Salesian Pontifical University

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Template:Unreferenced The Salesian Pontifical University (Italian: Università Pontificia Salesiana) is a pontifical university in Italy run by the Salesian order. It has two campuses, one in Rome and one in Turin.


The Salesian Pontifical University is promoted by the Salesian Society of Saint John Bosco and is canonically erected by the Congregation for Catholic Education with the decree of 3 May 1940 (Prot. N. 265/40) with the official title «Pontificio Ateneo Salesiano». The new title «Pontificia Studiorum Universitas Salesiana» (Salesian Pontifical University) was approved by the his Holiness Pope Paul VI with the Motu Proprio Magisterium vitae on 24 May 1973.
It consists of the following Faculties:

  1. The Faculty of Theology
  2. The Faculty of Education
  3. The Faculty of Philosophy
  4. The Faculty of Canon Law
  5. The Faculty of Christian and Classical Literature
  6. The Faculty of the Sciences of Social Communicaiton

On 8 December 1986 a Department of Youth Pastoral and Catechetics was constituted by an agreement between the Faculties of Theology and Education.

The Salesian Pontifical University is an ordinary member of FIUC (Fédération Internationale des Universités Catholiques), FUCE (Fédération des Universités Catholiques Européennes)and EUA (Association Européenne de l'Université).

Illustrious students and professors

  • Tarcisio Bertone
  • Angelo Amato
  • Alfons Maria Stickler
  • Ludwig Schwarz
  • Antonio María Javierre Ortas
  • Rosalio José Castillo Lara
  • Joseph Prathan Sridanusil
  • Joseph Cardinal Zen
  • Brian Edwin Ferme
  • Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo


  • Theology
  • Canon Law
  • Philosophy
  • Communication

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