Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Statute and Code of Ethics

STATUTE 

«The Università Cattolica is an academic community that promotes study, scientific research and the education of young people for research, teaching, public office positions and liberal professions. The Università Cattolica carries out the above-mentioned tasks through appropriate higher education which is adherent to the principles of Christianity, with due regard for the autonomy proper to every form of knowledge, and according to a conception of science at the service of the human being and of civil co-existence, in line with the principles of the Catholic doctrine and with the universal nature of Catholicism and its high and specific needs of freedom» (from article 1 of the Statute)

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CODE OF ETHICS

«As a response to the increasingly complex nature of the University and its daily operations, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore reaffirmed its principles and fundamental values by defining more practical rules in order to ensure effectiveness and transparency of the entire organisation. An important step in this process was the introduction on 1 November 2011 of the University’s Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics assembles a set of rules which are in line with the values at the core of the University Statute and act as a guide for individual conduct: in doing so, it provides well-formulated, reasoned and ethical answers to questions and issues arising from an ever-changing social and professional context.

Reports of real or attempted breaches of the Code of Ethics may be submitted to the Rector and/or the Supervisory Board (see Art. 54 of the Code of Ethics: “Reporting non-compliance”). The Supervisory Board may be notified by way of an online form.

In accordance with applicable laws and the provisions of the University’s Code of Ethics, any person reporting a breach of the Code of Ethics will be protected from any form of retaliation or discrimination, will not be penalised in any way, and will be assured anonymity.

The above-mentioned form can also be used to submit comments and suggestions to the Supervisory Board for improvements to the Code of Ethics»

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