2020 Survey: UniTrento ranked number 1

The CENSIS ranking 2020/2021 ranked the University of Trento in the top position, for the 5th time since 2010, the second time in a row, 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 98.7.

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.

Compared to previous editions of the ranking, the University of Trento significantly improved its score in two indicators:

  1. "communication and digital services", which considers the characteristics and features of the university websites, of the official social media profiles and of the response efficiency of these channels, climbs the ranking by 7 points and obtains the maximum score of 110;
  2. "employability", based on the the Almalaurea surveys on the employment condition of the graduates of 2017 1 year after graduation, increased by 10 points compared to the 2019 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 84 103 100 110 92 103 98.7
 2  Sassari 85 104 110 107 90  80 96.0
 3  Siena 94  92 108  94 93  88 94.8

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 - 2020/2021 edition

Type of degree Disciplinary area
Average score Student progress Internationalisation Ranking
Undergraduate programmes Science 100 110 90 1
Construction engineering - Architecture 82.5 95 70 13
Computer science and ICT 106 110 102 1
Industrial and information engineering 91 105 77 13
Economics-statistics 101 105 97 4
Social and political sciences 106.5 110 103 1
Humanities 91.5 100 83 7
Languages 103.5 110 97 4
Art and Design 79 92 66 22
Psychology 105 107 103 2
Five-year degree programmes Law 99 93 105 2
Construction engineering - Architecture 82.5 86 79 15
Graduate programmes Science 97 101 93 3
Construction engineering - Architecture 80 74 86 11
Computer science and ICT 101.5 109 94 2
Industrial and information engineering 100 90 110 5
Economics-statistics 94 82 106 5
Social and political sciences 88.5 75 102 11
Humanities 95.5 95 96 6
Psychology 110 110 110 1