University of Milan

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Università degli Studi di Milano
University of Milan
motto Scientia illuminans dignus
founding 1923
Sponsorship state
place Milan
country ItalyItaly Italy
Rector Elio Franzini
Students 61,704 (2017)
Employee approx. 4000 (2015)
Networks 4EU + , AARC , LERU

The University of Milan ( Italian : Università degli Studi di Milano; Latin : Universitas Studiorum Mediolanensis ), or la Statale for short , is the largest public university in Milan and all of Northern Italy and a member of the League of European Research Universities ( LERU ) with a total of over 60,000 students .

History of the Ca 'Granda

The Ca 'Granda ( Lombard for Casa Grande "big house") is today the main building of the university including the seat of the rector and the university administration. It was started by Duke Francesco Sforza of Milan as Ospedale Maggiore ("Great Hospital"). Its architecture is the result of three construction phases: According to the plans of the architect Filarete , the south-western square opposite the church of San Nazaro was started from 1456. The central part around the large inner courtyard was mainly carried out by Francesco Maria Richini from 1625 to 1649 , the northeast wing, which had remained unadorned in the classical style, followed from 1798 to 1804. The building suffered significant damage during the Second World War in 1943. The University of Milan has been using the building since 1954, organizing graduation and doctoral celebrations and receiving their guests here.

History of the university

The Università degli studi di Milano was founded in 1923 as part of the reforms of Minister Giovanni Gentile . In the beginning there was only one faculty for literature and philosophy as well as a clinical center founded in 1906 by Luigi Mangiagalli . The opening ceremony was on December 8, 1924. The first director of the university was Luigi Mangiagalli, who was then also the city's mayor. Mangiagalli has managed to raise funds that will allow the Faculties of Law, Medicine, and Surgery, and Mathematics and Science to be established. In 1930 the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences were opened.

After the Second World War, the bomb-damaged Ospedale Maggiore was incorporated into the university . The building was restored again in 1958 and became the seat of the rector, administrative offices and the faculties of literature, philosophy and law.

In 1960 the university was again considerably expanded, and between 1988 and 1989 it was possible to obtain the Laurea (university degree) in 22 courses . In 1998, as part of the decentralization of the Italian universities, individual departments were outsourced to the University of Milan-Bicocca and the University of Insubria in Como and Varese . Finally, in 1999, the University of Milan had 9 faculties.


A total of 73,000 students are enrolled in 25 diploma and master’s courses.

The current rector , re-elected in 2005 for a second four-year term, is Professor Enrico Decleva.

See also

Web links

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Individual evidence

  2. ^ Members of AARC. In: Rector's Conference of the Universities of the Alpes Adriatic Region, accessed on September 14, 2019 .

Coordinates: 45 ° 27 ′ 39.6 ″  N , 9 ° 11 ′ 40.5 ″  E