The mission of LCU
LCU has a significant international orientation both in terms of relationship with other Universities and in the way of teaching.
Our objective is to provide the students with the appropriate tools to face the changing world and prepare graduants ready for the emerging requests by the labor market.
Thanks to the academic courses (focused on problems solving) and internships offered by the University during the study period, the majority of our students is able to find employment in short period after the degree.
LCU has gained a strong reputation in some particular areas where has activate (or is going to activate) course of studies either at undergraduate level and at postgraduate level.
Area of Strategic Studies, diplomacy and international relations. Within this area one can find studies and researches on intelligence and security issues and on agendas of international organizations. The undergraduate and graduate degree programs in this area were built as a result of reflections and discussions that have been developed within focus groups that are composed of prominent members of the institutions, specialists and experts from research centers recognized at international level. This innovative method has combined the acquisition of operational skills that graduates must possess in order to work successfully in this area with the methodology of university education leading to unique academic products in the Italian university at least. Link has launched since 2001 a Master in Intelligence and Security which was a novelty in the European university panorama, which brought together in Rome the leading international experts providing students enrolled in the Master a high view of the problems together with the presentation of case studies including those that are denominated intelligence failures. The same methodology and integrated approach to real cases has been exported to the research carried out at Link and, as relapse, in undergraduate and graduate degree program activated. In particular, techniques have been developed for the analysis of sources using new methods of semantic search in social networks. Innovative approaches, based on Fuzzy Logic, have been introduced for the decision problems and have been successfully used in problems such as conflicts in the Middle East and the so-called Arab Spring. Finally it is important to mention that it has been designed a degree on Innovation engineering for safety.
Area of international business and management Studies, with special reference to family business, finance and international taxation, sport management (with the relative researches center), management of logistics and transport, the organization and management of tourism.
In recent years we have accumulated, under the guidance of Prof. Piergiorgio Valente (established professional and pro tempore Chairman of the Fiscal Committee of the Confederation Fiscal Européenne) and his center of study and researches, a specific competence in research and training on theme of international tax planning and on the topic of “value chain”; two separate second level master have been planned that, at present, cannot be found elsewhere in Italy and in the European Union.
The value chain starts at the raw materials-end processor and stretches forward trough a combination of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and distributors, all of whom add value, ending with the customer. It Recognizes the increasingly networked environment That companies operate in many Often relying on partners and contractors in the delivery of products and services.
The Value Chain Master Program takes a strategic approach to all aspects of the value chain: transportation and storage; cash flows and expenses, e-commerce systems and market intelligence, customer and stakeholder relationship management.
The Value Chain programs (master and high level courses) are ideal for graduates: with a strong interest in Pursuing a career in the field of Value Chain Management, with an interest in issues related to adding value and improving on efficiency as well as effective Within Organizations management of resources Within and between businesses.
Area of Communications studies and events. The undergraduate and graduate degree in Communications have been designed with the objective of training professionals of a sector that has changed dramatically towards the end of the twentieth century, and that continues to be covered by rapid changes. The new development that has characterized the last few decades is the emerging of the so-called “entertainment economy”, made of the combination of information and entertainment in media companies that, despite the economic crisis is not yet over, continue to be one of the main engines of the world economy.
Areas of communication and cultural production, created with their own autonomy – newspapers, books, cinema, radio, television, theater, internet and mobile phones – have become complementary to each other and have profoundly changed all publishing platforms: web, tablet, smartphones have been the natural places of distribution and use of all kinds of information and show that it is increasingly difficult to imagine them separately.
In turn, advertisement , which is the yeast without which the entertainment economy is not growing, is undergoing a radical evolution that takes account of changes in consumption: of the audience, or the readers, not only the amount but their quality. This means that the traditional instruments, Auditel for example, fail to grasp the complexity of the changes in the market. The undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communications are designed to meet the needs of new professionals coming from public institutions and businesses in various countries.
Area of study in comparative law, international law and jurisprudence.
