Reasons to join us

Headquarters of the University of Bologna

Rankings and achievements

  • The DEI Department ranks in the top 100 according to the QS World University Ranking 2013 - Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
  • The research activity of our professors has been ranked 1° among the research results achieved by the big Departments in the same area (09 - Industrial and Information Engineering) in the VQR, which is the official research evaluation carried out by the quality assicurance agency of the Italian Ministry of Education and University
The ceremony conferring the title of Ph.D.

Become Alumni of the oldest University of the western world

The Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective.

Since its origins in 1088, Alma Mater has been student-centred hosting prominent figures from science and the arts. Based in five campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna, Rimini), with a branch in Buenos Aires, it offers a teaching catalogue diversified and tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes among its 33 Departments and 11 Schools are offered to over 84,000 students. 5,000 graduates are enrolled in PhDs and 3rd cycle programmes.

As a comprehensive research university Alma Mater invests in the multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach and in the inseparable connection between research and teaching. One of the most active universities leading and participating in European research and academic cooperation projects, Bologna has formed knowledge alliances with industry and public/private organizations. It is a hub of international networks. Beyond its close European links, it enjoys multiple connections with America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

International students in an University park

Join an international environment

ET-IT is taught completely in English, opening its research groups to international students and to invited researchers and professors from the major Universities around the world, and increasing the spread of the researchoutcomes and the placement opportunities.

Every year a large number of partnership agreementsare drawn up with a large number of foreign Universities and Research Institutions making available joint supervision and the awarding of joint Ph.D. diplomas.
Finally, each PhD student spends at least six months in a research internship abroad.

Guglielmo Marconi in his studio (Villa Griffone, Pontecchio Marconi, Bologna)

A cultural rich environment

The PhD in Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technologies belongs to the DEI Department.

It roots in the cultural heritage of Guglielmo Marconi and projects itself in the future of the ICT world through its deep involvement in research and development programs funded by International Institutions, Industries, and SMEs.