At your arrival in Trento your email address will be added to our mailing list, so that you will be able to receive our monthly newsletter and other useful information (included invitations to our events, seminars, excursions, guided visits, etc.).
If you don't want to receive messages from our mailing list and/or want to unsubscribe from it please send a message to welcome [at] unitn.it.
Please notice that if you choose to unsubscribe, you won’t receive updates from us any more.
WELCOME NEWS - APRIL 2018
All university offices will be closed all day on Monday 2nd April for Easter Monday, on 25th April (bank holiday) for Liberation day and on 30th April.
New entrance for Immigration office
Be informed that the entrance for the Immigration Office is now located in via della Malpensada 26.
International mobility programmes – ongoing calls
The following calls for international mobility in 2018/19 are now open and available at the link: http://international.unitn.it/outgoing/open-selection-calls
Erasmus+ Study: mobilities are possibile only during the second semester of 2018/19 - deadline for applications 24th April 2018 at 12.00 (noon)
Bilateral agreements: deadline for applications 24th April 2018 at 12.00 (noon)
Stay permit renewal
If you know that you will have to go abroad for didactic/academic reasons start the renewal process of your stay permit 4 months before the expiry date.
Stay permit issuing time
Be informed that after the stay permit application postage, it will take 9 months before receiving your new stay permit.
Bank account at Banca Popolare di Vicenza
Please be informed that Banca Popolare di Vicenza was acquired by Banca Intesa San Paolo. Please refer to the bank if you have a bank account there and they will explain you how to open a new bank account with Banca Intesa San Paolo . Alternatively you can decide to open an account in another bank.
Italian national health service activation for 2018
If you bought the Italian National Health Service insurance for 2018 (149.77 euros), remember that it must be activated as early as possible in 2018 at the Local Health Board in Trento (viale Verona – open only Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:10 am - 1:00 pm) - or in Rovereto (Via S.Giovanni Bosco), submitting:
• Original of the payment receipt;
• Certificate of enrolment to the University of Trento;
• Original of the receipt issued by the Post Office at the moment of the application of the stay permit (or stay permit, if you already have it);
• Valid passport;
• Filled in application form available at the Local Health Board, at the International Mobility Office or here http://international.unitn.it/incoming/health-insurance-non-eu-citizens in the download box.
Please note that the receipt of payment is not enough to prove to the hospital that you are insured. A valid declaration – in Italian “attestato” - from the Local Health Board is compulsory to receive medical treatment.
Scholarships for doctoral research abroad
The University of Trento offers to its PhD students a new funded opportunity of international mobility for a three-month research period abroad. Further information is available at: http://international.unitn.it/outgoing/opportunities-of-international-mobility-for-doctoral-research-abroad
Sports and physical activity
Students with the Unitrento unisport card can receive discounts at local ski areas for lift tickets, equipment rental and ski lessons! Consult the following Unisport website for prices and more details: http://www.unisport.tn.it/impianti-sciistici-sport-invernali
Consult the University Chapter of the Trento Alpine Club (SUSAT) for information about excursions: http://www.susat.it/
NOTE: You MUST have proper hiking boots and clothing before joining the excursions!
Escrima – Free self-defense course
On Thursday 5 April, the A.S.D. Amici delle Arti Marziali has organized an open class of Escrima, titled “Imparare i rudimenti della difesa personale con oggetti comuni” (Learning the principles of self-defense with everyday objects). Escrima is a traditional Philippine martial art that also incorporates the exploitation of everyday objects as efficient defense instruments. The class will last two hours, from 8:30p.m. until 10:30p.m. and will be given at Palazzetto Sanbapolis. There are no requirements to participate, but you should dress comfortably. For additional information: 345/0728716, remo [at] wingtsun-trento.it, http://www.trentogiovani.it/index.php/index.php/sport/movimento-e-sport/corso-gratuito-di-difesa-personale--escrima-
Trento in BICI – La prima Festa della bicicletta
On Sunday 15 April 2018, the city of Trento has organized a bike ride with two possible itineraries. The meeting point is in Piazza Dante at 2:00 p.m. and from there the participant will be able to choose between a longer cycle route going north, with parco Melta as a turning point, or a shorter ride that will pass through the city center, touching piazza Duomo, piazza Lodron, piazza Fiera and finally the MUSE to then go back to piazza Dante. At the meeting point, each participant will receive a card to collect the stamps at the various check points of the route. The stamps will be converted into tickets for the lottery organized by FIAB that will take place after the bike ride at 5:30 p.m.In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to Sunday 22 April 2018. For additional information: http://bit.ly/2GM3p0e
Trentino culture and history
Museums in Trento
At the following link (available only in Italian) http://www.comune.trento.it/Aree-tematiche/Turismo/Visitare/Musei you will find the list of the museums in Trento and surroundings, with information about opening time and official webpage.
