The main universities


  • Università degli studi di Torino (UniTO)
It was established in 1404 on the initiative of Prince Ludovico di Acaia, reigning Amedeo VIII, first Duke of Savoy. He began to take a modern form, following the model of the University of Bologna, with the reform of Emanuele Filiberto. In the nineteenth century the university grew much, to become one of the most prestigious in Italy and one of the reference points of Italian positivism, with professors such as Cesare Lombroso, Carlo Forlanini and Arturo Graf.


The coat of arms represents the power of the Savoy family over culture: it depicts the sun (God) that gives light to the eagle (symbol of the Savoy) that dominates the bull (the city) and the latter lying on the books (referring to the culture as well as the Bible).


At the University of Turin there are 4 Centers of Excellence in Research funded and recognized by the MIUR. The Centers are the following:
  • NIS (Nanostructured Interfaces and Surfaces)
  • CIM (Molecular Imaging Center)
  • MBC (Molecular Biotecnology Center - University of Biotechnology)
  • Center of Excellence for Didactics, Assistance and Research in the Odontostomatological field (at the Lingotto Dental Training Center, via Nizza 230, Torino)
  • ICxT: interdepartmental center for innovation which aims for research and development of innovative products, services and projects together with other companies (

There’s also 2I3T, a Bussiness Incubator where the spin-offs related to scientific researches are activated, in partnership with the City of Turin and Finpiemonte. It currently has two sites, one for spin-offs active in chemical-pharmaceutical research (a former Edilscuola complex on Via Quarello) and one for those active in biotechnology research (Biotech School, Via Nizza).


Official website

Incoming students section

  •  Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO)

For over 150 years, the Polytechnic of Turin has been one of the most prestigious Italian and international public institutions in education, research, technology and services in all areas of Architecture and Engineering.

Born in 1859 as a School for Engineers, became Regio Politecnico di Torino in 1906. A long history, which has accredited the University as a reference point for training and research in Italy and in Europe, a Research University of international level that attracts students from over 100 countries and activates about 800 collaborations each year with industries, public and private institutions, and local organizations.


Official website

Incoming students office

  • SAA - School of Management

Official website

SAA library system

  • SME - School of Management and Economics

Official website

International Office


The main libraries


Study Rooms

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University canteens

EDISU Piemonte, the regional office for university study, offers a restaurant service at discounted rates.

This service is open to:

- Italian and foreign students regularly enrolled for the current academic year at the Università degli Studi di Torino;

- Erasmus and International exchange students;

- teachers, university staff, lecturers coming from Italian or foreign Universities participants in conventions, seminars and studying activities.

The cheapest rate (tariff 1) is always applied to Erasmus and International exchange students.


University Sports Centre

CUS Torino, the University Sports Centre, organizes sports activities and tournaments for students enrolled at the Università di Torino and Politecnico di Torino; the structures are also available at special rates for free time activities. With the CUS CARD you will have access to University structures and sport activities. It is valid for one academic year and it is free of charge for all the students, including Erasmus students.

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Don’t forget to check out the sport activities organized by ESN Torino! Find out more by following us on Facebook and Instagram to stay posted about our indoor beach volley matches, Erasmus Futsal, indoor climbing and much more!

Italian courses