IUL online university was founded by Ministerial Decree of 2 December 2005, published in the official journal on 5 January 2006. It issues academic qualifications recognised by law in accordance with art. 3 of Ministerial Decree no. 509 of 3 November 1999 and subsequent amendments.
The university is founded by the IUL Consortium, consisting of two public institutions:
- The National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE);
- The University of Foggia.
IUL online university is subject to the accreditation and control system of ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System). This means that IUL’s educational provision must be in line with a specific regulatory framework, in order to guarantee ever-increasing quality standards, through constant monitoring, assessment, self-assessment and audit processes.