The University of Rome Tor Vergata was founded in 1982 and is a young university. Designed in the model of the Anglo-Saxon campuses: it extends over 600 hectares and is home to major research institutions such as the National Research Council – CNR, the Italian Space Agency – ASI.
Many other centers are close to this university; ENEA, ESA-ESRIN, National Institute of Astrophysics, Monte Porzio Catone Observatory and National Nuclear Physics Institute. From the very beginning, their existence contributed to the transformation of ire Tor Vergata ”into a dynamic research pillar. In addition, the Campus is home to one of the most modern hospitals in Italy, namely the Policlinico Tor Vergata hospital, a point of reference for the entire Lazio region and a care and research center where the Medical School is active. The mission of the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, is to contribute to the technological, institutional and social innovation needed to achieve truly sustainable development worldwide in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals approved by Italy and all over Europe. Because the implementation of the actions required to accomplish such an ambitious purpose requires high skills and complex processes, not only Tor Vergata University is deeply committed to excellent education and scientific research, but also to the private sector, public institutions, and national and international non-profit organizations. This aims to support the adoption of policies and behaviors that focus on sustainability in terms of both human welfare and ecosystem conditions. Tor Vergata plays a leading role in research and education, technological, economic, organizational and social development to become one of the best European Universities by 2025.