"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

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 •... 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... Read more


  • Distance teaching method in ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties

    The Congregation for Catholic Education has recently issued an Instruction for the application of the distance teaching method in ecclesiastical universities and faculties. Signed by the Cardinal Prefect Giuseppe Versaldi and by the Archbishop Secretary Angelo Vincenzo Zani, and issued on May 13th, it will come into force on the first day of the Academic Year 2021-2022 or the Academic Year 2022,... Read more

  • Instruction on the Use of Distance Learning

    Since the early years of this millennium, the influence of digital means of communication on the world of formation and teaching has drawn attention to the broad category of “distance learning”. This is not only a technological innovation that has been introduced into the world of university formation: it is also something capable of profoundly changing academic culture and of rewriting practices... Read more

  • Prefect signs Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates

    On the 5th of July, the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, H. Em. Giuseppe Versaldi, and the Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, have signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The document is the premise and platform of an ever more fraternal collaboration in the educational field. It stems from a fundamental belief: if you want... Read more

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Educatio catholica
Global compact on education