Humanitas University is established

The Ministry of Education, University and Research gives the green light to the foundation of a university dedicated to the Medical Sciences. International context, innovative teaching methods, tight integration with clinical practice and scientific research, economic independence: these are the pillars of the educational offer.

Rozzano, June 23, 2014 – The authorization process for the foundation of Humanitas University, a new private academic institution dedicated to Medical Sciences, closely linked to the identity of Humanitas Hospital in Milan and its Research Foundation has been finalized . The Decree ratifying the establishment of the University was published in the issue n. 141 of the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana on 20th June 2014.

Fully underway, Humanitas University will host 800 students. In the initial phase of activity, Humanitas University will offer two degree courses: The six-year Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery ( in English) and the Bachelor Degree in Nursing (in Italian). Later on, a wide range of courses will be added, ranging from undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral programmes, specialization schools and other training opportunities.

Rocca: an opportunity for growth for the whole country

“The aim of Humanitas University – explains Gianfelice Rocca, Chairman of Humanitas – is to create an educational model able to compete in an authoritative and competitive way in the international landscape of medical education: recruiting the best brains, bringing them to study in Milan and Lombardy – a region at the forefront, which is already a model of excellence in the field of Health and Services – will contribute to increasing the attractiveness of the Italian university and health care system, making the entire country grow. “

The establishment of the new University strengthens Humanitas’ over 18-year commitment to medical research, assistance  and teaching, in line with the world’s major general hospitals, where clinical governance, research and training in fact coincide.

International Faculty, study abroad experiences, innovative teaching methods are the pillars of the educational offer of Humanitas University, in line with the best experiences in the world. In addition, the  tight integration with the clinical activity, the  strong focus on scientific research and economic sustainability are the key features of the model of the new university.

Humanitas University aims at attracting the best talents from all over the world by offering them the opportunity of a distinctive training in order for them to grow up and study, together with highly experienced professors and professionals in an context and dimension which are international not only in their linguistic component, but also in the study and examination methods


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.