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The Collegio di Milano opened in February 2003 thanks to a joint effort between Milans seven universities and several public and private institutions. The aim of the college is to offer an outstanding, interdisciplinary cultural and personal preparation to a selected group of undergraduates, post-graduates and researchers.
The central feature of the College is its Cultural Programme which places strong emphasis on interdisciplinary expertise. The College offers courses that encourage skills development both within and outside of the curriculum and which envelop both our humanistic culture and the principles of science. The College also promotes work placement schemes in various companies and institutions backing the project and can thus complete students training by giving them the opportunity to gain first hand experience in the workplace .
The College is situated in a 7,000 sq.m building on a 23,000 sq.m. campus. It recently underwent restoration in keeping with Marco Zanusos original architectural design.
Residential services: accommodation in 100 single-study bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and balcony, 10 guest rooms for visiting professors, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, light-refreshment service, daily room cleaning service, weekly change of bed linen, medical assistance.
Resources and facilities for study and leisure activities: Library, lecture rooms, conference rooms, study rooms, main lecture theatre; video-recording and videoconferencing systems; mobile wireless data network, fully equipped gym, sports facilities and parkland.
Cultural and formative activities; lecturers club, cultural events programme, lectures, meetings and talks with guest speakers from the fields of business, theatre, films and journalism; tutoring, foreign university exchange schemes, workshop sessions (languages, art, current affairs issues), calendar of events and exhibitions (theatre, music, photography, cinema, painting).