The University of Cassino

The University of Cassino and Southern Lazio is a non-profit public higher education institution that was founded in 1979 from an earlier teacher college. It is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Cassino (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Lazio. Because of its geographical position, the University is now a meeting point for the regions of southern Lazio, Campania and Molise. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy). At present, it offers courses and programs at the following faculties: Arts and Philosophy, Economics, Engineering, Law, and Sport and Health Sciences. These courses leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. The university has grown rapidly and today it counts about 13.000 students, 336 faculty members, 13 departments, and 47 laboratories. It also counts 345 staff members, spread between Cassino and the branch campuses of Sora, Atina, Frosinone and Terracina. Research at the University takes place within the following 5 departments: Economics and Law; Electrical and Information Engineering "Maurizio Scarano"; Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Humanities and Philosophy; Human Sciences, Society and Health. The about 330 researchers work at a scientific production in constant growth, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Several are the European projects funded at different levels (Framework Programmes, European Science Foundation, European Social Fund) as well as research projects of national interest. Due to its geographical location, the university attracts students from the regions of Southern Lazio, Molise, Campania, and Abruzzo. Its facilities are located not only in the town of Cassino but also in the towns of Atina and Frosinone. Thanks to the various cultural and scientific activities promoted and organized by the university, Cassino and its surroundings have become an important cultural point of reference for Central and Southern Italy.