Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ (UNITOV) was established in 1982: it is therefore a relatively young University. It was designed on the model of Anglo-Saxon campuses: it stretches on 600 hectares and hosts important research institutions, such as CNR and the Italian Space Agency. Many other centers are located close to this University, e.g. the Institute for Renewable Energies (ENEA), The European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN), the National Institute of Astrophysics and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. Their presence has contributed to develop UNITOV as a dynamic research pole. Furthermore, the Campus hosts one of the most modern hospitals in Italy, i.e.University Hospital Tor Vergata, a care and research center which is a reference point for the whole Lazio region and where our Medical School is active as well.

UNITOV aims at playing a leading role in research and education, as well as in technological, economic, organizational and social development in order to become not only a ‘sustainable University’ but also one of the best European Universities by 2025. The mission of UNITOV is to contribute to people’s education and training, to scientific research and to the technological, organizational and social innovation needed to achieve a truly sustainable development in Italy, Europe and worldwide pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in September 2015.

In the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018, UNITOV is in the «Top 500» Universities. In the Times Higher Education 2018 Rankings, UNITOV is 92nd in the top 200 THE UNDER 50 among the young Universities. Erasmus Plus Call for proposals 2016-2017: 317 Erasmus Partner Universities, 595 Bilateral Agreements, 900 mobility scholarships offered, 604 outgoing students, 433 incoming; 200 cultural and scientific international cooperation agreements. Among them, an agreement was signed with Harvard University for developing HBT Foundation lines of research, the result of a partnership between the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and UNITOV.

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Key persons involved in project:

  • Assistant Profesor Bianca Gustavino
  • Alma Orazi