Earth Sciences

Geologists study the planet Earth and the processes that regulate its functioning and dynamics at variable levels and durations. The Earth is a dynamic planet, where the earth can tremble, volcanoes erupt, currents and tides modify the coasts, mountains are modeled by uplift and erosion, winds and rivers transport and redistribute sediments sometimes invading inhabited areas. Geology studies the causes and effects of the interactions between the geosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the biosphere and the consequences that the effects of ongoing climate change may have on human-planet interaction.

Regulations for the access of the foreign students to the University of Milan

According to the current national provisions, all the students must hold and are required to show the COVID-19 GREEN PASS certification.

The Rector's Decree and the technical-operational guidelines for resuming in-person teaching and learning in September are online.

Educational offering a.y. 2021/2022

Studying Earth Sciences at the University of Milan: the main features and strengths of this area of studies and research.


The school of Earth Science is located in Milan, on via Mangiagalli 34.


  • Rooms from 600 to 603 - Via Pascal, 36-38
  • Rooms Parona, Stoppani, Taramelli, Chiesa, Di Napoli - via Mangiagalli 34
  • Rooms via Cicognara 7
  • Rooms A geo via Botticelli, 23
  • Rooms E geo via Botticelli, 24
  • Rooms D geo via Botticelli, 25
  • Rooms C geo via Botticelli, 26
  • Rooms B geo via Botticelli, 27
  • Rooms from 100 to 405 Via Celoria 26
  • Rooms from G1 to G40 Via Golgi, 19


Department of Earth Sciences "Ardito Desio"
Via Luigi Mangiagalli 34 - 20133 Milano

  • Struttura di Mineralogia, Petrografia, Geochimica e Giacimenti minerari
    Via Botticelli 23 - 20133 Milano
  • Struttura di Geofisica
    Via Cicognara 7 - 20129 Milano
  • Sezione di Geologia e Paleontologia 
    via Mangiagalli 34 - 20133 Milano

Academic Board Chairman's Office ‑ Course Administration 

Head: William Amato

Opening hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30am


Via Celoria 18 - 20133 Milan