University Carlo Cattaneo

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Carlo Cattaneo University (LIUC)
Libera Università Carlo Cattaneo
Type Private
Established 1991
Rector Prof. Valter Lazzari
Location Castellanza, Italy

The Carlo Cattaneo University (Italian: Libera Università Carlo Cattaneo, LIUC) is a proprietary, for-profit university located in Castellanza, Italy.

History and Profile[edit]

It was founded in 1991, by 300 entrepreneurs,[1] as a joint venture between Italian corporations who provided the initial funding and continued to provide support and guidance under the seal of the Industrial Association of the Province of Varese (UNIVA). The university, housed in a restored nineteenth century cotton mill,[1] is organized into three Faculties (Business & Economics, Business Law and Management Engineering). The University is named after Carlo Cattaneo, a nineteenth-century local thinker and economist. Evolution of course offerings:

  • In 1991, the university opened with an incoming class for the Bachelor of Business Administration (Economia Aziendale).
  • In 1994, a diploma in Logistical Engineering was offered.
  • In 1998, the bachelor's program in Business Law was introduced.


Faculty of Business & Economics

  • Laurea in Economia Aziendale
  • Laurea Magistrale in Economia Aziendale

Faculty of Engineering

  • Laurea in Ingegneria Gestionale
  • Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Gestionale

Faculty of Law

  • Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza

Rankings and Research[edit]

It is one of the three Italian Universities (together with SDA Bocconi and Universita Cattolica) part of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness's network teaching Michael Porter's Microeconomics of Competitiveness graduate class.[2]

Student and Alumni Associations[edit]

Alumni - Students and researchers who attended at least 1-year at the University Carlo Cattaneo participate in the LIUC Alumni Association.
Leo Club - Is an extension of Lions International and it is composed by young people. The purpose is organize services to rise money for pro-bono causes.
ESN - Erasmus Student Network is a no-profit international student organisation. The mission is to represent international students under the principle of "Students Helping Students".
Junior Enterprise LIUC - Offers teams of students with the ability to perform management consulting projects for companies located in Italy and abroad.
ELSA - Is part of European Law Students' Association, the world's largest independent law students' association.

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "An old cotton mill turned into a beautiful campus.". Università Carlo Cattaneo. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "MOC Universities". ISC - Harvard Business School. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 45°36′47″N 8°54′03″E / 45.61306°N 8.90083°E / 45.61306; 8.90083