LUISS Guido Carli
The Libera Università Internazionale per le Scienze Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli has its origins in an earlier Roman institution: Pro Deo University, founded in 1966. Since 1974 important public and private industrial groups and financial firms came together to found LUISS as an innovative private higher education institution initially aimed at executives with a curriculum that is in line with the needs of the marketplace and closely linked to the business world. LUISS evolved into a thriving HEI for the social sciences. Both the Department of Political Sciences and the School of Government have a traditional focus on Europe both in research and teaching. They both put emphasis on the history and institutions of Europe and the Mediterranean.