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Welcome to Roma Tre University. Situated in the Ostiense area, the University is just minutes away from the historical centre of Rome. Roma Tre was founded in November 1992 and now with about 40.000 students, has the size of an average Italian university. The field of studies are: Architecture, Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Letters and Philosophy, Political Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Geology. The present Rector is Prof. Mario Panizza. Prof. Luca Marcozzi is the Institutional Co-ordinator for the Erasmus+ Programme. Roma Tre is an active participant in the European Union exchange programmes. During the academic year 2013/2014 about 500 Roma Tre Erasmus students attended courses in partner universities abroad for study periods between 3 and 10 months and about 500 European students arrived here. So far Humanities, followed by Architecture, have been the most popular subject areas, although Economics, Law and Political Science are starting to attract more and more foreign students. Some of our Departments are linked with European and non-European institutions through bilateral co-operation agreements (experimental science projects, faculty exchanges, co-operation projects with developing countries, etc.).
The International Relations Service (SRI) supports students engaged in all Erasmus+ activities and in general students on mobili-ty programs. The office also works as a reference point of analysis for the cooperation with European Universities and other academic institutions worldwide. The department is specifically focused on study abroad experiences and on strengthening the cooperation with Eu-ropean Institutions; it promotes student training, exchange in teaching and research. Main task of the Service is to provide sup-port and give information about:
- ERASMUS PLUS PROGRAM: The Erasmus + enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education. Our International office takes care of student mobility (incoming and outgoing), administrative and teaching mobility (incoming and outgoing) and European ECTS system; it is directed by the Department Coordinator: prof. Daniele Fiorentino
- ERASMUS PLACEMENT: The Erasmus Placement Program allows both students and graduates to carry out a work placement (training, internship) within European countries and gives them the chance to acknowledge Academic recognition of the work placement (e.g. ECTS, Diploma Supplement or Transcript of records).
- EXTRA EUROPEAN MOBILITY: The project offers scholarships for study and research activities for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.We are also entering into new agreements with : – University of Čeljabinsk (Russia) – Lomonosov Moscow State University (Journalism and Global Studies) – Saint Petersburg State University (Faculty of History, Arts and Philosophy).
Erasmus Office: 4th floor, room 4.3 OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday from 10:00 to 13:00 Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00.
Classes taught in Italian are usually organized around lectures and most of the students’ work for examinations is done independently; so you must take personal responsibility for
organising your own time.
Classes taught in English follow common international teaching standards, with requested attendance and participation, discussion and presentation in class, midterm and final exams.
The Syllabus (Ordine degli Studi) is available at the link:
The three regular examination periods are in the Summer (June-July), Autumn (September) and Winter (January-February), and they may be oral or written.
Grades are assigned on a scale from 1 to 30; the minimum passing mark is 18. “Honours”, “lode”, may be granted with the top mark of 30. After exams, professors fill an online appropriate register (“verbale d’esame”). An official “transcript of records” can be
downloaded from the ‘pagina personale studenti’ (Student Portal) after the examination session.
Examination dates (appelli) are to be found on Department bulletin boards. It is important to remember that you must register for examinations ahead of time through an on line form available on your Course website link:
- uniroma3.it/index.php?p=prenotazione_es .
The credits mentioned in the Roma Tre transcripts are equal to ECTS. One credit represents 25 hours of study, with one full time academic year consisting of 60 ECTS credits. The grading system used at the University Roma Tre is the national grading system:
- passing grades for each exam or learning activity can range from 18 to 30; the highest possible grade is 30 e lode (30L); for some exams and activities there is no grade, but only “pass” (IDONEO); exams under 18/30 are considered as ‘not passed’ and cannot be registered on the final transcript of records;
- graduation grades can range from 66 to 110; the highest possible grade is 110/110 with honours; the final graduation mark depends on the average of exams grades and academic value of the thesis and its defence; the latter is evaluated by a Faculty Committee.
The basic unit of the Italian system of higher education is the Academic year. It is divided up in two semesters. Lectures are usually held from Monday to Friday.
There are two half term holidays around Christmas and Easter, and a long summer holiday from July to the opening of the next Academic year.
All Saints’ Day, November 1st
Immaculate Conception, December 8th
Christmas Holidays, December 23rd – January 8th
Easter Holidays, from the Thursday before Easter to the following Wednesday
Liberation Day, April 25th
Labour Day, May 1st
Feast of the Republic, June 2nd
Summer Holidays, August – depending on the Faculty)
Please note that generally the Italian University academic year is from October 1st to September 30th
The first semester starts mid-September/October and ends about December 20th. The second semester starts on March 1st and ends May 31st. These dates do not include examinations.
In February there is a long recess for mid-year examinations.
Different types of Italian courses as L2 are provided for foreign students at the Centro Linguistico d’Ateneo – University Linguistic Centre (CLA).
- Foreign students with an Erasmus scholarship at Roma Tre University;
- Foreign students who have bilateral agreements with Roma Tre University;
- Foreign students enrolled in a full degree course at Roma Tre University.
- foreign citizens attending Master’s or PhD programs or doctoral schools at Roma Tre University;
- visiting professors, PhD students, or grant recipients at Roma Tre University;
- grant recipients at MAE, MIUR, Regione Lazio, etc.
