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

The Gateway 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. Applications for the 2024 Rome Summer Seminars (June 2-June 15) are now open!

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Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology

With the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), the University of Notre Dame offers its Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology at its Rome Global Gateway. Co-sponsored by The Medieval Institute and Center for Italian Studies, this two-week intensive course will introduce participants to various aspects of Latin Paleography and Codicology, offering a balance of theoretical and practical applications.

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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