International opportunities for students
From Data to Humans: (re)Tracing Artificial Intelligence


2 weeks, from Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July 2024 with students present in Rovereto, plus a compulsory 2-hour follow-up on-line workshop on Monday 29 July, either from 10.00 am to noon (CEST) or from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CEST).  


Academic activities will take place at Palazzo Piomarta, seat of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science (DIPSCO), in corso Bettini 84, Rovereto
Some workshops will take place in the Italian garden of Palazzo Fedrigotti, Corso Bettini 31 (just opposite to Palazzo Piomarta). 

On-Line Information Sessions

Two on-line information sessions were held on 20 March 2024, during which students had a chance to learn more about the Summer School as well as meet the academic coordinators and staff. Recording available upon request.


Generative AI, chatbots, and the like are here to stay. What's next? 
In this summer school, we want to bring together scholars and students to discuss how this over-hyped - yet still underdeveloped technology – may evolve. 
The discussion will be framed taking into account various perspectives, such as Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, Sociology, Law, and Ethics. 

The summer school combines frontal lectures, discussions, and student-led peer-working-activities. It will foresee the collaboration of a core group of instructors coming from four different UniTrento departments along with international experts from University of Tokyo, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, and some EU and US Universities.

In the morning session, a keynote speech (either in person or remotely) will be focused on a future vision for AI research from one of the perspectives mentioned above.
A 2-hour lecture will follow, on a specific research topic: e.g. AI as design material, human-centered perspective of AI, socio-technical implications of AI, integrative AI challenges, VR, etc., or discussing an AI project or specific application.

The afternoon session will be mostly devoted to students’ structured activities for a peer-working project they will eventually present at the end of the second week. 
The projects will be centered around analysis of a case study of an AI application.
It will follow the Double Diamond approach, fostering divergent creativity and convergent thinking. The projects’ case studies will be proposed and assigned at the beginning of the summer school.

Workload and Credits

All lectures, seminars and activities are in English.
The program includes 7 hours per day of face-to-face activities, including visits and excursions. 
Regular participation will earn external participants an official UniTrento transcript certifying 6 ECTS.
2  additional credits can be awarded for optional extra work to be arranged with the academic coordinator and submitted by 30 September.
Please, refer to the Syllabus and Assessment Tasks document in the download Box.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Participants' Background

Admission will be open to a maximum of 25 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (upper-level Bachelor's and Master's students), preferably with (but not limited to) the following backgrounds: Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, and Human-Computer Interaction. 
A good level of English is required (minimum level B2).

Application Process

Students coming from partners universities must first be pre-selected and nominated by the partner universities. UniTrento will carry out a final selection of the applications.
External students from non-partner universities are selected by UniTrento only. 
All students are required to upload their CV, ToR (Transcript of Records), identity document, and a motivation letter during the online application process.
The online application tool will be accessible starting from 27 March 2024 on this web page in the section Useful Links.
The Summer School will take place with a minimum number of 10 participants, 80% of which must be international.


Nominations by partner Universities: 15 April 2024 
Applications by international students: 30 April 2024 
Confirmation of admission by the first week of May
Payment of the participation cost by 10 May 2024
UniTrento student applications: starting from mid May, if places are still available.

Participation Costs

Students from UniTrento partners universities : 400 Euros 
External students (from non-partner universities): 1.000 Euros
A maximum of 2 ECIU students are free of charge (selected among ECIU students, on the basis of merit, academic profile and motivation letter). All other admitted ECIU students pay the university partner fee.
ICM students will receive detailed information after the official admission.
A maximum of 2 UniTrento students can apply starting from mid May, if places are still available. The participation cost is 100 Euros and does not include the meal vouchers at the canteen/restaurant.
Payment details will be sent to admitted participants. 
The participation cost includes: lunch at the university canteen from Monday to Friday, dinners at the restaurant selected by UniTrento, and a socio-cultural program consisting of: 

  • a guided visit of the town, 
  • a welcome drink and a farewell buffet, 
  • a one-day and a half-day outdoor activity 
  • a visit to a museum or other cultural institutions.

Excluded are: accommodation, breakfasts and weekend lunch, insurance, visa and travel costs.
Cancellation: Participation fees will be reimbursed 100% in case of cancellation due to serious documented illness. No fees will be reimbursed if cancellation is for any other reason. 


All participants are responsible for planning and paying for their own lodging in Rovereto.
Details and possible housing solutions providing the Trentino Guest Card will be sent to applicants.
You are recommended to book in advance since the summer period is quite busy.

Academic Coordinator and Organizing Commettee

Prof. Massimo Zancanaro (Department of Psycholgy and Cognitive Science - UniTrento) 
in collaboration with:
Prof. Martina Cvajner (Department of Psycholgy and Cognitive Science - UniTrento)
Prof. Remo Job (Department of Psycholgy and Cognitive Science - UniTrento)
Prof. Keigo Matsumoto (Graduate School of Information Science & Technology – University of Tokyo)
Prof. Giuseppe Riccardi (Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science – UniTrento)
Prof. Khoat Than School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology


International Relations Division 
international [at]
Tel + 39 0461 283224 - 2980