CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica, www.consorzio-cini.it), a consortium of 47 public Italian universities, is today the main point of reference for the national academic research in the fields of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technologies. CINI aims at providing added value to the member Universities, the Italian production system, the Italian Public Administration, and the overall country, being the representative of the almost whole Italian Academic Informatics Community. It involves 1,300+ professors of both Computer Science (Italian SSD INF/01) and Computer Engineering (Italian SSD INGINF/05), belonging to 47 universities that do research in CS/CE, deliver MS/PhD degrees, and are public funded.
Established in 6.12.1989, CINI is under the supervision of the competent Italian Ministry for University and Research. The Consortium is submitted to the periodic Quality Evaluation of its research activities by ANVUR, the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research.