Attraction poles in the University of Bologna: a social network analysis

L. Stracqualursi & P. Monari
The movements of students between the faculties of the University of Bologna represent a complex evolving network. By mapping the electronic database containing all relevant data about the students, named “datawarehouse”, for three academic years (2004-2007), we aim to infer on the dynamics and the structural mechanisms that lead the evolution and topology of this complex system. Empirical measurements allow us to discover the topological characteristics of the network at a given moment, as well...