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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Education

More than 1900 students at our Campus in Brixen-Bressanone can rely on an excellent learning environment thanks to direct and regular contact with lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities. Currently our teaching staff includes 44 lecturers and 43 researchers.


Our facilities include a well-equipped library, excellent IT services and the EduSpaces, a teaching and learning environment which offers different opportunities to students to connect their theoretical knowledge of education sciences with the educational challenges of her future occupation. The EduSpaces are:

In addition to the EduSpaces, the faculty runs an Academic Writing Centre where unibz students can find support for writing proper academic texts.

The quality of our courses, based on the link between research, teaching and fieldwork, is also guaranteed by collaboration with institutions working on education and professional training, communication and culture, social services, social education and welfare in the region.

One special feature of the Faculty is the chair for Ladin Language and Culture and its Ladin Section where, apart from related scientific research, the teaching personnel for the primary schools of the Ladin valleys is trained.


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Research carried out in the faculty focuses on seven main areas:

  • Permanent Education – Processes and Projects of Education and Development with a Focus on South Tyrol;
  • IN-IN Education: INnovative and INclusive Education;
  • Psychology and wellbeing promotion in educational contexts;
  • Languages and multilingualism in South Tyrol;
  • Aesthetic experiences and communication;
  • Educational Contexts, Disciplines and their Teaching in the Nursery and Primary School;
  • Socio cultural worlds: institutions, welfare, social professions, environment and population.

Our key research topics are those related to education in the family and in primary school; the development of professional skills for teachers in the wider context of lifelong education; intergenerational interaction; community development; social and cultural dynamics linked to the challenges posed by social inequality; sustainable social development and the wide interdisciplinary topic of teaching languages and linguistic competence in multilingual contexts.

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Dean: Prof. Antonella Brighi
Vice-Dean for Studies: Prof. Reinhard Tschiesner
Vice-Dean for Research: Prof. Attilio Carraro
Head of the Faculty Secretariat: Francesca Martorelli
Student Representatives in the Faculty Council: Aurora Manzana


Our faculty relies on a large network of collaborations with national and international organisations and universities. At the same time, our faculty has created a large network of collaborations, of which the main hubs are: local educational authorities, Italian, German and Ladin language schools in South Tyrol, the Department of Knowledge and Education in the Trento province, the museums network, libraries, media libraries and cultural societies of the Euregio area.


15 Jul - 19 Jul 2024

Language Documentation Summer School 2024

Language Documentation is back in Bolzano!
unibz is hosting the 10th edition of the Summer School.

26 Sept - 28 Sept 2024

1st Specialist Seminar on Embodied Education

Embodied Education experts of the world, bring your bodies to Bressanone, and your minds are bound to come along!

05 Oct 2024 08:30-15:30

BrimaPrimar - Brixner Mathematiktag für den Primarbereich

Moto: Mathematik – ein Werkzeug, um die Welt zu (er)fassen.
Fortbildungstag mit Impulsreferaten und Workshops mit Schwerpunkt „anwendungsbezogenen“ Aspekt der frühen Mathematik.
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