Humanitas is a leading private hospital group in Italy. Humanitas Group has a national reputation for its hospitals’ clinical quality. Furthermore, its flagship Research Hospital in Milan is internationally renowned for its research and management model. The latter has been studied three times as a case of management of the Harvard Business School.
Humanitas University is a new international university built on Humanitas Group’s established experience in education, clinical care and research.
Lectures and seminars are held at the renowned Humanitas Research Hospital, a highly specialised general hospital in Milan. Our proximity to leading clinicians and researchers allows us to provide students with a truly interactive learning experience.
As an international centre of excellence in healthcare, research and training, the Humanitas Research Hospital specialises in the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic diseases, as well as running an Emergency Department, an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center. Accredited by the Joint Commission International, the Hospital is fully committed to the highest standards of clinical quality and care.
The hospital’s state-of-the art facilities allow students to enjoy an education that goes beyond the classroom. Every year the group invests in the latest technology available to provide the best clinical outcomes possible.
Humanitas is a highly respected and internationally recognised centre for medical research. Through advanced technologies and collaboration with leading hospitals worldwide, Humanitas Research Centre is committed to outstanding results in fields such as immunology, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Humanitas has also had notable results with cancer, neurogenerative and cardiovascular diseases.
Overseen by the Scientific Director Prof. Alberto Mantovani, the Research Centre has been classified by SCImago as one of the leading centres in the world according to the impact of its publications.
Built on Humanitas’ 14 years in education and inspired by the concept of active learning, the Medical, Nursing and Physiotherapy Schools are located at Humanitas’ flagship Research Hospital in Milan.
In the cosmopolitan city of Milan, Humanitas University provides a unique learning environment. Alongside the University’s own resources, students are offered an interactive education with access to the modern facilities and resources. The students enjoy the opportunity to interact with top international visiting professors and leading professionals. Humanitas graduates can enter the medical profession across the EU and become part of the international medical community.
The Medical Admissions Test has taken place on September 8th worldwide. 5 scholarships available for EU students. Visit the Apply page for further information. Read more about our Courses and about our tuition fees and scholarships.
Humanitas is part of a larger company, Techint Group. Techint incorporates six main companies with worldwide operations: Tenaris, Ternium, Techint E&C, Tenova, Tecpetrol and Humanitas. These are all global or regional leaders in their fields and have deep roots in the countries where they are established.
Each company upholds the original Techint philosophy of long term commitment, local development and passion for quality and technology.
There are 8 Universities (including Humanitas) in Milan, most of which are long-standing and prestigious. There are 8,400 foreign students in Milan.
2,000 Professionals work at the Humanitas Research Hospital. In 2013, we had 40,000 inpatient operations and 2,200,000 outpatient visits including 55,000 to the Emergency Room.
Humanitas’ Research contributed to 563 publications in 2014 which accounted for 3,076 Impact Factor points. Humanitas received more than €6M of competitive research funding.
More than 59,000 permanent employees work in Techint Group’s plants, offices and facilities spread all over the five continents.
The Medical School at Humanitas University incorporates state-of-the-art interactive teaching methods built upon the solid educational foundation that is central to the Italian academic system.
Through the use of active learning methods (including Problem Based Learning, Case Methods, Simulated Patients and Concept maps), we train students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are immersed in clinical environments starting from the third year.
The six-year course has been designed to prepare students for all career options in medicine and research. Upon graduating, students will have the ability to work in any country in the EU.
All classes are taught exclusively in English. No preliminary knowledge of Italian is required, however adequate Italian language skills must be acquired before clinical experience.
The 2016 Medical Admissions Test has taken place on September 8th worldwide. 5 scholarships available for EU students. Visit the Apply page for further information. Read more about our Courses and about our tuition fees and scholarships.
Nurses, together with doctors, are at the forefront of medical care.
The objective of the Humanitas Nursing School course is to train nurses who participate actively in the caring process of patients and are able to improve their well-being and safety by collaborating with other healthcare specialists, while respecting the ethical values of the nursing profession.
At Humanitas Nursing School, formal classroom teaching is integrated with interactive lessons and case discussions in small groups. During specific lab activities, students are engaged to develop and practice both technical and interpersonal skills required to interact with patients and other professionals. In the multi-disciplinary and highly complex clinical environment of Humanitas Research Hospital, students assist real patients under the supervision of tutors on a ratio 1:1.
The three-year Nursing course is taught in Italian. At the end of the course students are awarded a Laurea Triennale (Bachelor of Science) in Nursing.
The 2016 Admissions Test for our Nursing course has taken place on September 2nd in Milan. Read more about the Nursing Course.
