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Originally established by a group of Celtic people called Insubres, Milan became the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 AD. Hundred years later, Milan was one of the most prosperous cities in Europe until the Second World War when much of the country suffered economic... read more
Originally established by a group of Celtic people called Insubres, Milan became the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 AD. Hundred years later, Milan was one of the most prosperous cities in Europe until the Second World War when much of the country suffered economic and capital losses. However, Milan saw economic growth during the post-war era. Today, the city is among the most important hubs for business and financial development. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit 2010 report, Milan is the 12th priciest city to live in. Milan, or Milano in Italian, is distinguished as the world’s fashion capital as well as one of the top players in sports, literature, music, art, education that it was recognized as an Alpha plus World City by the GaWC (Globalization and World Cities) 2008 report.
The higher education system of Milan forms a notable sector. There are 39 universities comprising 44 faculties and an average of 174,000 students enrolled annually. The oldest university in Milan is the Politecnico di Milano founded on 1863. Consequently, another important university was established in 1923, a public university built as research and teaching center. The Luigi Bocconi Commercial University (1902) was also recognized by the Wall Street Journal International Rankings among the top 20 business schools in the world. Other prominent universities in Milan include The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, the University of Languages and Communications of Milan, the Saint Raphael University, the Tethys Research Institute, the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, The New Academy of Fine Arts of Milan, and the European Institute of Design.
“The academy itself it is nice, in the heart of Milano,” shares one student to RateMyStudyAbroad.com (Uptodate Fashion Academy Milan). “The College is part of a network of other Campuses so we regularly interacted with students from around the world,” explains another student from Style Design College – Milan, Italy program. read less