December 2018

1 TEDx talks Trento
Innovation, projects, creativity, emotion and ideas worth sharing. Theme of the 2018 edition: Hic sunt leones - Beyond the unknown, beyond the known, beyond the conventional.
18 SMACT - Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Internet of things was established
as the competence center of the Italian North-Eastern regions. UniTrento among the founding members. 
A network of 42 universities aimed at promoting sport in HEIs was created. UniTrento professor Paolo Bouquet was elected President for the first three years.

November 2018 


UniTrento scores big in ANVUR assessment
The University of Trento has been placed in the A level and it is the only university so far to receive the top assessment by Anvur (the Italian national agency for the evaluation of universities and research institutes.

9  Open Day an event to offer students the chance to experience University life first-hand.
14 Inauguration-of-the-academic-year-2018-2019
The inauguration ceremony took place at Palazzo Paolo Prodi with the inaugural address by philosopher Roberto Casati.
28 Election of student representatives for the 2018-2020 term
On 21 and 22 November the students of the University of Trento voted to elect their representatives in University bodies and in the committees of departments and centres for the 2018-2020 term.

October 2018 

2 New Master’s degree in environmental meteorology: a unique international and interdisciplinary programme. The new degree, offered jointly with the University of Innsbruck, was launched in Mesiano.
12  Daniele Finocchiaro is the new President of the Board of Directors of the University
Appointed by the Autonomous Province of Trento, Mr. Finocchiaro, will hold office for six years.
16-17 Collège de France Visiting Professor at the University of Trento
Two conferences with professor Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, holder of the Chair of “Religion, History and Society in the Ancient Greek World” at Collège de France.
26-27 Pensa Trasversale - University Guidance
The theme of the 2018-2019 edition is “Deception”.
27 Graduation ceremony
507 young graduates participated in the ceremony, organized by the University of Trento with collaboration from the Municipality of Trento and the Autonomous Province of Trento.

September 2018


Europe Teaching Rankings 2018: Trento again on top among Italian universities
UniTrento ranks first of 25 Italian universities.


European Researchers' Night
Researchers from the University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Fondazione Edmund Mach and MUSE Science Museum talk about their research activity and the most fascinating aspects of their work.


UniTrento opens its School of Innovation


Oreste Bursi elected director of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical engineering
Professor Bursi will take office in October and will lead the department until 2021.


Niculae Sebe confirmed as director of the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Sebe will start his second mandate next October and will lead the department until September 2021.


Graziano Guella awarded the 2018 Quilico Medal 
The Adolfo Quilico Medal is awarded every year by the organic chemistry division of the Italian Chemical Society to an Italian or foreign scholar who conducted particularly significant research studies in the area of bioorganic chemistry.


Giulio Monaco elected director of the Physics Department 
Professor Monaco will lead the department for three years.

From September 2018 to June 2019

Guided tours to Trento and its University
The University of Trento opens its doors to visitors: the tour includes stops at Palazzo Sardagna, the Sociology Building, the Paolo Prodi Building, the Law Building and the Central University Library.

August 2018

25 - 28 

Orientation week to make the right academic choice
Fifth edition of this summer initiative organized by the University of Trento and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano to give a taste of university life to high school students from all over Italy.


UniTrento awarded the Italian Physical Society Prize for Scientific Communication
The Prize was awarded to Alessandra Saletti, head of the Press Office of UniTrento, for authoring the original Trento-Solvay photographic project about women in physics.

July 2018

10–17–19–26– 31

Orienta Estate
Orientation events for prospective students to learn about UniTrento.


THE World University Rankings: Trento ranked best among Italian universities
The new ranking is based on student evaluations of teaching and the learning environment.


Fulvio Cortese elected dean of the faculty of Law
Professor of administrative law, he will lead the faculty for three years.

June 2018

31 May - 3 June 

Festival of Economics
Theme of the 13th edition: Jobs and Technology.

8 -9 

24th Edition of the University Championships: students and representatives of Departments and Centres of the University of Trento compete in different sports.


Commencement Ceremony
The University of Trento celebrates its newly graduated students with their families and friends and all the members of the academic community in Piazza Duomo.

May 2018

14 Generazione ‘68
Inauguration of the exhibition that celebrates 1968 in the framework of the 1960s, the local context in Trentino and the international dimension, student demonstrations and cultural imagination.
17 University Public Meeting 2018
What does the local community think of its University?
Presentation of the survey, commissioned by the University of Trento, on the value and the role of the University as perceived by the community.
25 EnVision en route to Venus
The mission of the European Space Agency involves UniTrento among the project’s main partners.

April 2018

4 The many faces of breast cancer revealed
A study conducted by a research team of CIBIO and published in “Nature Communications” sheds light on the origin, points of weakness and development of this type of cancer.
From 21 March to 6 June 2018 Scienza a ore sei
Drinks and talks.
13-15 Educa 2018
“Algoritmi educativi. Responsabilità e spirito critico nel tempo delle nuove tecnologie”:through scientific contributions from national experts and scientists and the presentation of innovative practices, the event will propose a multidisciplinary path to better frame the relationship between education, relationships and digital technologies.
27 Trentino Young Scientist Challenge
The final challenge of the project based on the international “Young Scientist” initiative, which aims at bringing middle school students closer to the science world through the methodological approach of “learning by doing”.

March 2018

12-17 ICT Days 2018
The Information and Communication Technology event, with a special focus on the world of work, its evolution and the new challenges ahead in ICT.
14 Career Fair
A day to meet with employers.
15 Winter University Championships
Teams challenge one another in winter sports at Viote del Monte Bondone.
16 Greenweek
Three days of events on the topics of the green economy.
22 "Adalberto Libera" Excellence Chair
The fifth edition of the "Adalberto Libera” Excellence Chair was awarded to the Berlin-based architecture firm FAKT for its innovative approach to architectural and urban design.

February 2018

1 A precision tool to remove portions of DNA
CIBIO has found a way to target a specific region of DNA; the study,  with Anna Cereseto as the senior author, has been published in Nature Biotechnology.
8 Five UniTrento TopSport athletes to compete in Winter Olympics
Nadya Ochner, Riccardo Tonetti, Davide Ghiotto, Michele Malfatti and Andrea Pilzer are participating in the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang 2018.
9 Inauguration of the Academic Year 2017/2018
The 56th academic year inauguration ceremony at the University of Trento with a lecture on gravitational waves by astrophysicist Marica Branchesi.
From 15 January to 12 March 2018 È l’ora di… 
Short classes to learn about library services and resources.
23 The Art of Neanderthals 
In Science Advances, an article authored by an international team of researchers including geoarchaeologist Diego Angelucci of UniTrento.
26 and 27 Collège de France Visiting Professor at the University of Trento
28 Genome Editing - A Revolution for Science and Medicine
Public conference.

January 2018

10 Over 55.5 million funding for UniTrento departments of excellence 
Eight of the ten departments of the University of Trento, selected from among the 352 top departments in Italy, will receive funding from the Ministry of Education and Research. 
19 Open doors at the University of Trento
Presentation of the courses and information on admission requirements, student services, opportunities to study abroad.