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An art capital waiting to be discovered

Bologna has an extraordinary artistic and historical heritage and for this reason it itself is a museum. Genus bononiae – Musei della città – a cultural and artistic path throughout the city center – is gradually opening its eight restored historical buildings to the public. These include Palazzo Pepoli Vecchio, Biblioteca d’Arte e di Storia di San Giorgio in Poggiale, Complesso di San Colombano, Palazzo Fava, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, Casa Saraceni, Complesso Monumentale di San Michele in Bosco and Chiesa di Santa Cristina – all monuments containing precious works of art, ancient books and other signs of Bologna’s millennial civilization.… Continue reading

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Major in Computer Science?

Computer ScienceWhen you think of Italy, your mind probably goes straight to art, literature, music, and the other liberal arts. But did you know that the University of Bologna has 39 world-class science departments, as well as science museums and specialized libraries? The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Bologna is no exception. It consists of more than 60 professors, 44 PhD Students, 41 Permanent Research Fellows, 7 Temporary Research Fellows, and 18 Technical and Administrative Staff and promotes scientific research in all areas of Computer Science.

WHAT KINDS OF CS COURSES CAN YOU TAKE?

The CS curriculum is very similar in the US and Italy.… Continue reading

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Interested in Human Rights and Gender Studies?

Student life BolognaBologna is considered one of the most forward-thinking cities in Europe and is actively engaged in human rights and social justice issues.
This lively student town is member of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR) and was appointed as Italian Lead City for this organization.
Moreover, the University of Bologna offers a wide range of courses covering the humanities, social sciences, gender and race studies, law, international relations, sustainable development, and much more. Conferences and seminars on human rights take place throughout the year with guest speakers from all over Europe. … Continue reading

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Want to volunteer at an elementary or middle school?

The E.C.Co. students have a chance to get to know the Italian educational system from within by teaching English to children at a Bolognese public school (age 6-11 at the Scuola Elementare, or age 11-14 at the Scuola Media). With just one hour a week of their time they get a terrific first-hand teaching experience. Our past students have said:

“I had a wonderful time volunteering at the Scuola, I would really recommend doing this volunteer program if you are at all interested in teaching or if you like children. It was one of the highlights of my week!” Amy 

“My experience at the school was very enlightening and educative.… Continue reading

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For cinema buffs…

Bologna is home to a world-renowned institution devoted to the promotion, study and preservation of film, the Cineteca di Bologna. Its Cinema Lumière screens a huge selection of movies throughout the year, with a rich program that features independent movies, rarities, classics, animated and silent films (sometimes with live music). Next to the theatre is the Renzo Renzi library which boasts a collection of 38,000 books, 1,100 international and Italian film journals from the Silent Era to the present, 18,000 audiovisual materials, 200,000 movie posters and more than 1,500,000 photographs.  The catalogue of its books and journals is available online, along with that of the audiovisual materials.… Continue reading

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Opportunities in International Relations

The University of Bologna is home to a prominent Department of Political Science and International Relations. With students coming from many countries around the world and its prestigious faculty, it is one of the best departments of its kind in Italy. Within SPBO (Scienze Politiche Bologna), E.C.Co. students will have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, Gender Studies, Law, and History. For students particularly interested in International Relations and in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, we recommend the following courses, all taught in Italian:… Continue reading

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Science anyone?

When you think of Italy, your mind probably goes straight to art, literature and the other liberal arts. But did you know that the University of Bologna has 39 world-class science departments, as well as science museums and specialized libraries? Faculties such as the Faculty of Natural Sciences (where you will find physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biotechnology, etc.), the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and the Faculty of Pharmacy offer hundreds of courses, many of which are sure to appeal to you. Working with your advisor back home, the E.C.Co. staff can help you find exciting courses appropriate for your science major.… Continue reading

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If you are interested in Urban Studies/Architectural History

In 1806, the british writer George Tappen wrote in his description of Bologna: “The most remarkable feature in this city are the arcades on which the houses are built […]. In rainy weather the inhabitants may walk from one end of it to the other without the least annoyance from wet, and in the summer season they are defended from the heat of the sun.” Besides the uniqueness of its arcades, Bologna also represents an interesting case-study to understand the urban and architectural history of Italy. E.C.Co. program offers an unique in-house course on this topic, To Read a City: Urban History of Bologna since the Medieval Period taught by prof.… Continue reading

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If art is your focus

At ECCO we offer:
Fall: Renaissance and Early Baroque Art in Bologna: From Vitale da Bologna to Domenichino and Guido Reni
Professor Elisabetta Cunsolo

 

 

pellizzaSpring: MODERN ITALIAN ART, 1860-2000.
Professor Lucia Corrain

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