The CRUI is the association of the state and private universities.
Established in 1963 as a private association of Rectors, the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has over time acquired an acknowledged institutional and representative role, as well as a practical capacity to influence the development of the university system through its intense activity of study and experimentation.
Since 2001, the Conference of Italian University Rectors has been flanked in its managerial and executive functions by the CRUI Foundation, which is entrusted with developing projects and services in conformity with the strategies of the Conference of Italian University Rectors.
A strong Institutional role
The CRUI engages in the provision of proposals, consultatiopn, and co-ordination in relation to the key questions and issues of the university system. It is a leading point of reference as regards the questions and needs of academic world as a whole for the Italian Parliament and the Italian Ministry of Education.
A new university system
The CRUI develops and supports the model of autonomous universities established by the Italian Parliament and together with other European partners, within the framework of the commitments understaken by Italy in an international context, it is working to build the European Higher Education and Research Area.
Innovative models and methods
Given its acknowledged skills and expertise, the CRUI, thanks to the close integration with CRUI Foundation, develops and organises innovative initiatives and projects for universities; experiments with new models and methodologies that can be adopted by unversities; promotes and engages in communication within the university system; manages programmes and services for universities.