Censis 2009: the University of Trento keeps the highest rankings

The University of Trento obtains good results in the 2009/2010 edition of the Grande Guida, drafted by the Italian newspaper “la Repubblica”, with Censis and Somedia, which presents an overall survey regarding the Italian universities.
The University obtained the 4th position, with a score of 92.8. The first three positions are held by: Sassari, Brescia e Siena. Ancona follows Trento, in 5th position.

As far as faculties, Law and Engineering keep the first position, followed by Economics and Sociology in second position, together with Mathematic, physical and natural sciences, which lost a position in comparison with last year. Third position for the Faculty of Humanities Cognitive science was not evaluated because its group was not amongst the ones taken into account by Censis.

Figures

Number of enrolled students

15,500 

Students/residing in the municipality of Trento

139/1000

Professors

550

Grants and scholarships

2,050

Accommodation places

910

Rankings of Italian middle-sized universities (10.000 to 20.000 enrolled students)

Position

University 

Services

Grants and scholarships

Management

Web 

Total

 1

Sassari

79

107

102

102

97.5

 2

Brescia

85

102

95

102

96.0

 3

Siena

96

91

100

93

95.0

 4

Trento

85

95

87

104

92.8

 5

Ancona

86

90

104

89

92.3

Faculty of Economics

The second position, scoring 98.3 and AAA rating is maintained. The faculty has always been between the 4th and 2nd position.

Figures

Score

98.3

Productivity

91

Didactics

96

Research

102

International relationships

104

Ranking

Position

University

Score

1

Padua

107.5

2

Trento

98.3

3

Rome 2 - Tor Vergata

97.0

4

Pavia   

95.8

5

Modena - Reggio Emilia

95.3

Faculty of Law

The faculty’s positioning was confirmed for the 8th time with the first position in the group “Sciences 2”, with a score of 102.0 and AAA+ rating.
The strength points are research and internationalization, which result from the strong policy focused on innovation and international relationships.

Figures

Score

102.3

Productivity

98

Didactics

94

Research

110

International relationships

107

Ranking

Position

University

Score

1

Trento

102.3

2

Trieste

101.5

3

Siena

98.3

4

Bologna

96.0

5

Genoa and Rome III  

95.3

Faculty of Engineering

The faculty of Sociology keeps the first position, with a score of 99.5 out of the 38 evaluated faculties. The main strengths are research and international relationships.

Figures

Score

99.5

Productivity

95

Didactics

87

Research

106

International relationships      

110

Ranking

Position

University

Score

1

Trento

99.5

2

Pavia

98.0

3

Genoa

96.0

4

Milan - Polytechnic  

96.0

5

Turin - Polytechnic 

95.5

Faculty of Humanities

The faculty obtains a good 3rd position (95.3).
The faculty, located in via S. Croce, has high ambitions in the development of new and innovative research projects and in the quality of international relationships.

Figures

Score

95.3

Productivity

92

Didactics

94

Research

98

International relationships

97

Ranking

Position

University

Score

1

Siena 

99.3

2

Modena- Reggio Emilia 

96.5

3

Trento

95.3

4

Padua

94.3

5

Perugia

94.0

Faculty of Mathematical, physical and natural sciences

The Faculty of Mathematical, physical and natural sciences (103.8) ranks 2nd in the Censis ranking.
Productivity obtained the maximum score, followed by the international relations, which result from the internationalization policy which has always been pursued. Students are encouraged to carry out internships in private businesses, public and private research institutions and spend study periods abroad in foreign universities.

Figures

Score

103.8

Productivity

110

Didactics

103

Research

93

International relationships

109

Ranking

Position

University

Score

1

Verona

06.0

2

Trento

103.8

3

Rome 3

95.0

4

Urbino

90.8

5

Ancona

90.0

Faculty of Sociology

The 2009 Censis ranking places the Faculty of Sociology 2nd. The result is due above all to international relationships, productivity and research.

Figures

Score

103.8

Productivity

105

Didactics

99

Research

101

International relationships

110

Ranking

Position

University

Score

1

Milan 2 - Bicocca

108.3

2

Trento

103.8

3

Urbino

94.8

4

Naples 1 - Federico II

82.3

5

Rome 1 - La Sapienza 

70.8