ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna (UNIBO), founded in 1088, is known as the oldest University in the western world. It is one of the largest universities in Italy, with over 90,000 students, 32 Departments, 12 Research and Training Centres, 6 Campuses, 243 Degree Programmes, 52 International degree programmes, and 96 PhD programmes.

The University of Bologna has a Multicampus structure, ensuring the opportunity to learn and promoting stable research activities throughout the region, with the aim to improve the operations and quality of life for the university community.

Thanks to its presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, and the information services, Alma Mater focuses on innovation and excellence across the major fields of science, engineering, and humanities, with more than 900 funded research projects.

Azzurra Meoli

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Azzurra Meoli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Bologna, where she earned a Ph.D. in Management in March 2018. Her research interests fall primarily within the area of Management, with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. In particular, her studies focus on explaining the process by which individuals decide to start an entrepreneurial career. She has been a visiting scholar at the Whitman School of Business, Syracuse University, and at Stanford in the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR).


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