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The AlmaTong Programme is a Double Degree Programme in Automation Engineering (Bachelor and Master) between Tongji University (Shanghai, China) and University of Bologna.

It allows the partecipants, selected Automation Engineering students from University of Bologna and from Tongji University to gain a Double Degree (Italian and Chinese):

  • Laurea in Ingegneria dell'Automazione/Bachelor of Science in Automation Engineering;
  • Laurea Magistrale in Automation Engineering/Master of Science in Control Theory and Control Engineering.

Since the Programme may be joined only by a limited number of students, a selection process is applied. Those interested must participate to a Call for applications during the first year of study in Bologna. The selection will be based on criteria such as: students’ curriculum, English proficiency, personal motivations to attend the Programme.


The Programme is organized as follows:


  • On the 1st year, courses are taught in Italian at the University of Bologna, then students considered eligible for the Programme will attend their 2nd year in Shanghai (Tongij University) together with Chinese students participating to AlmaTong. The courses in Shanghai are taught in English by Professors from both Tongji and University. Classes of 3rd year are held in Italy in English.


  • Classes of the 1st year will be held in Bologna in English; then AlmaTong students will attend courses of the 2nd year at Tongji for 3 semesters in English as well.


Additional period — Italian students have to attend a mandatory supplementary period - up to six months- in Shanghai to get the Bachelor/ Master Degree from the Tongji University.

During this period they have to take Chinese language and culture courses and develop their thesis through a research project in company or in a Tongji lab.


The mobility is financially supported through a scholarship.

More information available HERE