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Location address: Italia, Bologna, Bologna
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Did you know that the mathematician Fra Luca Pacioli studied here at the University of Bologna in the 15th century. He was the inventor of the double entry accounting system that ensures less errors. He is therefore called the father of accountancy. He also collaborated with Leonardo da Vinci.
The University of Bologna (Italian: Università di Bologna, UNIBO) is a university in Bologna, Italy, founded in 1088. As of 2013 the University’s crest carries the motto Alma mater studiorum and the date A.D. 1088. The University has about 85,000 students in its 23 schools. It has branch centres in Imola, Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires. It also has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna. It is recognised as the oldest university in continuous operation, considering that it was the first to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters which came to define the institution.