Salesian Pontifical University

Università Pontificia Salesiana (UPS)
Pontificia Studiorum Universitas Salesiana

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Founded 3 May 1940, Turin (Italy), as Pontificio Ateneo Salesiano -- Pontificium Athenaeum Salesianum, by the Holy See. Transfer to Rome (Italy) approved, 1965, by Pope Paul VI; new seat inaugurated on 29 Oct 1966. Became a Pontifical University with current name, 24 May 1973, by the Motu Proprio 'Magisterium Vitae' of Pope Paul VI. Originally 3 Faculties: Theology, Canon Law, Philosophy. Higher Institute of Philosophy, now Faculty of Sciences of Education, set up in the framework of the Faculty of Philosophy, 2 July 1956, by decree of the Holy See. Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis, or Faculty of Christian and Classical Letters, set up Oct 1965. Department of Youth Pastoral and Catechetics set up 8 Dec 1986, by Faculties of Theology and Sciences of Education. Higher Institute of Religious Sciences, Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose - Magisterium Vitae, set up under the Faculty of Theology, June 1986, by Congregation for Catholic Education - for Seminaries and Educational Institutions (CEC). Institute of Social Communication Sciences (ISCOS) set up, 17 Dec 1998, by same Congregation; became a faculty, 27 May 1998. Most recent statutes adopted 1 Jan 2000.


Promote, develop and disseminate the theological, philosophical, canonical, literary and social communication sciences according to the educational and pedagogical ideas of Don Bosco.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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