Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Founded by Father Agostino Gemelli in 1921, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe’s most important Catholic University and, in addition to its evolving global reputation, it is also the only Italian university to boast a national network with its five Campuses in Milan, Brescia, Cremona, Piacenza and Rome, where is located also the “Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli”.

Head quarters Milan, main entrance

Università Cattolica’s didactic profile is extensive and varied: 12 Faculties (Economics, Economics and Law, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Education, Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Political and Social Sciences); almost 100 academic programmes – undergraduate, graduate and single-cycle graduate degree programmes; and a wide range of postgraduate programmes to provide top-class education for a total of 40 thousand students.

The international dimension is also guaranteed due to numerous degree programmes taught in English and the large number of foreign exchange students who choose Università Cattolica for its esteemed academic reputation. Equally, young Italians are given the opportunity to set out from the five University campuses to further their studies in foreign universities.

Head quarters Milan, cloisters

Cattolica places great importance on its post-graduate offerings and it fosters forms of collaboration, relating to training and the workplace, with other national and international universities and research centres of excellence, along with successful business enterprises and institutions. Through its tradition of relations with the start-up ecosystem (venture financing, incubators, Contamination Labs, banks, technology centres, start-uppers, foundations etc.) the University helps fledgling businesses and potential entrepreneurs to kick-start their ideas and to collaborate coherently with public and private entities.

Rome campus

The University promotes and supports collaboration projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, with the direct involvement of students, professors and administrative and support staff.

Annual funding for research exceeds 30 million euros (86% from external organizations and 14% self-financed by the University)

Over 4,500 publications and research papers are published every year by professors, researchers, research fellows and doctoral students, 65% of which are in a foreign language, mainly English

In addition to its departments, centres and institutes, the University has five University Centres for the design, development and implementation of research, training and intervention projects on topics of particular strategic importance such as, for example, Bioethics, International Solidarity and Family Studies

Piacenza Campus

The University is currently involved in 16 research projects, specifically financed with internal resources, dedicated to topics related to current social and anthropological transformations: immigration and plural societies, demographic aging, the crisis of Eurocentrism and the future of European humanism, plus, adaptation to climate change

Our Transdisciplinary Research on Food Issues Centre promotes multi and transdisciplinary scientific activities, both on a national and international level, on the theme of food in the following sectors: agri-food, legal, food safety and food security;

The Osservatorio per il territorio: impresa, formazione, internazionalizzazione, set up in the Brescia campus, supports the development of local entrepreneurship through training, research and consultancy on the themes of innovation and internationalisation.