The University of Rome “Tor Vergata” was established in 1982: it is therefore a relatively young University. It was designed on the model of Anglo-Saxon campuses: it stretches on 600 hectares and hosts important research institutions, such as CNR and the Italian Space Agency – ASI, ENEA, ESA-ESRIN, the National Institute of Astrophysics, Monte Porzio Catone Observatory and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. Right from the start their presence has contributed to turning “Tor Vergata” into a dynamic research pole.
Furthermore, the Campus hosts one of the most modern hospitals in Italy, the University Hospital Tor Vergata, a care and research centre where the Medical School is active as well.
Since 2009, Tor Vergata organizes the international Master Courses in Protection Against CBRNe Events, and became the first and only university that awards students with an Academic title on CBRNe.
The Master courses, organized jointly by the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Medical School, can boast the status of NATO selected, and cooperation agreements with OPCW, the Italian Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defence, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and other national and international public and private entities operating in the field of CBRNe.