|the historic university building from the 1700|
Each school or college has its own library, located in its own building or mini campus; the university dorms are also spread out all over Turin to be located nearby the different schools or colleges.
|Palazzo Nuovo: the Liberal Arts School|
It will be easy to include it in your itinerary after visiting Turin's city symbol Mole Antonelliana (tallest building in Europe!) with its unique National Cinema Museum, and before a snack at Caffé Fiorio where all the Italian intellectuals used to go. For gelato, walk a bit farther down in Via Principe Amedeo to L'Essenza del Gelato, you won't regret it!
In the winter they also make an excellent hot chocolate 😉
The historic Rectorate has been the administrative building of the Turin University since 1720, and since 1436 Turin has offered higher education degrees in Theology, Arts, Medicine and Law with over 25 different full-time professors.
Today, the whole complex of Schools, Colleges, the Fine Art Academia, the Polytechnic School with the Architecture School, the School of Economics and its Business School, the Medicine and Veterinary Schools, the Liberal Arts headquarters, including the Law School, all together plus the research centers and the multidisciplinary colleges make of Turin one of the best universities in Italy.
Currently most schools are organized on a 3 year system for the B.A. or B.S. + 2 for what Italians call 'lower level Masters degree', others are on a different system. Overall, the Italian university system is getting more structured and friendly thanks to the growing international student body that keep choosing to study here in Turin since the 15th century, when Desiderius Erasmus set the trend 😎
|In the wide courtyard of the Rectorate there are always art installations, |
here's the one for the Pig Year (2019)
|the Medicine School in front of the Rectorate|
Among its alumni, the Turin University is proud to count many famous writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians and even soccer players; here are just a few names you might recognize:
The story of the Turin University is rather long and convoluted given all the historical events, suffice it to say that from those 4 university degrees issues in 1436, the university has literally exploded. Some specific schools have always been, and always will be, our local educational pride and joy, like the Polytechnic School. However, don't underestimate the most uncommon fields, as might quickly find out that the Turin University is actually one of the world's excellence centers!
As for us, having completed our Italian 4 year Laurea (B.A. + M.A.) here, we are always available to show you around for the best food and wine places and yoga spots for our private classes 👍
Italian classes for travelers and upper level students are available too, together with many other privates 🙆
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