Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Founded in Milan on December 7th 1921, by the Franciscan Fr Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is not just the most important Catholic higher education establishment in Europe but also the only Italian university to boast a countrywide dimension, with five campuses scattered across the national territory: Milan, (its original location in the ancient Cistercian monastery next to the Basilica of St Ambrose), Rome (the “A. Gemelli” Polyclinic), Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona and Campobasso.
The presence of 12 faculties within the campuses provides an authentic university experience, with the possibility for 42,000 students to benefit from interdisciplinary exposure and widen their cultural perspective beyond the boundaries of any given professional specialization. Thousands of graduates from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore have achieved significant milestones in a variety of professional fields.
Being firmly rooted in Catholicism, the University’s universal vocation and fidelity to the Gospel makes it into an ideal environment for a fruitful dialogue with people of all cultures, in light of the friendship between reason and faith.
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