School of Science & Human Progress "Rita Levi Montalcini"

Why study arts, cultures, and humanities in Italy?
  • Italy ranks 13th in the world by scientific research impact
  • Italy’s national research council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) ranks 6th in Europe by research impact index
  • Italy is among the world’s most impactful scientific countries; indeed, the telephone; the seismographer; the electric battery; the nuclear reactor and the radio are among some of the country’s most universal scientific discoveries and applications
  • Elena Lucrezia Cornaro is the world’s first woman who received a PhD in 1678
  • Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the world’s first woman who was allowed to teach STEM subjects at university by Pope Benedict XIV in the 1700s
  • Rita Levi Montalcini was awarded one of the world’s first Nobel prizes for medicine in 1986 – as she discovered the NGF molecule during Fascist persecutions against the Italian Jewish community she belonged to

Highlighted Courses

BIO115 – PHIL115
Treating Biology & Life in Ancient Cultures

Science & Philosophy & in the Mediterranean Area

SCI222 – HIS222
The Church & the Science

Heresy, Censorship, Schisms

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