Fondazione Rui Residenze Universitarie Internazionali
Fondazione Rui Residenze Universitarie Internazionali

Networks and

CCUM - Conference of the University Colleges of Merit

The RUI Foundation is part of the Conference of the University Colleges of Merit, an association uniting and representing the Colleges of Merit acknowledged and accredited by the Ministry of Education.

The CCUM represents and promotes the cause of the University Colleges of Merit in their national and international relationships with institutions, universities, the society at large and the job market.  In particular, it promotes initiatives and programs that support their associates in the realization of their educational and residential activities.

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CCUM Conferenza Collegi Universitari di Merito
EucA European University College Association

EucA - European University College Association

The RUI Foundation residences are part of EucA (European University College Association), the association promoting within the European Union the role and cultural initiatives of Colleges of Merit significantly contributing to European strategies in education and international mobility. EucA presents international educational initiatives that involve residents and develops a professional education program for managers and educators on the theme of “student affairs and services.”

Based in Brussels, EucA represents Colleges of Merit from 12 European countries (Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Hungary).

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Associated Cultural Centres

The Associated Cultural Centers offer university students training activities similar to Colleges’ones, except for accommodation. As the halls of residence, they are inspired by St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church. The Centers have autonomous economic management and governance; Rui Foundation collaborates with them on specific projects, best practices exchanges and initiatives aimed at personal and professional growth of university students.

The Associated Cultural Centers are in Bologna (L’Arengo), Cagliari (Asibiri), Florence (Accademia dei Ponti), Rome (Studio Club e Roccaromana), Sassari (Accademia delle Fontane), Torino (Valmiana e Riparia), Trieste (Ternova), Verona (Pontenavi e Clivia).

CIMEA Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence

Cimea and AsRui

The RUI Foundation is a founding member of CIMEA (AsCIMEA Centro Informazione Mobilità Equivalenze Accademiche). This Association is exclusively devoted to education, teaching and studying, and aims at researching the higher education sector in order to spread information and become a consultant on degree recognition and on issues connected with Italian and international higher teaching and education through its activities ( Since 1986, the Ministry of Education has designated CIMEA as the official Italian center regulated by ENIC (European Network of National Information Centres on academic recognition and mobility of the European Council and of UNESCO) and by NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centers of the European Union).

The RUI Foundation is also a founding member of the Association Services and Research RUI (AsRUI), recognized by the Ministry of Education with a decree dated 28/12/1995, primarily concerned with offering publication and research services to public and private institutions.

Fondazione Rui: university colleges of merit recognized by Italian and European institutions