LUISS University international programs

About us

LUISS (Liberà Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali) is a private Italian university, recognized by the Italian
Ministry of Education.
LUISS Guido Carli has its origins in an earlier Roman institution: Pro Deo University, founded in 1966.
In 1977, the University officially changed its name to LUISS— Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali. A year
later, Guido Carli, who was then President of the Italian industrial association, Confindustria, became the University’s
President.
Located in the heart of Rome, LUISS specializes in the Social Sciences to educate over 9,000 students from around the
world. Since its founding, LUISS has developed privileged partnerships with the business community – through its
relationship with Confindustria, the largest Italian industry association – as well as with the legal practice,
governmental institutions, and civil society.
The LUISS educational model combines academic rigor with practical relevance. LUISS utilizes three approaches in the
design and the development of its programs:

  • research-led: faculty members are experts of and actively engaged in their research areas
  • experience-based: LUISS relies on a selected pool of top executives and chartered consultants to teach
    topics that they experience in their day-to-day work
  • problem-driven: programs require students to engage in projects and research, in which they are
    expected to develop solutions to real-world problems
    LUISS also offers students a variety of learning opportunities to develop and refine soft skills, such as leadership,
    teamwork, problem-solving, relational abilities, ethics, responsibility and sustainability. With over 200 international  academic partnerships, LUISS offers double degrees with international universities in Europe, North America, and East Asia.
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