The University of Turin today
 
 
   
   
 
 
 

12 Faculties
55 Departments

Interfaculty School for Biotechnologies

Interfaculty School of Motor Sciences (SUISM)
School of Business
Inter-university School of Specialization for secondary school teachers (SIS)

School of Applied Psychology

International School of Advanced Studies of the University of Torino (ISASUT)

Decentralized Faculties:
Agriculture at Asti, Alba, Peveragno, Saluzzo, Fossano, Verzuolo, Ormea, Sanremo

Economics at Asti, Pinerolo and Biella
Pharmacology at Savigliano
Law at Cuneo
Arts and Philosophy at Ivrea and Biella
Medicine and Surgery at Orbassano, Cuneo and Aosta
Veterinary Medicine at Moretta and Asti
Education Sciences at Savigliano
Political Science at Ivrea, Cuneo, Biella

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690 Full Professors
611 Associate Professors
761 Research Associates
28 Assistants

1,514 permanent staff in the technical-administrative area, of whom 13 supervisors

64,237 students in 2002/2003, of whom 13,477 enrolled in 2002
8201 graduates in 2002

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Science Museums which are being enhanced in collaboration with the Piedmont Regional Government.

About 80 libraries, (some of which are historical) and reading rooms.

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The current organization of the university system is based on Law 168/89 which set up the Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (Ministry for the Universities and Scientific and Technological Research) and ordered a number of provisions aimed at granting greater autonomy in university administration, and in the structure of research, teaching and organization. The objective of the subsequent 1999 University reform was to make the Italian tertiary education system comply with the model defined by the European agreements of the Sorbonne and of Bologna. The teaching reform was implemented at the University of Turin with the development and expansion of the provisions of law. Above all applied to vocational guidance, seen as a strategic link between high school and university education, where professional training must not be given preference over the education of citizens, and of the cultivated individual as valuable per sé.
The University of Turin has chosen research as its top priority: both fundamental and business-oriented research which blends the skills of pertaining to:
- national and international research
- technological transfer (spin off, patents)
- relations with local business and with the territory
- commissioned research
- various projects (EU structural funds, etc.)

At the international level the University of Turin is oriented both to relations with major organizations and to collaboration with the developing countries. In the former field, relations with United Nations Agencies have been stepped up, above all with those already operating in Turin: the ILO International Training Centre, UNICRI and UNSSC.
Courses have been organized or sponsored by our University for some time now, e.g.the International Trade Law Course, the Master in Management of Development, the LL.M. in Intellectual Property, the advanced course in Diplomatic and International Studies.

In recent years, our research workers both in the humanities and in the sciences have turned their attention to nations in the southern hemisphere.
Since 2001/2002 the Faculties of Political Science and Law have been running a three-year course and a master's programme in Co-operation in Development and Peace-keeping.
Furthermore, some departments are involved in integrated research and co-operation in line with EU universities and with universities in the developing countries.

There are also research and teaching agreements with South American nations, using distance learning aids and short intensive exchange programmes for teaching staff and students.

France is the privileged partner with which the University of Turin set up the Italo-French University (UIF) between 1998 and 2000; this Agency is dedicated to establishing all possible forms of collaboration between France and Italy in the area of university teaching, scientific research and culture in general. UIF is involved in the far reaching project of the construction of a "Europe of Learning".

The University of Turin is engaged not only in redesigning its teaching structure but also in a ten-year construction project to reorganize its premises; work is already underway on refurbishing and rationalizing existing buildings, and on newly acquired property.
Among the projects which have already been completed is the new site at Grugliasco, which houses the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture. Worth mentioning, too, are: the sites of the ex-Italgas works (now Palazzina Luigi Einaudi, already assigned to the Faculties of Law and Political Science for teaching purposes), and the ex-Manifattura Tabacchi; construction of the new Scuola di Biotecnologie; realization at the Centro Pier della Francesca of new laboratories, classrooms and student common rooms for the Computer Science Department, and finally construction of a new building for teaching purposes at the Ospedale San Luigi, Orbassano.