The Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence was established in 1984 by the initiative of the Fondazione Rui. Since 1986, it has operated on the basis of an agreement with MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research).

CIMEA is the Italian centre within the NARIC network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres).

CIMEA owns an international documentation centre and a few specialised databases.

CIMEA may be contacted by e-mail and telephone (Monday & Wednesday 9:30 - 12:30 am). On the same days you can also arrange appointments. Purposes:

  • give information about opportunities and procedures for the recognition of foreign study qualifications
  • provide institutions with advice on the comparability of foreign qualifications for recognition purposes
  • promote the free movement of EU citizens with particular reference to international student mobility