This volume brings together the papers presented at the Congress The age of adolescence and youth and the psychosocial profile of University student, that took place in Bologna (June 9-11, 1988) during the celebrations of the Ninth Centenary of the foundation of the University of Bologna. The three introductory papers deal with the passage from adolescence to adulthood from a psychological viewpoint, a sociological one and a pedagogical one. The subsequent section explores models and services for psychological help to University students. The last section deals with some of the problems that emerged during the conference. They were discussed in a final Round Table.