International opportunities for students
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Junchao Pan

Home University: Shanghai International Studies University (China)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: students mobility

Period of Mobility: Spring term 2016-17

Comments: I have been studying in University of Trento since February of 2017 as an exchange student from China. It is definitely a fantastic experience for me. First of all, I appreciate the warm welcome from the welcome office and the high quality of the education, which enable me to pay attention to the course and find the difference between the educations of both Italy and China. And then, what I cherish most is the friendships among me and my foreign friends. There are many other exchange student from all over the world, such as the USA, Philippines, Japan and other European countries. 

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It is really a good chance for cultural exchange. And I find that the relation between two countries does not influence the friendship between two persons. We all want to show our kindness and learn the culture and life in other countries. Last, I need to say thank you to EU for its financial support. The Erasmus project is a great platform for international student to learn and live together. I hope it can benefit more students in the future. 

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Teyi Kung

Home University: Shanghai International Studies University (China)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: students mobility

Period of Mobility: Spring term 2016-17

Comments: It’s really a great honor to get the opportunity to come to the tranquil but fascinating Italian city of Trento to study, especially in a university which has such a good level of teaching quality as the University of Trento. As a student majored in the language of Italian, it has proved to be another grand fortune to deepen my study emerging myself in an environment of Italian language, culture and people. Since i study exactly Italian, I participate the courses taught in Italian. I study with the ‘real’ Italian students not only with the international students, which means that i can experience a real school life of a ‘real’ European university. 

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The teachers here have given me huge help on studies, which is indispensable to my quick adaptation to the new study environment and to the totally new way of studying. And they do know and concern about my troubles in studying in a foreign country in foreign languages. They are good mentors not only in the aspect of study but also of my life here. And the Italians students are wiling to help me in studies and they also give me useful indications in the life here. But this doesn’t mean that i can’t get in touch with international students o i miss the opportunities of knowing multiple cultures. Quite the opposite, i’ve known lots of foreign students from different countries all over the world, such as America, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Czech Republic, German, France and so on. And the welcome office of the University of Trento from time to time organizes some interesting trips for international students and it’s another great occasion to know new people and to make new friends. The facilities that the University has provided us are excellent, as you can see, the gorgeous well-designed school buildings and we have free access to the most beautiful and modern library in Trento. The dormitory area here is well-organized and can feed a variety of needs. The beautiful views and peaceful environment provide us good conditions of study. Generally, i really enjoy the studies and life here, they are challenging but i appreciate the challenges since to meet up with different challenges is exactly what our young people should do at our age. The experience that i’ve gotten here will definitely leave a deep footprint on the road of life.

 

Chunyang Li

Home University: Shanghai International Studies University (China)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: students mobility

Period of Mobility: Spring term 2016-17

Comments: It has never occurred to me that I would fly thousands of miles to begin a six-month exchange study in a university that is located among Alps mountains in northern Italy. Worried, nervous, excited, a mix of feelings immersed me for the very moment I set my foot on this completely unfamiliar land. I still clearly remember the first time I strolled around this small town. It was a shiny morning, a little bit cold. I could see the snow on top of the mountains shining, under the blue sky without even a piece of cloud. I was wandering with no purpose. Everything was so different, the streets paved by bricks, the yellow-red façade of buildings, churches, castle, and even the expressions wore on passers-by, they constituted a picture that I can never find in my hometown.

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Before starting taking courses, the welcome office gave us sufficient supports to have us get familiar with all the procedures that we have to finish. Thanks to their efforts, everything goes on smoothly and we started to being familiar with the surroundings of Trento. During the periods of going through all kinds of procedures, I made so many friends from all over the world with various backgrounds that sometimes I even can hardly believe that there is such intense an intercommunication of different cultures happening in this tiny town. University of Trento is much larger than my degree university whatever from the number of students or faculties. Unlike most Chinese universities, here in Trento, all the buildings of the university are scattered among the whole town with no gates nor walls. Students here very much enjoy the chatting time in the afternoon with a cup of coffee from vending machine while their Chinese counterparts don’t do much talking. It reflects a different way of living and now I am also used to holding a cup of coffee, sitting on a bench, enjoying the sunshine and talking with friends. I am following four courses. The professors are quite nice and humorous. When compared to my home university, here they require more of extensive studying with no specification on a certain textbook. Students are studying pretty hard here since you can find them studying even in the early morning, which is beyond my expectation. Italy is known for its cuisine, fashion and wine. I have traveled couples of cities in Italy, seeing magnificent mountains rising in Renon, and vast plains of farms along the railway. Besides pizza and pasta, I also have tried some other Italian food from the countless pizzeria and bars hidden in the streets. Life here is quite slow-paced, which I think is a great way to relax ourselves. If I got enough money, I would definitely buy a house in Italy, perhaps along the beautiful coast, enjoying sunshine and wine with my family. It has been a long time since I first arrived here. Though varying dramatically in ways of life, now I have got used to almost everything here with the support from university staffs and my friends. Italy is a great country and I only explored a little about her. I am sure that the experience of exchange will be the treasury in my memory and I sincerely hope the communication between our two universities as well as our two great countries will keep going, knowing each other better and better. 

Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil)

Gustavo Henrique Barbosa De Andrade

Home University: Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: Spring Semester 2017 (February – June)

Comments“It's been amazing for me to be in Trento, I’ve been through great professional and personal experiences. The laboratories where I have conducted my research have an excellent infrastructure and I have everything I need for my work. Besides having a very attentive and caring supervisor, and very gentle fellow who help me whenever I need...

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But certainly one of the most enriching experiences I’ve had in Trento, it’s living with students from around the world. This international feature present at the University of Trento, I believe it is its most important feature, undoubtedly, this contact I’ve had with people of different nationalities, cultures and languages it has brought an incalculable personal gain for myself.

Something that surprised me here at the University of Trento, was the quality of service provided to the foreign students, the welcome office work is excellent, they are very organized and make our lives much easier.”

 

 

Nur El Kasem

Home University: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: Spring Semester 2017

CommentsSo far my experiences have been amazing, the professors are thoughtful and helpful, the classes are interesting, the area is beautiful and the services offered by the university have been great! 

Maria Kalugina

Home University: Ural State University of Economics (Russia)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: Fall Semester 2016 (September 2016 – February 2017)

Comments6 months at the University of Trento were amazing! I chose a lot of interesting courses and all of them contained a group work. We created our own projects, for instance, for “International Entrepreneurship” with my group we made a prototype of application for charity. It was very useful experience!

San Bartolameo Student house is a very comfortable accommodations for students. I had all what I need in my room and in student house generally. “

Macquarie University (Australia)

Nikos Koutras

Home University: Macquarie University (Australia)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: PhD exchange student

Period of Mobility: November 2016 - April 2017

Comments“I am really satisfied with my experience in Italy. Really friendly people and academic fellows. I also made new connections and  I am convinced it will continue with a great cooperation in future.”

Zhenmei Sheng

Home University: Shanghai University (Cina)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: November 2016 - April 2017

Comments“I have been Trento almost four months. This is an amazing city which is very  convenient and historic. and the University of Trento also provided a lot of opportunities to learn the history of this city and Italy culture. Here I work in Biotech Centre with very professional and enthusiastic colleagues. I am very glad to have the chance to work and live in Trento.”

Amrita School of Engineering (India)

Vibha Pant

Home University: Amrita School of Engineering (India)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: Fall Semester 2016 (September 2016 – February 2017)

CommentsThe technical courses that I took up were taught in fluent English and the quality of teaching was very impressive. The classes covered practical scenarios and gave us the opportunity to try out the labs in hands on sessions. I have benefited from this program academically and personally. The experience in a completely foreign country have made me stronger and independent.”

Henry Yu

Henry Yu

Home University: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brasil)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: February – July 2017 (Spring Semester)

Comments: In the academic and personal view, I am enjoying very much this opportunity to study in University of Trento, not only because the professors and the classes are very well prepared, but also I can talk with people from different countries. Hence, I am learning interesting subjects, developing my English and learn about other cultures. That is definitely a great experience that I would recommend for anyone.”

Alan Wecker

Home University: University of Haifa (Israele)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: PhD exchange student

Period of Mobility: January 2017 – July 2017 (Spring Sem.)

Comments: “The semester in Trento is something special! In addition to work with interesting and talented people, it has given me a chance to explore Italian culture and cultural heritage in particular Italian Jewish culture. This has been a once in a lifetime experience.”

Bin Tan 

Home University: Tongji University (Cina)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: PhD exchange student

Period of Mobility: January 2017 – May 2017 (Spring Sem.)

