The Università di Torino (UniTo) is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy. It is also one of the largest universities in the country, hosting nearly 80,000 students (data collected in the 2021-2022 academic year) within its 120 buildings, spread in different areas of Torino as well as other locations in Piemonte. It is an integral part of its local community, where it promotes urban and suburban regeneration, cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and developing insights into current issues.

UniTo offers courses spanning a wide range of knowledge areas. In particular, it has a remarkable research tradition in the fields of History, Philosophy, Law, Economics and Medicine, although it is currently also branching out into other important sectors, such as Food Science, Social Politics, IT, Performing Arts and Communication Sciences. Its Medical Diagnostics and Nanobiotechnology research centres are amongst the best at the national level. No other university in Italy offers degree courses in  Military Strategy, Biotechnology, Sport Sciences, Restoration and Conservation.

The University takes a firm stand on a number of social issues, including environmental concerns and the rights of people with disabilities. It also acts at an international level through partnership arrangements with India, China, emerging countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Area, as well as with international organizations operating in these regions. UniTo is partner of UNITA - Universitas Montium, an alliance among six comprehensive research universities from five countries (Universidade Beira Interior - UBI Portugal, Université de Pau et de Pays de l'Adour, Universidad de Zaragoza - UNIZAR Spain, Université Savoie Mont Blanc - USMB France and Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara West - UVT Romania) whose aim is to advance cooperation between higher education institutions, making it systemic, structural and sustainable.