Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is the largest private university, not just in Italy but in Europe. It is a prestigious comprehensive research and teaching university, recently ranked number 11 of Italy's 90 universities.
Founded in Milan in 1921, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore comprises of five campuses: Milan, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona, Rome and Campobasso. Cattolica university is home to over 42,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff, offering some of the most exciting and challenging academic programs and disciplines, in areas of medicine and health sciences, economics, business, international relations, political science, psychology and communications.
Università Cattolica increasingly aims to be a special educational institute for encouraging dialogue among students of all cultures, with emphasis on a balance between reason and faith.
Università Cattolica's mission is to enhance the combination of professional skills, cultural resources and human characteristics which are essential to realising a confident and productive outlook. Conscious of its national and international prestige, UCSC remains committed to its ambition of fostering a constructive learning environment for international students.
There are over 500 agreements between Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and other educational institutions worldwide, from India to the United States, from Europe to China. This provides all students with the opportunity of spending time studying abroad.
From registration through to graduation, the focus of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is on an interdisciplinary approach, supported by guidance and tutoring activities, internships, foreign study programmes within and outside Europe, and placement services that benefit from the University's strong ties with the business world.