Thanks to physiotherapy, patients improve their motor function, regain independence and increase their life quality. The objective of Humanitas University’s degree course in Physiotherapy is to train physiotherapists with high professional skills and a solid methodological training, able to work in the neurological, orthopedic, sport, respiratory, cardiac and urogenital fields.
During the degree course in Physiotherapy students will explore the basic science, the clinical sciences and the main physiotherapy approaches needed to achieve professional autonomy, with particular attention to the most modern technologies used in this field, such as robotics and virtual reality. On the occasion of clinical training, thanks to the tight integration between the University and Humanitas IRCCS, students will work together with expert physiotherapists of the highly specialized Humanitas Hospital.
The three-year Physiotherapy course is taught in Italian. At the end of the course students will get a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and will become qualified physiotherapists.
The 2016 admissions test for the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy has taken place on September, 2 in Milan. Learn more about the Physiotherapy Course.
Our objective is to train outstanding clinicians and researchers to actively contribute to the improvement of human health across the world.
The educational philosophy at the heart of Humanitas’ medical degree is to train medical doctors able to sustain a self-directed life-long learning process and to actively interact with the continued technological, scientific and social changes in the field of medicine. The educational tools aim at stimulating in medical students a reflective attitude, critical thinking, problem solving skills and a special attention to the patient treatment experience and cross-cultural issues related to illness and healing.
We believe that the direct links between theory and its practical application is the key to gaining a real understanding of the complexities of health care.
Humanitas University endeavours to maximise the unique potential of every student. Our courses aim to nurture leadership, innovation, clinical experience, ethical judgment and respect for others.
Milan has the highest scientific density in Italy in health and life sciences: 1,100 publications/million inhabitants in 2012
With more than 6.5 citations per researcher, Italian researchers are among the most cited in the world (OECD average 2.2, Elsevier and Scival data)
The International City in the heart of Italy
Our first year students’ impressions on Hunimed and on their first lesson with Rolf Zinkernagel, Nobel Prize in Medicine and visiting professor at Humanitas University.
Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Prof. of Immunopharmacology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Visiting Professor at Humanitas University, and Mansur Seif, Ph. D. student, tell us their experience at Hunimed, after 2 months of intense research in the field of Allergy-Immunology in our laboratories.
Humanitas teachers are renowned physicians and leaders in their fields. Every year several visiting professors from top universities join the faculty.
Humanitas is a vibrant multi-cultural community of students, researchers, clinicians and professors from around the world.
We train globally minded students. Graduates of Humanitas can enter the medical profession in the EU and abroad.
Milan is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. In 2015 Milan has hosted the Universal Exposition (EXPO) with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. More than 20 Million Visitors have enjoyed the vast range of attractions that the city offers.
Milan has 8 Universities, most of which are long-standing and prestigious. These institutions enroll more than 160,000 students, of whom 8,400 are foreign-born (2012). Milan is truly one of the world’s most lively and enjoyable cities to be a student.
Milan lies in an enviable position for students to venture beyond to experience the delights of Italy and Europe. Malpensa and Linate airports are within easy reach and Central Station is an excellent hub from which to explore Italy. At the weekend, one can enjoy a weekend by the picturesque lakes or do winter sports on the snowy mountains.
In the Humanitas Research Hospital 2,200,000 outpatient visits are performed every year
Every year 55,000 patients are treated in the Humanitas emergency room
More than 400 clinical trials are running at Humanitas (2013)
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Humanitas University is an international medical school in Milan built alongside the renowned Humanitas Research Hospital.
Our mission is to train a new generation of medical professionals through a model that integrates clinical activity, research and education.
We welcome applicants from across the world who wish to join us on this journey.
If you think you have what it takes to become a globally-minded doctor, then Humanitas University is the right place for you.
Find out more about our Courses.
Take the A8 highway, following the signs for Milan. Get on the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road), exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the route described in the highway section.
Take the Tangenziale Est (eastern ring road), following signs for Genoa, take the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road) and exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the route described in the highway section.
Take the internal city ring road (dei Bastioni) to Porta Ticinese, then follow the route described for the city center.
Go straight on from Porta Ticinese, to Corso San Gottardo, to via Meda, via Montegani, and via dei Missaglia, then follow the signs for Istituto Clinico Humanitas, or Basiglio Milano 3.
From all highway exits, follow the signs for Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road) and, once on it, exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the signs for Istituto Clinico Humanitas.
The shuttle Humanitas-Comune di Rozzano connects the metropolitan station Abbiategrasso (Piazzale Abbiategrasso) on the green line to Humanitas. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes. Line 230 connects the bus-stop in Abbiategrasso to Humanitas (Terminal Basiglio). Linea 221 connects Humanitas to Pieve Emanuele, Opera, Locate (from Rozzano, via della solidarietà).