University of Turin

Introduction

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.

Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.

The academic offerings

The University of Turin virtually covers every field of knowledge; its Medical Diagnostic, Biosensoristics and Nanotechnologies research centers are amongst the best ones in Italy.

Some of the degree courses offered are unique in Italy, such as Military Strategy, Biotechnology, Sport Sciences, Restoration and Conservation (in Venaria).

The University of Turin has a remarkable research tradition in traditional subjects such as history, philosophy, law, economics and medicine but it is currently branching out into important modern sectors, such as food science, social politics, IT, performing arts and communication sciences.

Libraries and museums

There are more than 70 university libraries comprising about two millions books: 100.000 are antique volumes. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.

The University takes a close interest in the network of local museums, on subjects ranging from Egypt to contemporary Art and it runs its own media, radio, television and film production units.

A strong commitment

The University makes an active stand on a number of social issues, such as environment, drugs, equal opportunities and rights of people with special needs. It also acts at an international level through partnership arrangements with India, China, developing countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Area and with a number of international organizations operating in the region.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Turin

The M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science is a two-year course that aims at preparing a new generation of data scientists, with strong mathematical skills and a modern education in statistical and computational methods. [+]

INTRODUCTION One of the leading job figures of the 21th century is going to be that of data scientist. Jobs analysts have been ranking Mathematicians, Statisticians and Data Scientists among the best and most requested jobs: Harvard Business Review: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century; Glassdoor: Data Scientist rated as the no. 1 job in 2016; Forbes: number of Data Scientists doubled over the last four years; McKinsey: Big data, the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity; LinkedIn ranks Statistical Analysis and Data Mining as the hottest skill in 2014; CareerCast ranks Mathematician and Statistician among the top 3 jobs in 2014; New York Times: Bayesian statistics are rippling through everything from physics to cencer research, ecology to psychology. The M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science is a two-year graduate course that aims at preparing students with a modern education in advanced probabilistic, statistical and computational methods. Inspired by the best programs in Data Science recently started in the USA and Europe, this course brings together the expertise and international standing of three different departments of the University of Torino to create a unique chance for obtaining a solid degree in Data Science at low university fees. The Program is entirely taught in English and will also feature course modules taught by visiting professor who are internationally recognised experts of their respective areas. Graduates in Stochastics and Data Science will possess a solid knowledge in key topics of Applied Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Computer Science and Machine Learning. These are nowadays essential tools for performing mathematical modelling under uncertainty and for analysing complex, high dimensional datasets with a deep mathematical understanding of the underneath structures. They will be able to work in technological companies, research institutions, banks and insurance companies, financial sector, industries (of all sectors), universities, public administrations, laboratories and research centres in the fields of medicine, biology, ecology, social sciences. Alternatively, those more interested in proceeding with PhD studies, will have gained a solid background which allows to enter programs in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics and Mathematical Finance, among other topics. LOCATION Torino is a beautiful city located in the north west part of Italy, relatively close to France and Switzerland. Surrounded by the Alps, which are visible from the city center in bright days, it is at one hour drive from ski resorts and less than two hours drive from the soothing Tyrrhenian sea. The first capital of Italy, Torino is classic in style but modern in nightlife, and is nowadays one of the most thriving Italian cities appreciated for the quality of food and restaurants, and the extremely broad range of offer for hanging out. FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS Tuition fees for Master's programs at the University of Torino depend on family income and usually range between 600 and 2800 € per year. More detailed information is available through the Master webpage. Limited scholarships for international students are available from: University of Torino; Piedmont Regional Agency for the Right to Education. Early applications are strongly suggested. FURTHER INFORMATION Please visit the course webpage for further details http://www.master-sds.unito.it [-]

Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Turin

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in... [+]

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences. To this end, CMB consists in a common part and specific curricula. In the common part (S1-S2), students will acquire a state-of-the-art knowledge of advanced Biomolecular and Cellular Biology disciplines. Specific courses are: Advanced Cellular Biology and Biotechnology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Cell Physiology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Pharmacology. Then the specific Biomolecular, Biomedical and Neurobiological curricular educational activities (S3) will enable students to deepen their knowledge and skills respectively in the fields of: - Protein structure, proteomics, biophysics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and systems biology. - Human anatomy, immunopathology and oncology, medical and cancer genetics with particular respect to cellular and molecular mechanisms of diseases. - Human and comparative neuromorphology, cellular neurobiology, molecular and developmental neurobiology. Students will also acquire a state-of-the-art knowledge in advanced experimental methodologies provided both by theoretical and practical courses and by preparation of the experimental thesis work (S4 - 39 credits) that will produce a Dissertation, as an essential achievement of the CMB programme. Together, these activities will provide a good grasp of the scientific method of investigation, sufficient to allow to work independently, and to participate in the design and execution of experiments, as well as in the interpretation and presentation of data. [-]