Rome's Sapienza University elects female rector for first time in 700 years

Antonella Polimeni is the first female rector elected to a major Italian university. La Sapienza University in Rome has appointed Antonella Polimeni as its new rector, the first woman to hold the top...

An interview with Isaac Driver, headmaster at St. Thomas’s International School in Viterbo

Wanted in Rome interviews Mr. Isaac Driver, headmaster of St. Thomas’s International School in Viterbo. Dear Mr. Driver, in your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing educational institutio...

'Are you black or are you dirty?' Italy's racist school books

Controversy over Italian school books accused of racism. A racism row has broken out in Italy in recent days leading the Raffaello publishing group to apologise and withdraw a school textbook from ci...

Italy: Rome school at centre of sexism row over miniskirts

Schoolgirls asked not to wear miniskirts as their legs "catch the eye" of male teachers. A Rome high school has landed itself at the centre of a controversy after it requested female students not to...

Italy’s oldest student celebrates degree at 96

96-year-old university student in Sicily graduates with top honours. Giuseppe Paternò, aged almost 97, has graduated with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and History, receiving top honours from...

Dr. Kristen DiMatteo appointed new head at the American Overseas School of Rome

Dr. Kristen DiMatteo, new head at the American Overseas School of Rome (AOSR ), spoke to Wanted in Rome about the challenges that lie ahead for private international education. by Marco Venturini...

Rome: La Sapienza ranked top university in Italy

La Sapienza rises in CWUR world university rankings. Rome's Università La Sapienza is the top university in Italy according to the 2020-21 ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR),...

The American University of Rome names new President

Dr Scott Sprenger to succeed Dr Richard Hodges as AUR President. The American University of Rome (AUR) has named Dr Scott Sprenger as its new President, succeeding Dr Richard Hodges, who is retiring...

Chris Smalling visits St Stephen's School Rome

Wanted in Rome Junior article by Lucie Dumont and Laith Zehni, students at St Stephen's International School, Rome. AS Roma defender and Manchester United legend Chris Smalling was invited to talk to...

Wanted in Rome Junior: Romeo and Juliet

Students from The New School Rome see Romeo and Juliet at Rome's Globe Theatre. The English department of The New School was delighted to organise an outing to see an English-language production of R...

Interview with principal of St George's British International School, Rome

Principal David Tongue joined St George’s from Brighton College Bangkok in January 2019, after leadership posts in the UAE, the Falkland Islands and Spain.                                            ...

Fulbright alumni gather at historic event in Rome

Rome hosts major alumni event for Fulbright Programme in Italy. For the first time in the history of the Fulbright Programme in Italy, scholars from 1948 - the year in which the Fulbright Commission...

Rome's La Sapienza rated top university in Italy

La Sapienza rises in world university rankings.Rome's Università La Sapienza is the top university in Italy according to the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of Shanghai Ranking Cons...

Wanted in Rome Junior: Rome's international schools prioritise reduction of plastic

By Isabella Todini, age 17, grade 11, St Stephen's School, Rome. “By choosing the path of indifference we are consciously giving up on the life, home and happiness of the future generations of this E...

Wanted in Rome Junior: Maupal comes to Rome International School

Street artist Maupal meets students of Rome International School. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is a transdisciplinary programme for children from 3 to 11 years of...

Success for Rome's Sapienza University in world rankings

Università La Sapienza ranked first in world for Classical Studies and Ancient History. Rome's Sapienza University has been ranked the top university in the world for Classical Studies and Ancient Hi...

Southlands students bring Christmas cheer to Rome hospital

Year 13 students from Southlands International School in Rome presented gifts to young patients of GB Grassi in Ostia. Students from Year 13 at Southlands International School brought gifts and festi...

Universities in Rome and Philadelphia create first dual international medical degree

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Thomas Jefferson University sign ground-breaking medical degree agreement  Rome's Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the Thomas Jefferson University in...

Rome schools closed on Monday 29 October

Rome to close all schools in city due to expected storm Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the closure of all schools in the capital on Monday 29 October due to a code orange storm warning. The...

New vice president at The American University of Rome

Dr Maria Galli Stampino is new vice president and dean of academic affairs at The American University of Rome. The American University of Rome (AUR) has welcomed Dr Maria Galli Stampino as its new vi...

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