The University was established on 26 October 1939, the date it received both its canonical erection and civil recognition by the Italian State. Unusually for that time, it was established by a woman, Luigia Tincani, together with Cardinal Giuseppe Pizzardo, and has enjoyed the protection and support of the Holy See from the very start.
PhD programs or Doctoral degree programs (Dottorato di ricerca) are intended to train postgraduates for advanced scientific research or for senior professional positions; depending on the area of research, they will require students to make use of the latest technologies and learning techniques, and may involve periods of study abroad, or secondments ton specialist research centres.
LUMSA Talent Academy is an innovative project that provides a range of activities and services to help prepare students and graduates for entry to the employment market, with a Job Guidance service that focuses on personal attributes.
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There are over 150,000 volumes, 410 current journals relating to social sciences, law, economics and politics, communication and education sciences, and 22 multidisciplinary databases. There's also a collection of psychological tests and a dedicated bioethics section.
All students enrolled at the Lumsa University are covered by an accident insurance policy. The Insurance office deals with all issues related to insurance policies.