ԼUMSA (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.
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. Our portfolio also caters for graduates wishing to acquire new skills, with masters and other specialist programs, postgraduate schools, advanced training courses and research doctorates.