On the 1st of July 2007, the structure of education at the university was changed to an adaptation of the so-called Bologna process, which has been adopted in 45 countries in Europe.
One of the goals of this process is to create a common educational structure by dividing higher education into three cycles that can be recognised throughout Europe. It will be easier to compare degrees between countries, and easier for you as a student to move between different places of study. For instance, it is be possible to study the first cycle in Italy and, then, in the second cycle in Sweden.
A further benefit of this system is that it facilitates comparisons between degrees, which means that it should be more simple to get a job in a similarly organised, Bologna-connected country.