UNINETTUNO is an Italian distance teaching university based in Rome that cooperates with universities from Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and Asia, to deliver a wealth of degree programmes and qualifications solely online. Established in 2005 by the Italian Ministry of Education, UNINETTUNO has led innovation in the online delivery of quality courses, and has achieved noteworthy national awards for the standards it has achieved. On May 23rd 2017, UNINETTUNO ranked 3rd overall (only online university to rank) in a quality assessment of both public and private institutions made by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System (ANVUR). Most recently, UNINETTUNO was acknowledged by UNESCO for its commitment to sustainable development.