A series of videos to tell the story of our University through its buildings
University life is a mix of places and people. A network that originates in the city of Trento, climbs up its hill and stretches towards Rovereto. A wealth of stories and encounters that can be told by the historical and modern buildings which house the student community, the academic community and technical and administrative staff. Let's take a look at them together!
Some materials were provided by the Historical photo archive of Soprintendenza per i beni culturali (Department for cultural heritage) of the Autonomous Province of Trento.
Trento - Hundreds of people gather here every day. There are groups of students and friends that study together. Yet silence reigns, because they all come here to read words printed on millions of pages, in thousands of books that you are free to take from the shelves. This is the Central University Library of the University of Trento, designed by Renzo Piano, also known as the BUC.
Trento - In 1912, when it was built, the Molino was one of the westernmost buildings of the urban area of the city of Trento. Beyond it were only fields, the train tracks, and the river. The University of Trento purchased it in 1989 and carried out major restoration works that were completed in 2002. It houses the various administrative offices responsible for University staff, Student Services and Human Resources.
Trento - Converted from previously existing buildings, in an austere neo-Renaissance style, Palazzo Consolati is in the heart of the historic centre of Trento. The Master's programme in Medicine and Surgery, jointly offered by the Universities of Trento and Verona, is based here.
Trento - A modern and bright building, dedicated to the first rector of the University of Trento. A place where the warmth of wood becomes a functional architectural element. Inaugurated in 2012, it houses the Department of Humanities and the School of International Studies.
Trento - This building tells the story of the economy of Trentino, its crises and recoveries. In less than a century it went from being a centre for the development of agriculture in Trentino to being an economic institute of national relevance. The University bought it in 1985 to be the home to its Faculty of Economics.
Trento - This building is like a book, with many stories to tell. It used to be a carpentry shop, then the home of a number of local newspapers. Finally, it became the place where future lawyers are trained. The history of the Law building tells about Trentino and its tradition but it also has an international dimension.
Trento - A masterpiece of Mannerism and early Trentino Baroque, Palazzo Sardagna is the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Trento. The rector, the president and the general director have their offices here. The governing bodies of the University meet in this building, and institutional events and press conferences are held here.
Trento - Designed in 1888 and built in just three years as an elementary school, this building tells the story of many young people, of ideas and demonstrations. It was later used to house the Museum of Natural Sciences and, in 1962, it was chosen to house the new Higher Institute of Social Sciences, the first step towards the birth of the University of Trento.
Povo (Trento) - A complex of buildings with a surface area that exceeds 20 thousand square meters and is crossed by kilometres of cables that, were they stretched out, would be enough to go to another region. This is the heart of technological research at the University of Trento.
Mesiano (Trento) - Built by the National Institute for Social Security - INPS in the 1930s on the remains of an officers' club of the Austro-Hungarian Army, the building was used as a sanatorium for infectious diseases. In 1984, after long discussions on its recovery and future use, it was given to the University of Trento which renovated it and decided to make it the seat of the Faculty of Engineering.
Rovereto - Built in the late 1700s, the palace was one of the most famous residences in Rovereto, the centre of aristocratic life in the city. Today it houses the headquarters and some research groups of the Department of Cognitive and Educational Sciences, as well as part of the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences and the Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences of the University of Trento.
Rovereto - The palace is located in one of the most beautiful and important streets of the city centre of Rovereto, where art, culture and history meet: also known as Palazzo dell'Istruzione, it is home to the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences of the University.