www.iu-sophia.org Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:48:34 GMT it-IT Genfest 2012 – Let’s Bridge /agenda/Genfest-2012--Lets-Bridge_1 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:10:49 GMT The Genfest is an event where thousands of young people meet together  to show the world that universal brotherhood and united world are ideals that make life worth living. The word itself, in fact, hides this goal, it is the feast of the "Gen", an abbreviation for "New Generation". The Genfest, born of the prophetic intuition of Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement, had become a mee... «The Nothingness-and-All of Love» /_News_1332/The-NothingnessandAll-of-Love_1 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:36:55 GMT From June 13 - 15, 2012 the Sophia University Institute held the Theological Seminar  inspired on the words of Chiara Lubich «The Nothingness-and-All of Love», of which Jesus forsaken, eternal Word of the Father made flesh, made himself the expression of for us.   The work evolved, to the great satisfaction of the participants coming from different universities of Italy and Europe, on the same th... /_News_1332/_237 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:29:16 GMT The Dialogue of the Third Millennium /_News_1328/The-Dialogue-of-the-Third-Millennium Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:11:40 GMT Visit by the participants of the Fourth Buddhist-Christian Symposium The program of the symposium held at the end of May at Castel Gandolfo, after five days of work, also had one further part to it: a two-day visit to Loppiano. The group of guests also stopped in at the Sophia University Institute.   The message of greeting from Nichiko Niwano, president of the Buddhist Association, Rissho Kosei-... /_News_1328/_233 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:05:41 GMT Studies and life: fraternity in conflict /_News_1325/Studies-and-life-fraternity-in-conflict Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:32:10 GMT Samar Bandak - Jordan   My family has been living in Jordan for years, but we are of Palestinian origin. I personally feel the tragedy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As everyone knows, the situation is still very grave. My father has been prohibited from going back to Palestine, due to political reasons, for over 30 years. For me, it is difficult to even simply go and visit my relatives in ... Gerard Pross visits the IUS /_News_1324/_228 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:57:12 GMT After “Together for Europe 2012”   Last 22 May the students and staff of the  IUS were able to catch a bit of the atmosphere of “Together for  Europe.” Some leaders from the YMCA (in Germany)  - the historical social action organization - visited the Institute during their visit to the small town of Loppiano of the Focolare Movement. The YMCA was born in London in the middle of the 1800s, and tod... Meeting with Paolo Sacchi /_News_1326/Meeting-with-Paolo-Sacchi Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:53:53 GMT Journey to the source of Christian Revelation   The idea to invite the well known scholars on the national and international scene proved to be fruitful right from the start. The invitation went out to offer, under the auspices of the “Sophia Lecture Series,” a moment of cultural interest not only to the academic community, but also to the citizens of Valdarno. The speakers, in fact, saw it as an... /_News_1326/_230 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:23:03 GMT /_News_1325/_229 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:12:14 GMT /_News_1324/_227 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:01:11 GMT Doctoral Programs /dottorati/Doctoral-Program Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:23:06 GMT The Research Doctorate is the highest level of education that one can attain within the academic realm and allows for the acquisition of competencies of high qualification, necessary to exercise a profession and do research for a university, a public or private institution.  At the IUS, it is possible to pursue an ordinary Doctorate in “Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity” in the ... Marie Thérèse Henderson /_News_1319/Marie-Thrse-Henderson_1 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:00:08 GMT “Il velo sottile. Il mistero della musica” (The Subtle Veil. The Mystery of Music) “… in many ways music has prevented  a human being from giving up. At times it has prevented him from dying all together. At times, it has even made him find new life,  leading him to unimagined heights.”  