Political Science department offers a wide range of courses units at bachelor level (Laurea Triennale) and master level (Laurea Magistrale) taught in English, courses at IES (Institute for the international Education of Students), available for Italians and foreign students, including Erasmus and exchange students.
Courses from Master in International Studies:
The Master’s in International Relations is a two-year program entirely taught in English. The curriculum is aimed at training professionals with international (linguistic and cultural), cross-cultural and interdisciplinary expertise in the field of Political and Social sciences, History, Law and Economics.
Courses from IES:
The Department of Political Studies offers also a set of courses taught in English at the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), in Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7, Rome. These courses are offered within the framework of the Joint Protocol Roma3-IES.
See for more details: http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/rome
winter semester 2016/2017:
RL341 Issues in the Contemporary Roman Catholic Church
IR/HS343 Italy and the US: History of a Long-Standing Interaction
HS/335 The Italian Fascism: the First Totalitarian Political Religion
PO/IR265 Terrorism an Introduction
SO/AN350 Organized Crime in Italy: Mafias, Murders and Business
The IES semester begins 2-3 weeks before the RM3 semester, therefore students who wish to attend these courses must check immediately upon their arrival that the course they have chosen is actually given on that semester (http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/2187#more-2187).
Students who wish to follow RM3-IES joint courses in order to enroll, will have to contact:
Daniele Fiorentino (email@example.com)
The IES semester starts 2-3 weeks before the RM3 semester, therefore Erasmus students who want to attend these courses must check immediately upon their arrival on the IES website that the course they have chosen is actually given on that semester.
N.B.: Although they already started, Erasmus students still have the possibility to enroll.
Erasmus students who want to follow RM3-IES joint courses in order to enroll, will have to contact directly the professor of the course they have chosen.
At the end of the course, please make sure that your Transcript of Records at Roma Tre is complete.
IES courses take place and are offered at IES Abroad Rome Center – Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7, Roma
- Political Studies and International Relations (taught in Italian) http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/1149
- European Politics
- International Politics
- Politics, History & Society
- Political Studies for Cooperation and Development (taught in Italian) http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/821
- Political Studies for Government and Management (taught in Italian) http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/888
- Business, Economics and Political Studies – Entry Package (taught in English) http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/12246
- International Relations
- International Studies (taught in English)
- International Political Studies (taught in Italian)
- International Cooperation for Development (taught in Italian)
- Peace, War & Security (taught in Italian)
- European Studies (taught in Italian)
- Public Administrations Sciences
- Political and Administrative Institutions (taught in Italian)
- Management of Public Policies and Services (taught in Italian)
PhD Degree in Political Studies
- Government and Institutions
- Gender Studies
- European and International Studies
The Department of Political Studies offers a range of academic facilities.
- Virtually all classes and most other educational activities take place in the Department new and modern building, with smart classrooms and wireless web connection everywhere in the facility.
- Our methods of instruction combine traditional teaching and contact hours with innovative strategies of teaching support (seminars, conferences, workshops and training on the job).
- Our library offers a luminous environment with a large reading room and a collection of 40.000 monographs and edited volumes; 5.000 journal volumes and full text of 123 electronic journals and reviews; several databases.
- A wireless network is available inside the building.
- The building is wheelchair accessible.
- The Department InfoLab provides 35 PC workspaces and offers courses in computer skills.
- The Department Laboratory for Educational Innovation gives students the opportunity of developing their communication and relation skills and of experimenting new forms of teaching, as interactive teaching, multimedia technologies, group work, project work, case studies, role playing, simulations.
- The Department Laboratory for Historical Iconographic Research and Documentation has the goal of putting students and researchers in contact with modern icons, as photography, poster, illustrated postcard, documentary and fiction movies, television. It owns about 000 fiction movies, 1.200 documentary films, a specialized library with about 3.400 books, 14.000 postcards, 15.000 photographs, 22 CDs, 59 CD-ROMs, 19 recorded cassettes, 57 vinyl LPs.
- The Department Mutimedia Laboratory for Legal Comparison promotes the online journal Democracy and Security Review.
- We offer an extensive variety of student and teaching staff exchange programs with over fifty partner Universities and more than a hundred scholarships.
Students can also make use of all facilities that Roma Tre University has to offer. Roma Tre is a urban university and its main campuses are located in the Piramide/Ostiense area in the central/southern part of Rome; all locations are easily accessible by subway. Roma Tre has about 40.000 students, more than 940 professors, more than 700 employees (librarians, administration staff, technicians), 12 Departments organised in over 70 first and second cycle degree courses, about 20 PhD Courses, about 700 international agreements, about 500.000 volumes available in its libraries. Roma Tre was ranked among the top 100 universities under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Supplement.
- Roma Tre offers its students many services, including sports facilities, university teams in various sporting disciplines including football, sailing and ping-pong, a stadium, an orchestra and a choir.
- Roma Tre University’s Internet Access Point – Piazza Telematica – is the first university computer laboratory to be organised along the lines of a wireless public internet point, offering a wide range of services and applications in 198 workstations including hardware and software for users with disabilities.
- Roma Tre’s Palladium Theatre hosts qualified international theatrical seasons, a variety of plays and experimental performances.
- Roma Tre University issues the Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language, which is officially recognised by the Italian State through Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The University Language Centre Roma Tre organises many language courses, including intensive Italian for foreigners.