URLA was founded in June 2009 by the student community of the Department of Cognitive Science to respond to the need to create an organization that could give voice to students.

The student association focuses on the Rovereto campus and on its courses, but it also aims to reach a wider audience across department borders and local geographical borders, to contact citizens and other cities, including, first of all, Trento.

URLA aims to organize cultural events inviting guests and speakers from different areas to discuss current themes; it works in order to establish a communication and mediation channel between the student community and the university as an institution; it is committed to promote recreational events to facilitate socialization and interaction; it offers support and assistance to its members who are working for the organization of other projects, in line with its mission, and is available to cooperate with other entities to increase its potentialities.