From the preface by Pierangelo Sequeri   May 24, 2012 San Prisco (Caserta) saw the first presentation of the b... Michele Zanzucchi /_News_1320/Michele-Zanzucchi_1 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:17:26 GMT Il silenzio e la parola. La luce (Silence and the Word. The Light)   On occasion of the World Day for Social Communications, promoted by the Holy See, last May 16, 2012 a convention was held in Rome entitled: “Silence and Word: mass media today, challenges and critical issues.” The debate included a number of speakers: , director of the National Office for the Italian Bishops’ Conference, , profe... COM 201 Dalla comunicazione interpersonale... /_News_1320/COM-201-Dalla-comunicazione-interpersonale Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:15:32 GMT Sophia Editorial Sets /_News_1320/Sophia-Editorial-Sets_1 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:14:50 GMT /_News_1320/_224 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:54:38 GMT Collana Universitas /_News_1319/Collana-Universitas_1 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:47:30 GMT Henderson Marie Thérèse /_News_1319/Henderson-Marie-Thrse_1 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:47:13 GMT MUS 101 Lo spirito della musica /_News_1319/MUS-101-Lo-spirito-della-musica Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:46:45 GMT /_News_1319/_223 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:29:13 GMT Ethics for our Professional Lives /_News_1318/Ethics-for-our-Professional-Lives Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:26:11 GMT Moral choices between competency and coherence For those who enrol in a Master’s program, the curriculum at the IUS is really quite brief: a couple of years, and then you find yourself engaged, or once again involved in the most diverse professional scenarios. How can one connect the interdisciplinary and intercultural studies offered by Sophia with the experience of work and the concrete daily c... /_News_1318/_222 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:14:42 GMT 12 May 2012 - “Together for Europe” /_News_1317/12-May-2012--Together-for-Europe Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:09:28 GMT The students of the IUS were also in Brussels   As in the Days of 2004 and 2007 in Stuttgart, also on this occasion there was live streaming connecting many to this international event, held at the Square Meeting Centre of the Belgium capital.  On that same day, the internet  gathered thousands of people and witnessed the spreading and the impact of an unheard of experience of unity, which keeps ... /_News_1317/_221 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:03:01 GMT Il velo sottile /universitas/1_8 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:55:20 GMT Il mistero della musica Collana Universitas Editore: Città Nuova Anno: 2011 Collana: Universitas Pagine: 208 Isbn: 9788831102230       >  Hope, despite of everything /_News_1316/Hope-despite-of-everything- Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:30:41 GMT Cardinal Bagnasco quoted the President of IUS in opening the general Assembly of Italian Bishops   Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco’s recall to hope was striking in the prolusion to the 64th general Assembly of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, last May 21st. Within the framework of a crisis that is turning out to be  «much vaster than any prevision», it is a strong word. Besides, stated the Cardinal, «on... /_News_1316/_220 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:26:58 GMT Paolo Sacchi /cattedre/Paolo-Sacchi Thu, 31 May 2012 14:47:39 GMT My journey between the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse and the Gospels Prof. Paulo Sacchi Professor Emeritus of Biblical Philology 01 June 2012, 6:30 PM, Loppianos Auditorium - Room C   Live streaming:  Renowned Biblical scholar, born in Tuscany, he was a part of the experts gathered by Michele Pellegri, later to become Cardinal of Turin, who instituted in that city the Chair for Ancient... Gerald Pillay /cattedre/Gerald-Pillay Thu, 31 May 2012 11:19:25 GMT "Newman’s Idea of the University: its’ abiding legacy" Prof. Gerald Pillay   Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University   Friday 2 december  2011, 6.30 PM, Loppiano's Auditorium   Friday, 2 December, at 18.30, in the auditorium of Loppiano, the guest speaker at IUS will be Prof. Gerald Pillay, invited to speak on the idea of university according to Cardinal John Henry Newman’s vision... Marta Nussbaum /cattedre/Marta-Nussbaum Thu, 31 May 2012 11:06:51 GMT Public Emotions and the Decent Society Marta Nussbaum Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago   Moonday 6 june 2011 6:00 PM, Loppiano Auditorium   Martha Nussbaum was the keynote speaker at the fifth appointment in the “Lecture Series of Sophia.” In a full day at Loppiano, the philosopher – one of the most influential today –  was able to see the diff... New books in the library for spring 2012 /_News_1309/New-books-in-the-library-for-spring-2012 Tue, 29 May 2012 16:20:02 GMT Recent publications by professors of the IUS The Primacy of Passions.  