About IAN

What is the real value of the International Academy of Business Technologies and Arts 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 Academy” was Founded With a view to creating a reality on the territory that could confer a real professionalism in addition to theoretical training, in the electronic field, it was a real stroke of genius.
  • 2012
    July - “More than 400 students were attending the the Lo Riparo Professional Programs and it was leading the local Education.
  • 2015
    Given the experience in the field of international education, Lo Riparo became the IAN Academy, founding its first international roots in Southern Italy, with a headquarters in Barcelona and Naples. About 600 students per year. Thanks to the power of research and development, it was an air of growth.
  • 2017
    Professional Arts and Design Programs programs were inserted in the IAN Educational Curriculum, thanks to the support of the important Italian Brands and Companies which have given a lot of success to young aspiring professionals to work and study with the hottest personalities of the Italian Business Class.
  • 2018
    The IAN Academy opened up its frontiers to International Students and became the most reputed Academy of Southern Italy. The campus started hosting more than 46 Countries from all over the globe and started speaking more than 6 languages.
  • 2019
    IAN got an Important European Accreditation from ECBE to release Post-Graduate Programs, Master and as well as started designing the On-the-Job Courses. March – IAN became a Member of “Consorzio Costa del Vesuvio” for the cultural Tourism in Italy and started a faculty of Hotel Management, we realized also that we needed a bigger building and many laboratories.
  • 2020
    November - IAN got partnered with Mavv (in the Faculty of Agricolture in Naples and many Hotels, in order to assure the internships for the courses of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in the same time Naples was recognized as an important tourist destination and also received a worldwide award as the Italian food landmark. IAN gave its contribution to the development of the city with a specific path for specialization in sommelier, F&B manager and Maître.
  • 2021
    IAN comes into possession of a building of 24 thousand square meters, with 3 auditoriums, 6 training rooms, student accommodation equipped with kitchens and every comfort and many laboratories. The structure, in the hearth of the city, hosted a flow of over 1800 students a year coming from all over the world, between academics and cultural exchanges. We also became exams pole of Pegaso University
  • 2023
    We have a framework agreement with most of the best Italian private Universities for student exchanges, we also became official partners of MADE, Suor Orsola Benincasa and winners of the Napoli Cultura competition, we are still working and fully oriented to innovation for offering you the even best education of ever! To Be Continued…


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.

Focom Formazione: Cod. Accreditamento Regione Campania 336-1-5-S

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

IAN Academy is a Member of Consorzio Costa del Vesuvio

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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