Customer: University of Milan

University of Milan


The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university. It consists of 9 schools and offers 134 undergraduate and graduate courses, 21 Doctoral Schools and 92 Specialization Schools with over 2.000 professors and a uniquely wide range of disciplinary fields. The University’s research and teaching activities have developed over the years and have received important international recognition. The University of Milan is the only Italian member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a group of twenty-one research-intensive European universities. It ranks consistently amongst the best universities in Italy both overall and in specific subject areas. In 2017 the university began a pilot project with 4Science that would provide a Research Data Management System for researchers, to collect, share, preserve, and disseminate research datasets. Dataverse was chosen as the preferred platform and after one year it was open to production.  

The Department of Contemporary History has also entrusted 4Science with the creation of a repository on DSpace-GLAM to support the research “Exiles, community networks, political solidarities between Milan and Europe (1967-1985). political refugees in the Italian Republic” (“Esuli, reti di comunità, solidarietà politiche tra Milano e l’Europa (1967-1985). I rifugiati politici nell’Italia repubblicana”). This research was funded by the Italian Cariplo Foundation. Through the analysis of unreleased documents, oral sources, testimonies and articles regarding political exiles living in Italy between 1967 and 1985 and the networks they were able to create, researchers aim to investigate this little known aspect of the history of the Italian Republic, and to provide a tool to analyze and understand today’s social dynamics. Keeping in mind the differences existing between events in the 70s and 80s and the more recent migration waves.