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Milano-Bicocca, Year of Culture and Science for the 25th Anniversary

MILAN (ITALPRESS) – environment, health, art, but also artificial intelligence, inclusion and legality. These are some of the topics at the center of the rich calendar of events organized by the University of Milano Bicocca to celebrate its 25th birthday. Numerous initiatives and activities open to all and valuable opportunities to get to know the “big names” of the Italian and international cultural and scientific panorama up close. Tuesday 31 January begins with a workshop on the new challenges that Europe is called upon to confront amid resurgence in inflation and the energy crisis. Guests include Michael Spence (New York University, Bocconi), 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics with Joseph E. Stiglitz and George A. Akerlof “for their analyzes of markets with asymmetric information”. In the coming months, scientific laboratories for adults and children, concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances and many other events are expected. B- Days of Integration – The tracks will be held from February 15 to 17, three days dedicated to current and future comprehensive teaching. April 20th, with “Amazing physics,” will be an opportunity to approach physics in an unconventional way: among the many scheduled initiatives, a quantum magic show and meetings to learn about the researchers’ stories. While on May 15, the University will host Bernard Lucas Feringa, the 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, with a Masters Lecture on the occasion of the day dedicated to a smart and sustainable future. Prabhakar Raghavan, Senior Vice President of Google, will deliver a keynote address on artificial intelligence on May 29. On June 12, a gala dedicated to the entire academic community, which will feature a well-known face from the show as a guest, will celebrate the university’s quarter century and pass the baton to the second edition of the Bicocca Music Festival. On June 21, the father of evolutionary medicine, Randolph Nessi, will be a guest at the university. On October 9, the installation that reproduces “Il Quarto Stato”, a painting by Giuseppe Bellizza da Volpedo, will be unveiled, accompanied by an in-depth study that will show the results of the research project dedicated to the care and promotion of the work. “This anniversary gives me the opportunity to express my gratitude to all members of our academic community: students, teachers, researchers and staff. Thanks to everyone’s work, Milano-Bicocca has established itself in just 25 years as a point of reference for cultural and scientific innovation in various fields of knowledge – declared University Rector Giovanna Ianantoni. During its young history, the university has been able to establish strong national and international links, through public and private partnerships, with the aim of continually improving the quality of research and teaching.” On June 10, 1998, the “University of Milan II” was established by ministerial decree, which was renamed the University of Milano Bicocca by a later decree of March 12, 1999. Today the university has more than 37,000 students. More than 1,180 professors and researchers are involved in teaching (73 degree courses, 19 PhD courses and a wide range of postgraduate training) and in basic, applied and frontier research with more than 300 national and international projects. 843 employees also work on all this daily at the poles of Milan and Monza, where the Department of Medicine and Surgery is located. Furthermore, Milano-Bicocca is the lead institution of MUSA, the PNRR-funded urban renewal project involving four Milanese universities and several public and private entities. Today the campus covers an area of ​​144,000 square meters, including multimedia classrooms, high-tech laboratories and research centers, university residences, a stadium with a multi-purpose sports field, and a nursery for the care and promotion of biodiversity. With the opening of the 2022-2023 academic year—the inaugural event of the 25th anniversary celebrations—a plan for a zero-emissions campus was presented, which aims to harness geothermal energy along with photovoltaics to produce clean energy. . The Program of Initiatives (under updating) is available on the university’s website: To stay updated, you can also follow the hashtag #Bicocca25 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin. – photo – (ITALPRESS).

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