Roma Tre University

Roma Tre University of was founded in 1992 and is the youngest public Athenaeum in Rome. It has about 40,000 students and more than 1600 academic and professional staff, in 12 Departments. Roma Tre has been participating to 48 FP7 funded projects, and is currently involved in several H2020 funded projects. Roma Tre University is continuously improving its national and international rankings. In 2016 it jumped from number 84 to number 72 on the “Times Higher Education 100 under 50” list.

The Roma Tre University was founded in 1992 and currently counts  about 40000 students, more than 940 professors and researchers, more than 700 staff employees (librarians, administration staff, technicians), 12 Departments organised in over 70 first and second cycle degree courses, about 20 PhD Courses, about 700 international agreements, about 500.000 publications available in its libraries.

Roma Tre University has recently (April 2016) jumped the ranking of the 150 best emerging Universities in the world. In the “Times Higher Education 150 under 50” ranking, dedicated to the 150 Universities with less of 50 years, Roma Tre is currently at the 72nd place. The ranking increase has been very fast. In 2015 Roma Tre was at the 84th place, and in 2014 at the 100th . Roma Tre was also recently included (March 2016) among the 200 best Universities in Europe in the “European University Top 200 Rankings”. These ranking apply the same 13 i performance indicators of the “World University Rankings”. These indicators include various parameters, such as teaching quality and reputation, research citations in scientific literature, the teachers/students ratio, international publications, knowledge transfer, and research funds for enterprises. Furthermore, the Roma Tre University is the only “green” University  in Roma and in the Lazio region, according to the “GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities” 2016. Roma Tre, who takes part to this evaluation for the first time, with its 255th position, is placed about in the middle of the world ranking, which includes 516 institutions. The GreenMetric Ranking reviews every year Universities all over the world, evaluating sustainable teaching, energy efficiency, buildings, didactics and mobility. Institutes are evaluated through an online survey that puts particular attention to climate change issues, , water and energy saving, waste recycling, and “green” mobility.

Roma Tre from 2007 to 2016, has signed more thane 630 international agreements with foreign Universities and research centres, aimed at strengthening the internationalization of teaching, the mobility of students, the international mobility of students, teachers and staff (through the Erasmus and other programs), the setting up of international research projects and scientific cooperation, the institution of joint titles. The Roma Tre University is also part of a series of international networks promoting academic cooperation, such as CINECA, an interuniversity Consortium that works for promoting the use of the more advanced systems of information and communication to help scientific and technology development research, the EUA - European University Association EUA, the UNICA - Institutional Network of Universities in European Capital cities, and the UNIMED, Union of Universities in the Mediterranean.

Among the distinguished figures and authorities who participated in the last years to the celebrations for the Academic Year opening as guests and speakers, we can mention Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 10th President of the Italian Republic (1998/1999), Pope John Paul II (2001/2002), Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, former Italian Minister of Economy (2002/2003), Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Prize winner for Peace (2003/2004), Valerio Onida, 28th President of the Constitutional Court of Italy (2004/2005), Josep Borrell Fontelles, President of the European Parliament (2006/2007), Veronica Michelle Bachelet Jeria, 34th President of Chile, (2007/2008), Giorgio Napolitano, 11th President of the Italian Republic (2009/2010), Romano Prodi, former Italian Prime Minister and former President of European Commission (2011/2012), Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2013/2014), Stefania Giannini, Italian Minister of Education (2015/2016). 

Roma Tre is also one of the four institutions in Italy recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as entitled to release the certificate of Italian as a foreign language – CILS. On February 6th 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified the association CLIQ – Certification of Italian Quality Language, whose members are Roma Tre University, the University for foreign people of Perugia, the University for foreign people of Siena and the Dante Alighieri Society, as the body entitled to coordinate the activities of releasing that certificate.