Link Campus University operates since 1999 as the Italian filiation of the University of Malta. The Link Campus University, have been introduced to the international academic world through bilateral agreement and cooperation programmes with several universities in different countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Australia. The Link Campus University is also associated with some of the main international university networks as Utrecht, Compostela, Santander and Community of Universities of the Mediterranean. Moreover, it attends to the main research, teaching and exchange programmes of the European Union as MEDA, Socrates and Leonardo. In the United States it is a member of ISEP (International Student Exchange Programme), NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and CIEE (Council for International Education Exchange). Excluding the United Kingdom, it is the oldest member of the Commonwealth University Association.
On the 21st September 2011 Link Campus University (LCU) becomes legally recognized non-state universities of the Italian university system.
Within the Link Campus University the “Research Centres” are the driving forces of innovation. The Research Centres constantly promote the dissemination of knowledge through documents, reports, studies and research and fosters debate through seminars, conferences and workshops, thus creating opportunities for discussion, analysis and update with a cross-sectoral approach to the issues questioned.
The Centres establish partnerships with government departments and agencies, private operators, research institutes and training and trade associations. Link Campus University has always been particularly involved in the themes ICT, smart technologies, social studies and social innovation.
Link Campus research department concerns with:
- Research Centres;
- Training Centres;
- Service Centres.
- DASIC (Digital Administration and Social Innovation centre);
- Direco (Interdisciplinary studies of law and economics in the era of globalization and digital society);
- Mec (Research and International Studies in hermeneutical methodology of complexity);
- Cris (Studies on the evolution of international relations and security – Analysis Laboratory);
- Crifc (Finance and taxation in the era of globalization).
- Idems (institute of law and sport management);
- Link Theatre;
- Local security.
- Link Lab.