Milan (English /m
The University of Milan ("Università degli Studi di Milano", also known as "Statale" or UNIMI) founded in 1923, is the largest public teaching and research university in the city, with 9 faculties, 58 departments, 48 institutes and a teaching staff of 2,500 professors. A leading institute in Italy and Europe in scientific publication, the University of Milan is the sixth largest university in Italy, with approximately 60,000 enrolled students. The six-year degree course in Medicine comprises both an Italian and an English course, for a total of around 3,000 enrolled students.
The SCOPE incoming students will be assigned to one on several hospitals that are affiliated to UNIMI Medical School The hospital is chosen in accordance with the university availbalility.
- Ospedale Luigi Sacco
- Ospedale dei Bambini Buzzi
- Ospedale Maggiore Policlino -IRCCS
- Ospedale San Paolo
Our projects are all brand new since we started our SCORE exchanges only in this year (2016/2017).
We host all 4 SCORE students in September, together with 4 students from SCOPE.
We offer a broad list of options, with different Types of research, Topics and Experience Requirements.
First Lab: Pharmacology, Basic Science
Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases;
Department of Pharmacology and Biomolecular Sciences,
Via Balzaretti 9 20133 Milan, Italy
In this lab we have three projects, each with a different tutor:
Estrogen and tumor progression
Neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
Women aging and metabolic disorders
These are very advanced projects that require a strong understanding of all the basic sciences. Given the advanced level of these projects, and the multitude of techniques implemented, we recommend this project for students that are willing to work very hard, both during and before the SCORE exchange.
We will give priority to students with laboratory experience, strong motivation, good academic standing etc.
Second Lab: Immunology, Basic Science
Laboratory of Leukocyte Biology, Department of Immunology,
Via Manzoni 113, 20089,
Rozzano, Milano, Italy
Role of inflammatory mediators in the recruitment and polarization of tumor-associated macrophages and neutrophils
This lab is located in a world-famous center of excellence for research and treatment of immune system-related disease. In addition, it's also part of our International Medical University, thus there is a canteen and a campus, with other students to hang out during breaks in your lab stay. The project has been tailored around students with no previous experience in laboratories, so it's suitable for anyone who wants to get his first experience.
Third Lab: Infectious Diseases, Clinical Research (with lab work)
Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Department of Health Sciences,
San Paolo Hospital, Via di Rudinì 8, 20142, University of Milan, Italy
The gut as a site of HIV immunopathogenesis: study of the microbiome, mucosal immunology and epithelial barrier structure in antiretroviral naïve and treated individuals
The last project take place inside San Paolo hospital. The student will be able to attend both the infectious diseases ward and its laboratory. The tutor of this projects is our professor in Infectious Diseases as well as a former SCORE student herself, therefore she really understands how important this experience is for every medical students.
Milan is one of southern Europe's key transport nodes and one of Italy's most important railway hubs. Its five major railway stations, among which the Milan Central station, are among Italy's busiest. Since the end of 2009, two high speed train lines link Milan to Rome, Naples and Turin, considerably shortening travel times with other major cities in Italy.
The Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) operates within the metropolitan area, managing a public transport network consisting of an underground rapid transit network and tram, trolley-bus and bus lines. Overall the network covers nearly 1,400 km (870 mi) reaching 86 municipalities. Besides public transport, ATM manages the interchange parking lots and other transportation services including bike sharing and car sharing systems.
Milan Metro is the rapid transit system serving the city, with 4 lines and a total length of more than 90 km (56 mi). The recently opened M5 line is undergoing further expansion and an initial leg of the M4 line is set to be open in time for Expo 2015. The Milan suburban railway service comprises 10 lines and connects the metropolitan area with the city centre through the Milan Passerby underground railway. Commonly referred to as "Il Passante", it has a train running every 6 minutes (and in the city functions as a subway line with full transferability to the Milan Metro).
The city tram network consists of approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) of track and 17 lines. Bus lines cover over 1,070 km (665 mi). Milan has also taxi services operated by private companies and licensed by the City council of Milan. The city is also a key node for the national road network, being served by all the major highways of Northern Italy.
Milan is served by three international airports. Malpensa International Airport, the second busiest in Italy (about 19 million passengers in 2010), is 45 km (28 mi) from central Milan and connected to the city by the "Malpensa Express" railway service. Linate Airport, which lies within the city limits, is mainly used for domestic and short-haul international flights, and served over 9 million passengers in 2010. The airport of Orio al Serio, near the city of Bergamo, serves the low-cost traffic of Milan (8 million passengers in 2010). Milano Bresso, operated by Aero Club Milano, is a general aviation airport.
There's so much to see......
- Duomo of Milano, Milan Cathedral Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente
The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian state territory. And you can scale the top and take a look at the city.
- La Scala theatre
- Vittorio Emanuele Gallery
- Churches in Milan: Santa Maria delle Grazie, Santa Maria presso san satire, Sant’ambrogio, San Lorenzo, san Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, San Carmine, san Bernardino alle Ossa, Certosa di Garegnano
- The beautiful parks: Parco Semopione, parco Idro Montanelli, parco della Guastalla, parco delle Basiliche
- Castello Sforzesco.
The old castle of Milan, built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan
- Museums: Pinacoteca di Brera, 900 museums, Castello museum, Triennale museum
- “The Last Supper” of Leonardo da Vinci
- The new skyscrapers of Milano: you can take a look of all the city from a 39th floor veranda.
- The rectangle of Gold: you can take a look to worldwide famous shop.
- The old channels of Milan: Navigli, the Italian word for rivers, it’s also the name of a famous district where you can walk on Sunday and have great cocktails on the evenings
- Colonne San Lorenzo: the best area for having a beer with friendsMonumentale cemetery, also known as “ open air museum” thanks to hundreds of graves built like artwork
- Torre Velasca