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11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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  • research

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  • Constructions

    Development, improvement and renovation of the buildings for all the campuses

  • Development and Incentivisation of the Professional Community

    Implementation of a policy for the growth and motivation of the professional community, comprising both teachers and the technical-administrative staff

  • Dissemination of Science and Research

    Promotion of direct and indirect action for the dissemination of science and research

  • Energy

    Energy plan to cut consumption, reduce polluting emissions and use innovative technology for the self-generation of energy

  • E-Services for the Student Community

    Innovative digital services for the student community, designed in part by applying open innovation strategies

  • Gender Equality

    Development of a broad consensus about equal opportunities and preparation of a plan for gender equality.

  • Graduation Ceremonies

    Recognising the completion of learning paths

  • Health and Safety

    Action on health and safety for the benefit of the entire community and promotion of a culture of prevention

  • Historical Seat

    Use of the Historical Seat as a laboratory for testing co-designed renewal projects, focused on the potential offered by our Cultural Heritage in terms of knowledge and innovation

  • ICT Infrastructure

    Renewal of the ICT infrastructure, both to comply with the regulatory requirements for the digital public administration, and to update support services and technologies

  • Libraries

    Actions to improve the quality of library services and make better use of archived and rare materials

  • Library Wealth

    The University Library System and the Bologna University Library contain an absolute wealth of materials.

  • Lifestyles

    Care and well-being of individuals as an integral part of an extended vision of sustainability

  • Magna Charta

    Promotion and update of the principles embodied in the Magna Charta Universitatum

  • Mobility

    Sustainable mobility policies for a major multi-campus University.

  • Museum System

    The Museums and Collections of the University: memories, identity and innovation

  • Right to Higher Education and Reception Policies

    Promotion of access to University education for capable and deserving students without resources and improvement of University living conditions and reception services

  • Simplification and Dematerialisation

    Administrative simplification and dematerialisation of processes, via action on the activities carried out by the structures and by the General Administration

  • Spaces for Students

    New spaces and solutions to make existing ones more functional and usable

  • Sports at Unibo

    Development and promotion of sports, partly as an educational activity for the development of specific abilities and aptitudes

  • Unibo Childhood Centres

    Creation of a new childhood centre in via Filippo Re


    Actions for an even more inclusive University

  • Un Sustainable Development Goals

    Alignment of the strategies and the reporting of activities with the 17 sustainable development goals contained in the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations

  • Web & Social Media

    Development of new web and social media tools, to support communications about the initiatives of structures and the strategic actions of the University

  • Work-Life Balance

    Positive action to reconcile the professional and private lives of all personnel

Integrated Research Team - Alma Heritage Science

Alma Heritage Science Integrated Research Team has this mission:

  • To use interdisciplinarity as solution to cope with contemporary challenges related to Cultural Heritage conservation, restoration and valorization.
  • To give support to the implementation and development of new solutions by covering several scientific sectors and studying the research field from different perspectives.
  • To be a main partner for major stakeholders: foundations, associations, industries, policy makers, research centers and institute.
  • To facilitate multi-disciplinary research.
  • To contribute to the strengthening of the European Research Area.
  • To develop the agenda of research needs at national and international level.


The commitment and the improvement of the city life and community is one of main task for our University. We offer plenty of events and an University Museum Network of 14 museums, all over the campus cities and even more.

We organized 1.180 events in Bologna, 60 in Rimini, 51 in Forlì, 49 in Ravenna, 20 in Cesena and 62 in other places. The events we arranged can be grouped by type:

  • 338 events and meetings;
  • 169 performances and festivals;
  • 704 seminars and conferences;
  • 11 University ceremonies;
  • 29 exhibitions;
  • 104 workshop and guided tours;
  • 14 guidance and work.

We also implement various of sustainable activities and improvements in our buildings to enhance the quality of the entire ecosystem.
We had 251,153 m2 of smart buildings and 4,567,861 m2 of green areas (both taken from Green Metric 2016).