Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (www.unicatt.it ), founded in 1921, includes four campuses (Milano, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona, Roma) where researchers are focused on those topics that have proved vital to the well-being of each human being: the new frontiers of economics, bioethics, environmental recuperation, developments in the judicial fields, family dynamics, major mass phenomena, the evolution of political systems, new horizons in medicine, the technological applications of physics and mathematics, and the most recent discoveries in environmental research.

The University plays a pivotal role in the Italian community through the Medical School, established in Rome in 1961, and its teaching hospital Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS [FPG] (www.policlinicogemelli.it), which is the largest private hospital in Italy and it is a non-profit organization foundation under private law. It was created in 1964 and from 2015 it became an independent legal entity from the University.

In 2018 it has been recognised by the Italian Ministry of Health as IRCCS (Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico – Institute of Research and Care) for the disciplines of Personalised Medicine and Innovative biotechnologies;. Since 2021 it has been appointed by Newsweek the Best Italian Hospital and from June 2021 FPG is also a Joint Commission International Accredited Healthcare organisation.

FPG has a total of 1581 beds, of which 203 in day hospital and 37 in rehabilitation. Almost 95.000 patients are discharged each year at the hospital. The hospital staff includes more than 5,000 employees, of whom almost 1000 physicians and more than 2,000 nurses. Every day, the hospital premises and the whole campus host an estimated number of 20,000 people.