Alain interpreter of Descartes (Consonance and dissonance) Mimesis Edizioni, Milan 2012 Alain, pseudo-name for Emile Chartier, was one of the maître à penser of France between the 1800s and 1900s. Professor at the Lyceum Henry IV, he had a profound influence on numerous intellectuals of his time who came in touch with and were... Teaching Faculty /_News_1309/Teaching-Faculty Tue, 29 May 2012 16:18:35 GMT Sophia Editorial Sets /_News_1309/Sophia-Editorial-Sets Tue, 29 May 2012 16:17:51 GMT /_News_1309/_213 Tue, 29 May 2012 15:54:00 GMT Economics and Management /_News_1306/Economics-and-Management Thu, 24 May 2012 07:48:00 GMT Video - Interview on the Economy of Communion /_News_1306/Video--Interview-on-the-Economy-of-Communion Thu, 24 May 2012 07:32:36 GMT The new virtues of the market /_News_1306/The-new-virtues-of-the-market Thu, 24 May 2012 07:25:49 GMT New book by Bruni launched in Milan “There are people today who dream a more just and helpful world, finally freed from the markets, money and banks: I am not among these, because in loving justice and solidarity, I have learned that a good society is not built without market and economic and financial sector, but only with good markets, a good economy and a healthy financial sector.”  (from the ... /_News_1306/_210 Thu, 24 May 2012 07:14:48 GMT Carlo Fumagalli (1933 - 2012) /_News_1304/Carlo-Fumagalli-1933--2012_2 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:55:26 GMT A great and lasting friend of Sophia! 14 May 2012   This is how Carlo Fumagalli continues to live in the hearts of each of us at the Sophia University Institute in Loppiano. In fact, he followed its preparation and first steps with passion and competence, supporting and directing us in the initial fundamental choices and decisions regarding the functional set up of the Institute’s campus in its v... Cardinal Ryłko visits Loppiano /_News_1303/Cardinal-Ryko-visits-Loppiano Wed, 23 May 2012 13:53:47 GMT He was welcomed at IUS by the whole academic community 8 May 2012   “Let us thank God for the Charisms, the great gifts that He continues to give to the Church”: with these words Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, President of the , greeted the large crowd of citizens from the little town of the Focolare Movement, who welcomed him and all his international staff to Loppiano.      This time, in a totally u... Studying /_News_1303/Studying Wed, 23 May 2012 13:53:06 GMT Support Sophia /_News_1303/Support-Sophia_1 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:52:30 GMT /_News_1303/_209 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:52:01 GMT /_News_1303/_208 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:51:38 GMT /_News_1303/_207 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:51:27 GMT /_News_1303/_206 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:51:05 GMT /_News_1303/_205 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:50:39 GMT /_News_1303/_204 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:50:23 GMT /_News_1303/_203 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:50:13 GMT /_News_1303/_202 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:49:55 GMT /_News_1303/_200 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:48:59 GMT Campus /_News_1304/Campus Wed, 23 May 2012 13:36:18 GMT Attached Files /_News_1304/Attached-Files Wed, 23 May 2012 13:35:43 GMT [Language: italian, PDF 10 pp., 77KB] Carlo Fumagalli & Elena Granata's paper in Sophia Review, year I, nº 0.  /_News_1304/_201 Wed, 23 May 2012 13:28:05 GMT The "Sophia Lecture Series" /cattedre/The-Sophia-Lecture-Series Thu, 10 May 2012 13:34:29 GMT This lecture series wants to offer the academic community, the surrounding territory of the IUS, and whoever may be interested, the opportunity to meet, listen to and dialogue with qualified witnesses from the cultural, scientific the arts and faith communities of our time.   Each year two lectures are offered: the first in the winter semester, the second during the summer semester.   How to apply /iscrizioni/How-to-apply Tue, 08 May 2012 07:51:46 GMT   1. Compilare la Domanda di ammissione e la Scheda di presentazione   2. Allegare i documenti necessari     3. Inviare tutto a o al fax (0039 xxxxx)   4. La Segreteria generale inoltra il fascicolo alla Commissione dell'Istituto.... 5. Intervista ....   6. ....   7. Intervista .... Notte della cultura europea /universitas/3_7 Mon, 07 May 2012 16:24:39 GMT Universitas Editor: Città Nuova Year: 2007 Pages: 104 ISBN: 9788831102162     > Carismi /universitas/2_7 Mon, 07 May 2012 16:23:02 GMT Vangelo che si fa storia CIARDI Fabio Universitas Editor: Città Nuova Year: 2011 Pages: 112 ISBN: 9788831102223   >  Universitas /universitas/Universitas_2 Mon, 07 May 2012 15:52:46 GMT Sophia Editorial Sets /collanesophia/Sophia-books-sets Mon, 07 May 2012 15:52:11 GMT     ZAMAGNI Stefano, Per un'economia a misura di persona, Città Nuova, Roma 2012.    ZAVOLI Sergio, Rovesciare l’anima del mondo: questione e profezia, Città Nuova, Roma 2010. OUELLET Marc, La sfida dell’unità: i carismi e la Trinità, Città Nuova, Roma 2011.       