International opportunities for students
No more places available for edition 2019


from 30 June to 13 July 2019


The EU is a perfect laboratory to understand the causes and consequences of many of the global challenges in the contemporary world.
This is why the University of Trento is proud to host an International Summer School on Global Challenges, right in the heart of Europe
The academic part of the Summer School will tackle issues such as: migration, terrorism, international trade, populism, Brexit, the changing balance of power and climate change (see the provisional program with the contents of the lectures in the download Box).

Debate will be encouraged by addressing specific case studies on the issues presented in class.

Participants will be introduced to the business excellences of Trentino. Meetings with the CEOs of locally-based companies that have expanded globally on the market are planned and open discussions will be encouraged about how to adapt local realities to global challenges.
The leisure part of the Summer School will bring participants to explore the wonderful landscapes of Trentino-Alto Adige: a daily excursion to its spectacular Dolomites, is part of the program.

Participants' background

Admissions reserved to up to 25 senior Undergraduate and Graduate international students with the following background: European Studies, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, International Business, Law, Economics, Contemporary History and open to other disciplines
A good level of English is needed (B2).
Students coming from partner universities are selected and nominated by partner universities.
External students are selected by UniTrento. 
All students are asked to upload a CV and a motivation letter when applying (the on line application form will be available from February in the section "Useful links").

Workload and credits

The School, in English language, consists of 8 hours/day of organized activities (debates, worshops, seminars, visits to local companies, excursion), plus preparation hours.
At the end of the School participants will receive an official UniTrento transcript of records certifying 6 ECTS (+ 2 ECTS for paper submission by 15 September 2019).
The Teaching Methodology consists of: preparatory work, traditional classes, workshops; final project (optional).
All details on the assessment tasks in the download box.


Trento, UniTrento Dept. of Sociology and Social Research (historical building, located in the city centre, that has hosted the first Italian faculty of sociology).


All participants will be accommodated in single rooms at the UniTrento San Bartolameo Campus (10 minutes ride by bus, 5 minutes by bike from the city centre). The cost of local transportation will be covered by UniTrento.
Bikes available on request.  

Participation costs

Students from partners universities: 450 Euros 
External students: 1.000 Euros
Beside the didactic activity, participation costs are inclusive of: accommodation in single room, meals in the university restaurant (except for breakfast), entrance to main museums, bus pass and social program.
Travel costs are to be covered individually by participants.


This program has reached the maximum number of participants. Only students who have been nominated by partner universities by 15 March can apply on line by 31 March.

Academic Coordinator

Prof. Vincent Della Sala

Academic supervisor

dott. Luca Bortolotti


International Relations Division 
international [at]
Tel + 39 0461 283224