About us

The 'Conferenza dei Collegi Universitari di Merito’ (CCUM) is the association that brings together and represents the University Colleges recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. As a branch association, CCUM provides an independent and cohesive voice for representing the University Colleges of Merit towards different stakeholders, and particularly with the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

CCUM supports Universities and residential structures by offering advice, programs and services to foster students’ academic success, including their personal and professional development, and to encourage the creation of a thriving university community.

CCUM develops its activities starting from the experience of the University Colleges of Merit and through the dialogue with leading professional associations of Student Affairs and Services to which it belongs to: NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, originally National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers-International).

CCUM is a founding member of EucA (European University College Association) that aims to promote in the European Union the role and model of University Colleges, by giving its contribution to the European strategies on training and international mobility.


Events and news from University Colleges and the association.

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