The University of Tuscia is located in Viterbo, with campuses in and around its historical centre. Viterbo is the northernmost province of Lazio, in the heart of Italy, located less than 100 km from Rome and just over 200 km from Florence. Viterbo lies at the foot of the Cimini Mountains, close to lakes Bolsena and Vico, and just a short distance from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Viterbo’s typical medieval character stands proudly alongside modern facilities and services. The University of Tuscia was founded in 1979 and quickly developed into what it is today: the hub of culture and learning in the province, offering courses suited to the requirements of local, national and international students.
The synergy between our University and the local institutions has allowed four university campuses to develop. Three campuses are located in the historical city centre. They are the result of remarkable restoration projects on the Church of San Carlo, the Church of Santa Maria del Paradiso, and the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria in Gradi, housing the University administrative offices. Two more campuses are located in Rieti (RI) and Civitavecchia (RM).
The educational activities are managed by six Departments offering 19 undergraduate programmes, 20 second level degree programmes and 2 single cycle degree programmes. Our degree programmes are tailored to meet the demands of the European and international job markets.
Our university offers seven PhD programmes and several first and second level degree courses, as well as schools of specialization. The University of Tuscia has become an important cultural and educational partner of the Italian Armed Forces with a course that is mainly tailored to the training of students from the NCO Schools of the Italian Army and Air Force.
The University plays an important role in helping students to choose their programme of study by organising a series of meetings and joint activities with secondary schools. The relatively small student population facilitates closer relationships between the students and the teaching staff and access to all facilities and services.