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LUISS University

Located in the eternal city of Rome, Luiss is a top-ranked international university specializing in the social sciences, providing a diverse learning environment based on entrepreneurship, responsibility, and sustainability. At Luiss, we inspire and enable a better world, believing that social sciences play - and will continue to play - a central role in the emerging digital society. 


Luiss Guido Carli has its origins in an earlier institution: Pro Deo University, founded in 1966. In 1974 a group of entrepreneurs led by Umberto Agnelli decided to invest human and financial resources in an innovative educational project. Luiss adopted a new educational approach, moving in the direction of top-notch international universities.


The distinctive educational method of Luiss is enquiry-based, “lifelarge learning”.  Luiss offers unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth and development. Luiss employs strategies that enhance the synergies between scholarly research and student education, including the implementation of an innovative education model that puts students’ questions and critical thinking skills at the center of all activities. 

A richer, broader evolution of lifelong learning, this distinctive educational philosophy offers unique opportunities for growth and enhancement academically, personally, and professionally.


Luiss University produces social sciences research in the fields of: economics, history, political science, sociology, political theory, government and public organization theory, law and management. Luiss faculty members are top experts in their fields, actively engaged in their research communities as well as in their professional and management communities.


Luiss has a business-friendly DNA and that renders it perfect for collaboration with corporate partners. Through its connection with Confindustria (the Italian business association) and the international business community, Luiss has always maintained an intense dialogue and strong collaboration with the entrepreneurial world. 

These strong connections in the world of business and politics help Luiss students easily find internships and early career placement upon graduation. On average, 90% of Luiss alumni begin their first professional experience within one year of graduation. 

Student services

Several student offices are available specifically to support international students in all stages of their education at Luiss. The Welcome Desk provides assistance to students from the pre-arrival phase and throughout your whole academic path, by helping them with administrative and organizational aspects related to their stay in Rome. 

The Student Office supports and supplies students with all the information they need for their academic life.  

Luiss students are further supported during their entire academic path by University Tutors and Academic Tutors, who can help students to organize their workload, plan their studies, help them with assignments and connect them with other Luiss services they might need.

Housing services

The University helps students find conveniently located housing based on their personal needs through three types of services:

  • University residences, complexes of small apartments with double rooms, and common areas in beautiful, modern dorms within walking distance of all three campuses.
  • Contracted residences, and facilities that offer rooms and services at a discounted price for Luiss students
  • Private rooms and apartments, for which students can use the free real-estate agency, CasaLuiss

Library services

Renovated both in terms of its vision and spaces, the Luiss Library is specialized in the Social Sciences and serves as the primary reference point constant support to the teaching programs of the University. In order to strengthen the digital campus access to its online catalog and electronic collections with over 500,000 e-books, more than 170,000 e-journals and 180 databases. 

ICT services

Wireless internet service is available throughout all of our campuses and university residences, and campuses and classrooms feature cutting-edge facilities and technology. A dedicated IT support staff is always available to respond to student IT needs. 

Medical services

All students and Luiss Graduates can take advantage of free medical services provided on campus by our staff physician at the Via Parenzo Campus

  • Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Appointments can be booked online

Campus life

Luiss is located in Rome, a World Heritage City, where art, history, and culture provide an inspiring environment. 

The University is situated in one of Rome’s most attractive neighborhoods, with buildings that mirror the atmosphere and the beauty of the city while featuring state-of-the-art classroom technology. Each campus has a canteen, and gardens where students can relax and study outside. 

Each campus is within walking distance of all the amenities a student could need: restaurants, cafes, shops, gyms, hairdressers, etc.

Sports facilities

Luiss Sports Association (AS Luiss) was founded in 1999. It started off with the first basketball team, followed by women’s volleyball and men’s soccer. In the upcoming seasons, other teams have been created, for basketball, soccer, volleyball, rugby, rowing, swimming, skiing, athletics, and cycling. 

Over the academic year, student-athletes can take part in several sports tournaments, for instance in the sports disciplines of golf, tennis and soccer. All Luiss student-athletes can enroll in the Luiss Sports Program, which allows them to keep practicing their preferred sports at a competitive level, while attending top-quality academic courses, with the chance of applying for sports scholarships.

Student clubs

The university promotes student associations by supporting their activities, providing them with dedicated space, funds and media.

  • AIR - Associazione Universitaria Italia-Russia
  • All Around
  • Amnesty International
  • ARES
  • ASP - Associazione Studenti di Scienze Politiche
  • Associazione Libera per l'Innovazione
  • Associazione Maria Guglielmino
  • ELSA Roma
  • EMDEA - Empowering Ideas
  • EOS
  • ESN Roma L.U.
  • Green Challenge
  • ISA
  • JELU
  • L. Arcobaleno
  • LEP
  • LFC Finance
  • Lions Club
  • Papango
  • REC - Residenze e collegi
  • Rethinking Economics
  • SFL - Students for Liberty
  • Studenti Democratici
  • Studenti Liberali
  • Totalife Onlus
  • University FinanceLAB

It also encourages the circulation of university newspapers.

  • 360°
  • Iuris Prudentes
  • Globe Trotter
  • LED
  • Madama Louise
  • The Insider

  • Luiss is accredited by the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia) since 1966. 
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)

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