We are a research and study center where the expertise of Notre Dame meets the knowledge of the city of Rome.

Notre Dame Rome is open to Notre Dame faculty, researchers, postdocs and graduate students and offers a variety of undergraduate programs for hundreds of students every year. In 2019, it was recognized by the Italian Ministry University and Research (Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca) as an Italian research institution. The center cultivates partnerships with Italian and Vatican institutions in alignment with the university's mission.



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Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics

A two-week program for graduate students, scholars and practitioners working at the crossroads of religion and global politics which is designed to draw on the unique religious and geopolitical resources of the city of Rome. The Seminars will begin with a 2-day policy dialogue for senior scholars and practitioners followed by a 10-day writing workshop for students. 

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Notre Dame Rome inaugurates Graduate Research Fellowships in Rome

The Graduate School in partnership with Notre Dame Global and the Center for Italian Studies is offering semester- and year-long dissertation research fellowships at Notre Dame Rome to advanced humanities PhD students in the College of Arts and Letters. The goal of this residential fellowship is to facilitate dissertation research for students who demonstrate the need to conduct substantial work in Rome and its vicinity and to create a cohort of scholars engaged in the academic communities of ND Rome and of the city.

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32 local partners with ongoing collaborations and projects

898 international participants in conferences and events in 2017

1,200 hours of Community Based Learning each year

350 graduate and undergraduate students coming to study abroad in Rome each academic year