The University of Catania’s Department of Humanities has been created as an institutional space for educational exchanges and research activities. It is a point of convergence of humanistic competences of a historico-literary, philosophical and linguistic type. The Department – which derives from a prestigious tradition of schools and studies – has a wide, composite structure informed by a dialogic, cross-disciplinary view of culture and of cultural expressions, and adopts a standpoint which is at the same time Sicilian and European, local and global.
Linked to this are: the rich offer of BAs and MAs; the internationalisation of the courses of study; the maintenance of relations with Italian and foreign universities; the academic work carried out in PhD courses; the provision of training and qualification opportunities for the teaching profession; the organisation of cultural activities in Catania and its surroundings. The Department includes five sections and is located in the Benedictine Monastery of Catania – a building of exceptional beauty.