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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe’s largest Catholic University and it is the only Italian academic institute that can vaunt a nationwide profile with its five affiliated campuses: Milan, Brescia, Cremona, Piacenza and Rome, where the University Policlinico ‘A. Gemelli’ is also operative. Università Cattolica holds a prestigious position in the European tradition as a place of cultural development, pledged to reading and interpreting the complexity of the world around us: an undertaking that transposes into an educational path focused on the person as a whole.


Since its foundation, in 1921, by Father Agostino Gemelli together with a group of Catholic intellectuals, Università Cattolica has granted students not only a solid cultural background and the indispensable professional skills, but also a coherent academic syllabus. Distinctive aspects are the well-structured and multidisciplinary academic programmes, based on commitment to excellence in education, a robust link to the world of work and the professions together with a strong international profile. Thanks to our undertaking on the frontiers of scientific research, along with our publications and our prestigious reputation, Cattolica is ranked amongst the most prestigious European and global universities.


The support system of services and subsidies for students and families facilitates university life and fully enables the opportunity to challenge and deepen knowledge. We have always strongly nurtured postgraduate education, fostering forms of collaboration with other universities and research centres, successful enterprises, institutions and local bodies


Twelve faculties, almost 100 among undergraduate, graduate and single-cycle degree programmes and a wide range of postgraduate training options furthering the education of a total of 40 thousand students summarise Università Cattolica syllabus. In fact, the presence of numerous faculties within a single large national University, distributed over five cities, enables the students to benefit from a unique, thorough and multidisciplinary university experience

Scientific research

Research is one of the cornerstones upon which Università Cattolica is underpinned. The close relationship between academic services and research contributes decisively to diffusing an interdisciplinary knowledge to the new generations that is based on scientific rigor in the different fields of knowledge.


Over 4,500 publications produced each year by professors, researchers, research fellows and doctoral students demonstrate the University’s strong commitment to research.

UCSC Brussels liaison office

The UCSC Brussels office is supporting the University to raise awareness and promote towards the EU Institutions and stakeholders, at European level, the research and innovation capabilities of UCSC.

The activity of the Brussels office is structured along four priorities:

1: Improve access and success rate in European public research funding calls.

2: Establish strategic partnerships with other research and higher education structures.

3: Access to correct and timely information from the European institutions on the future priorities for research, innovation and education and promote UCSC research results in the EU and national policy making processes.

4: Engage in multi-stakeholder processes and participate to partnerships in the fields of interest.


The Brussels office is located in Place du Champs de Mars 2, 1050 Ixelles on the premises of the Delegation of Regione Lombardia to the EU.


Guido Castelli – Director of Research

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