The University of Brescia offers a wide range of educational programs with Bachelor’s and Master of Science (MSc) degrees, postgraduate technical courses, schools of specialization and Ph.D. programs in most areas: business and economics, engineering and technology, law, medicine, and surgery. The University of Brescia is an important university in a city of art and culture with an excellent quality of life, in one of the most important industrial and productive regions in Italy. The University of Brescia provides high-quality services to its students, including international students: counseling services, scholarships financial aids, tutoring, computer and multimedia rooms, wireless zones, libraries, online services, laboratories and centers of advanced scientific research. Moreover, it offers: accommodation services, dining halls, cultural activities and sports, Italian language courses for foreign students.
The University in numbers
- 8 Departments
- 4 Areas
- 24 Bachelor's degree programs (3 years)
- 4 Single-cycle programs
- 17 Master's degree programs
- 5 taught in English
- 43 Schools of specialization
- 9 Ph.D. programs
- 15,000 students
- 6 Dual degree programs
- 12 International summer schools every year
- 270 Agreements with European and non-European Universities
Historical profile of the University
The University of Brescia was officially established in 1982 with three Schools: Medicine and Surgery, Engineering, Economics and Business. However, the creation phase lasted nearly two decades, so the first attempts to open university courses in Brescia go back to the 1960s.
A first initiative came from the Chamber of Commerce and the Provincial Administration, which opened negotiations in the early 1960s to set up a two-year course in Engineering as a branch of Politecnico di Milano. The excessive financial requirements caused the project to lapse. After this first attempt, the creation of the future Schools of Brescia moved along two distinct paths, one concerning the School of Economics, the other those of Engineering and Medicine.