CODA Piero, Dalla Trinità. L’avvento di Dio tra storia e profezia, Città Nuova, Roma 2011, pp. 621. >       HENDERSON Marie Thérèse, I... 1 /cattedre/1_7 Mon, 07 May 2012 14:36:50 GMT Paolo Sacchi /agenda/_177 Mon, 07 May 2012 14:33:32 GMT The "Sophia Lecture Series"   Loppiano Lab /agenda/Evento-in-agenda Mon, 07 May 2012 14:33:14 GMT Inauguration academic year 2012 – 2013 /agenda/_178 Mon, 07 May 2012 14:32:57 GMT Calendar /agenda/Calendar Mon, 07 May 2012 14:09:56 GMT The IUS at Cagliari, Italy /_News_1263/_97 Mon, 07 May 2012 14:07:57 GMT Chiara Lubich and the Sophia Project On occasion of the naming of a city street after Chiara Lubich in Sardegna’s capital last 20 April, a conference was held in the ancient City Hall of Cagliari entitled “Chiara Lubich: Spirituality, Culture and Dialogue.”   The speakers – the theologian Piero Coda, president of the Sophia University Institute, the economist Luigino Bruni, the Muslim theologian ... /_News_1263/_176 Mon, 07 May 2012 14:03:37 GMT Interdisciplinarity and Dialogue in Psychology /_News_1264/Interdisciplinarity-and-dialogue-in-Psychology Mon, 07 May 2012 13:58:48 GMT Going back from Sophia Rodrigo Hésed, a Brazilian psychologist and psychotherapist, attended the Master’s program at the IUS during the 2008-2010 academic years. Today he is practicing in Fortaleza, the capital of the State of Cearà, which has two and a half million inhabitants. His days are divided up between work at the private practice that he opened, and his collaborative work with the Depart... /_News_1264/_175 Mon, 07 May 2012 13:54:16 GMT The new web site of the IUS goes online /_News_1294/The-new-web-site-of-the-IUS-goes-online Mon, 07 May 2012 13:47:40 GMT Easier to navigate and more accessible, greater space dedicated to the innovation of the formation program, to the voice of the students and to the collaboration with Città Nuova publishing house. Fully integrated with social networks.   Four years after its birth, the Sophia University Institute renews the graphics and contents of its web site portal, and it could not have been otherwise. With t... /_News_1294/_173 Mon, 07 May 2012 13:47:15 GMT Yearbook /materiale/yearly Mon, 07 May 2012 11:42:21 GMT Studying /offerta/_25 Mon, 07 May 2012 10:43:26 GMT   Master’s Degree in "Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity"   The IUS confers an academic Master’s Degree in “Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity,” a degree that contains four specific tracks:  • Culture of Unity • Economics and Management • Trinitarian Ontology • Political Studies   The program aspires to two goals: firstly, through its interdisciplinary approach, ... The Library of the IUS is the Object of a Thesis /_News_1261/The-Library-of-the-IUS-is-the-Object-of-a-Doctoral-Thesis Mon, 07 May 2012 10:39:13 GMT A new system for classification and archiving “... in the specific context of a university the goals of a library are the same as that of the university of which it is part; practically speaking, the mission of the library services are one and the same reality with the mission of the university.” Wednesday 18 April 2012, was the discussion of the master's thesis in Archival and Library Arts by Dr... Non-degree Options /diploma/_125 Mon, 07 May 2012 10:21:29 GMT Diploma in "Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity"   The IUS offers a diploma in "Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture" of Unity which certifies a program of studies lasting one year, addressed to students and young people already involved in academic or professional spheres, for whom it is not possible to enter into the Master’s two-year program.   One Year Certificate What i... Departments and Areas of Research /dipartimenti/Departments Sun, 06 May 2012 19:38:02 GMT The Institute is comprised of Departments, called upon to serve a double task: guaranteeing the quality of instruction in the courses that provide the structure for the physiognomy of the Institute in reference to the foundations of a culture of unity (Theology, Philosophy, Humanities, Social Sciences, Politics, Economics, Epistemology), to favour the coordination of the courses that make up the ... Culture of Unity /unita/Culture-of-Unity Sat, 05 May 2012 07:04:55 GMT The interdisciplinary program in a Culture of Unity is open to students from any previous field of study and responds to a growing demand in professional realms for persons with specific abilities to nurture dialogue and  integration among people in society. The specialization offers the cultural tools adept for facing the complexity of today’s world in an inter and trans-disciplinary perspective... Trinitarian Ontology /ontologia/Trinitarian-Ontology Sat, 05 May 2012 06:56:32 GMT Theology, philosophy and sciences in dialogue    The specialization, of an original and innovative nature in the academic world, interweaves the theological qualification with the philosophical and epistemological ones, in the perspective of the “theor-ethical” meaning of the event of Jesus Christ and the figure of the Triune God, which it discloses in the history of religious experience and of t... Political Studies /studi/Political-Studies Sat, 05 May 2012 06:51:16 GMT Political Studies and Complexity Today’s political reality has become extremely complex, to the point that traditional programs of political science do not manage to understand it in its entirety and in its relationships.  