Podcast: A new science campus is born in Milan Innovation District

The city of Milan is confirmed as being in the forefront and projected towards the major realities in Europe and the world.

The ‘New University Campus in the MIND Area’ project aims to create a new campus for the scientific faculties of the State University of Milan. It will consist of a total of five buildings, including classrooms, teaching and experimental laboratories and the library. Inside, 23,000 people including professors, students and researchers will be able to work closely together in an environment full of cutting-edge equipment.

The area chosen for the construction of the campus is the MIND Area (Milan Innovation District), already famous for hosting Expo 2015. Not only a university: over the next few years, the MIND Area will also see other projects and realities spring up within it, such as the IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi-Sant’Ambrogio, the Human Technopole Research Centre, as well as numerous companies and start-ups. The concentration of all these realities within a single area is very important both for the movement of citizens and for the communication and collaboration of the companies present.

At the end of 2022, the Board of Directors of the University of Milan approved the project for the University’s Science Campus with the aim of making the campus functional from 2026.

The entire project will cost approximately € 174 million. 81 million comes from the 2014-2020 Development and Cohesion Fund, co-financed by the European Commission. The remaining sum, approximately 48 million from the Lombardy Region (‘Patto Lombardia’), and the remaining 41 million from private entities.

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