The Rector, Franco Anelli, has recently visited Cattolica Alumni in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, where the first American Alumni community has now been created. “We are here to discuss new agreements with American universities and offer our students the possibility of an international experience, in the US as well as in Europe and other parts of the world,” the Rector said.
2. Double Degrees
Università Cattolica’s effort is to offer its students new possibilities for the internationalization of their academic path. That’s why Cattolica has just signed two Double Degree agreements: one with The University of Western Australia, for the Master’s degree in Management, and one with Thomas Jefferson University for our School of Medicine. The latter is the first Double Degree in Medicine signed by an Italian University with an American institution, and it opens up new exchange opportunities both for students and visiting professors.
Università Cattolica is proud to announce the following new partnerships with two top ranked universities: University of Melbourne (QS ranking: #39) and Tohoku University (QS ranking: #77)
4. Cooperation projects
Università Cattolica has been awarded funding for three projects launched by the 2019 Erasmus Plus program. Projects receiving support include, International Credit Mobility: exchange opportunities for students and visiting professors from our School of Medicine with Thomas Jefferson University. Secondly, the More Opportunities for Every Child (MOEC) project led by Cattolica’s Centro Studi sulla Disabilità e Marginalità (CEDISMA). This project is focused on the early detection of child difficulties in kindergarten. Finally, a project by our Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, called ‘From Seed to Spoon’. It aims at encouraging teenagers to be aware of how complex the food system is, improving mindful eating and healthy eating habits.
5. Confucius institute
The Confucius Institute at Università Cattolica turns ten! 180 courses, 6,000 language certifications and more than 100 conferences: these are some of the achievements reached by the Confucius Institute thus far, and the best is yet to come. Following the recent renewal for ten more years of the agreement between Università Cattolica and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), its Vice Director, Ma Jianfei has defined the Confucius Institute as “the best cultural bridge between China and Italy.”
6. The Forum on education abroad
Università Cattolica will host the Forum’s 5th European Conference on October 29 - 31, 2020. It will be a great opportunity to understand how education abroad can fruitfully impact on students’ personal life and their academic career. Speakers and workshops will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
7. University rankings
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking, was published last August. Università Cattolica ranks in the top 500 in the world, presenting a huge leap forward of almost 100 positions from last year. In the ARWU Subject Ranking, our best performing subjects are: Economics (top 200), Communication, Clinical Medicine, Medical Technology, and Agricultural Sciences (all the latter being in the top 300).