Centro di Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equivalenze Accademiche


CIMEA – Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence has performed since 1984 its specific activity of information and advicing on the procedures of qualifications recognition and on themes linked to Italian and international higher education and training.

The principal objective of CIMEA is to further academic mobility in all aspects, facilitating the understanding of the elements of the Italian system and of foreign education and training systems and sponsor the principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention on qualifcations recognition.

CIMEA owns an international document centre and specialised databases on foreign higher education systems, on the types of qualifications of every country and on the national legislation in terms of higher education. It supplies on average, via email, and free of charge, replies to around 20,000 enquiries on the theme of qualification recognition and evaluation every year, to Italian and foreign universities, university students, lecturers and researchers, international organizations, ministries, research institutes and Italian and foreign public bodies, institutions, companies and associations, Italian and European citizens, and citizens from all continents.

Manuela Costone

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