Bocconi University is an internationally renowned university based in Milan. Orientated towards international education and cooperation, it specializes in business, economics and law. In fact, it was the 1st Italian university to offer a degree in economics. It has a very high reputation in Italy, considered one of the best private universities in the country, and has many famous alumni. Founded in 1902, the campus is based in Milan proper, just outside the old city walls between Porta Ticinese and Porta Romana.
As a city centre university, students at Bocconi have easy access to all that Milan has to offer: The university is close to Navigli, one of Milan's best nightlife spots, which centres around Porta Ticinese and the meetings of the city’s canals. As well as the multitude of bars and restaurants in the area, you can find Circle, a chillout club, popular on Tuesdays. Closer to the campus you can find Magazzini Generali, a house club, and practically on the doorstep is Lime Light, formerly a cinema, very popular with Bocconi students. For more cultural offerings, it’s worth remembering that as well as being a global fashion centre, Milan is a city with 2000 years of history. In Santa Maria delle Grazie, you can find Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and the church isn’t too bad either. And let’s not forget the magnificent white-marble Duomo, or the many other beautiful religious buildings across the city. Also check out Castello Sforzesco, a spectacular medieval fortress-cum-art museum. Closer to home, the university also hosts regular cultural events. To study, visit the University library or Biblioteca Tibaldi, a large public library. Nearby are several large parks, each one a great excuse to get out of your bedroom and study in more enjoyable, sociable environs. Also nearby are football (soccer) and basketball facilities, both provided by the university.
Lack of privacy and space in Universita Bocconi student halls, hard to blend in if you don not speak a lot of Italian.