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If you are self-motivated, curious about other cultures and aspire to be part of the international community,
then you are AUR.


All of our courses are taught in English


Next Open Day, April 22nd 2017

OPEN DAY AT AUR. April 22, 2017. Come and visit our outstanding campus on top of Gianicolo and see what being part of the AUR community is really like. Tour the grounds, talk to professors and students and enjoy a mini-lecture.

Undergraduate and Graduate applications open for 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 Fall 2017 for both Undergraduate and Graduate entry: submit your application today.

Applications open for Summer short courses

AUR summer programs offer you an opportunity which combines stimulating and challenging academics with unforgettable social and cultural experiences both on campus and in the enchanting city of Rome.
Enjoy the city’s attractions and activities as a part of the community and at the same time, you may earn credits toward your degree.

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On January 27, 2007, Oscar Farinetti opened the first Eataly in Torino, Italy, with the idea that it would be much more than a store. He wanted to create a school, a market, a table to gather around: a place to learn about food and, through food, about life. Ten years later, there are more than 35 locations across the world, from New York City to Milano to Dubai. While each store follows the original philosophy of being a place where people can eat, shop, and learn about good food, each is completely unique.


In North America we are used to discussing the sad story of agriculture in the 21st century. The high ecological costs that come from industrial production; the glut of cheap and unhealthy calories; huge food waste yet at the same time tragic food insecurity. When we think of Italy, however, we assume that things are


Rome welcomes one of Hollywood’s most sought after names. You will never have seen Kevin Yorn on the big screen yet he is one of the most in-demand ‘leading’ men on (or behind) the entertainment scene – as the lawyer for such household names as Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson and CSI creator, Anthony Zuiker among others.


In the years following World War II, a small group of writers dramatically changed the world and helped revolutionize  society.  They were collectively known as the Beat Generation and were the most important American literary movement of the second half of the twentieth century.  Through works like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,

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Professor Francesca Conti, International Relations, writes about the Sanremo Festival for Huffington Post

Professor Francesca Conti is a sociologist She lived for many years in England and studied at the universities of London, Cambridge and Sussex.

Professor Conti has been an adjunct professor with the International Relations & Global Politics program since 2012, her research is mainly focused on issues relating cultural identity in relation to sports, migration, and society.

Professor Conti has just started publishing with L’Huffington Post. You can read her first article about the one of the most important public cultural events in Italy, the Sanremo Festival, here.

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Social Networks and Participation: A Critical Literature Review

Dr. Lorenzo Coretti (AUR Communication, Film & Digital Media) and Dr. Daniele Pica (John Cabot University Business & Information Systems) have jointly authored a new paper published by DigiCult, Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures.

Their paper explores the controversial concept of participation in the ecology of contemporary commercial social networking media. It begins by investigating a number of contemporary theories related to social networking media in order to bring forth the assumptions that underline current research.

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Professor Davor Džalto called to give lecture at 2017 Science and Non-Duality conference

Science and Nonduality provides a forum where preeminent scientists, philosophers, teachers, artists and a large, international community gather to explore and advance the new paradigm emerging in spirituality, that is both grounded in cutting-edge science and consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality — the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life. Ultimately, SAND is a playground

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