About the Department

The Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione (DISI) represents the point of aggregation of a worldwide web of researchers and institutions.
The Department intends to provide a dynamic and qualified response to the ever-increasing demand of such competences from the productive tissue at the local, national and international level.
University departments historically are structures of remarkable importance for the increase of knowledge and for technological transfer. In this context, within the Italian academic system, the Department is quite an innovative reality.

The Department has several distinctive features:

  • it covers all the different areas of information technology (computer science, telecommunications, and electronics) and their applications. These disciplines above are studied individually but also with a strong focus on their integration,
  • it has a strong focus on interdisciplinarity and it has professors and students from almost all Faculties of the University of Trento (Science, Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Cognitive Science),
  • it aims at integrating the complementary experiences present in the various research areas in order to develop innovative methods and technologies, applications and advanced services.
  • It offers a wide array of educational paths, linked to Industry, Research Centers and Top Universities in all the world.
  • English is the official language.

We have no theory or basic research group as such. We do Basic Research, Applied Research, technology transfer (covering all the spectrum) in a few selected areas. In these areas we try to achieve critical mass.
The DISI research is organized in the following way:
  • It is organized in Research Programs (RP)
  • Research Programs try to be the synthesis of methodological know how and strategic applied research lines (more specific than research lines, more general than research projects)
  • RP's last three years, renewable
More on how research is organized.

DISI was founded in January 2002 (with the old name DIT) and is still growing.
On this site you can find several job openings and study grant offerings for top students
Research staff22
Research support46
Administrative and Technical staff8
Doctoral students146
Acquired Funding
Project Type / Year2014201520162017
Research Projects0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Industrial Projects0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Education and Mobility Projects0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Total0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Average Acquired Funding
Project Type / Year201420152016201720182019
Research Projects70,354.2 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Industrial Projects0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Education and Mobility Projects0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
Total70,354.2 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
  • Research Projects are research projects funded by funding bodies (e.g. the European Community, the Ministry of education)
  • Industrial Projects are research, consulting, technology transfer, ... projects funded by companies and other entities
  • Education and Mobility Projects are projects whose main goal is to provide fellowships (e.g. at the master and doctorate level) for students (graduate and undergraduate) and to fund mobility to Trento and from Trento for students, DISI members, visitors and collaborators. These projects are funded by many different entities, private and public (e.g. funding agencies, companies)
The University of Trento in average supports DISI for a grand total of about 1.5 million euros (including cash, doctorate fellowships, technicians, etc.).
As a consequence the total income of DISI, used to cover its direct costs (indirect costs are covered by the University) is:

DISI Total Income (approximate)
Total Average Acquired Funding70,354.2 €0.0 €0.0 €0.0 €
University support1.5M €1.5M €1.5M €1.5M €
Total1,570,354.2 €1,500,000.0 €1,500,000.0 €1,500,000.0 €

For more details on projects see Projects.