2019 Survey: UniTrento ranked number 1

The CENSIS ranking 2019-2020 ranked the University of Trento in the top position, for the 4th time since 2010, in both the general ranking of state universities and in the ranking of 16 medium-sized universities (those with 10,000 to 20,000 students), with a final score of 97.

Universities (both state and private universities, divided by category based on their size, on a scale ranging from 66 to 110) and the university system are evaluated based on 6 sets of indicators: services, scholarships and student aids, facilities, communication and digital services, internationalisation and graduate employability.

Compared to previous editions of the ranking, the University of Trento earned a significant number of points in two indicators, that is:

  1. facilities, which means the capacity of lecture rooms, libraries, laboratories, and student feedback on the appropriateness of rooms, libraries, computer facilities (97);
  2. international outlook, i.e. the percentage of foreign students on the total number of students; of students who went abroad for study or internship; of foreign students who visited UniTrento; funding for the international mobility of students; English-taught degree programmes and double or joint degree programmes in the academic year 2017-2018 (104).

CENSIS Ranking of medium-sized universities (10,000 to 20,000 students)

Ranking University  Services Scholarships and student aids Facilities Communication e digital services International outlook Employability Average
 1  Trento 86 98 98 103 104 93 97.0
 2  Siena 90 98 106 100 94 84 95.3
 3  Trieste 87 89 95 98 89 89 91.2
 3  Udine 87 86 93 98 81 102 91.2
 4  Sassari 79 94 110 103 89 71 91.0
 5  Marche 80 77 97 102 83 100 89.8

The evaluation of the different discipline areas of Italian state universities examines both undergraduate and graduate programmes and is based on 2 sets of indicators: student progress (number of students who continue from 1st to 2nd year; “on-track” students; number of students who graduate on time) and internationalisation (student mobility after graduation; number of universities involved in student mobility programmes; percentage of foreign students).

Undergraduate degrees in four disciplinary areas - science, computer science and ICT, social and political science e psychology - obtained the best scores. Confirming the results of the previous edition of the ranking, the five-year Master's programmes in law and psychology maintained the first place.

CENSIS teaching ranking - State universities - 2019-2020 edition

Type of degree Disciplinary area
Average score Student progress International relations Ranking
Undergraduate degrees Science 100 110 90 1
Construction engineering - Architecture 83 92 74 18
Computer Science and ICT 108 110 106 1
Industrial and information engineering 89,5 103 76 20
Economics-Statistics 103 106 100 4
Social and political science 106,5 110 103 1
Humanities 92 101 83 7
Languages 105 109 101 5
Arts and design 81,5 95 68 28
Psychology 110 110 110 1
Five-year degree programmes Law 101,5 93 110 1
Construction engineering - Architecture 83 84 82 13
Master's degrees Science 90 87 93 10
Construction engineering - Architecture 80 71 89 11
Computer Science and ICT 103 106 100 2
Industrial and information engineering 100 90 110 3
Economics-Statistics 89 75 103 6
Social and political science 91,5 77 106 8
Humanities 94,5 96 93 9
Psychology 110 110 110 1