In fact, every single political event happens at the crossroads of two dimensions:  - the vertical one, which places in relationship different levels of political life: the loc... Economics and Management /econiomiamanagement/_127 Fri, 04 May 2012 15:57:20 GMT The economy is going through a change in paradigm. We need new ideas and new practices. These new ideas and practices should undergird also the teaching of economics, now in crisis due to its progressive distancing from real life and the problems of the people. We need to adopt the educational tools that are suitable for correctly reading the phenomena in which reality is manifested and in order ... Master’s Degree /laurea/Masters-Degree Fri, 04 May 2012 15:11:09 GMT in Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity   The IUS confers an academic Master’s Degree in “Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity,” a degree that contains four specific tracks:    • Culture of Unity • Economics and Management • Trinitarian Ontology • Political Studies   The program aspires to two goals: firstly, through its interdisciplinary approach, to render accessib... Fees /collaborazioni/g_1 Fri, 04 May 2012 14:23:05 GMT Foundation "Per Sophia" /collaborazioni/s_2 Fri, 04 May 2012 14:22:54 GMT Students /collaborazioni/Students Fri, 04 May 2012 14:20:33 GMT Support Sophia /collaborazioni/Support-Sophia Fri, 04 May 2012 14:19:41 GMT   There are two ways to give for the development of the Sophia University Institute: by supporting the educational project and, in particular, through donations given for student scholarships, for those who may need them.  Contributions sent through "Per Sophia" Foundation: With a bank transfer made out to: Fondazione “Per Sophia” Localita’  Burchio c/o Polo Lionello Bonfanti - 50064 Incisa in Va... Economy and Communion vis-avis with the Crisis /_News_1257/Economy-and-Communion-visavis-with-the-Crisis Wed, 02 May 2012 14:22:12 GMT A Course on Institutions of Civil Economy for First Year Students  To revisit the thought of the main scholars of the civil economy tradition, in relation to the new challenges that the modern world is presenting to the economy: this is the program for the course on “Institutions of Civil Economy and of Communion,” taught by Prof. Luigino Bruni, which begins on 21 February, 2012, and that constut... Trinitarian Onthology. Disciplines in Dialogue /_News_1258/Trinitarian-Onthology-Disciplines-in-Dialogue Wed, 02 May 2012 14:15:01 GMT Interdisciplinary Seminar, 9-10 March 2012 Attend by invitation Also this year, the IUS is bringing together permanent teaching staff, visiting professors and other lecturers in different research fields, Doctoral and Master’s level students, at the interdisciplinary Seminar of the Institute, shaping up to be one of the central moments in the academic year.  The goal of the two-day seminar, held ... Lessons on Cosmology at the IUS /_News_1259/Lesson-on-Cosmology-at-the-IUS Wed, 02 May 2012 14:11:37 GMT “The Human Person and the Cosmos” The students consider it one of the most interesting courses at the IUS. It offers the possibility of approaching in an interdisciplinary manner the big question of the meaning of relationships that connect us to the cosmos, according to the three different disciplinary perspectives: scientific cosmology, philosophy of nature and theology of creation. When introd... Academic Trip to Verona, Trent and Primiero /_News_1260/Academic-Trip-to-Verona-Trent-and-Primiero Wed, 02 May 2012 14:01:31 GMT An anticipation of Easter From Incisa to Trent, passing through Verona and going all the way to Fiera di Primiero: this was the itinerary of the trip that the group from the Sophia University Institute took on 2 – 4 April, in a certain sense, an anticipation of the Easter celebration. They were three days lived in the peculiar style of Sophia, where research and cultural inquiry are in close rela... Agreements with other academic institutions /protocolli/Agreements-with-other-academic-institutions Wed, 02 May 2012 07:46:50 GMT The structure of courses and programs offered at the Sophia University Institute correspond to European standards, and the exams and academic degrees conferred are recognized according to the international agreements and guidelines established by the Convention of Lisbon and the Process of Bologna.   