Alma is the Graduate School of Information Technology, Management, and Communication of Bologna founded in 2001 as a consortium between Università di Bologna, Fondazione Marconi and Fondazione Carisbo.
In May 2006 Profingest Management School joins the consortium and decides to converge all its activities on Alma.
The Alma facilities are enclosed within Villa Guastavillani on the hills surrounding Bologna, just five minutes away from the town center. Built in 1575 by Cardinal Filippo Guastavillani, nephew of Pope Gregorio XIII, the villa was recently restored by the Università di Bologna: 4.000 square meters of classrooms and laboratories equipped with leading edge visual and computer technology, to ensure effective and interactive learning.
The Computer Labs, dellated with the contribution of the Fondazione Carisbo, have 50 workstations, are equipped with state of the art technology and are continuously updated. A wireless network provides coverage throughout the entire villa and surrounding park.
Students and training program participants can revel in the unique setting, a location where people (managers and students, researchers and professionals, technologists and creative artists, entrepreneurs and young people with successful ideas) and cultures (university and enterprise, technology and art, management and computer technology, communication and law) are joined.
ALMA Graduate School
Villa Guastavillani Via degli Scalini, 18
40136 - Bologna
Tel.: + 39 051 20 90 111
Fax: + 39 051 20 90 112
Villa Guastavillani, the building of Alma Graduate School