University of Turin

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.Hosting over 74.000 students 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.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training.
  • The University of Turin virtually covers every field of knowledge.
  • The University of Turin has a remarkable research tradition.

Short Courses

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

The University of Turin was founded in 1404 by a papal Bull issued by Pope Benedict XIII. It then developed on the initiative of Prince Ludovico of Savoia-Acaja, who was willing to establish a University on his own land, at a crossroads between the Alps, Liguria and Lombardy.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree (Laurea): it lasts three years and the entrance requirement is a "Diploma di Scuola Secondaria Superiore" (Upper Secondary School Leaving Qualification) or a qualification obtained abroad and recognized as corresponding.
  • Postgraduate degree (Laurea magistrale): it lasts two years and the entrance requirement is an undergraduate degree or a non-Italian qualification and recognized as corresponding.
  • 5-year or 6-year postgraduate degree (Laurea magistrale a ciclo unico): it lasts 5 years (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacy, Law, Veterinary Medicine Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis) or 6 years (Medicine and Surgery). The students obtain the degree at the end of the complete cycle.

Research

The research output of the University of Turin is managed, displayed and made searchable through the IRIS-AperTO application.

Career

The University's Job Placement Service has been established in order to help its students and new graduated (who held their university degree within 12 months) to enter the labour market. The service operates on two levels: through the Job Placement offices in the individual Schools and Departments and through the central Job Placement office at the Students' Rights office.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
201
2017
201
2016
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
401
2018
401 -50
2017
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
571 -20
2018
551
2017
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
232 -8
2017
224
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

  • In Turin you can find several in the vicinity of university buildings where the courses are held.
  • The study rooms made available by EDISU Piemonte, are the ideal place to study between classes and to meet other students. 
  • They are open to all university students.

Library services

There are 22 libraries spread over 32 locations. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.

Student Life

Campus life

Situated in the North West of the country, on the banks of the Po River and surrounded by the Alps, Turin is the administrative centre of the Piedmont Region and the third biggest city in Italy. The urban area is  bordered by what has always been historically known as the "Corona delle Delizie", the crown or ring of delights, formed by the Royal Residences dotted around the outside of the city.

Sports facilities

  • Turin's great location, close to mountains, countryside, rivers and lakes, provides an excellent environment for a wide range of sports and outdoor activities.
  • Ski slopes and mountain walking trails are only an hour's drive away.
  • Rowing, rafting and kayaking are very accessible: many of the city's rowing clubs, on the banks of the Po River, were founded over a century ago.

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