LUISS is an independent university, founded in 1977, out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo.
LUISS offers an innovative educational approach at its four Departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science. Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instill flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their future.
LUISS works to develop professional abilities, entrepreneurial mindsets and leadership skills through academic programs and research in economic, social and legal fields.
Academic programs are in line with the needs of organizations and institutions around the world.
The University offers extra courses to all students, dedicated to videomaking, design, robotics, coding, and to develop soft skills and practical abilities.
With its 17 Research Centers, LUISS University aims at developing the understanding of the key economic, financial, ethical and political issues that concern our global age and society.
The Career Services Office helps LUISS students and alumni make their first moves in the job market through guidance and training programs. Students can get advice from skilled professionals specialized in recruiting, who will help them discover and strengthen their abilities.
The Student Office (in Italian: Segreteria Studenti) supports and supplies students with all the information they need for their academic life. The University Union (in Italian: Diritto allo Studio) is the place to get assistance and information on everything from tuition subsidies and scholarships, to health care and other benefits.LUISS Cultural Activities was created to enhance the education students receive through the academic programs offered.
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; contracted residences, facilities that offer rooms and services at a discounted price for LUISS students; and private rooms and apartments, for which students can use the free brokerage service, CasaLUISS.
The LUISS Guido Carli Library focuses on the social sciences, particularly law, economics and political science. The Library's collection amounted to 99,017 books, 1,781 paper journals (609 of which are current issues) and 83 databases. The Library also provides access to 43,424 e-journals and 53,137 ebooks.
Wireless internet service is available throughout the University's campuses, where cutting-edge facilities and technology (computer rooms, network printers, PCs connected to the internet and equipped with specific software for educational activities) are also available.
The LUISS Test Center is accredited to grant ECDL certificates and for EUCIP, and also organizes training courses for students.
At the University Union (in Italian: Diritto allo Studio), students can access a free health care service. Dr. Gianpiero Cutolo is the LUISS-affiliated doctor on campus.
Students at LUISS can join a team for every sport: basketball, football, volleyball, rugby, rowing, swimming, ski, sailing, dancesport, athetics, cycling, and tennis. A bus service to get students to sport facilities is provided by the University.Students can also benefit from discounts for gyms and sport centers subscriptions. Every campus has tables for table tennis and foosball. A futsal field and a mini-basketball court are located in the Viale Romania campus.
The university promotes student associations by supporting their activities, providing them with dedicated space, funds and media.
It also encourages the circulation of university newspapers.
In October 2015 the LUISS Business School and the Department of Business and Management have received the EQUIS accreditation, obtained by only 1% of Business Schools offering management training. LUISS is placed first in the 2017 Sole 24 Ore Ranking of Italian Universities.