Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Piacenza-Cremona Campus

In the heart of Italy's breadbasket

3 Faculties and 14 degree programs: 1 single-cycle Undergraduate programs, 7 Undergraduate programs and 6 Graduate programs.
2,600 students and 270 professors.

A well-planned site equipped with state-of-the-art teaching tools and facilities: this is Università Cattolica at Piacenza and Cremona. With its innovative design, the campus provides an atmosphere which encourages dialogue between students and professors, thus creating optimal conditions for learning.
The Piacenza-Cremona campus is similar to UK or US campuses, with its expansive landscaped areas for socialising and relaxation, and facilities for accommodating both efficient teaching and advanced research activity. The campus is also a microcosm of knowledge and values, which come together in the centre of the Po Valley, the heart of Italy's breadbasket. The local area stands out for its blend of rich culture and productivity.



The university grounds in Piacenza encompass the buildings used for education and research (lecture halls and lab facilities), together with the university chapel, a conference centre, the Sant'Isidoro College, the Gasparini Residence, dining facilities, libraries, study halls, multimedia halls, landscaped areas, and a sports centre covering more than 8,000 square metres. It was in January 1953 that the Faculty of Agriculture inaugurated its degree programmes, under the guidance of Father Agostino Gemelli. Since then, the campus has grown steadily, thanks in part to the university's working relationships with public organisations, the business world, and local credit institutions. Such relationships were instrumental in starting up the Faculty of Economics in 1990 and the Faculty of Law in 1995. With the addition of courses for the Faculty of Education, the campus is now also characterised by its research centres, specialised laboratories, and teaching environments.


Università Cattolica in Cremona is situated in the Palazzo Ghisalberti, with an area of some 7,000 square metres housing two multimedia halls, a distance-learning hall, labs for practical assignments, and a library connected to the university network of the other campuses. The campus is equipped with teaching areas, laboratories and research facilities. In fact, a number of important research centres and graduate schools are based on the campus.
Teaching programmes were started in Cremona in 1984 by the school known now as the Graduate School of Agri-Food Management and Economics (SMEA). Since then, the course offerings have been expanded, thanks in part to the working relationships nurtured with municipal and provincial organisations and local businesses. The campus now offers Bachelor’s Degree programs in Food Sciences and Technologies, and in Business Economics, with the SMEA offering a Second Level Master’s program in Agri-Food Management, and a Master’s Degree program in Agri-food Economics.
The Cremona campus is home to three important research centres:
Centre for Research into Biotechnologies (CRB)
Centre for Studies of Livestock Product Markets
Centre for Research into Entrepreneurial Development (CERSI)

Double Degrees. The Faculty of Economics and Law in Piacenza offers a double degree in International Management, which is the only programme of its kind in Italy. In Cremona, the Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences offers a double-degree Master’s Degree program in Agri-food Economics.

A genuine experience. Piacenza and Cremona Campuses (1914,94 KB)