Science and technology
Machine learning applications in enterprises
Wednesday's @DISI Industrial Seminars
April 11, 2018
Hour: 13.00 - 14.00 pm - Venue: Via Sommarive 5 - Polo Ferrari 1, Room A224 . http://webmagazine.unitn.it/en/evento/disi/36452/machine-learning-applications-in-enterprises
I trentini nella Guerra europea 1914-1920
Until December 2018, this free-entry exhibition at Gallerie di Piedicastello aims to portray the struggle of soldiers from the Trentino region throughout Europe during the World War I, the celebrations for whose One-Hundred-Years anniversary are ongoing. Further details at: http://www.comune.trento.it/Aree-tematiche/Turismo/Info-utili/In-evidenza/Mostre-e-offerte-permanenti/I-Trentini-nella-guerra-europea-1914-1920
L'ultimo anno. 1917-1918
From November 2017 until November 2018, this free-entry exhibition at Gallerie di Piedicastello aims to portray the struggle of people during the last year of the Great War. Further details at: http://fondazione.museostorico.it/index.php/Il-Museo/Le-Gallerie/L-ultimo-anno-1917-1918
66th Edition of Trento Film Festival
From April 26 until May 6, there will be the 66th Edition of Trento Film Festival. Founded in 1952, Trento Film Festival is the oldest international film festival dedicated to the mountains, adventure and exploration. Every year, Trento Film Festival presents the best documentaries, fiction works and short films set in the mountains and extreme areas around the world, recounting the fascinating and complex relationship between man and nature, promoting knowledge and protection of mountain areas, exploring links with peoples and cultures and celebrating major and minor climbing feats and mountain sports.
For additional information: http://trentofestival.it/en/
Transiti – Musiche in Movimento | Marc Ribot Ceramic Dog
On Saturday 28 April from 9:00p.m. until 11:00 p.m., the American guitarist Marc Ribot, who worked, among all, with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and David Sylvian, will present the project Ceramic Dog: an avant-garde re-elaborated version of the canons of rock and blues. In his performance, he will be accompanied by the bassist Shazad Ismaily and the drummer Ches Smith. The cost of tickets for under 26 is 5€, else the full price ticket costs 10€.
For additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/287100415110288/
Ludimus, a group of local board game fans, will start hosting weekly open board game nights in Bar Simposio, close to the Faculty of Law building. They will run every Monday night all year long, from 19:00 to 24:00. So if you like board games, or want to have fun trying something new or even simply meet new people, you just have to show up! Then choose a game or let us recommend one to you, and have fun! Further details on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ludimustn/), Telegram (https://t.me/ludimus) and the website (http://www.ludimus.it).
For a wide variety of cultural events, seminars, exhibitions and trips check the Abitare La Terra website: http://www.abitarelaterra.org/
To check if there are other events planned in Trento, from sport to cultural activities, you can check out the website of the Trento Council http://www.comune.trento.it/Aree-tematiche/Turismo/Calendario-eventi
A tutto Nosiola | Aperitivi al profumo di Nosiola
On 13 April from 5:00 p.m., until 7:30p.m., the Cantina Sociale di Trento offers a fresh “local happy hour” that will have as main character the Nosiola, an indigenous white vine variety of Trentino. You will have the opportunity to taste a chalice of this wine together with local cheese of Trentino that will be offered to sample by the Caseificio Sociale di Sabbionara.
The entry is free.Location: Cantina Sociale di Trento, via dei Viticoltori, 2/4.For additional information and booking: Tel. 0461 920186 - matteo.fontanari [at] cantinasocialetrento.it , https://www.tastetrentino.it/le-tre-strade/strada-del-vino-e-dei-sapori-del-trentino/scoprire/eventi/dettaglio-eventi/articolo/aperitivo-al-profumo-di-nosiola-a-tutto-nosiola/
Festa della Liberazione concert
On 25th April, Liberation day in Italy, there will be a concert held at Parco delle Albere starting from 14:30. A few local bands will perform live music, and there will be stands of local associations promoting their activity.