- The total number of University students in Milano is approximately 200.000
- In Milano, approximately every 10 people you come across in the streets, 1 is a University a student
- International students growth: approximately + 10% Year Over Year
The modern cosmopolitan city of Milano, with its centuries of history and art, is a world-class economic and cultural powerhouse, a capital of business, fashion and design. Milano is also a university town, with high-level teaching, advanced research in technology, science and humanities, and a large number of foreign students (about 20,000 each year) who make their own contribution to the city’s transformation, development and continuous innovation.
A city of innovation: design, fashion, scientific and technological research are some of the key activities thriving in Milano. The city offers many opportunities for exchanging information and provides an international setting in which people find it easy to meet, share ideas, compare lifestyles and make projects happen.
A city of action traditionally flourishing with opportunities; a city with work at the core of its culture. Milano offers a rich and diverse business sector embedded in a well-organized and dynamic urban system that can adapt to the challenges of the future and support professional and personal growth. Its universities work closely together with the world of business to give students valuable experience through internships enabling them to develop their creativity and pursue their careers.
A gateway city, a front door for Italy and for Europe: Milano is strategically sited in the middle of Europe as well as enjoying good communications with some of the loveliest places in Italy. Cities of historic importance such as Bergamo or Genova can be reached in a few hours; or so can Lake Como, the “Cinque Terre”, the Alps, the Alpine Lakes and the vineyard-clad hills of franciacorta and astigiano. The Swiss and French borders are less than two hours away; and now, thanks to budget airlines and a highly-developed network of infrastructure, it’s easy to visit Venice, Rome, Florence, Paris, Prague or Madrid from Milano, centre of Europe.
Milano was the elected city for the Universal Exposition: Expo 2015 event reached about 20 millions visitors from all over the world from 1 May to 31 October 2015, a journey on the Expo’s theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". Milano along with Cortina has been chosen by IOC as the host for Winter Olympic and Paralympic games 2026.
Milano has the oldest and most renowed cultural institutions in Italy, such as La Scala for opera, the Piccolo theatre, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Brera Pinacoteca, the Duomo (Cathedral) and Castello Sforzesco, all beautiful sites of great cultural importance, all well worth visiting.