Getting to know the School

Presenting the School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science.

With the 2012 reform of the university system, the Bologna University School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science came into being as a merger of the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Sport Science and the Biotechnology section of the former Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science Faculty.

As of a.y. 2012/2013, the School has coordinated the teaching of its various Degree Programmes activated following recommendation from the Departments.

The School’s programme catalogue falls into three disciplines: Pharmacy, Biology-Biotechnology and Sport Science, deployed over the teaching centres of Bologna Imola and Rimini. All its degree programmes give students the chance of a high-level scientific education, including research, in subject areas that range from basic to the more professionally-geared disciplines.

The School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science provides an excellent setting in which students can hone multidisciplinary scientific and technological know-how in the life sciences. Learning curricula cover biology, biotechnology, chemical pharmaceutics, pharmacology, technological pharmaceutics, sports science and motor science. The course structure diagrams of the various degree programmes include lessons of theory and practicals, geared to producing some highly specialised professional profiles in a number of areas of the working world, whilst preserving enough flexibility to cater for different work environments.

To provide a first contact with the working world, many agreements have been drawn up with organizations prepared to host curriculum internships and training/professional guidance internships.

Internationalization is a relevant feature of the School’s entire programme catalogue. Students are encouraged to do part of their dissertation work abroad and profit by the international mobility programmes to spend periods of study, internship and research in Europe as well as the wider world.