Comments:“I really enjoyed the open and inclusive atmosphere on this campus. All the staff of Trento University I've met have helped me to feel supported and at ease. The academic experience and the study experience have benefited my personal development hugely.”

Ximena Marcazzolo

Home University: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: PhD exchange student

Period of Mobility: January 2017 – April 2017 (Spring Sem.)

Comments:  “The organization regard to foreign students is fantastic; everything was thought, and for students it is really easy to make the administratives issues like: immigrations, bank, etc. In summa my experience was excellence. I think it is a great university in the human and academics issues.

Truong Giang Nguyen

Home University: Hanoi University of Science and Technology Hust (Vietnam)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: PhD exchange student

Period of Mobility: February 2017 – July 2017 (Spring Sem.)

Comments:  “I find this scholarship program a lot of help to me in the process of research, which has given me access to research methods, modern equipment and useful experiences in research that I do not have in Vietnam. Besides, I have gained a lot of cultural knowledge when interacting with people in the program when coming from different countries.

Sun Yat-sen University, China

Shutong Lin

Home University: Sun Yat-sen University, China

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: exchange student

Period of Mobility: February 2017 – July 2017 (Spring Sem.)

Comments:  “The program is very good, and I feel very lucky that I got the chance to enjoy my erasmus life here in Trento. The teachers here are very nice to international students and have helped me a lot since I arrived here.

The dormitory in San Batalomeo is also very nice. There are a lot of international students in San Batalomeo and I think this helps a lot to adapt to a new life here in Italy and makes it easier  to deal with some problems resulting from cultural differences.”

Prof. Pijlman Femke

Prof. Pijlman Femke

Home university: University of Adelaide, Australia

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: April, 2017

Comments:  “The visit has been fantastic. The academic level is high, students are very engaged and the research has been at world standard. It was very interesting to meet the researchers and see the facilities. I loved being in Trento as well. I will miss strolling to the piazza for a coffee or a gelato and exploring the beautiful old cities and castles. All round winner.”

Amrita University, India

Prof. Sreedevi k Menon

Home University: Amrita University (India)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: October 2016

Comments: “Team working  and interactions have helped in enhancing my knowledge; the cooperation and willingness to help (It was my first visit to Trento) with transportation, food etc by them is also commendable”

Prof. Alex Van Weezel

Prof. Alex Van Weezel

Home university: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: November 2016

Comments: “It has been an overall positive experience, both academically and personally; I was impressed by the students' questions and remarks concerning my lectures.
What I particularly liked about Trento University is that it offers a complete mobility programme, including the apartment and other details, which makes for an overall easy stay at Trento, especially for guests coming from outside the EU. The city is very charming and interesting.”

Prof. Feifei Sun

Home University: Tongji University (China)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: January 2017

Comments: “Everything was pretty nice in my mind. In the academic aspect,  I had detailed discussion with Phd students on their research activities and with professors of different research fields on inter-discipline research topics. We exchanged our ideas on undergraduate and graduate education and teaching training issues.”

Kansas University, USA

Prof. McAllister, Stephen R.

Home University: Kansas University, USA

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: October 2016

Comments: “I had a wonderful visit to the University of Trento, both on a professional level and a personal level.  I was very impressed both by professors and students for their knowledge and passion. There were far more students in the class than I expected, and from all over the world, which was wonderful. I had wonderful intellectual interactions with different faculties and students of Trento University, also thanks to combined classes.”

Universidad Veracruzana (Messico)

Prof. Alvarez Aquino Claudia

Home University: Universidad Veracruzana (Messico)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: April 2016

Comments: It was a great experience and I have very nice memories of the time that I spent at Trento University. About the academic activities it was a very enriching experience to give a lecture  in other University, in other country, in other language and to give the class to students from another area (different to biology).”

Prof. Tsvi Kuflik

Home University: The University of Haifa (Israel)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: teaching staff mobility

Period of Mobility: February 2017

Comments: “It was interesting and rewarding from the academic point of view, as I taught, gave seminar and met and worked with students, hopefully this may lead to future collaboration.”

