University of Turin, or UniTo for short, is among the oldest universities in Europe and the world. Parts of the institution can be found in various locations around Turin and indeed the wider Italian region of Piedmont in the north west of the country. This prestigious university currently has a student body of more than 70,000, at both under- and postgraduate levels. Thousands of students come to UniTo from outside of Italy, too.Show more
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UNITO is a university located in Italy in the region of Piedmont. I wouldn’t say that is the best in Italy, but I am sure it will be very soon. It is, in fact, improving its study programme, expanding the international exchanges through the Erasmus and Overseas programmes. It also involves students in various activities, such as seminars concerning many different topics, and usually contemporary ones.
In Turin I study foreign languages, it is not one of the best faculties of the University and it has so much to improve, starting from the course programme. The teachers are well prepared, but I believe that the programme doesn’t value their preparation. I think that are some useless courses that should be dropped and some other definitely to be improved. For example, students should have the possibility to choose more optional courses and not only a few of them.
I study Japanese and English and although Japanese is a very tough language I think that many exchange programmes helped me a lot to improve it. But the exam modality should be changed, we don’t have the preparation for an exam this hard.
The organisational system works pretty well, some problems have occurred but they were easily resolved.
In general I think I would recommend it. It has many pros.
The University of Turin is not at the top of the Italian universities, but I think it is one of the best. The organization is not so good sometimes and the students have to manage several things by themselves and this could be a problem especially for foreign students. There is a Buddy Program but it is quite small and I think great help and support can be found in the other students. Italians are very friendly and it is a good point if an exchange student needs help or wants to improve their language skills.
In my course of study (foreign languages) there was quite a high level of knowledge of both professors and students. Professors are often involved in festivals, seminars or talks, and they try to involve the students as well.
People are generally internationally friendly, since Turin has a long history as a city of tourism. This means that the language barrier will not be such an obstacle and you will always find someone who can speak at least a bit of English or French.
My experience at the University of Turin, where I did my masters degree wasn’t one of the best. The university has still much work to do as for student support, events, technologies and so on. But the city is amazing, you have something to do every day. Turin is full of life, it is not very expensive and totally student-friendly!