University of Trento

University of Trento

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rector =Prof. Davide Bassi
students =15,000
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The University of Trento (Italian "Università degli Studi di Trento", UNITN) is a medium sized Italian University located inTrento, Italy. It was founded in 1962 and is organized in 7 Faculties and 14 Departments. The university has over 15,000 students. Since 2001, when the national ranking by CENSIS started, Trento keeps the Top places in the national ranking of the more than seventy Italian Universities and Faculties and the first place in many scientific areas.

In just over 40 years the University has stood out for its students and professors mobility abroad and from abroad, for the quality of its research and teaching. Ever since the beginning, the University of Trento has invested on its international dimension. Aware of its small dimensions and of its crucial geographic location, the University aimed at a small yet top quality number of courses as well as at strategic international alliances in a view of complementarity. For this reason the University has become partners with prestigious universities and research centres all over the world and is part of important cooperation networks (for instance Time, Asia-Uninet). As well as the LLP-Erasmus programme, evere since 1997, the University of Trento has also organized and promoted double degree agreements (doppia laurea), such as per Top Industrial Managers for Europe. Many bilateral agreements have also been organized with famous foreign universities. Full foreign professors and visiting professors constitute more or less 10% of all the University's professors.The University of Trento was chosen as the Italian-German University (Ateneo Italo Tedesco) that is in charge of the permanent coordination for high education and research among Italian and German universities, and is an important partner as regards the education of European professional profiles and technological transfer between these two important economic areas.

The University of Trento is amont the promoters and supporters of the Trento Economics Festival (Festival dell'Economia di Trento).


The University of Trento is one of the youngest Italian Universities. In the year 1962 the Autonomous Province of Trento founded the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Sociali with the purposes of 'promoting the progress of the social sciences by providing the scientific knowledge and methodological skills, required by those embarking on careers in teaching, scientific research, or activities and professions which require an academic background in the social disciplines'.

In 1972 the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Sociali became the Libera Università degli Studi di Trento (a private University). The University now had three Faculties: a Faculty of Sociology, a Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, and a Faculty of Economics.

The academic year of 1982-1983 saw inception of the Universita' Statale degli Studi di Trento (State University). Opened in the following academic year were the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. The Faculty of Engineering was created in the academic year 1985-86. In the year 2004 the seventh Faculty-Cognitive Sciences-was founded.

Its Faculty of Sociology is famous for being the first of such schools to open in Italy. It was also origin in Italy of the students' protests of 1968. Many left-wing political leaders attended or visited the university, including Red Brigades' founder Renato Curcio.


These are the 7 faculties in which the university is divided into:

* Faculty of Cognitive Science
* Faculty of Economics
* Faculty of Engineering
* Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy
* Faculty of Law
* Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
* Faculty of Sociology

* School of European and International Studies

ports Teams

Students play several sports with the Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS). CUS organises sailing courses (including special courses for disabled people), windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, alpine skiing, gymnastics, aerobics, aqua-gymnastics, tennis, basketball and gliding. Students enjoy special privileges such as discounts to swimming pools and gyms. The university organizes sports events that include "Facoltiadi" and interfaculty tournaments.

The university has three sporting centres for the development of basic sports skills and more advanced training towards competitions. Practiced sports include baseball, basketball, rowing, dragon boat, orienteering, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, tennis, triathlon, and sailing.

See also

* List of Italian universities
* Trento

External links

* [ University of Trento Website] it icon en icon
* [ Statistics about University of Trento]
* [ Breve storia dell'Università di Trento] it icon

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