University Niccolò Cusano is a very versatile university offering both traditional face to face lessons at its Campus in Rome and modern e-learning lessons, for degree courses in six areas: Law, Economics, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Engineering.
Students can follow courses in Rome at central UNICUSANO CAMPUS. Here each day there are face to face lessons with a teacher. The University complex, over 16.000 square metres, is situated in a six-hectare park, and is equipped with a 109 room student residence, a restaurant, coffee bar and gym.
Once enrolled in the university, students can follow courses on an online multimedia platform. They can access, through an ordinary pc connected to the internet, all the courses related to their study programme, and thus make best use of the time that dedicate to their studies.
On enrolment they receive a password which allows them 24/7 to follow lessons which are in part video (recordings and video-conferencing) and in part based on power point slides, downloadable materials and self-assessment test. The platform also provides students forums, chat rooms and other facilities for interaction with tutors, teachers and other students. Examinations will be held in oral learning centres in the country concerned alternatively at our central campus in Rome, where the student will receive accommodation free of charge. The university also provides each student with online assistance from personal tutors who follow the student's progress throughout his or her course of study. The tutors offer help in organisational and administrative matters as well as moral support.
Unicusano is a modern university, in the sense that we offer young people the opportunity to lead normal lives while engaged in a full university education; they can have jobs, practise sports or travel at the same time as they study.
We also feel strongly that the online university alternative is the only one that guarantees the right to study to members of society that would otherwise be excluded - the disabled, those in full-time employment or with family commitments, for example.
The teaching Staff
Teachers at Unicusano are full or associate university professors or researchers. Some of them come from other Italian state universities and others have been selected by open competitive examinations. In addition to our permanent teaching staff, several other important figures in the fields of economics, law and the social sciences are involved in providing educational support on a regular basis.
The University Niccolò Cusano (Unicusano), is a non-state public university set up by the Ministry of Education by the Ministerial Decree of May 10, 2006 (G.U. n. 140suppl.N.151 of 19\6\2006).
This new academic institution is the result of a successful merger of the founders' professional experience with economists, educators, lawyers, political scientists, linguists, computer scientists and researchers who are willing to invest their knowledge in the creation of a new academic institution. Their aim is to combine the typical teaching and research of a traditional university and the ever - growing capability of information technology to educate and train students and carry out innovative research.
The University can count on the knowledge, know-how and teaching skills of professors from many prestigious Italian and European universities, who have obtained high academic honours and whose important scientific and educational achievements have been widely recognised. These professors have decided to transfer their experience and their knowledge to the field of distance learning and research in order to create educational choices comparable to those of traditional universities. Using information science, we can eliminate the real-time obstacles that are a limiting feature of conventional universities and to give the chance of access to higher education to people who would otherwise be excluded. UNICUSANO is based in Rome, but has local learning centers throughout the country; these are important points of reference for all the students enrolled in the university.