The agreement for international recognition of degrees is applied according to the stipulations p... Interdisciplinarity and dialogue in Psychology /doposophia/Interdisciplinarity-and-dialogue-in-Psychology_1 Tue, 01 May 2012 06:24:28 GMT Going back from Sophia Rodrigo Hésed, a Brazilian psychologist and psychotherapist, attended the Master’s program at the IUS during the 2008-2010 academic years. Today he is practicing in Fortaleza, the capital of the State of Cearà, which has two and a half million inhabitants. His days are divided up between work at the private practice that he opened, and his collaborative work with the Depart... Fees /tasse/Fees Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:01:15 GMT Annual enrolment fees   for the Master’s Program:   € 3,600 per year in two instalments of € 1,800 each, to be paid at the beginning of the semesters   for the Doctoral Program: € 2,400 per year in two instalments of € 1,200 each, to be paid at the beginning of the semesters Other living costs Lodging on campus: € 220 per month Students are responsible for their food: one should calculate an aver... Dialogue with Sérge Latouche /_News_1254/Dialogue-with-Srge-Latouche-at-the-EoC-Industrial-Park Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:23:13 GMT “The Cocoon and the Butterfly” Sérge Latouche, a French economist, leader of the so-called “economy of decreased growth,” Stefano Bartolini, economic professor at the University of Siena, and Luigino Bruni, professor at the IUS and the University of Bicocca of Milan, met at the Lionello Bonfanti EoC (Economy of Communion) Industrial Park in Incisa Val d'Arno last 21 February, in order to give lif... From Thailand to the IUS /_News_1256/From-Thailand-to-the-IUS Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:12:51 GMT Seeking the reasons behind democracy Preeyanoot Surinkaew is the first, and till now the only, Buddhist student at the IUS. Her presence constitutes an unceasing spur for those who find it difficult to believe that an authentic dialogue is possible between such different realities as the West and the East, a Jewish-Christian culture and a Buddhist culture. Born in Thailand, Metta – as she introdu... Open Day: The New Specializations /_News_1255/Open-Day-The-New-Specializations Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:10:03 GMT Open Doors and “Live” via Internet The afternoon held on March 1st engaged professors, students and staff members of the IUS in its preparation. It aimed to showcase the educational programs of the Institute and the new programs of study that began with the new academic year.   Through the live streaming and simultaneous updatings on Facebook and Twitter, the afternoon began with greetings from t... International Seminar on Political Studies /_News_1253/International-Seminar-on-Political-Studies-- Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:06:37 GMT Fraternity and the Transformation of Democracy The idea of fraternity has always been present in human history, playing a central role; in particular, in the history of the West, it penetrated the cultural and social fabric through the Jewish and Christian faiths. The new element that developed in recent years is the interest for fraternity that goes beyond a purely religious, familial and friend... Beauty Versus Beauties /_News_1252/Beauty-Versus-Beauties Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:04:47 GMT Ideas, definitions, artistic experiences in rapport Hosted by the University of Padua, in the prestigious Sala delle Edicole, and by the city administration of Padua in the main hall of its Cultural Center, the second meeting of the project “Between Creativity and Interpretation,” was held from 3 - 5 February 2012.  It was an exploration of the network of relations generated by an artistic work, ... The Horizon of the Pluralistic City /_News_1251/The-Horizon-of-the-Pluralistic-City Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:02:20 GMT An Encounter with Massimo Cacciari and Piero Coda When the question of modern pluralism tests the thinking of scholars who go to the root of thinking, such as the philosopher Massimo Cacciari and the theologian Piero Coda – president of the Sophia University – the outcome is never conventional. “The Pluralistic City: the Challenges for a New Humanism.” This was the theme of the dialogue introduce... Social Sciences Forum /_News_1250/Social-Sciences-Forum Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:07:19 GMT Two visits from Brazil January 2012: one after the other, two interesting moments of sociological reflection took place at the IUS, with two Brazilian sociologists as speakers: Marcos Mucheroni (Universidade de São Paulo/USP) and Lucas Galindo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/UFPE). Dr. Mucheroni, professor at the Department of Communication and Art of a renown university of South America, hel... A Personal Revolution /_News_1249/A-Personal-Revolution Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:05:26 GMT Interview with Sami Creta – Egypt A sculptor and scholar of fine arts, Sami Creta, from Egypt, is in his first year of the MA program on Foundations and Perspectives for a Culture of Unity. At 25 years of age, Sami took part in one of the most important events of these recent years: the “Arab Spring.” Just a short