Link Campus University

Link Campus University

Link Campus University (LCU) is a non state public university in Rome that is legally recognized by the Italian university regulatory system. It was founded in 1999 as a subsidiary of the University of Malta in Italy, and then, in 2011, became, by the Italian regulation decree, an independent institution of higher education governed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. Since its foundation, the International vocation has been a key feature of LCU, as it collaborates with different worldwide partners and links students from different nations and cultures in a shared university experience. Building connections to spread knowledge and develop better futures is its main driver in research, education, and public engagement activities. LCU is open to innovation and experimentation in private, public, third, as well as hybrid, sectors, and aims to create a continuous exchange of competences, skills and expertises inside and outside the university, on a local, national, and international level. Beside classic methods, practical knowledge and digital and entrepreneurial capacity building approaches are integral parts in the university strategies for producing graduates, research results, and spin-offs able to face emerging economic, legal, political, and communication issues. As a result, the main research topics of LCU concern cross-cutting research areas identified by combining interests and experiences from the areas in which undergraduate, postgraduate and master courses – including those taught in English – are offered, i.e. Economics and Business, Politics and International Relations, Communication and Technologies, Performing Arts and Media, Law, Defense and Security Science, and a specific program for student athletes delivered through the Sport Department.

In detail, the four main research areas of LCU are:

● Health & Sport: with a focus on Telemedicine, E-health, Sports Law, Sports Management, Wellness and Lifestyle, Inclusivity, Sustainability.
● Culture, Education, Creativity: with a focus on Innovative Teaching and Gaming, Natural and Cultural Heritage, Digital and Social Media, Cinema and TV, Performing Arts, Cultural Anthropology, Interculturalism, Creative Cities & Communities
● Security and International Relations: with a focus on Cyber, Defense and Territory Security, Crisis and Disaster Management, International Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Analysis of International Dynamics, Peace and Disarmament.
● Innovation, Competitiveness, Sustainability: with a focus on Social and Business Innovation, Ecological Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Business Organization, Systems Dynamics, Tourism 4.0, New Technologies Law.

Around these main pillars that combine scientific specificity with an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach in culture, environment, and society (i.e., socio-economic and legal issues), with technology and design thinking as cross-cutting expertise, several initiatives take place, especially the activities of researchers, teachers, research centers and groups, coordinated by the offices that support the writing and implementation of projects funded by various sources.