Rome's La Sapienza climbs world university ranks

Rome's La Sapienza university has entered the ranks of the world's top 200 universities, climbing 15 places from last year to reach number 190. The figures have been compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds (...

Rome opens schools for summer activities

This year Rome is keeping some of its schools open during the summer vacation to help look after 5,000 children from three to eleven years old. About 54 schools will open two to three days a week from...

Bullying in Rome’s schools

The first study on bullying in Rome schools shows that 29 per cent of those interviewed had suffered some form of bulling but that 74 per cent had never spoken about it before. The sample was made up...

Students protest against education reforms

Students have returned to the streets in protest over reforms and job cuts in the education sector. On 17 November, international students

The lay centre relocates

The Lay Centre is now offering an expanded programme from its new surroundings in what director Donna Orsuto calls

Back to school

Rome state schools will be opening their doors to students on 14 and 15 September. Infants, primary pupils and secondary school pupils in grade one will start on 14 September. Secondary pupils from gr...

News from the American Academy.

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) is looking for a new director to replace Dr Carmela Vircillo Franklin, who will be stepping down in the summer of 2010. Requirements include fluency in Italian langu...

Police and university students clash.

Police and students at Rome

Lent meals in Rome schools.

After the previous controversy over school menus "going ethnic", a new one has exploded over the imposition of a menu served to schoolchildren during the period of Lent. The Rome city department for e...

Gelmini rethinks education reform.

The education minister Mariastella Gelmini has presented a

Fulbright and AACUPI celebrate anniversaries.

The 60th anniversary of the Fulbright Commission and the 30th anniversary of the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) were celebrated on 20 November at the US amba...

Region introduces Casa Nido day care.

Finding suitable childcare in the Lazio region will soon be much easier with the introduction of the "Casa Nido" project. As of late December, women who have undergone the training scheme to become so...

History week at the Ara Pacis.

The theme of this year

Student demos against reforms.

Thousands of student protesters have converged on Rome

Student protests in Italy.

Protests are building across Italy against proposed government reforms, which could radically transform the primary, secondary and higher education sectors. Students, teachers and university professor...

Italy gets a C- in education.

The Italian education system has received a critical review from the 2008

Erasmus Italy an uphill struggle.

According to a survey carried out by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) together with the Studenti Magazine, Erasmus students studying in Italy are unhappy about many of the aspects of their experience...

Nursery school registration opens.

Registration at city-run nursery schools and other services for children between 0 and 3 years for the 2008-2009 school year opens on 3 March and continues until 4 April. Children born after 1 January...


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