Visiting professors and scholars

The Department of Sociology and Social Research welcomes scholars to apply to our international programs to become a:

  • Visiting scholar (professor / researcher): a scholar can apply to become a visiting professor or researcher, if she/he intends to stay at  the Department at least for 2 months for teaching and / or research;
  • Erasmus professor / researcher: an Erasmus professor / researcher is a scholar who teaches at the Department thanks to an EU agreement.


Multilateral meetings with international scholars are also encouraged in order to promote exchange programs, joint projects, teaching activities.

During her/his stay the visiting scholar should contribute actively to research and learning activities. Publications which have been made possible thanks to the stay at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca should recognize that.

At the end the visiting scholar will receive an official certificate about her/his commitment at the Department.

How to apply

Visiting scholars should apply for their visit and stay sending a formal letter to the Director, Prof. Giampaolo Nuvolati, and in c/c to Prof.ssa Marina Calloni, Chairperson for International Programs and Erasmus Coordinator and to one of the Faculty members indicating: motivations, the title of the research to be conducted here if there is any and the period of stay. They have also to attach their C.V. and the format below.

If you want to invite foreign colleagues to the Departiment, please fill in the form below and send it to the Secretary for the International Programs, to the following addresses: and in c/c to


The facilities offered to visiting scholars are:

  • a desk with a computer and a printer
  • the access to the library
  • canteen and services foreseen for university personnel
  • the possibility to book a room at the guest quarters.


The University of Milano-Bicocca will cover third-party liability insurance but not against individual injuries.

A Faculty member will function as a contact person for the visiting scholar for any information she/he may need.