The University of Rome Tor Vergata was established in 1982: it is therefore a relatively young University. It was designed on the model of Anglo-Saxon campuses: it stretches on 600 hectares and hosts important research institutions, such as CNR and the Italian Space Agency. Many other centers are located close to this University, e.g. ENEA, ESA-ESRIN, the National Institute of Astrophysics, Monte Porzio Catone Observatory and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. Right from the start their presence has contributed to turning “Tor Vergata” into a dynamic research pole. Furthermore, the Campus hosts one of the most modern hospitals in Italy, i.e. University Hospital Tor Vergata, a care and research center which is a reference point for the whole Lazio region and where our Medical School is active as well.
The UNITOV aims at playing a leading role in research and education, as well as in technological, economic, organizational and social development in order to become not only a ‘sustainable University’ but also one of the best European Universities by 2025. The mission of the University of Rome Tor Vergata is to contribute to people’s education and training, to scientific research and to the technological, organizational and social innovation needed to achieve a truly sustainable development in Italy, Europe and worldwide pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in September 2015. In the QS World University Rankings Top University 2014, “Tor Vergata” is the 7th among Italian Universities and 305th in the world, gaining 15 positions since 2013. In the QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2014 for Universities established within the last 50 years, “Tor Vergata” is the only Italian University and is the 33rd in the world (gaining 5 positions since 2013). 277 bilateral agreements with European Partner Universities. Erasmus plus Call for proposals 2014-2015: 900 mobility scholarships for 673 financial agreements signed; 200 cultural and scientific international cooperation agreements. Among them, an agreement was signed with Harvard University for developing HBT Foundation lines of research, the result of a partnership between the Harvard Medical Faculty Physician, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.