I am pleased to announce that Australian Catholic University (ACU), together with The Catholic University of America (CUA), will open a new study centre in Rome in September 2015.
The two universities recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the new centre within a short distance of the Vatican.
Bringing together students and academics from both universities, the new centre will offer opportunities for study and research that are grounded in a commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Situated on Janiculum Hill, the new centre will offer living quarters for undergraduates, a wing for postgraduate students, apartments for visiting faculty, a chapel, garden and other amenities.
As ACU’s first overseas centre, it also marks a significant milestone in the University’s proud 25-year history.
The joint operation of the Rome Centre will be the second collaborative venture between the two universities. Since 2009 the CUA School of Nursing has had a reciprocal student exchange with the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Para-medicine in Melbourne.