the american university of rome is committed to excellence in education and the promotion of cross-cultural exchange. aur is dedicated to encouraging academic achievement in its students and offers a curriculum designed to complement our high academic standards and ensure an active-learning environment with small student:faculty ratio. the university also offers a study abroad program for students studying at other universities. founded in 1969, the american university of rome is the oldest degree-granting american university in rome. aur is a coeducational, accredited university which offers undergraduate degrees in six disciplines and enrolls more than 550 students.