UniTrento operates in a way that integrates teaching, applied research and territorial partnerships at the local, national and international levels. This is carried out according to inclusive projects and by expanding the academic offer with courses dedicated to the acquisition of transversal skills, thereby increasing the value of learning in the international cooperation sector. This is with specific reference to companies operating internationally, thus adding a level of merit recognition for students who, in addition to their own university study path, can also integrate training through specific courses.
TALETE – Talents and Territories
The TALETE program, developed by the University of Trento and the Center for International Cooperation with specific reference to the Anglo-Saxon tradition of the Honors Program, is a professional training course parallel with and complementary to academic study with a primary focus on international cooperation. TALETE runs alongside Master's degree programs and through the training components aims to enhance and integrate students' capacity to become global professionals. In the first editions open to DICAM and DSRS Master's degree students, the Honors Program may be extended over time to other departments at the University of Trento.
CIVIC A. S. – International Contexts in Evolution and Cooperation Development
Conceived of and promoted by the Department of Sociology and Social Research and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Trento, the CIVIC A. S. program seeks to make students at the University of Trentino aware of international cooperation as a tool for discovering and understanding different international contexts. This is achieved through analyzing the connections between commitment to cooperation and educational and professional experiences.
The University of Trento, through its UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, promotes the course in Development Cooperation Methods and Participatory Project Management. The program includes the participation of students from many disciplines and offers an opportunity for professional training and updating on international cooperation.
Training Courses in Departments, Schools and Centers
Within the local context, the University of Trento is a founding member of the Center for International Cooperation (CCI), where it plays an active role in scientific, training and management activities, in addition to jointly carrying out various educational initiatives at the Bachelor’s and Master's degree level.
Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering
The Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering - "Sustainability and International Cooperation" track, promoted by the UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, includes academic components focusing on the environment, engineering and development. Furthermore, there are two practical field experiences related to international cooperation, one as a group (SEED Summer course in Environmental Engineering for Development) and one individual (degree thesis).
GLOCAL – Global and Local Studies
The Master's Degree in GLOCAL: Global and Local Studies, offered by the Department of Sociology and Social Research, prepares graduates to analyze the complexity of global dynamics. The objectives are to then interpret them according to local, urban, regional or national contexts using both quantitative and qualitative social and political research methodologies.
Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies – Cooperation and Development Track
The 3-year Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, belonging to the broad area of Political Science and International Relations, employs a multi-disciplinary approach and aims to provide basic knowledge and theoretical and methodological tools, as well as advanced linguistic skills, to understand the characteristics and dynamics of international phenomena. The main objective of the degree program is to understand the complexity of issues such as globalization, international relations, development cooperation, internationalization and European integration.
Master’s Degree in Sustainability and Tourism Management (MaST)
The Master's degree in Sustainability and Tourism Management (MaST) provides a solid multidisciplinary preparation in the fields of management, quantitative research, the study of consumer behavior and environmental economics. To ensure a stable future for the local and global economy, it is now necessary to rethink the management of businesses and organizations with a focus on economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law at UniTrento collaborates on teaching the Master's Degree in European and International Studies, the Master's Degree in International Security Studies and the PhD in International Studies at the School of International Studies, all of which are interdisciplinary and include themes related to economics, political science and sociology.
The Armed Conflict Law course introduces students to the rules relating to the use of armed force in international law and the problems associated with their application. The main subject of the course focuses on the elements that limit the choice of means and methods of combat and that protect people and property involved in international and non-international armed conflicts (humanitarian law - jus in bello).
The Natural Resources and Energy Security course aims to provide students with a general understanding of the functioning of the legal framework and of the main institutions related to the international protection of human rights and conflict management. The course also focuses on the relationship between human rights and natural resources, with particular reference to conflicts over these resources.
CLab Trento is UniTrento's interdepartmental learning space designed for the dissemination of the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in an informal educational context and in close contact with the world of work. These initiatives are based on active learning methods in which students are asked to analyze and solve complex challenges such as developing and launching a startup or working on an innovation project for an existing company.
Some of the active projects in the field of training are listed below.
European Joint Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy (ME3+)
Coordinator: IMT Atlantique, France
Local partners: BME Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), UB University of Borås (Sweden), UNIBZ Free University of Bolzano, UniTrento
Associated partners: Indian Institute of Technology (India), University of Tlemcen (Algeria), Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), Universiteti Europian i Tiranäs (Albania), Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine), Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá - Colombia), Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia), Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia), Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (Lebanon), Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania), Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics (Cameroun) , Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
The ME3+ project is part of the Erasmus + program, in particular KA1 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) which supports the creation of joint second-cycle courses at the European level and provides for the funding of scholarships for EU and non-EU students enrolled in these courses. In addition, a financial contribution is provided to the consortium of partners for the management of the project.
Departments involved: Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Partnership for Knowledge - PfK
Funding: AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Project coordinator: Politecnico di Milano
Partner institutes: Polytechnic of Turin, University of Trento, University of Bologna, University of Padua, University of Naples and the participation of the University of Milan
Partnership for Knowledge - PfK - is a high-level training initiative in the area of Italian International Cooperation, which aims to provide opportunities for growth to researchers, public officials, social entrepreneurs and young international leaders who want to improve academic knowledge, strengthen skills, expand networks and make a difference in their place of origin. PfK offers various scholarships for enrollment in Master's and Doctorate degrees which are grouped into four areas:
• Rural development and Spatial management
• Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - W.A.S.H.
• Sustainable energy
• Environment and Industrial innovation; Cultural heritage and Sustainable tourism
Erasmus + International Credit Mobility – ICM
The ICM program offers scholarships for the mobility of students and professors to and from partners in non-EU countries. Within this program, the University of Trento reserves scholarships for the incoming mobility of students and professors and for the outgoing mobility of professors only. Particular attention is paid to partners in disadvantaged areas of the world in order to favor their development and mobility. The list of partners is available on the Erasmus + study and internship program website.
• UniTrento offers scholarships reserved for international students who enroll in degree programs.
• Invest your talent in Italy: the University of Trento is a partner of the Invest Your Talent in Italy Program, which offers the opportunity to students from Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam to attend selected Masters in English at the Italian universities partner of the program.
• University education program for refugees and asylum seekers - FUTURA (2021-2026)