The University of Turin was founded in 1404 by a papal Bull issued by Pope Benedict XIII. It then developed on the initiative of Prince Ludovico of Savoia-Acaja, who was willing to establish a University on his own land, at a crossroads between the Alps, Liguria and Lombardy.
The research output of the University of Turin is managed, displayed and made searchable through the IRIS-AperTO application.
The University's Job Placement Service has been established in order to help its students and new graduated (who held their university degree within 12 months) to enter the labour market. The service operates on two levels: through the Job Placement offices in the individual Schools and Departments and through the central Job Placement office at the Students' Rights office.
There are 22 libraries spread over 32 locations. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.
Situated in the North West of the country, on the banks of the Po River and surrounded by the Alps, Turin is the administrative centre of the Piedmont Region and the third biggest city in Italy. The urban area is bordered by what has always been historically known as the "Corona delle Delizie", the crown or ring of delights, formed by the Royal Residences dotted around the outside of the city.
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I really like my University experience, it is full of good incentives to get involved in what we are studying. We had the possibility to get lectures held by some visiting professors from different countries, especially from EU. I liked also the teaching and examination method, which helped me to deal with group work and oral presentations about specific topics.
I began my study programme in October 2018. I study languages, in particular English and German. It is just the first year of university for me, so it's difficult to give a proper review. This year has been amazing: I have moved to Turin to study and I really like the city, there are plenty of things to do! Talking about studying, there are a lot of opportunities and new...
I liked the possibility to attend a huge amount of classes approaching to the study of History from different points of view (archaeological, anthropological, political, economical). Moreover was very important to have the chance to choose speciphic classes according to own interests in some speciphic ways to approach history, like the ones I mentioned above.