University of Trento
|University of Trento|
|place||Trento , Trentino-South Tyrol|
|Networks||AARC , TIME|
The University of Trento ( Italian Università degli Studi di Trento ) is a state university in the northern Italian city of Trento in the Trentino-South Tyrol region and the second largest university in the European region of Tyrol .
The university's institutions are spread over two different locations in the city itself and a branch in neighboring Rovereto . The faculties of economics, sociology, law, literature and philosophy are located in the city center. The faculties of mathematics, physics and natural sciences and engineering are located on a hill above Trento. The Faculty of Cognitive Sciences is based in Rovereto.
The university is one of the sponsors of the Trento Economic Festival.
The University of Trento was founded in 1962 as a technical college for social sciences . The institute later became the first faculty of sociology in Italy. The relationship between the university and the city was ambivalent at the beginning: on the one hand, the university was an impetus for cultural opening and the promotion of general education; on the other hand, the critical discussions among the students led to tensions with the conservative local bourgeoisie.
In 1972, the university's courses of study were expanded to include mathematics , physics and natural sciences, including engineering, and in 1973 the economic faculty was added. In 1984, with the establishment of a humanities and law, the expansion of the university to a full university was completed. In 2004 the first faculty of cognitive science in Italy was established here.
The university values close relationships with industry and business. It makes its structures available to a wide audience outside of the university. The university is now recognized by the city administration and the population as an asset.
Right from the start, the university attached great importance to developing and maintaining international partnerships. It has partnerships with universities and research centers around the world and participates in important cooperation networks such as B. Time , Asea Uninet (Asean European University Network), GE4 (Global Education for European Engineers and Entrepreneurs).
In addition to the LLP-Erasmus project , the university has been promoting dual study programs since 1997. The most recent agreement for a double master’s degree was concluded in May 2008 with the University of Tongj in China in the field of civil engineering: at the end of their studies, students receive a master’s degree in civil engineering in Tongj and a university degree in civil engineering in Trento. It participates in the Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus Mundus II programs . The bilateral agreements with universities in Asia, America, the Middle East and Oceania are numerous, and cooperation programs with African and South American universities within the framework of development cooperation are increasingly being expanded.
The proportion of foreign professors and visiting professors is around 10% of the total teaching staff. The university invests heavily in recruiting foreign scholars, and many Italian professors have come to Trento after stays abroad. All of this contributes greatly to the internationalization of the University of Trento.
The University of Trento is the seat of the German-Italian University Center , an institution that deals with the coordination of educational and research activities between German and Italian universities.
In the ranking of Italian universities, ed. from the Ministry of University and Research MIUR , the University of Trento takes first place in the field of research and didactics and fourth place in the field of services for students . In the ranking published every year in the newspaper "Il Sole 24 Ore", it ranks seventh among the Italian state universities. In the world ranking of universities "World University Rankings 2009", Trento is one of the few Italian universities that appear in the list. It is in the group of universities that ranked between 401 and 500 out of 600 worldwide.
The infrastructure includes canteens , student apartments, study rooms and a library. Thanks to the cooperation with the student union Opera Universitaria , the University of Trento can offer more than 1500 living spaces on the San Bartolameo campus , in dormitories or in apartments. In addition to the central library, there are libraries for the individual faculties. The library has unusually long opening times, including until midnight, and is also open on Saturdays and Sundays. The University's “Welcome Office” assists foreign students and researchers with official procedures, questions about entry visas , residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, tax issues, etc. It organizes events such as information days, excursions and socio-cultural activities.
Since the 2008-2009 academic year, the University has the system of tuition fees entirely renovated, the tuition fees depend in each case on the test results of the students. In the “UNI.Sport” project, a network was created to promote sport, which offers students a wide range of opportunities to do sports.
Lauree honoris causa
|Lent to||graduation||Award date|
|John Cole||anthropology||October 14, 2002|
|Reinhard Elze||law Sciences||March 8, 1995|
|Rudolf B. Schlesinger||law Sciences||March 8, 1995|
|Monsignor Iginio Rogger||law Sciences||April 12, 2006|
|Rory Byrne||Materials engineering||May 5, 2005|
|Andrea Zanzotto||literature||November 21, 1995|
|Paul Charles Cristophe Claval||literature||March 8, 1995|
|Giulio Einaudi||Modern literature||December 11, 1997|
|Jean Rousset||Foreign languages and literature||November 21, 1995|
|Carlo Alberto Mastrelli||Foreign languages and literature||December 11, 1997|
|Isabel Allende||Modern Euro-American languages and literature||May 15, 2007|
|Daniel Kahneman||Psychology and math||October 14, 2002|
|Ermanno Gorrieri||sociology||March 8, 1999|
|Tina Anselmi||sociology||March 30, 2004|
|Maurizio Cattelan||sociology||March 30, 2004|
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