The University of Trento was first founded in 1962.
The University of Trento was founded in 1962 as an institute for social sciences. It was a pioneering institution which housed Italy’s first Faculty of Sociology. Over the following decades Trento expanded into the sciences and other subjects. It has around 16,000 students, 25 undergraduate degree options, 30 master’s programmes and 600 professors.
Today the university has ten departments and several other research and learning centres. The academic departments are Economics and Management, Law, Physics, Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Information Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology and Cognitive Science and Sociology and Social Research.
Students can get around by borrowing a bike through the university’s Prestabici scheme.
The city of Trento, capital of Trentino, is located in northern Italy in the Adige River Valley. It lies at the heart of the Italian Alps, with a rich setting of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Trento is reputed for offering a high quality of life to its citizens. Austria and Switzerland are both within easy reach, and their cultures have influenced Trento, making it an exciting and unique place to study in Italy.
Trento has been called a “Silicon Valley in the Alps” thanks to its growing tech industry. In recent years, entrepreneurs in have been setting up their IT, tourism and green energy businesses in the Trento valley.