Founded in 1962 as a Higher University Institute, ten years later it offered Social Sciences as well as Sciences and Economics. In 1983, the “Libera Università” became a Public University and started to reach out to the international arena, shaping today’s University with its 11 Departments and 3 University Centres, all being devoted to excellence and international activities.
National and international classifications rank the University of Trento as one of the top Italian universities. In addition to traditional lectures, there is much laboratory work and many small seminar groups. Trento is a medium-sized university, where it is easy for students and teachers to interact and there is a continuous exchange of ideas among students from different disciplines: in short, the virtuous dynamism of a small university. Strong links to industry compliment an education that aims to prepare domestic and international students for the job market. The multi-cultural environment fosters a stimulating learning process and is based on the long-term international relations.
Pure as well as applied research are pursued at the University of Trento with dedication and excellent results. The latest Research Quality Assessment (VQR), released by the national Agency ANVUR at the end of December 2016, confirmed the University of Trento in the top position among Italian State universities. Our global connections with top research institutions and enterprises around the world foster a stimulating environment to achieve excellence. Under the Horizon 2020 Programme, the University of Trento has been involved in 100 projects (96 projects are currently ongoing/about to start and 4 projects are in the Grant preparation phase).
The UniTrento brand is well recognized among domestic firms. Regular placement days, on-campus interviews as well as career events and interactions with employers are organized for students. Accordingly, UniTrento graduates are very competitive in the job market.
Around 77% of UniTrento graduates are employed one year after graduation (Italian average is 69%) and around 90% are employed five years after graduation (Italian average is 85%). Net wages of UniTrento graduates are 5,7% higher than the Italian average one year after graduation and 8,2% higher five years after graduation.
Given its small size, UniTrento offers close contact with admin staff and hence it allows a smart and swift solution to most bureaucratic issues. As a student, it is easy to identify the office and the person that can help solve any problem.
The Education and Student Services Management Office provides orientation services for prospective students, organizes language courses, certifies skills and awards international certificates to enrolled students. It also organizes and develops online teaching and learning tools.
In addition, this office supports academic departments and centres in defining course content, oversees admissions and the academic progress of students at all levels.
Trento is widely recognized for the quality of its services. University accommodations are very well furnished and are very lively communities where Italian and international students live really unforgettable experiences. More than 1,300 places in dorms or shared apartments are made available to students. All dorms are within easy reach as Trento is a small city. Public transportation is very efficient, but another very good solution is biking or walking: a Bike-borrowing service is available to students.
The monthly price for an accommodation ranges from about 270 to 330 euros (very low compared with Italian big cities).
Students who prefer to go private can find suitable accommodation in the private market.
The University Library System consists of four libraries (the Central University Library and three “Science libraries” in the fields of Engineering, Science and Cognitive Sciences).
Around 487.000 books, along with 23.750 magazines and journals and 107 Databases compose the library’s wealth.
Computers are available to all students in each Department. Further services:
The healthcare system in the region is very efficient. The University also provides dedicated services for psychological support.
The local public Agency for Healthcare provides a list of English-speaking physicians available to students.
As Trento is a small town, everything is within easy and comfortable reach.
We have three main campuses, one in the city centre, one in the hills surrounding Trento and one in the nearby city of Rovereto. All of them are very well served by all possible facilities and a very efficient public transportation system.Quality of services is one of the main reasons why Trento is consistently ranked at the top of the Italian city ranking for quality of life.
UniTrento Sport is the network of sport services and facilities dedicated to students and staff. It’s a unique initiative where sport is intended as a means towards personal development and wellbeing.
TopSport is the project that allows a “dual career” for students who excel in sports.
UniTeam is dedicated to top athletes that want to pursue university studies after finishing school.
“Sport diffuso” is the innovative project that aims at spreading sport activities to the wider university community.
Student participation in the 25 available associations and networks is strongly encouraged and partially financed. International associations like AIESEC, ELSA, ENACTUS, ESN, Junior Enterprise as well as specific associations for theatre, radio journalism and more are active in Trento.Students participate on a voluntary basis.
The University and all the degrees it offers are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. In the 2019 national evaluation for accreditation carried out by the ANVUR (ministerial agency for evaluation) UniTrento reached the first position, the highest evaluation level ever reached by an Italian university.