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University Of Milan
The University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano, "Statale") is one of the largest universities in Italy, with about 62,801 students, a teaching and research staff of 2,455 and a non-teaching staff of 2,200.
The university is a member of the League of European Research Universities.
The University offers 9 Faculties, 134 study courses (divided between 1st and 2nd level degree programes), 19 Doctoral Schools and 92 Specialization Schools. The 2,500 professors represent the highest concentration of scientific expertise in the region and the University's research is ranked among the best in Italy and Europe.
The University of Milan has broadened its area of activity over the years to meet the needs of a rapidly developing society. As a consequence the number of Faculties has been increased including Agriculture, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Political Sciences and Exercise Sciences.
The University's research and teaching activities have developed over the years and have received important international recognitions. The University is the only Italian member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a prestigious group of twenty research-intensive European Universities. It has also been awarded the following ranking positions:
-1st in Italy and 7th in Europe (The Leiden Ranking - Universiteit Leiden)
-1st in Italy, between 35th and 56th in Europe, between 101st and 150th in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities - Shangai Jiao Tong University)
-1st in Italy, 16th in Europe and 74th in the world (Council of Taiwan)
Located in one of the most industrialized geographical areas in Europe, the University of Milan operates in a strongly business-oriented environment covering both domestic and foreign markets and where the progress of knowledge goes hand-in-hand with the transfer of results to the industry world. This constitutes a priority for a university playing, with its broad range of expertise, a decisive role in increasing the competitiveness of enterprises through the processes of innovation which generate wide-ranging economic and social benefits at international level.
Throughout Milan, the University is commonly nicknamed and referred to as ''Statale'' (eng. State) to avoid confusion with other private universities in the city, such as the Business University Luigi Bocconi, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) and the Free University of Languages and Communication (IULM).
The university of Milan was founded on 30th of September, 1923, when the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the Milan ''Accademia'', active since 1861, was joined with the Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, founded by Luigi Mangiagalli in 1906.
In June 1998, a "Second University of Milan" was founded at Bicocca, see University of Milan Bicocca.
These are the 9 faculties in which the university is divided into:
* Faculty of Agriculture
* Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
* Faculty of Law
* Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
* Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
* Faculty of Pharmacy
* Faculty of Political Science
* Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science
* Faculty of Veterinary Medicine