Cassino, Italy


Established in 1979, the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS) is an Italian, public and multidisciplinary Higher Education Institution. UNICAS headquarter is in Cassino while two branches are hosted in Frosinone, and Gaeta.
With 9 programs (6 Master's and 3 Bachelor’s) entirely taught in English and more than 1500 international students from 58 different nationalities, UNICAS is now established as a district for International Studies, a significant excellence among the Italian Universities.
UNICAS plays a pivotal role in education, in research and technological transfer fostering public engagement within its local region, Southern Lazio.

History and Geography

Southern Lazio extends south of Rome in the region corresponding to the so-called Latium Adiectum of the Latin and Roman eras. A few kilometers away from the renowned beaches of Gaeta and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park, the city of Cassino, with 35,000 inhabitants and a 2,400-year-old history, is located at the foot of the Montecassino Abbey. It is centrally positioned between the cities of Rome and Naples along a historically strategic route for communications between central and southern Italy. For centuries, Cassino has been the main center of the Land of Saint Benedict, the patron saint of Europe.

Key figures

  • 39 Bachelor and Master programs
  • 5 PhD Schools
  • 7,500+ full-time students (Bachelor/Master/PhD)
  • 280 Teaching & Research Staff
  • 250 Administration Staff
  • 5 Departments
  • 2 Branches in the Cities of Frosinone and Gaeta

Campus and Departments

  • Campus Folcara (Departments of: Economics and Laws; Human, Social and Health Sciences; Humanities and Philosophy, Rectorate)
  • Engineering Buildings (Departments of: Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Electrical and Information Engineering)


UNICAS is a generalist, welcoming, and inclusive university engaged in education, research, technological transfer, and public engagement. Its five departments cover a wide spectrum of areas ranging from STEM disciplines to arts and humanities, including social, economic, and legal sciences, as well as psychology, pedagogy, and foreign-language teaching.
mise à jour le 22 mai 2024