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Humanitas University

Humanitas University

Humanitas University


An international University dedicated to the Life Sciences in Milan. Education and training fully integrated with Humanitas Hospital and Scientific Research.

A University highly focused on the growth of its students, their training, their clinical and research careers, in Italy and overseas. Post-graduate studies with Medical Specialty Schools, Masters, and Advanced training programs and Ph.D.s. A smart Campus technologically advanced in its infrastructure and its services.

Internationalization, innovation, interaction, integration with the Hospital and the Research Center: this is how we live University Education in the Life Sciences and what makes Humanitas University stand out.


The Courses

All our courses are inspired by the concept of active learning, carefully balancing theory and practice to ensure that our students develop critical and autonomous thinking skills alongside specific professional competences.

Humanitas University prepares its students to thrive in the clinical and research areas in Italy or overseas. An international and stimulating environment frames all our courses at Humanitas University. We seek to support our students’ personal and professional growth and believe in nurturing a spirit of collaboration, curiosity, and responsibility.

Today Humanitas University hosts 1400 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Undergraduate students are divided into 4 courses:

180 per year for the MD in Medicine and Surgery (English); 60 per year for MEDTEC School (English); 140 per year for a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (Italian); 50 per year for a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (Italian).

Integration with Humanitas hospitals

Humanitas is the first Italian hospital to be quality-certified as an Academic Hospital by the Joint Commission International. It is one of the most technologically advanced European hospitals and internationally renowned for its research on immune system diseases. Humanitas has specialist units treating oncological, cardiovascular, neurological, orthopedic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. It also has a top Eye Centre, an outstanding Fertility Centre, and a highly specialized Accident and Emergency department. Medical assistance, supported by the best professional knowledge and a multidisciplinary approach, is complemented by constant research activities aimed at improving and personalizing treatment. IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas heads a group of hospitals in Italy, located in Milan, Bergamo, Castellanza, Turin, and Catania.

International dimension

Humanitas attracts young people from Italy and from all over the world and offers the opportunity to engage in a unique kind of education. It is an international hub for the training of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and researchers capable of dealing with future scientific, technological and social change. The close integration between the Hospital, the Research Laboratories, and the University creates the conditions for healthcare professionals to gain experience by working closely with patients and at the same time acquire the methodology and rigor that scientific research requires – a means to creating synergy between clinical and laboratory practice in an educational context.

Students have the chance to learn from PRofessors, Visiting Professors who include 3 Nobel price winners, and researches with proven international experience.

Moreover, students can live study experience abroad thanks to the international network with research centers and foreign medical Institutions.

An integrated approach for education and training

At Humanitas University, an integrated teaching approach ensures that our future doctors acquire theoretical knowledge alongside clinical skills. The multi-disciplinary teaching methods include problem-based and experience-based learning. The first approach encourages students to develop analytical and reflective skills required during clinical practice; the second focuses on independent research, decision making, and teamwork. Simulation also plays a fundamental role in medical training – it is the place where students can learn in a safe and controlled environment under the supervision of tutors, whose role is to facilitate the learning process as the objectives become progressively more challenging, ranging from history taking and procedural skills, to high-fidelity simulation of patient management in complex clinical scenarios.


Humanitas University is the highest new entry in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Humanitas University has entered the Times Higher Education (THE) International Ranking for the first time, ranking among the top 250 universities in the world out of 1799 universities analysed, and placing itself as the best new entry.

Prof. Marco Montorsi, Rector of Humanitas University, stated: “We are very pleased with this result, which demonstrates that the Italian research and university system can take up the challenge of global and European competition, enhancing our skills and taking on a growing role in attracting talent. THE confirmed the impact of our scientific research, which got a score of 99.7 out of 100, in line with other international rankings.”

The THE ranking is based on 13 performance indicators, covering all areas of university activity: teaching, research, scientific impact, technology transfer and internationalisation.


  • Milan

    Via Rita Levi Montalcini 4 Pieve Emanuele, , Milan