Year of foundation: 1962
Approx. number of students: 15,100
Period of study: Mid September-End January; End February-Mid June
MCI partner since: 2006
Trento is an Italian city located in the Adige River valley in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. It is the capital of the region and of the Autonomous Province of Trento. The city is most notable as the location of the Council of Trent. Trento is a major educational, scientific, financial and political centre in Trentino Alto-Adige and Northern Italy in general. The University of Trento ranks highly (9th) out of Italy's top 30 colleges, and amongst the 500 best in the world, coming 407th. The city contains a picturesque Medieval and Renaissance historic centre, with ancient buildings such as Trento Cathedral and the Castello del Buonconsiglio.
Modern-day Trento is a cosmopolitan city, with highly-developed and organized modern social services. The city often ranks extremely highly out of all 103 Italian cities for quality of life, standard of living, and business and job opportunities, coming 1st, 6th and 2nd respectively. Trento is also one of the nation's wealthiest and most prosperous, with its province being one of the richest in Italy, with a GDP per capita of €29,500 and a GDP (nominal) of €14,878 billion.
The University of Trento is a young university that in less than 50 years has been able to achieve excellent results in didactics, research and international relations.
The didactic and scientific activities are concentrated around three main "areas": the "polo di città" (city area), with the Faculties of Economics, Sociology, Law, Arts and Humanities; the "polo collina" (hill area) with the Faculties of Matematical, Physical and Life sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, the "polo di Rovereto" (Rovereto area) with the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences.