Participations in external bodies

In order to provide better educational and research results, the University of Trento cooperates with other universities, public and private bodies, national and international research and cultural centres, which are important tools fostering the cultural development and the spread and valorisation of the results of scientific research. 

The chart below includes the main actors cooperating with the University.

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Name Mission
Academic foundation for Trentino mountains Promotion of the knowledge of the mountain territory, valorization of the activities and heritage of the Alps, as regards historical, cultural, socio-economic and sports issues; preservation of the mountains, in particular of Trentino.
Fondazione CUOA – Centro Universitario di Organizzazione Aziendale Elaboration and diffusion of managerial and entrepreneurial culture in favour of the private and public sector
Fondazione Graphitec Enhance Trentino industry competitiveness through the creation and application of graphic computer technologies
Fondazione Trentina Alcide De Gasperi Management of the Museo Casa De Gasperi in Pieve Tesino (TN), valorisation of topics related to the autonomy, particularly referring to Trentino’s political, historical and cultural identity; promotion of  knowledge as regards the international and EU institutions for the achievement of regionalism and of  local and functional autonomies,  in the development of the constitutional and European legal framework
Fondazione Trentino Università Promotion of scientific research activities and of training in the University of Trento’s fields of interest, for the development and qualification of the University itself and of the whole Trentino educational system, along with the relations between the University and the local situation, especially the entrepreneurial and productive one
Istituto Europeo di Ricerca sull'impresa cooperativa e sociale (EURICSE) Research and study activities about cooperatives, social companies and non-profit organizations


Name Mission
Agency for the Promotion of the European Research (APRE)

Private research centre aimed at providing information, support and training on the participation dynamics to participate in the Framwork Programme for Technological research and development of the EU.

Associazione AQUIS To  promote the quality of education, of scientific research, of  management, administration and organization of the universities
Associazione Create - Net Study, research, technology transfer in computer network and data transmission areas
Italian-German Association at Sociology Encourage exchange and collaboration between Italian and German cultures in the sociological field and in other fields of social sciences
Regional Institute of Social Research and Studies Promotion of training and research activities in the fields of social and health policies
Training center on International solidarity Training and research on international solidarity and the promotion of human development, in line with the United Nations Millenium development goals.
Study Centre and Documentation on Civic State Properties and Collective Properties Promotion of research in the field of civic use and collective property
Study Centre Martino Martini Development of intercultural relations between Europe-China
European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association EUCEET Promotion of cooperation among higher education institutes that offer civil engineering study programmes and training in the European field.
Green Building Council Italia (GBC Italia) Dissemination of a culture for the planning, building and management of  buildings that are sustainable as regards the environment, society, economy and health system.
Network for the valorization of university research (NETVAL) Promotion and valorisation of university research and technology transfer
Trento RISE Creation of a centre of excellence in research, innovation and higher
education in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the territory of Trento region.
UNISCAPE – Rete europea di Università per l’attuazione della Convenzione europea del paesaggio Promotion of university cooperation as regards landscapes referring to the principles of the European landscape convention – international treaty adopted by the Committee of ministers of the European Union on 19th July 2000.

Interuniversity consortiums

Name Mission
Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l'Accesso (CISIA) Research as regards university guidance
Consorzio Interuniversitario Biostrutture e Biosistemi (I.N.B.B.) Promotion of scientific collaborations in the fields of biostructures and biosystems
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale di Fisica delle Atmosfere  e delle Idrosfere C.I.N.F.A.I. Promotion and coordination of researches, scientific and application activities related to atmosphere and hydrosphere sciences
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica C.I.N.I. Promotion of  research collaborations in the field of computer science
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni C.N.I.T. Research promotion and coordination in the field of telecommunications
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali I.N.S.T.M. Promotion and coordination of scientific activities in the field of materials science and technology
Consorzio Interuniversitario Alma Laurea Implementation of the Alma laurea databank
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Gestione del Centro di calcolo elettronico dell’Italia Nord Orientale (CINECA) Management of the Centro di elaborazione dati dell’Italia Nord orientale (data processing centre of North-East Italy)
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia (Ex INFM- CNR) (C.N.I.S.M.) Promotion and coordination of scientific and application activities in the field of matter physics
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Formazione (COINFO)

Promotion, planning and implementation of training activities, long-life learning activities for universities and for other private and public companies.

Consorzio Iniziative universitarie nei settori agro-alimentare, vitivinicolo e relative attività industriali Coordination of research activities in alimentary science and technologies, food farming technologies, wine making and oenology
Consorzio universitario di Economia Industriale e Manager (C.U.E.I.M.) Promotion of research activities in juridical, socio-economic, technical-scientific subjects
Consorzio Interuniversitario Rete dei Laboratori di Ingegneria Sismica (ReLUIS) Coordination and promotion of research activities in the field of seismic engineering


Name Mission
Criospazio Ricerche Promotion, coordination, creation of researches on superconductive, cryogenic and cryoelectric technologies

Inter-university centres

Name Mission
Centro Interuniversitario per l’Etica economica e la Responsabilità sociale d’impresa (EconomEtica) It promotes interdisciplinary research, top level training and university teaching as well as public discussions on economic ethics, professions ethics and the social responsibilities of a company
Centro Interuniversitario di Politica Agro – Alimentare – Ambientale (C.I.P.A.S.) Promotion and coordination of research activities on food farming and environmental politics
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca per la Comunicazione e l’apprendimento informale della Matematica Research in the field of mathematics communication
Centro Interuniversitario per la Metallurgia (C.I.R.M.) Promotion of chemical, physics, mechanical and technological research concerning metallurgy
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca per la Storia Finanziaria Italiana (C.I.R.S.F.I.) Promotion and coordination of research about the instrumentation and institutions related to public and private finance in Italy during the modern and contemporary age
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Storia degli Insegnamenti Linguistici CIRSIL Promotion of the history and training in foreign languages
Centro Interuniversitario per lo Studio della Storia del diritto e delle Istituzioni Italiane ed europee (C.I.S.D.I.) Promotion of studies on the history of Italian and European law and institutions
Centro Interuniversitario Studi Veneti Scientific collaboration to study literature, language, culture and traditions of Veneto
Centro Interuniversitario sulla tradizione dei Testi letterari greci antichi (C.R.I.T.) Research activities with reference to antique Greek literary books
Centro Interuniversitario Transcrime Research activities and training in the field of criminality and for the politics of contrast
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerche sulle Società Antiche del Nordafrica, del Sahara e dell'Oriente Mediterraneo SANSOM It promotes the  research in the field of archaeology, history and anthropology in the regions of the Afro-asian coast of the Mediterranean, with particular reference to studies on “euromediterranean” contacts from prehistory to the islamic and medieval age
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sul Management Pubblico CIRMAP The Centre intends to contribute to the consolidation of an adequate sensibility as regards the role of public management, as the ability of public organizations to lead and support decisions regarding public policies; it is also suggested to join competences to offer better contributions for the establishment of a culture that sees in public management, an important element for the creation of a more efficient public administration
Centro Interuniversitario di Matematica Applicata a Biologia, Medicina ed Ambiente CIMAB The Centre coordinates research as regards mathematics applied to biology, medicine and environment. It supports the exchange of information and material among researchers of the various areas, also in the view of collaboration with other Institutes or University Departments and with national and international research bodies
Centro Interuniversitario per la Contabilità e Gestione Agraria, Forestale ed Ambientale CONTAGRAF Supports and coordinates research on accounting and agrarian, forest and environmental management, favouring knowledge of methodologies from a technical applied point of view, with the involvement of scholars from the agrarian, forest and environmental areas
Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale sui Sistemi Sanitari e le Politiche di Welfare CRISP Promotion and coordination of research on the social and cultural aspects of health/illnesses, on the organization of social and health care services and on welfare policies.

Cooperative companies

Name Mission
Car Sharing Trentino  It promotes sustainable mobility in Trentino                                                                                          

Cooperatives Ltd

Name Mission
Trento School of Management - TSM Training course about the business world’s needs, institutions and professions
Scienza Mente Cervello - SMC Promotion, organization, funding and creation of activities in the field of scientific, diagnostic, technological and medical research referring to the mind- brain relation
Microsoft Research – University of Trento Centre for computational & Systems Byiology Research activities in the field of the convergence of informatics and biology
Distretto Tecnologico Trentino Undertaking activities suitable for development, in the Provincia Autonoma di Trento, of a district in the area of technologies for sustainable building, of the source