LUMSA University

4.5 out of 5 (21 ratings / 21 reviews) Roma, Italy
LUMSA (Libera Università degli Studi Maria Ss. Assunta di Roma)  is a public non-state Italian university formed on Catholic principles. It is the second oldest university in Rome after Sapienza, and was founded by Luigia Tincani in 1939. LUMSA is accountable to the state university system and awards qualifications equivalent to those issued by state universities.

About

History

The University was established on 26 October 1939, the date it received both its canonical erection and civil recognition by the Italian State. Unusually for that time, it was established by a woman, Luigia Tincani, together with Cardinal Giuseppe Pizzardo, and has enjoyed the protection and support of the Holy See from the very start.

Education

University teaching is distributed across three departments: Law, Economics, Politics and Modern languages - Rome campus; Law - Palermo campus; Social Sciences - Communication, Education and Psychology. With around 400 internationally recognised tutors, the University provides both qualified education for young people and professional development programs for mature students.

Research

Scientific research at LUMSA is embedded in the teaching program, for the benefit of the individual and the community. The University promotes and supports basic and interdisciplinary research, which is essential for the welfare of contemporary society.

At LUMSA we strive to create the optimum conditions to enable researchers to push the boundaries of knowledge and develop international networks, within a high quality, competitive environment.

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Services

Student services

LUMSA makes it easy to study in Italy, providing assistance through a dedicated Welcome Office that support students with information about academic courses and enrollment procedures for international students and provides also support to international Visiting Professors.

Housing services

There is a new counter service: LUMSA Accommodation Service, an innovative support offered by the LUMSA to its students who do not reside in Rome in the search and selection of suitable housing solutions or of a temporary accommodation of another kind.

The student is given complete assistance from the choice of the accommodation to the definition of the tenancy agreement. LUMSA Accommodation Service is completely free. 

Library services

There are over 150,000 volumes, 410 current journals relating to social sciences, law, economics and politics, communication and education sciences, and 22 multidisciplinary databases. There's also a collection of psychological tests and a dedicated bioethics section.

Medical services

All students enrolled at the Lumsa University are covered by an accident insurance policy. The Insurance office deals with all issues related to insurance policies.

Student Life

Campus life

At the Piazza Adriana residence there are 17 double rooms and 6 single rooms. The building is air-conditioned and accommodates a total of 40. Each room has a network point and wifi will soon be available throughout the residence. There is a spacious communal area including TV room, music room, lounge and gym. 

The Piazza delle Vaschette residence has 11 rooms and accommodates a total of 25, with concierge service. All rooms have an ensuite shower room and air conditioning. There is also a large kitchen for the use of residents. On the third floor there is a large terrace with gazebo and tables and chairs for studying or relaxing. Wifi is available throughout the residence.

Sports facilities

LUMSA offers comfortable student accommodation with two halls of residence in Rome, at Piazza Adriana 21 and Piazza delle Vaschette 101 in the central Prati district.At the Piazza Adriana residence there are 17 double rooms and 6 single rooms. The building is air-conditioned and accommodates a total of 40. Each room has a network point and wifi will soon be available throughout the residence. There is a spacious communal area including TV room, music room, lounge and gym. Residents also have access to a large kitchen and a scenic terrace over two levels overlooking Borgo Pio, Castel Sant'Angelo and San Pietro. There is also a concierge on duty at the entrance.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good university, great professors and interesting courses. I would consider it as a good university but sometimes not very well-organised, especially with the covid pandemic. Communication within students and University administration is sometimes really hard, plus the information they give us are non always very clear. Plus even if it is a private university we don't have...

The world gonna know my name
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It’s very good university. I study arts and design and I’m going very well but I need to better and study abroad (graphic design) and achieve my dreams

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved this programme because it is international with students coming from all around the world, and all taught in English. The courses are interesting

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