Sierra Matis

Home University: Carleton University (Canada)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: student exchange 

Period of Mobility: I sem. 2017

Comments:“My student mobility exchange had a huge impact as I was able to learn about a new culture and also walk away with an appreciation and some fluency in a new language. It also exposed me to the politics of another country, an element highly beneficial to what I am studying at Carleton. Finally, the opportunity to travel all over Europe further opened my eyes to a variety of perspectives and developed my appreciation for the history of other countries and how this effects their identity today. 

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This mobility could be of huge benefit to other Carleton students. Studying at Trento provides a deeper look at the inner workings of alternative political systems as well as an appreciation for alternative teaching styles and practices. Students will also benefit from the amazing language courses offered free of charge and expose students to the beauty of being able to communicate in the native language of the country in which you are living. Finally, the opportunity to travel across Europe while studying here is truly eye opening and extremely beneficial for those studying international relations as you become more aware of a diversity of perspectives and cultures. 

Ailan Holbrook

Home University: Carleton University (Canada)

Mobility programme: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility: student exchange 

Period of Mobility: I sem. 2017

Comments: Deciding to do an exchange at the University of Trento was one of the best decisions of my life. It has truly been a life changing experience. I have learned so much; academically, culturally and personally. Doing this exchange has made me a more well rounded person, opened me up to new things and let me see the world from a different perspective. Living abroad has also given me confidence, and fuelled my desire to travel and see the rest of the world. 

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My exchange can definitely be of benefit to Carleton university and my peers. It has given me a new perspective that I will bring to my classes and knowledge that can be only be gained through living in Italy which I can bring to class discussions. As a student in International Affairs, I feel I have a better understanding of the world I live in and I can share my experience and knowledge gained from my 6 months in Italy with my peers. I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to study at the University of Trento.“

 

 

Dr. Yurij Tynkevich

Home University: Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine)

Mobility programme:  Erasmus Mundus, ACTIVE Project (funded by the EU)

Type of mobility:  Post-doctorate exchange student

Period of Mobility: September  2016 – July 2017 

Comments: The 10 months spent in Trento were full of impressions and useful experience! small university town with old churches and modern infrastructure located in mountain region is a great place to live and work.
The University of Trento it’s a one of the most advanced Italian universities with full English-speaking master programs. During my Scholarship, I had the opportunity to work in RNA Biology and Biotechnology Lab, under advising of Prof. Michela A. Denti. Also I spent some time in the laboratory of our collaborators from the Functional Genomics group in Istituto Agrario, S. Michele all'Adige. Both groups provide state-of-the-art studies on miRNA in animals and plants. 

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So i had the opportunity to learn some classical and modern RNA molecular biology techniques, and take part in the study of apple fruit development patterns. Almost every weekend, I traveled across northern Italy, exploring spectacular historical and natural sites.

 

 

 

Tran Mai Huong

Home University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam)

Mobility programme: AREAS+

Type of mobility:  Academic staff exchange

Period of Mobility:  1 month (2015)

Comments: It was a great time for me to explore living in Trento. I was supported well from my suppervisor Prof Bruno Zanon, and he guided me in visiting some beautiful Italian cities. The working environment was quite friendly and useful. With the deep impression about the exchange period, I came back Italy in 2016 by my own trip to discover more about this country.

 

Astghik Chalyan

Home University: Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

Mobility programme: Active 2

Type of mobility: Post doctorate exchange student

Period of Mobility:   06.11.2014 - 31.08.2015

Comments: This unbelieavable journey brought me to the Nanoscience Laboratory, where I was able to contribute, learn, and realize myself fully. I felt totally integrated to the group  thanks to my italian language skills that I obtained during these months and in this amazing working atmosphere of scientific curiosity and the vigor for the new discoveries and applications. 

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I grew up personally and professionally , I learnt to live away from my family, thanks to many new international friends. During this year, I got to know the possibilities for PhD students, the high level of education that provides the university and in particular the Department of Physics ,wich is one of the best in Italy.

 

 

Sergey Verlinski

Mobility programme: PhD exchange student

Type of mobility: Post doctorate exchange student

Period of Mobility:   1.09.2016-15.07.2017

Comments:  It was really great and usefull. I met "big" professionals and work in their team. I am very thank them for involving to their collective and collaboration with them. They gave me everything: required equipment, very power PC for simulation, modern books, actual papers. As result, we have papers and continue our works. I never forget that time in Trento University and would like repeat it. Also THANKS for all personal in Trento University from International Office and Welcome Office.