Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902, with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant. Named for his lost son, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi thus became the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics.
Bocconi University is internationally renowned as a point of reference in teaching and
research in the fields of economics and business, as demonstrated by the increasingly higher positions held in many of the best worldwide rankings (it ranks fifth in Europe for social sciences and management – QS ranking).
Nowadays, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. Its research projects are funded by national and supranational institutions. By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with top European and American universities and business schools.
The Bocconi campus is located near the historic center of Milan. Using public transport, or by bike and car sharing, you can easily reach exhibitions, museums, concerts and shopping. Milan’s intense nightlife starts right down the street in the canal area of the Navigli, and the town is full of fantastic open markets with distinguished clothing, antiques and wonderful food.
The 2018 EEA Annual Conference will take place in buildings on the University campus, all just a few feet away from each other:
- Building located in piazza Sraffa 13