About University of Turin

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting over 74.000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment. The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities. 

The University of Turin virtually covers  every field of knowledge; its Medical Diagnostic, Biosensoristics and Nanotechnologies research centers are amongst the best ones in Italy. Some of the degree courses offered are unique in Italy, such as Military Strategy, Biotechnology, Sport Sciences, Restoration and Conservation. The University of Turin has a remarkable research tradition in traditional subjects such as History, Philosophy, Law, Economics and Medicine but it is currently branching out into important modern sectors, such as Food science, Social politics, IT, Performing arts and Communication sciences. A growing number of courses are taught in English, and Italian language tuition is available for incoming students. 

There are 22 libraries with over 2 million books spread over 32 locations and the University also runs the Botanic Gardens and several university museums (such as the Lombroso Museum of Criminal Anthropology) and it takes a close interest in the network of local museums, on subjects ranging from Egypt to contemporary Art and it runs its own media, radio, television and film production units.

The University makes an active stand on a number of social issues, such as environment, drugs, equal opportunities and rights of people with special needs. It also acts at an international level through partnership arrangements with India, China, developing countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Area and with a number of international organizations operating in the region.

University accommodation, eating places, and sports facilities are well situated. Turin is a lively, people-oriented city, and boasts a wide variety of cultural resources: historic buildings, world-class museums and galleries, theatres and concert halls, art exhibitions and national fairs. The city’s parks and two rivers, together with the nearby mountains and lakes, provide a great leisure environment.



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