Year of foundation: 1974
Approx. number of students: 10,000
MCI partner since: 2016
Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated municipality, with over 2.7 million residents. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber river. The city has been one of history's most powerful and important centers, being the home of the emperor during the Roman Empire and the Italian government. The city also has a significant place in Christianity and is the present day home of the Roman Catholic Church and the site of the Vatican City, an independent city-state run by the Catholic Church. Due to this, the city has often been nicknamed "Caput Mundi" (Latin for "Capital of the World") and "The Eternal City". Also, Rome is widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful ancient cities.
The Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli" (Italian for Free International University for Social Studies "Guido Carli"), known by the acronym "LUISS", is an independent, private university in Rome, Italy, founded in 1974 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Umberto Agnelli brother of Gianni Agnelli.
LUISS provides undergraduate and post-graduate education, in addition to a range of double degree programs, in the fields of Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law and Political Science. It has four Schools for graduate and professional studies: the Luiss Business School, the School of Government, the School of Law, and the School of European Political Economy and is considered as one of the most important institutions of higher education in Italy.
LUISS currently has five campuses in Rome.
The university is supported by Confindustria, the Italian confederation of industries. Over 200 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the University, offering its degree candidates and new graduates their first real opportunities to step foot in the business world.