In this context, both research and teaching have been modeled on themes and methodologies they use very advanced and prestigious collaborations, both with regard to the teachers involved, and with regard to national and international institutions with which have been activated synergies and forms of cooperation. The degree course in Law and all law modules within the postgraduate products, in fact, have been articulated through innovative materials, close to the needs of a society in constant evolution and whose global economic and technological challenges require the right answers and always new insights; all this in a comparative perspective, which leads to the study and the comparison with the laws of civil and common law, as well as to the systems of Islamic law and Chinese. The stated objective is to make a close comparison between legal systems, understanding the convergences and divergences in the perspective of the transnational dimension of any legal problem. And so, we have developed a particular sensitivity not only to the common law, but also to apparently less investigated legal experiences, however, by no means, less interesting as in the case of Latin America. For this reason, we hosted, as visiting professors, personalities like Brian Cheffins (University of Cambridge) or Aida Kemelmajer (Universidad de Mendoza and Co-author of the draft of the new Civil Code of Argentina), and we have organized a series of initiatives, seminars and conferences with the most important experts in the field. Although attention has been focused more immediately on the legal systems that are models for the development of legal experience, the law and the attempts of developing uniform rules are essential components of our training. With this in mind we have also deepened in key cross-disciplinary subjects in the private and commercial law as well as human rights or sectorial aspects but of growing importance, such as sports law or maritime law, involving in a never mono dimensional approach all legal practitioners: scholars, judges, lawyers, notaries.
Area on digital society, digital administration and social innovation (with the establishment of a Study and researches center).
The goal is to work (research and training) in the field of digital innovation, to promote the European and Italian Digital Agenda, to develop infrastructure and telecommunications networks and systems of treatment, storage and transmission of data. The task requires a detailed participation in the national, European and international debate on these issues, in collaboration with European and international research centers and with the most active and productive industrial systems in order to promote the training of new professionals required by the development of the Innovation Society in all areas of activity. The elaboration of the courses, especially postgraduate, must be strictly aimed at labor market related questions. In particular it is believed to operate in the direction of the following items:
- Modernization and digitalization of public administration and of the production system;
- Optimization and safety of communications systems and data processing including their storage and preservation;
- Development of new techniques for data processing and dissemination in society of open data and big data;
- Emergence of smart cities in the digital society and innovation;
- Implementation of the legal and regulatory activities at the level of individual countries, either in Europe and outside Europe.
Area of Studies on arts, languages and cultures.
The proposal was made by the Into draft in accordance with what Link intends to do as his main scientific and educational characteristic; based on this theme it has been designed a Master in Management of Cultural Heritage.The area includes different disciplines, which are interconnected, all related to the great heritage of the Italian Renaissance that is the basis of what is called Italian genius, style and design (made in Italy).
The main contribution that the Italian education system can give is tied to the cultural landscape, which includes the world of design and organization of cities, architecture, archeology, cultural heritage. Inside this set there is a separation that regards, on the one hand, all that has to do with the use and with the practical function of life, how is the architecture and how is the city; on the other hand, you can refer to the whole of the cultural heritage as evidence not of use, but of meanings of our culture, from archeology to cultural heritage in a broadest sense. The architecture looks primarily to the term project of transformation. The world of cultural heritage, archeology, etc., looks clearly at the notions of conservation, enhancement, preservation, restoration: moreover also contemplating the inclusion of such assets in the construction of the contemporary city. It is evident that these two systems have their common reference to history, or rather a historicist culture that is based on the relationship with the past and on his knowledge of its ability to conserve, protect and plan for the new.This is a distinctive feature of the Italian culture that refers to an original training offer in both indicated areas with the competitive advantage compared to other international educational offers, to have a “raw material” that coincides with its extraordinary wealth of goods and a huge wealth of experience and expertise (We have in fact connected to Link primary expertise in the field of restoration and in higher education who have designed and built the most important restoration of the world in the last 30 years).
Area of International Economic Studies and, in particular, development economics, green economy in the context of a new model of global production (sector the becomes more and more strategic as highlighted in the recent State of the Union speech by President Obama and to which we have devoted a series of scientific seminars in collaboration with the University of Tor Vergata Economics Foundation) and the blue economy.
During the last global crisis in 2008, emerged a strong lack of economists having a complex economic knowledge(including the politico-legal-institutional technology), while at the universities, the training of economists is focused on the quantitative aspects and modeling.
At the international level is growing today, especially in developing countries, the demand of professionals having knowledge in business, finance, institutions (public and private, national and international) able to provide to the decision makers a complex analysis in various areas and useful scenarios for an effective governance. In collaboration with the Economics Foundation Tor Vergata in Rome, chaired by Prof. Luigi Paganetto we have developed a series of scientific meetings with the participation of the Brookings Institute, Aspen and with the participation of Nobel Prize of Economy and leading world organizations . It’s possible to create a training school involving some prestigious Nobel Prizes and economists who work with Tor Vergata (among others, Joseph Stiglitz, Michael Spence, Jean Paul Fitoussi) who have already required a commitment by the University in the direction indicated above.