University of Torino

University of Turin (UniTo) is one of the largest Italian Universities


University of Turin (UniTo) is one of the largest Italian Universities, with about 80.000 students, 6.1% of which of non-Italian citizenship, 3.900 employees (academic, administrative and technical staff), 1.800 post-graduate and post-doctoral research fellows. Research and training are performed in 27 Departments, encompassing all scientific disciplines except engineering and architecture.
According to the ARWU international ranking, in 2019 UniTo ranks among the top 300 universities out of 1.200 and as the 4th university in Italy. The NTU Taiwan ranking for 2019 sets UniTo at the 179th place over the 500 top universities worldwide, and at the 6th place in Italy. UniTo is also 41st over 600+ worldwide and 2nd in Italy in the 2019 ranking by GreenMetrics, assessing the environmental and social sustainability of academic activities and infrastructures.
As for internationalization, UniTo is involved in about 500 cooperation agreements with institutions all around the world (South America, Mediterranean countries, India and China, in addition to Europe), including joint educational programs at undergraduate and doctoral level.

Department of Chemistry & Master’s Degree Course in Materials Science


At UniTo, the MaMaSELF program is based at the Department of Chemistry. The Department's multi-disciplinary research activities, ranging from analytical and environmental chemistry to industrial chemistry and metallurgy, focus on the underlying foundations of chemical science related phenomena. The Department’s staff includes about 300 professors, researchers and technicians, of which about 2/3 are PhD students and post doc fellows. The educational activities of the Department involve about 2000 students. The Department possess cutting-edge research infrastructures and instrumentation and promotes cooperation and joint research projects with partners both within and outside the University: research funds for about 8 million euros were attracted in the year 2020.

Specifically, the MaMaSELF program is hosted within the Master’s Degree Course in Materials Science, an international master fully taught in English. The emphasis of the courses is on the main concepts related to materials synthesis, characterization, simulation, properties, and applications, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. During the courses, the students are encouraged to develop original ideas for creating new materials which satisfy the requirements of society and the world market. Half of our student intake usually comes from countries other than Italy therefore, enrolment at the Master’s Degree in Materials Science guarantees a constant multicultural exchange, an important added value in an increasingly globalized world.

Life in Turin


Turin is a lively, people-oriented city and boasts a wide variety of cultural resources: historic buildings, world-class museums and galleries, as well as numerous exhibitions and fairs. The city’s parks and 2 rivers together with the nearby mountains and lakes provide a great leisure environment. You can discover more at:
The Piedmont Regional Agency for the Right to University Education (EDISU) - a regional institution offering assistance to students - awards scholarships to university students based on prerequisites of merit and need: the amount of the scholarships depends on the student's financial situation.