The Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Bologna (STAT) is one of the largest statistics departments in the world. It hosts more than 80 faculty members, about 20 PhD students and 20 post docs. We promote excellence in teaching and research regarding methodological and applied statistics in the fields of  data science, probability, demography, social statistics, medical statistics, biostatistics, statistics for economics, tourism management, applied economics, financial and actuarial mathematics. One of the department's leading traits is multidisciplinarity.