Student associations are essential to university life not only with their study-oriented activities, but also because they represent students and for the social, cultural, sport and leisure events that they organize.

They play a fundamental role as they provide ways for students to meet and to participate in university life and in the activities organized by departments and centers. They are created and run by students to respond to their needs, and are open to anyone who wants to be part of them.

The University of Trento welcomes these organizations and supports the events they promote, providing spaces and rooms, funding and means of communication.

Below are the recognized student associations for 2020:

  • Acropoli
  • A.I.E.S.E.C.
  • ALI - Associazione Libere Idee
  • Alternativa per il futuro
  • A.S.I. Leonardo
  • Associazione Teatrale Universitaria 
  • Club Alpbach Trentino
  • C.U.C. Trento - Circolo Universitario Culturale
  • E.S.N. Erasmus Student Network
  • Inama Innovation Nexus
  • Interaction Design Student Association
  • JeTN-Junior Enterprise Trento
  • L’Universitario
  • O.W.L.-Open Wet Lab
  • Sanbaradio
  • Trento Student Law Review
  • UDU Trento - Unione Degli Universitari di Trento
  • UNITIN – Rete degli studenti universitari del Trentino
  • U.R.L.A.
  • UT-Finance and Enterpreneurship Network

Recognition of Student Associations 

Student associations must be recognized by the University to have access to benefits granted by the University itself and by Opera Universitaria, which include the use of rooms and other spaces and access to funding for cultural, education, sport initiatives etc.

Use of university rooms and spaces 

Student organizations can have access to University rooms and spaces, subject to availability. Requests to use rooms and spaces must be submitted year by year. If an organization that has been granted the use of a location does not renew its request, it is assumed that it does not need it anymore. Student organizations can submit a joint application to use the same room or space. If the authorization is granted, they will share the use of the location. 

The Recognition application and the Request to use University rooms and spaces must be submitted on line by the President or the legal representative of the Student association by 30 November of each year.​

Allocation of financial resources

The University of Trento and Opera Universitaria provide funding for cultural and social initiatives proposed by students - in particular in the area of cinema, theatre, music, visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.), fiction and poetry, publishing - that will take place during the year.
Student associations can apply for and receive two distinct types of funding:

  1. annual contributions;
  2. specific funding for an event/project.

Applications for annual contributions must be submitted to Opera Universitaria by the legal representative of the organization or by a delegate by 30 November of each year, to receive funding for the following year. This term does not apply to organizations applying for the first time. 

Applications to receive specific funding must be submitted to Opera Universitaria by the legal representative of the organization or by a delegate, within these deadlines:

  • 30 November, for initiatives that will take place before the end of the first semester;
  • 31 May, for initiatives that will take place within the second semester.

Applications must be submitted using the forms available on the website of Opera Universitaria.

By way of exception, applications supported by reasonable grounds may be accepted once the deadline has expired when organizations also attach the relevant documents.