Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Year of foundation: 1921
Approx. number of students: approx. 40,000
MCI partner since: 2020

The City

Piacenza is a city located in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. With its long lasting history it hosts great number of historical palaces, among which many palaces, often characterized by splendid gardens.
Many inhabitants of Piacenza and the surrounding area still use Piacentino, which is a variety of the Emilian dialect. Nevertheless, the Emilian-Romagnol language has experienced a decline during the 20th century due to the growing standardization of the Italian language in the national educational system.

The University

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, also known as UCSC or simply Cattolica, has five affiliated campuses and is the largest private university in Europe. Its main campus is located in Milan. The four satellite campuses are located in Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona and Rome. The headquarters of Piacenza has a sports centre of 8,000 m² called San Martino.
The University counts 12 faculties and 7 postgraduate schools. Cattolica provides Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and PhD programs. In addition to these, the University runs several double degree programs with other institutions throughout the world. Degrees are offered in Italian and in English.