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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Founded in Milan in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe’s most important Catholic university. It is also the only university in Italy with campuses all over the country: in Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia and Rome – also home to the Agostino Gemelli General Hospital (which as the official hospital for the Pope keeps a suite of reserved rooms always available for him).

Academic excellence, a commitment to charting the frontiers of research, and high standards of services are the strengths of an institution long recognised for its openness to innovation and change. Università Cattolica holds a place in European tradition as a seat of cultural development; the strong and essential focus on a comprehensive, unifying building of knowledge facilitates an understanding and interpretation of the complexities of life today. The university’s mission translates into the offer of an education focused on development of the person as a whole.
Based on these ideals and this commitment, Università Cattolica has educated many of the individuals in past and present positions of leadership in Italy. The thousands of graduates since the institution’s foundation include eminent scholars, politicians, lawyers, educators, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, professionals, journalists, writers, publishers, and Church leaders. And there are so many other graduates who have contributed to building Università Cattolica’s reputation in Italy and around the world.

Cattolica faculty, staff and students cooperate closely with universities around the world to create learning opportunities, share knowledge and facilitate intercultural understanding. The university belongs to a number of international networks and project groups aimed at increasing exchange and mobility of students and staff to contribute to the improvement of lives and economic development in areas of the world which need our help. These are: LLP Erasmus Network, ISEP Network, International Network of Universities (INU), Fédération des Universités Catholiques Européenes (FUCE), Fédération Internationale des Universités Catholiques (FIUC), Confucius Institute.

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