Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Largo Gemelli, 1, 20123 Milano



The most important Catholic university in Europe, founded in 1921 by Agostino Gemelli together with a group of intellectuals: Ludovico Necchi, Francesco Olgiati, Armida Barelli and Ernesto Lombardo.

On 7 December 1921 the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart was officially inaugurated in Milan in the presence of the city's Archbishop Achille Ratti. In 1924 it received state recognition as a free university.
In 1927 the University acquired the ancient monastery of Sant'Ambrogio designed by Bramante and, in October 1932, the building became the University's headquarters.

The redevelopment, restoration and extension of the structure with new buildings was entrusted to architect Giovanni Muzio. After the war, the Piacenza campus was built, and in 1964, the "Agostino Gemelli" University Hospital in Rome was added to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In 1965 the Brescia site was opened and finally in 1984 the Cremona site.



offices: monday - friday 8.00 - 19.00 / saturday 9.00 - 13.00

centralino: +39 02 72341