The evolution and increase in safety and security threats at an international level places extraordinary focus on the improvement of emergency systems to deal with crisis, including those connected to ordinary and non-conventional events (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives).

Given the global interest in these issues, the department of industrial engineering and the faculty of medicine and surgery at Tor Vergata University introduced the international master courses in ‘Protection Against CBRNe Events’:

  • Master Course in ‘Protection against CBRNe events’ I Level (120 ECTS) and
  • Master Course in ‘Protection against CBRNe events’ II Level (60 ECTS)

This has been developed with the support of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, and in cooperation with the Italian Ministries of Defense and Interior, as well as with national and international partners like the ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology, the Italian National Health Institute, the Italian Parliamentary Committee for Technological Innovation, University consortia: Crati scrl, Maris scarl, Scire scarl, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), NATO School Oberammergau and NATO CBRN CoE/Vyskov, the NBC School of Rieti (Italy), VVU (Czech Republic), Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine), Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria) and Hotzone Solutions Group.

These courses aim at providing attendees with comprehensive competences in the field of CBRNe safety and security, through teaching and training – organised in modules – specifically focusing on real needs, including elements with live agents.

These master courses have also been accredited by NATO as ‘NATO selected’.

These courses are now open for registration; for more information and details please visit the website at or contact