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Change your life: 15 Month Master Degrees at AUR

The American University of Rome’s prestigious Graduate School offers Master Degrees in Arts Management, Food Studies and Sustainable Cultural Heritage. All Programs emphasise intellectual development and transferable skills towards both academic and professional goals. Apply now for 2017 entry.

Undergraduate applications open for Spring and Fall 2017

Are you a dreamer, an adventurer? Are you looking outside your normal comfort zone? Join our diverse, multi-cultural, international community in Rome. We are now accepting applications for Spring (Undergraduate) and Fall (Undergraduate and Graduate) 2017: submit your application today.

J-Term: Applications open for Spring 2017 short courses

The American University of Rome offers a J-Term (January Term) with the aim of providing AUR resident and visiting students with exciting learning experiences, J-term offers fast paced courses addressing interest-worthy topics and areas of study. Spend 2 weeks in Rome, earn 3 credits, and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.

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AUR and the American Academy of Rome are hosts for 37th Annual Conference of Association of Environmental Archaeology entitled ‘Synthesis and Change in Palaeo-Environmental studies in the Mediterranean’. The discipline of environmental archaeology is approaching a number of cross roads that will challenge its existence and relevance in a world where humanities funding is shrinking, while archaeological scientific method is expanding…


Dr. Mariano Croce and Dr. Andrea Salvatore will explore the potential and limits of cosmopolitanism as an enduring political utopia. Cosmopolitanism pivots on a conception of the human being, the political community and politics that makes it a hopeful and progressive political theory, one that courageously tries to foster a fairer world society. It is


Registration to the Democratizing Food Governance conference is now open. This conference is hosted by The American University of Rome in collaboration with the Economics, Management and Institutions Department of the University of Naples Federico II, the University of Vermont and University College Cork and supported by Fulbright and the European Society for Rural Sociology.


The second in our Fall series of Business Lectures sees us welcome back Bronwyn Sweeney (Bus ’06) to give insight into the life of an advertising copywriter

Featured Stories

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Rome – from a drone. Take a look at our beautiful city from a new angle.

Travel authority Rough Guides tallied votes from readers over Facebook and Twitter to determine the 14 most picturesque cities on the planet. Of course, it simply confirmed what we at AUR have known for the last 48 years – the Eternal City is No. 1.

“With its thousand-year-old buildings, beautiful piazzas and world-class art – not to mention the stunning Vatican City – it’s certainly no surprise. Rome, after all, is the capital of the so-called bel paese, or ‘beautiful country’.”

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AUR Masters Students Join Conversation about the Future of Fish

Students in the MA Food Studies Program ventured off campus on Monday, Sept. 12, to visit the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Four members of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department met with the twenty Food Studies graduate students to hold discussions pertaining to the many facets of the fishing industry, including the management of international trade, fish and human nutrition, and the impact that climate change is having on the world’s fisheries.

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Achieving your B.A. in Archaeology and Classics opens many doors – here’s one.

David Chacon, who graduated cum laude in 2014, with a B.A. in Archaeology and Classics and a Minor in Latin, seems to have found the perfect job for someone devoted to the ancient world. He has secured a position with the Rome-based publisher L’Erma di Bretschneider, a company which specializes in books on archaeology, art history, classics, and philology.

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