University of Turin
  • No. Students: 67000
  • Frgn. Students: 3400
  • No. Staff: 1922
  • Study mode: 26 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
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About the University of Turin

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.
Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral 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.

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 (in Venaria).

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.

Libraries and museums

There are more than 70 university libraries comprising about two millions books: 100.000 are antique volumes. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.

The University 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.

A strong commitment

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.

The Piedmont Regional Agency for the Right to University Education (EDISU) - a regional institution offering assistance to students - awards scholarships to university students based on prerequisites of merit and need: the amount of the scholarships depends on the student's financial situation.

  • Department of Economic, Social, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

  • Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology

    The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology  is the appointed place, and home reference Turin the University community, to issues that cross biology, environment and biotechnology, presenting unique aspects such as biodiversity, ecology, evolution, conservation and microbiology. 

  • Department of Law

    The University of Turin Department of Law is the law school of the University of Turin. It is commonly shortened UNITO Department of Law. It traces its roots to the founding of the University of Turin, and has produced or hosted some of the most outstanding jurists, statespeople and scholars in Italian and European history. Among its distinguished faculty and alumni are leading writers, philosophers and legal scholars. Nowadays the Department of Law continues the tradition, with particular strengths in the fields of private law, EU law, comparative law and related fields.

     The Department of Law is located in Turin, nearby the fascinating Mole Antonelliana. It is one of the leading law departments in Europe, with particular strengths in the fields of comparative law and private law. Additionally, the Department of Law has improved its physical facilities (including course offerings in Cuneo and international exchange programs with a number of the world's leading research universities). The Department of Law coordinates the research work of more than 120 law professors in the different areas of law.

  • Department of Chemistry

  • Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences

  • Department of Economic and Social sciences and mathematical statistics

  • Department of Mathematics "Giuseppe Peano"

    The Department of Mathematics at the University of Turin was born in the academic year 1982/83 from the confluence of the older Institutes ‘Geometry and Algebra’, ‘Mathematical Analysis’, ‘Numerical Analysis and Graphics’, ‘Mathematical Logic’ and ‘Complementary Mathematics’. In 1997 the Institute of Mathematical Physics ‘J.L.Lagrange’ merged with the others. The new Department, named after Giuseppe Peano, was officially established by the Statute of the University (D.R.1730, 15 March 2012) enforced on April 14, 2012, the Academic Senate Resolution XI/2012/VII/1 (7 May 2012), the Board of Directors Resolution 5/2012/VII/1 (14 May 2012), and the Rector’s Decree 2804 (14 May 2012).

    The Department is seated in Palazzo Campana (“Campana building”), an eighteenth-century edifice in Turin’s historical centre, where scholars in theoretical and applied mathematics work. The sober elegance of the building accommodates computer labs, lecture rooms, offices for staff and technical/administrative personnel, meeting rooms, the computing centre and a library on two floors.

    The primary mission of the Department of Mathematics ‘Giuseppe Peano’ is to promote excellence in research and teaching in all areas of Mathematics: Mathematical Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Didactics and History of Mathematics, Mathematical Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis.

    The Department’s teaching undertaking is mainly aimed at providing mathematical literacy at all levels of education on offer at the University of Turin: Bachelor degree, Master’s degree, Doctorate and postgraduate Masters. To this end the Department cooperates with the School of Natural Sciences and its Departments. It also collaborates with other Schools of the University that provide Mathematics courses in their curricula.

  • Department of Management

    The scientific project of the Department of Management is designed to grasp in its entirety the complex reality of the business environment.

    The observation point is the ' COMPANY and administrative activity that takes place within the same ( MANAGEMENT ):

    • It observes that the company operates within the environmental system , which sees action in the mutual relations with its specific context, which is captured as constraints and opportunities for the realization of its economic activities (for example, tax laws, the economic, social and cultural, demographic trends, etc.).
    • This analysis refers to all the moments of life of the company: its establishment, through its life events (such as the definition of the business model and the implementation of business strategy, market studies and consumer desires, the definition of economic and technical production cycle, continuous innovation of products and business processes, management and organization of the production factor capital and labor, the assessment of his state of health) to the phases of crisis, restructuring and corporate restructuring;
    • l ' study approach shared is for functional areas - understood as the set of homogeneous management operations under the profile of the object in place and the technical and economic skills necessary to achieve the purpose (eg marketing, production, finance, organization, administration and control, as well as the strategy) - as well as for processes , understood as a set of activities that uses various inputs to achieve an output, in order to achieve predefined objectives ( think of the purchasing process, to the sales process, etc.).
    • This study approach is applicable to different types of companies (private and in various sectors, public companies, non-profit) and professional activity .


