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To broaden the vision of teaching, research and innovation on a worldwide level, LUMSA participates in a number of Italian and international networks. The main partnerships in which we are involved are:

IFCU (International Federation of Catholic Universities)
The IFCU or FIUC (Fédération internationale des Universités Catholiques) is an international federation involving over 200 universities around the world. It is based in Paris (France) and its aims are:

  • To promote collective thinking amongst Catholic HE and research institutions on their mission and effective collaboration;
  • To represent Catholic universities with international organisations and associations and to collaborate with them;
  • To contribute to the development of Catholic higher education institutions bearing in mind the quality and scope of their academic work and the relevant distribution of institutions in various parts of the world.


The EURAXESS network provides free support services to researchers and posts up-to-date information on job vacancies, funding and scholarships across Europe, as well as CVs of job seekers, on its portals (European and Italian).

The network has over 480 centres in 38 European countries and assists researchers when transferring by helping them to find accommodation and relevant language courses, and with completing the necessary paperwork (visas, residence permits, medical care, social security, etc.).

UNI-Italia is the Academic promotion centre for advice and studying in Italy established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, the Ministry of the Interior and the Italy China Foundation

The aim of UNI-Italia is to attract international students and researchers to Italian universities by promoting the educational programs available in Italy, and to encourage academic collaboration with universities in other countries. UNI-Italia operates in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, Iran and South Korea. In Italy, the Association provides assistance to international students for the duration of their stay, to help them integrate with the social, academic and cultural environment.

The AlmaLaurea inter-university Consortium, members of which currently include 74 Italian universities and the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), is a reference point for anyone involved at any level higher education issues, graduate employment or the situation of young people, ensuring that universities have reliable information to facilitate decision-making processes and action planning, particularly regarding training activities and services for students.

AlmaLaurea also works to make Italian and international employment markets more accessible to young people by providing job placement services.

EUA – European University Association
EUA is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.

Thanks to its interaction with a range of other European and international organisations EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard, wherever decisions are being taken that will impact on their activities.