Link Campus University

Link Campus University (often referred to as Link Campus, or sometimes just Link), formerly Link Campus -- University of Malta, is a proprietary, for-profit Italian university located in Rome, Italy. It used to be the Italian branch of the University of Malta[1] and is now accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. Link Campus instructs NATO intelligence personnel[2] and the US intelligence and law enforcement officials are also involved with Link.

Link Campus University
Former names
Link Campus - University of Malta
PresidentVincenzo Scotti
RectorClaudio Roveda

History and accreditation

Founded in 1999, it was the first foreign university authorized to operate in Italy.[3] On 4 July 2007, the Minister of Education issued the decree following the Lisbon Convention of 1997 and the laws and acts of the Italian Government which recognize and approve of the degree requirements of the Link Campus.[4] Since 2011, the institution has also been part of the Italian university system.[5]

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have sent their officers to lecture at Link. In 2004, the CIA and Link organized a conference in Rome attended by intelligence and police officials of nearly 30 countries, including then-CIA deputy director for intelligence Jami Miscik. The then-CIA analyst Stephen Marrin was a guest lecturer at Link.[6]


The school offers the following undergraduate and graduate degrees:[7]

Corso di laureaTipo di laureaClasse di laurea
Economia aziendale internazionaletriennaleL-18
Scienze della politica e dei rapporti internazionalitriennaleinterclasse L-16/L-36
Comunicazione e DAMStriennaleinterclasse L-3/L-20
Tecnologie e linguaggi della comunicazionemagistraleLM-59
Gestione aziendalemagistraleLM-77
Studi strategici e scienze diplomatichemagistraleinterclasse LM-52/LM-62
Giurisprudenzaciclo unicoLMG-01

Link Academy, directed by the Italian actor Alessandro Preziosi, is Link Campus University's Department of Performing Arts.


  1. University of Malta. "Associated entities". Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. Italian Minister of Education, University and Research. "D.M. 27 novembre 1999" (in Italian). Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  4. Italian Minister of Education, University and Research. "D.M. 4 luglio 2007" (in Italian). Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  5. Italian Minister of Education, University and Research. "Sommario della Gazzetta Ufficiale Serie Generale n. 268 del 17-11-2011, Riconoscimento della Link Campus quale universita' non statale dell'Ordinamento universitario italiano" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  6. David Ignatius: The CIA's Dissidents, The Washington Post, 6 April 2004
  7. Link Campus University. "Scuola undergraduate e graduate" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.

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