About The University


The University of Catania

The foundation of the University of Catania, the oldest in Sicily, dates back to 1434, when the king of Spain, Alfonso of Aragon (who was also King Alfonso I of Sicily) authorised the establishment of a Studium generale with the privilege of issuing legally valid academic titles - baccellierati, licenses and degrees - in the four core disciplines of theology, canon and civil law, physical (medical) and joint philosophy, liberal arts (literature), the papal recognition arriving ten years later from Pope Eugene IV... (Read more)


The Department of Humanities NEW

The Department of Humanities (DI.S.UM.) welcomes students from all over the world. It has a long international tradition, and it has partner institutions not only in Europe, but also in the U.S. and the Far East. It has over 160 Erasmus Agreements, 3 cooperation programmes, and three double-degree courses.

The Department offers a wide range of courses in most areas of study in the field of the humanities.

The Department is hosted in the Benedectine Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena, a late baroque monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  (http://www.monasterodeibenedettini.it/en/), which is a Unesco listed building. Officine Culturali organises guided tours of the Monastery; they agreed to schedule a guided tour in English on Sunday 22 at 4 pm and a second one on Thursday 26 at 11 am. People interested in the planned tours need to send an email to info@officineculturali.net to make sure to reserve a place (number of participants for each tour is limited). Tours of the Monastery take place regularly every day leaving at the hour; these tours though will most likely be in Italian. 

Here is the Monastery MAP  with Rooms and spacers for the Conference. Go ahead with the Monastery virtual tour!! 

Wi-FI connection. Eduroam is working inside all University premises. For those who are unable to connect to Eduroam alternative University (WLUCT network) accounts are available in room 13 Registration.