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.
Professionalism, growth and development are the University’s fundamental principles, along with teaching, employment, research and the student experience.
Students are the lifeblood of the university. The teaching staff maintain a direct and ongoing relationship with their students, and programs are designed to deliver specific high-level technical and cultural skills. With around 6.000 students, LUMSA is not just a high profile internationally recognised academic institution, it is also a place for personal development.
University life provides many opportunities for debate and participation, so the close links between humanistic tradition, technological innovation and our Catholic roots are at the very heart of the university.
University teaching is distributed across four departments: Law - Rome campus; Law - Palermo campus; Social Sciences - Communication, Education and Psychology; Economic and Political Science and Modern Languages. With around 300 internationally recognised tutors, the University provides both qualified education for young people and professional development programs for mature students.
LUMSA is a private Italian university open to the public, which awards recognised qualifications; it has been supported and encouraged by each successive pope. It reflects the principles of Catholicism in the training it offers and in the education of the young people who study here, both in the direction that the teaching takes and the higher values attached to its research, such as fraternity, solidarity, equality and peace.