI Graduate School of Management is the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, one of the best scientific and technological universities in the world.

For more than 40 years, under the former name MIP (Master in Production EngineeringPOLIMI Graduate School of Management  has been engaged in providing managerial training programs for graduates, professionals, companies, and institutions.

Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university that trains engineersarchitects, and industrial designers.

The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and a productive world through experimental research and technological transfer.

Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment that has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high-quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world.

Today the drive to internationalization sees Politecnico Milano taking part in the European and world network of leading technical universities and it offers several courses besides many which are entirely taught in English.


Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design

Raffles Milano Istituto Moda e Design is part of the international network of Raffles Group, founded during the 90s in Singapore, with now 22 colleges across 12 countries around the world. Raffles Milano is a design school in the center of Milan with an interdisciplinary teaching method.

At Raffles Milano students dive into Milano's design lifestyle, work intimately with leading professionals in their respective fields, build up a professional portfolio, create an outstanding network of designers and photographers and finally gain valuable experience by learning and working with and for the best.

SAE Institute Milano

One of the world’s leading creative media institutions, SAE Institute builds on a proud tradition of exceptional post-secondary education spanning over 40 campuses in 21 countries.  

Thanks to our distinct model of hands-on learning and strong focus on industry and global engagement, many of our students have gone on to enrich the world with their creative talents winning Oscars, Grammys, BAFTAS and becoming digital entrepreneurs.

With a commitment to preparing the next generation of creative workers our courses are industry-focused, practice-based and taught by a specialist community of leading practitioners.

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Established in 1971, SDA Bocconi School of Management is among the most important international business schools in Italy.

SDA Bocconi’s MBA portfolio includes: the Full-Time MBA, one of the best in Europe according to the main rankings, to develop all-round managerial skills; the Executive MBA (EMBA), in Modular (Milan) or Weekend (Milan and Rome) format, to enhance managerial competences without stopping work and managing time efficiently with in-class lessons and distance learning; the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), developed in partnership with the Rotman School of Management from the University of Toronto, which offers the opportunity to attend some modules at partner institutions in Europe, Asia and America.

SDA Bocconi also offers specialized Master programs in many fields, such as public administration, finance and economy, health care, entrepreneurship, real estate, non-profit, marketing, human resources, fashion and design, food and beverage, and arts management.

Our Business School is also proud to offer one of the largest portfolios of open programs designed to hone managerial skills and develop a strategic vision. The in-class open programs are complemented with the upcoming fully online offer, available anytime and anywhere. In addition, the brand-new Executive Career Development program helps participants fast-forward their careers.

SDA Bocconi ranks among the top 10 Business Schools worldwide for Custom Programs, a high-impact, tailor-made training co-designed and developed with businesses, corporations and institutions based on their specific needs and objectives.

SDA Bocconi is one of the few Business Schools that hold the so-called "triple crown", three of the most prestigious international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is also the only Italian Business School to feature in all the major international rankings, including Financial TimesForbesBloomberg Businessweek and The Economist.

SOS School of Sustainability

SOS School of Sustainability, founded by architect Mario Cucinella in 2015, offers a Master's Program in Sustainable Architecture and Design.

As a "Future Factory," SOS is a hub for knowledge exchange and vision of the future. The intensive 9-month full-time postgraduate program brings a holistic and practice-based approach, seeking to nurture talented young professionals to develop into sustainability experts and consultants within the construction sector.

Providing the framework where the developed know-how can be applied to real projects, in collaboration with Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA) and SOS institutional partners, SOS serves as a bridge between the academic and professional world.

SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design

SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy, founded in Milan in 1954. Today,  SPD is an international laboratory for exchanging experiences, for developing projects by keeping a balance between function and expression, production and experimentation, thanks to the combination of its Italian roots and a strong international orientation. The young professionals that the school is able to offer to the market and the creative work developed every year are also testimony to this incredibly rewarding dialogue with companies, manufacturers, and the various actors along the design chain. The Master’s courses offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University and award academic degree certificates recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research MIUR and the relevant credits under the ECTS system.

SUMAS Sustainability Management School

Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Sustainability Management. It is a pioneering business school in the heart of Milan, leading education and practice on a better way to do business.

Teaching an academic blend of business fundamentals with sustainability knowledge, SUMAS educates its students to become responsible leaders who deliver change where it matters most. Project collaborations with major corporate enterprise and global organizations are a core teaching methodology, directed by an exceptional faculty of academic expertise and extensive corporate professional experience.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers an impressive range of innovative programs in the fields of Economics & Business, Accounting & Finance, International Relations, Communication, Psychology and Linguistics, as well as Agriculture and Medicine & Surgery.

In the renowned QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, ranked among the top 150 universities in the world for Communication & Media Studies.



Università degli Studi di Milano

Also known as ‘La Statale’, the University of Milano is, relatively speaking, one of Italy’s younger university institutions. It was founded in 1924 thanks to the tenacious efforts of physician Luigi Mangiagalli, who in creating La Statale, realized his long-held dream of building a university for Lombardy’s regional capital.

A multidisciplinary, innovative educational offering and a continuous focus on the new professional skills demanded by a rapidly evolving labor market have characterized the University since its early days. Over the years the University has also strengthened its commitment to technology transfer and to the practical application of scientific research results in the economic-production context.

According to QS Global Rankings by subject 2021, La Statale is among the first world top 100 universities for the faculty of Medicine.


Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Bicocca is a young university that will connect you with students from all over the world. You will not just be a student here. You will be a member of the global community.
Since its foundation, the University of Milano-Bicocca has reached beyond its borders entering into various agreements with European and non-European universities.
Research is always global. Our teachers are members of international research groups that share numerous projects and initiatives, with a common commitment to increase the quality of teaching.
Our focus on innovation offers students competitive and practical training.

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University  was inaugurated in 1996 with its Psychology course, soon followed by the courses of Medicine in 1998, and Philosophy in 2002. Since its establishment, the University has been characterized by a strong integration of teaching and research. Its mission is to answer to the question Quid est homo, What is the man, strongly believing that the human kind is biologically, psychologically and spiritually unique.

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