The Università Cattaneo is located in the North of Italy in the small town of Castellanza. It lies only 30 minutes from the city of Milan, Italy's industrial and financial capital, and close to the Milan Malpensa International Airport and the Italian lakes. It was set up in 1991 by the local industrial association with the aim of providing graduates with an appropriate combination of academic knowledge and practical understanding for a constantly evolving and increasingly global labour market.
It is a small university (1,800 students) with private status that is fully recognised by the Italian Ministry for Higher Education. It offers degree programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral levels in business administration, industrial management and law that are delivered in both Italian and English. Teaching staff come from a mixture of academic and professional backgrounds and all students are given a range of opportunities to engage directly with business leaders and develop useful professional and personal skills outside the traditional curriculum. All programmes have a strong emphasis on industrial links, reflected in the consistently high graduate employment rates.
LIUC also has a strong focus on internationalisation with a worldwide network of 116 partner institutions in 38 countries offering opportunities for student exchange, joint programmes and summer schools. More than 1 in 3 of its graduates have international experience and LIUC has been first in Italian private university rankings for internationalisation since 2006.