School of Philosophy


Understanding in context, in the heart of Rome

The School of Philosophy promotes contextual mediation between the fields of learning, between different cultures, and between reason and faith. With openness to theology, the School favors the understanding of the metaphysical dimension of truth and of the anthropological and historical, cultural context.

Events 2023-24    Faculty Flyer    Study Plan 2023-24

We offer the foundations for understanding the crucial issues, whether current or perennial, to address the questions posed by scientific discovery and cultural change. The philosophical thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas, read in the light of the encyclical Fides et Ratio, roots our common tradition.

Our teaching style develops capability for critical thought, methodological accuracy, and intellectual responsibility:

  • Systematic and organic formation in the fundamental areas of Philosophy;
  • Direct contact with authors and their great philosophical works;
  • Deepening appreciation for the metaphysical and anthropological dimensions of the classical tradition.

In a context:

  • Of study and collaboration between professors and students: with an individualized tutorial approach and a dedicated teacher to guide each student;
  • With a library among the most complete for the study of Philosophy;
  • Universal, characterized by closeness to the See of Peter;
  • Open to the needs of local Churches, with a diverse community of students coming from the whole world.


In evidenza

On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, an institutional event was held in the Aula Magna on the occasion of the Emeritato of Prof. Luis Navarro, Professor of Personal Law in the School of Canon Law and current Rector Magnificus of our University.

The academic community, representatives of ecclesial movements and new communities, colleagues, and friends who wished to share this significant moment with the outgoing Rector took part in the event.


Atto di Emeritato del professor Luis Navarro, Rettore Magnifico


Friday, June 21, 2024 (11:00 AM, Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II"), the usual event "Welcome to... Alumni Santa Croce 2024" took place for those who have completed their studies at our University during this academic year.

The meeting featured a guest speaker, one of our alumni from the School of Theology (PhD 2015), Father Alberto Giardina, currently the Director of the National Liturgical Office of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

Following the meeting, a Holy Mass was celebrated in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare. The day concluded with a convivial gathering in the courtyard.

The event was also available for streaming.



Welcome to... Alumni Santa Croce 2024

The concluding ceremonies for the respective School courses are taking place these days, with the awarding of certificates to students completing their study cycles.

  • Awarding of Bachelor’s Degrees

School of Theology, Monday, June 17, 11:00 AM in Aula Álvaro del Portillo

School of Philosophy, Thursday, June 20, 11:30 AM in Aula Álvaro del Portillo

  • Awarding of Licentiate Degrees

School of Theology, Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 AM in Aula Magna Giovanni Paolo II

School of Communication, Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 AM in Aula Benedetto XVI

School of Canon Law, Thursday, June 20, 11:15 AM in Aula Benedetto XVI

School of Philosophy, Thursday, June 20, 11:30 AM in Aula Álvaro del Portillo


Cerimonie conclusive dei Corsi delle Facoltà

  • Monday, October 7, 2024
    Opening of the Academic Year
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024
    Start of Classes (First Semester)
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2024
    Welcome Day for New Students
  • Friday, December 13, 2024
    Silver Medals Award Ceremony for Staff
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024 to Monday, January 6, 2025
    Christmas Holidays
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2025
    Resumption of Classes after Christmas
  • Friday, January 24, 2025
    Last Day of Classes for the First Semester
  • Saturday, January 25 to Saturday, February 15, 2025
    First Exam Session (Winter)
  • Monday, February 17, 2025
    Start of Classes (Second Semester)
  • Saturday, April 12 to Sunday, April 27, 2025
    Easter Holidays
  • Monday, April 28, 2025
    Resumption of Classes after Easter
  • Monday, May 12, 2025
    University Day in Memory of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo
  • Friday, May 30, 2025


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