  • PhD School in Humanities


    The School offers a wide range of courses and seminars by high level experts. The program relies for its operation of public and private funds. The duration of doctoral studies is three years. Students must are required to take courses and seminars given to them. Its guiding principle is the excellence and quality assurance, and can get credits ..

    The courses and workshops are built based on the needs and interests of graduate students.

     The School aims to train senior professionals able to carry out research at universities, research centers or private entities. E 'goal of the School to provide an interdisciplinary education. Every graduate student is assisted by a tutor Introducing the student to the research methodology.

    Learning outcomes

    The School aims to train doctoral students by developing their capacity for critical analysis of historical and cultural phenomena, capable of understanding and interpreting texts, documents and cultural products by placing them in historical context. Also with regard to employment opportunities, the doctors will be able to find high profile locations in communication, publishing, cultural journalism, the management of museums, libraries, archives and other strategic roles.

    The school has started a project monitoring to gather information on careers or academic PhDs and their publications.

    The School seeks to support the ' internationalization of the program and to facilitate the establishment of networks between teachers and postgraduate students from different foreign universities. Courses in fact also provide seminars held by Italian and foreign teachers of renown.

    Currently the number of theses under joint supervision of several PhD courses related to the school is 22.

  • PhD School in Natural Sciences and Innovative Technologies

  • PhD School in Life and Health Sciences

  • PhD School in Human and Social Sciences

History of the University of Turin

Early records

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.

The early decades were marked by interruptions caused by epidemics and crises that plagued the region; moreover there were difficult relationships between the University and the local administrative authorities, in fact between the 1420s and the 1430s Piedmont territories were annexed to the Duchy of Savoia. After a series of disruptions to its activities, the University was moved to Chieri (between 1427 and 1434) and later, in 1434, to Savigliano. In 1436, when the Institution returned to Turin, Ludovico of Savoia introduced a new order of studies, under which the Government gained greater control over the University.

In 1506 Erasmus of Rotterdam obtained his degree here. Indeed, many scholars, especially French and English, regarded Turin Studio as a first step in Italy before going on to older and better-known Universities.

From 1443 until 1720, the University was housed in a modest building purchased and refurbished for the purpose by the City on the corner of via Doragrossa (now via Garibaldi) and via dello Studio (today's via San Francesco d'Assisi) directly behind the Town Hall.

University studies reforms

The inauguration of the prestigious building in via Po, close to piazza Castello, the centre of power and other educational institutions of the City, occurred in the academic year 1720-1721, which was also the first year of the University studies reforms enacted by Vittorio Amedeo II as part of a radical renewal of public administration and education at every level.

Vittorio Amedeo II was convinced that an efficient University, controlled directly by the State, was the only way to create a well-trained ruling class which could support him in the process of modernising the Nation. Among the notable innovations of the reform enacted by Vittorio Amedeo was the establishment of the Chair of Eloquenza Italiana (Italian Rhetoric) alongside that of Latin. This had a significant effect on the cultural linguistic standards of the Duchy.

Nineteenth and twentieth centuries

In the 19th Century the University grew substantially to become one of the most prestigious Universities in Italy and a landmark for Italian Positivism, with teachers as Cesare Lombroso, Carlo Forlanini and Arturo Graf. In the Twentieth Century the University of Turin was one of the centre of Italian Antifascism.

Many of the leading figures in 20th century Italian political, social and cultural life, such as Antonio Gramsci and Piero Gobetti, Palmiro Togliatti and Massimo Bontempelli, Norberto Bobbio and Cesare Pavese, graduated from Turin University, as well as three Nobel Prizes for Medicine Winners, Salvatore Luria, Rita Levi Montalcini, Renato Dulbecco, and two Italian Republic Presidents, Luigi Einaudi and Giuseppe Saragat.

From 1st October 2013 the Rector of the University of Turin is Professor Gianmaria Ajani.

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