Founded in 1962, the University of Trento is a young and dynamic university with 16,000 students and about 1,200 people working as faculty and administrative staff. Quality of research and teaching and internationalization are the main priorities of the University, along with excellent services, tailored to the needs of the students.
The educational offer ranges from science and technology (Engineering, ICT, Mathematics and Physics) to Humanities, from the field of socio-economics and law (with Sociology, Economics, Law and the School of International Studies) to the field of Cognitive sciences and Biomolecular sciences. Teaching is supported by a high level scientific research in different fields, with areas of distinguished quality at both a national and an international level. Prestigious research centres have been founded in recent years: in particular, the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), the Centre for Biomedical technologies (BIOtech) and the Microsoft Research-University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (CoSBi).
Different Masters and PhD courses are held in English.
Trento ranks 1st among the only 15 Italian universities taken into account by the "THE-Times Higher Education Rankings 2013-2014” drafted by Thomson Reuters for Times.