About us

60 Years of RUI

At almost 60 years old, RUI is still young, dynamic and modern, and an authentic place of university culture open to the city.

Founded in 1959 by professionals from the academic, institutional and industrial worlds, RUI was inspired by St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, with the aim of ​​being a place for training, studying and discussions, capable of accommodating university students from all over the world.

RUI opened on April 24th, 1960 and is the first one of the halls of residences managed by Rui Foundation. The Italian acronym “R.U.I.” means “International University Residence(s)”.


Direction Team

RUI is lead by professionals in the educational field. Their training is in continuous development; each year the members of the direction conduct refresher training and methodological enrichment.

The personal relationship that develops between direction and students is one of the many strengths of life at RUI; it’s a relationship built on listening and openness, to calmly face the challenges and embrace increasingly ambitious goals.

Residence Stories

The atmosphere that reigns in RUI is that of a typical welcoming home that is always open, where everyone cares for each other and works together for the good of all.

Life in the Residence is marked by commitment to daily practice, but is enriched by moments of fun, shared experiences, cultural studies and sports, that must be part of a young and university environment.

Like in a family, every resident is called on to take on small tasks to form a strong sense of responsibility and accountability, and to develop human skills both of relational and managerial nature. This approach will provide a wealth of essential experiences for the student’s personal and professional growth.


Home Administration Team

At RUI we take care of every detail to make residents feel at home. Specialized teams take care of housekeeping, cooking, cleaning and laundry services, creating a warm and cozy home.

Meals are prepared to provide a healthy and balanced diet. Like family, we pamper our students on joyous occasions such as holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.

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