The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 31 departments and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.
A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.
The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria. The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).
The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 47 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.
The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.
The Computer Science Department conducts research and offers several teaching programs in the field of informatics and in related and interdisciplinary studies: curricular offerings are organized into six degree programs, four Bachelor and two Master degrees.
The Computer Science Department's research activities cover an exceptionally broad range of basic and applied research. These activities are carried out primarily as part of Italian and international research projects in the department's approximately 40 research laboratories. Transferring innovative knowledge and technology to enterprise, to the public sector, and to non-government agencies has always been part of training and research in the field of informatics. Joint projects, patents, spinoffs, and the training of personnel for scientific or technology jobs have served as the primary vehicles for such transfer.
The Computer Science Department has some 200 members overall, including 80 faculty members, technical and administrative staff, doctoral students, research scholars, and its many adjunct professors.
The department headquarters are located in Via Comelico, 39 – Milan.