About IAN

What is the real value of the University and what is the University for?

In the collective imagination we think at the University as a place where we learn something, where we to study and gain skills or obtain a Diploma or a Degree. In the last 3 years, all the greatest global companies have realized that for hiring people is not enough to search candidates based on the Title they have, but based on what a person really knows how to do and furthermore based on what a person thinks.

How many times have we heard of someone who after years of study and specialization found himself unable to do anything when introduced in the world of work or unable to take the right decision?

How many times have we had an idea that seemed successful but when we presented it to our friends or relatives they didn’t seem enthusiastic, they started to pose a lot of problems so we gave up?

The IAN Academy firmly wants to combat this “bad and good ideas” conception because we believe that every idea born among bad and good times and among many problems, even those ideas that made the history of the world had so many initial doubts and problems.

IAN campus garden

For this reason the IAN Academy has created a strategy of structured programs to give real theoretical and practical foundations to students and not to get lost even for a moment in the maze of soft and hard skills, in the run to the certificate of this and that for finding a good job or for developing their own idea of business.

We think that each student can be a potential Superstar-Entrepreneur of the future, as well as a potential international Big-manager or maybe the next Founder of something that will change the world just like Eilon Mask or Jeff Bezos! And we think that every idea has a big potential.

The important thing is to find the key to solve those problems without abandoning the ideas! So we based our study programs on the conception to develop innovation, idea generation and succeed in the world!

The IAN study programs are centered on the fast and effective learning and mixed with a deep training, they are not easy to face, but they forge big shoulders so that future challenges of life become a springboard and not an obstacle.

And also, in the Imaginary of the IAN Academy the university is the place where life memories, lasting friendships are built, where the man or woman becomes mature and create the basis for the most important networks and connections for the life, the best minds in the world remember the university period as the one that shaped their personality and this is what the vision of the IAN aims!


  • 2008
    October - “Lo Riparo Rapido Academy was Founded by Mr. Simone Perfetti”.
  • 2012
    July - “More than 400 students were attending the the Lo Riparo Professional Programs and it was leading the local Education.
  • 2015
    Miss Donatella Sciarra become Co-Founder and thanks to her support the Academy started offering Under-Graduation programs for Home Students as well as Business Management programs held by the very important personalities in field of Business Management of the Region.
  • 2017
    Professional Arts and Aesthetician programs were inserted in the IAN Educational Offer portfolio thanks to the support of the important Italian Brand “Dharma” which has given a lot of success to young aspiring artists of aesthetics and hairstyles to work and study with the hottest personalities of the Italian Jet Set.
  • 2018
    Lo Riparo Rapido opened up its frontiers to International Students and it became International Academy of Naples (IAN)
  • 2019
    IAN got an Italian State-Government Accreditation to release Post-Graduate Programs, Master and On-the-Job Courses.
    March – IAN became a Member of “Consorzio Costa del Vesuvio” for the cultural Tourism in Italy and got an award
  • 2020
    November -IAN got partnered with Mavv (in the Faculty of Agricolture in Naples) with whose president Mr. Eugenio Gervasio they introduced the University Accredited courses of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the beauty of the Royal Palace of Portici, important tourist destination and Italian food landmark and with a specific path for specialization in sommelier and F&B manager.
  • 2021
    We are still working and fully oriented to innovation for offering you the even best education of ever!


The Accreditations are very important for us.

As an Italian private School, we are under the European Area of Higher Education and registered under ECAS – European Commission Authentication Service, and according to the Bologna process, we maintain the 60 credits per year.

Our transfer system of the ECTS level of score is valid around the world.

IAN Academy is a Member of Consorzio Costa del Vesuvio

VTCT Accredited

Our Campus

We have one campus in Italy providing quality education & several other services to our students

IAN campus

Missionari Vincenziani

Vico Castrucci 4B, 80137, Napoli
Metro Stop: Municipio (L1), Piazza Cavour (L2)
Meters to Metro Stop: 30

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