"I think one could say that at the most intimate level, the true origin of the university lies in the thirst for knowledge that is proper to man. The human being wants to know what everything around him is. He wants truth." Benedict XVI
"May the possibility of studying in Rome help you to reinforce your sense of belonging to the Church and your commitment of fidelity to the Pope's universal Magisterium." Benedict XVI
"There is need of a true evangelical hermeneutic for better understanding life, the world and humanity, not of a synthesis but of a spiritual atmosphere of research and certainty based on the truths of reason and of faith." Francis
"We cannot grow and we cannot educate without consistency: consistency and witness!" Francis
"Dear students, in the University you are not only recipients of services, but you are the true protagonists of the activities performed there." St. John Paul II


  • Holy Christmas 2022

      Best wishes for peace and joy this holiday season. Merry Christmas to all students and teachers of schools and universities.   Read more

  • Dicastery Closed

      The Dicastery for Culture and Education will be closed to the public on 22 December 2022 from 11:00 to 13:00. Read more

  • Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Culture and Education

    On 25 November 2022 she was nominated Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Culture and Education. She is a Professor of Economic Law in the Faculty of Banking, Financial and Insurance Sciences at the Università Cattolica. She has held various posts past and present: vicarious pro-rector of the Università Cattolica; president of the Italian Association of Professors of Economic Law (ADDE); member... Read more

Qualifications Framework

Academic university centers of the Catholic Church are different, depending on their aims and course contents; therefore, there are two different kinds: • Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties • Catholic Universities Catholic universities abide by national law, whereas ecclesiastical... Read more

Training offer

At the center of the overall architecture of university studies we find Courses Supply, in which each curriculum is structured in a consistent and integrated way. Legislation According to the normative indications found in Church documents, Courses Supply does not emerge as a conceptual and... Read more


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