Trento: Where Tradition and Innovation Converge

TRENTO 1st Semester

Trento City

Trento is the capital of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region. The city is an educational, scientific, financial and political centre. Indeed, modern-day Trento is a cosmopolitan city with highly-developed and organized modern social services. Recently the city has reached top positions in the ranking out of 103 Italian cities for quality of life, standard of living, business and job opportunities. Trento is also one of the nation’s wealthiest and most prosperous cities, with its autonomous province being one of the richest in Italy. Such good living conditions are also confirmed by European rankings: the Urban Audit, in charge of comparing 80 European cities with a population between 80,000 and 150,000 inhabitants, confirmed that the quality of life in Trento is one of the best in Europe. Proof of this prosperity is the GDP per capita of 30,700 Euro (as opposed to the Italian average of 26,000 Euro), an unemployment rate that is half the national average (4.3% against 8.4%), and a low level of disparity in the distribution of income.

Trento, set in a beautiful natural environment, is a highly desirable place to live. It is vibrant but safe and offers a range of leisure activities, an excellent education system and an efficient health service.

As a result of its location in Northern Italy, Trentino region has always been a frontier land between different cultures, and is the perfect setting for the exchange of both goods and ideas. ‘The businesses and institutions of the region benefit from a large network of international agreements which are fully supported by the provincial government.


Trento University

The University of Trento is a public university located in the north of Italy, in the cities of Trento and Rovereto. Since it was founded, the University of Trento has focused on the development of international relations and mobility. Nowadays, the University of Trento has strategic alliances and partnerships with universities and research centres all over the world, including West Virginia University, City University London, Aalto University and Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

The University of Trento is also known for the quality of its research and education offer. Indeed, with its seven faculties it offers 51 programmes in different research disciplines, including numerous professional masters and lifelong learning courses. The University has two higher education schools, 14 research departments, and 20 doctoral schools. Moreover, it operates its own Language Learning Centre with extensive and intensive courses in seven foreign languages with mother tongue professors. In addition, foreign students have the opportunity to take Italian courses for free.

The University of Trento is organized in four main locations. The EMBS programme courses take place in the Department of Economics and Management, which is situated in the historic centre of Trento.


Trento Academics

European and international commercial law
Prof. Corrado Malberti

Organizational behaviour and human resources management
Prof. Roberta Cuel

Information system
Prof. Andrea Molinari

International accounting
Prof. Caterina Pesci

International strategic management
Prof. Italo Trevisan


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