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Call for Interest 2020

In order to strengthen the areas identified in its strategic plan, the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna intends to promote the creation of positions of researcher, associate or full professor for candidates engaged in research activities at the international level. The University of Bologna also intends to encourage the number of visiting professors who come to Bologna for periods of one to six months in order to develop new research projects and increase opportunities for international collaborations.


The Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna launches the 2020 Call for Interest to promote the creation of new positions of Researcher, Associate or Full Professor for candidates who are in an equivalent position and are engaged in research activities at the international level; it launches the Call also to collect requests from professors from universities around the world to teach as visiting professors in Bologna for periods of one to six months.

Those who participated in 2019 can send their expression of interest as long as their CV contains significant new elements, or if they want to participate in the Call by applying as a visiting professor.

Interested candidates should have published articles in high impact factor journals for bibliometric areas, or books and chapters with publishing houses widely recognized as prestigious for non-bibliometric areas.

Particular attention will be paid to the ability to coordinate competitive research projects, and principal investigators of ERC research projects are particularly welcomed, as well as candidates with a previous record in attracting funds and in public engagement activities.

Teaching experience will also be taken into account, with regard to its quality and students’ evaluation.

The University of Bologna is a multidisciplinary university with campuses located in Bologna, Forlì, Cesena, Ravenna, Rimini, and Buenos Aires. Its various departments cover all areas of knowledge and the university is committed to developing, with new resources, all disciplines.

The Strategic Plan is comprised of the following distinctive research areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health and Well-being (both general and specific profiles in Sports Medicine)
  • Agri-food
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy
  • Digital Humanities: Arts and Humanities in the Digital Era
  • Interculturality, Inclusion, and Social Well-being
  • Big data, Data Science, and Industry 4.0
  • Creativity
  • Climate change and its environmental and socio-economic impacts
  • Enabling Technologies for Society 4.0 (Artificial Intelligence, Help Technologies)

The University of Bologna has also recently created two new interdepartmental centres, one on artificial intelligence and one on climate change.

The thematic areas of interest of the Centre on Artificial Intelligence are:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Humanistic AI
  • AI for industry
  • AI for health and wellbeing
  • AI forlaw and governance
  • A.I. in Education


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