Tor Vergata University was established in 1981. In 2014 it has been ranked 33rd among the world's top 50 universities established within the last 50 years. The Department of Biology is relevant to the aims of LifeWatch both in research and education.

In the field of Biodiversity two sections are worth of mention: the Laboratory of Experimental Ecology and Aquaculture (LESA), hosting the Ecology and Zoology groups, and the Botanical Garden associated to the Botany research group. Yet, several other resources are of potential interest to LW.

University of Rome Tor Vergata