2021 Survey: UniTrento ranked number 1

The CENSIS ranking 2021/2022 ranked the University of Trento second in the general ranking and in the top position in the ranking of 16 medium-sized universities, those with 10,000 to 20,000 students, with a final score of 97.3.

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 other student aid, facilities, communication and digital services, internationalisation and graduate employability.

The University of Trento obtained many more points than in the previous edition in particular for its performance in the "internationalization" area, but maintained excellent scores in "communication and digital services" and "employability". Below are some more details on the results achieved in these areas:

  1. internationalisation is the sum of different parameters (number of foreign students on the total number of enrolled students, students who spent a period of study in a foreign country on the total number of enrolled students, English-taught courses on the total number of courses, investments in international mobility for students). UniTrento scored 108 points, 16 more than in 2020 (when it obtained 92 points);
  2. communication and digital services considers the characteristics and features of the university websites, of the official social media profiles and of the response efficiency of these channels. UniTrento obtained 103 points;  
  3. employability is based on the Almalaurea surveys on the employment condition of graduates 1 year after graduation. UniTrento confirmed the results of the previous edition (103 points).

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

Ranking University  Services Scholarships & aid Facilities Communication & digital services Internationalisation Employability Total
 1  Trento 83 88 99 103 108 103 97.3
 2  Siena 93 87 110 103 98 88 94.0
 3  Sassari 81 95 108  94 89 79 92.8

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).

Three disciplinary areas - science, computer science and ICT, social and political science - offer the best undergraduate degrees. The Master's degree in Psychology is confirmed in top position again, since the 2018/2019 edition of the ranking.

CENSIS teaching ranking - State universities - 2021/2022 edition

Type of degree Disciplinary area
Average score Student progress Internationalisation Ranking
Undergraduate programmes Science 104 110 98 1
Construction engineering - Architecture 81.5 93 70 12
Computer science and ICT 109 110 108 1
Industrial and information engineering 95.5 109 82 7
Economics-statistics 100.5 106 95 4
Social and political sciences 106 110 102 2
Humanities 87.5 99 76 9
Languages 103.5 110 97 4
Art and Design 83 93 73 18
Law 103.5 97 110 1
Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary Science 91 110 72 5
Psychology 105.5 110 101 2
Five-year degree programmes Law 104.5 106 103 1
Construction engineering - Architecture 83.5 93 74 14
Graduate programmes Science 100 101 99 1
Construction engineering - Architecture 76.5 73 80 18
Computer science and ICT 108 106 110 1
Industrial and information engineering 98 87 109 4
Economics-statistics 94.5 85 104 7
Social and political sciences 90.5 76 105 11
Humanities 88 84 92 10
Art and Design 74 82 66 21
Psychology 110 110 110 1