The key to success of the internationalization strategy is to build strategic partnerships to support the achievement of international objectives. In order to strengthen the university's international profile and reputation, which are essential to the development of relevant partnerships, the University of Trento has become, in the years, part of different renowned networks within which develops agreements, cooperation and joint projects.
- The Alps-AdriaticRectors´ Conference (AARC) founded in 1979, comprises more than 40 universities and higher education institutions. The University of Trento is one of its founding members and presided it in 2004 and from April 2019 until today. Professor Maurizio Manzin (Faculty of Law) is the Doyen of the Conference. The purpose of the organization is to facilitate relations among university and research institutions, at regional or transnational level, and to promote future-oriented cooperation in science, education, art.
- ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) is a network of more than 80 European and South-East Asian universities from 19 different countries with the goal of promoting the continuous internationalisation of education and research. Prof. Carla Locatelli, Honorary Vice-Rector and Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Trento, is its President and one of Italy's National Coordinators.
- European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of Universities and National Rectors’ Conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.
- European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) is the leading international consortium of 13 research intensive universities, focused on collaboration in innovative teaching, research and knowledge exchange, strengthening interaction between universities and society, internationalization of student and staff experience and developing European economic policies.
- Global Education: Exchanges for Engineeers and Entrepreneurs (Ge4) is an international non-profit network of universities which works independently with the main purpose of connecting academic engineering and management institutions worldwide.
- Top Industrial Managers Europe Association (T.I.M.E.) is a network of 54 engineering schools and technical universities. It 's the oldest European network of engineering schools in its field. The aim is to promote graduate student exchanges and double degrees throughout Europe and the world to enable students to achieve a broader, high-level scientific engineering education with in-depth intercultural experience.
- European Master’s Programme on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) is an association of universities who, with the aim of strengthening them, jointly teach and carry out research in the field of Society, Science and Technology (STS).