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In this section you will find information about the University of Torino.
The University of Torino is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.
It has about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and 120 buildings in different parts of Torino and in key places in Piemonte; the University of Torino can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing/creating, research, innovation, training and employment.
The University of Torino is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to an international perspective both in the field of research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except Engineering and Architecture.
The University is an integral part of the community, changing it for the better, reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.
The 13 Faculties of the University of Torino cover virtually every field of knowledge; the Medical Diagnostic, Biosensoristics and Nanotechnologies research centers are between the best research centers in Italy.
Some of the degree courses offered are unique in Italy, such Military Strategy, Biotechnology, Sport Sciences, Restoration and Conservation (in Venaria).
The University of Torino has a remarkable tradition of research in traditional subjects such as history, philosophy, law, economics and medicine but it is actually branching out into modern and important sectors, such as food science, social politics, IT, performing arts and communication sciences.
University libraries are more than 70 counting about two millions books: 100.000 are antique volumes. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.
University takes a close interest in the network of local museums, on subjects ranging from Egypt to contemporary Art; moreover it runs its own media, radio, television and film production units.
The University makes an active stand on a number of social issues, such as environment, drugs, equal opportunities, and rights of people with special needs. It also acts at an international level, by partnership arrangements with India, China, developing countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe the Mediterranean Area, and with a number of international organizations operating in the region.
The Association for the “Diritto allo Studio Universitario (EDISU)” - regional institution for students’ assistance - awards scholarships to university students based on prerequisites of merit and need: the amount of the scholarships depends on the student's financial situation.