while before coming to Italy in order to continue his studies, this artist went dow... The Theoretical Points of Philosophy /_News_1248/The-Theoretical-Points-of-Philosophy Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:03:35 GMT Focus on teaching the disciplines of philosophy January 20, 2012: The first seminar for the professors of philosophy courses at the IUS. “Philosophy and History of Philosophy: discerning the theoretical points  – 1. Greek Philosophy,” was the title of this Study Day. Present, along with President Piero Coda, was Mauro Mantovani, dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Salesian Univers... The Interaction Between Media, Political Systems and Society /_News_1247/The-Interaction-Between-Media-Political-Systems-and-Society- Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:01:40 GMT Seminar on Political Communication A deeper exploration of a series of websites under the magnifying glass of political communication: this was the conducting thread of the research Seminar for second year students of the IUS who are in the political science track, ending this past January.  The work asked of the students consisted in the analysis of a website, chosen amongst the many that could ... The “new” awaiting us /_News_1246/The-new-awaiting-us Fri, 27 Apr 2012 06:59:27 GMT Best wishes from Sophia University for 2012 What best wish can I make for 2012? The challenges that await us are neither few nor small. We need to re-launch, indeed, to be reborn to new life – as Christmas reminded us. And rebirth – we know, but seldom draw the conclusions – is a matter of the heart, but also of the mind, and therefore also of action.   But above all of the heart: it is in the he... The Legacy of Chiara Lubich for Social Sciences /_News_1245/The-Legacy-of-Chiara-Lubich-for-Social-Sciences-- Fri, 27 Apr 2012 06:57:31 GMT Inaugural lesson in Trent, Italy It was the faculty of Sociology at the University of Trent that provided the site, last December 16-17, 2011, for the anticipated inauguration of the Area of Social Sciences and Communications at the IUS, at the heart of a two-day convention sponsored by the “Per Sophia” Foundation with the help of the Autonomous Province of Trent.     “Chiara Lubich and her Legac... An Innovative Idea of University /idea/About-Sophia Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:36:29 GMT   About Sophia The Sophia University Institute (IUS) is an academic center for education and research in which life and intellectual inquiry, different cultures and diverse disciplines, meet up in a context permeated by a strong relational dimension.   It is not a university setting composed of contiguous faculties, in the classic sense of the term, but rather a laboratory of interdisciplinary an... Foundation "Per Sophia" /fondazione/Foundation-Per-Sophia Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:04:56 GMT   Presentation   The Foundation , promoted by the Focolare Movement, with offices at Incisa in Val d’Arno (Florence), was formed on 19 December 2009 and registered on 28 May 2010 in the regional alb of private institutions with the Region of Tuscany, for the purpose  of being recognized as a legal entity. The Foundation is non-profit, with the main scope of supporting the growth and development o... Academic Governance /autorita/Academic-Authorities Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:04:29 GMT   The academic authorities of the Sophia University Institute are personal and collegial. The personal authorities include: the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the President of the Institute, the Vice-President of the Institute. The collegial authorities are: the Institute Senate and the Campus Council.    Chancellor The Chancellor of the Institute is the Archbishop of Florence, Giuseppe Betori.... Committees /organismi/Committees Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:02:18 GMT   Administrative Council The ordinary/extraordinary administrative management of the Institute is overseen by the Administrative Council. It is called together and headed by the President, and is composed of the Vice-President, the Bursar, two professors chosen by the Campus Council and a representative of the Work of Mary – Focolare Movement, nominated by its President.  The Secretary General al... Boards /organi/Institute-Senate Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:59:05 GMT   The Institute Senate and the Campus Council are collegial authorities.     Institute Senate The Institute Senate is composed of the President (who calls its meetings and presides it), the Vice-presidents of the main campus and branch sites, two permanent professors (elected every 4 years by the permanent faculty at the main campus), a permanent professor from each branch site (elected every 4 y... Library /biblioteca/Library Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:55:13 GMT Next to the classrooms, and with independent entrance, are the library and the media- library.   Open to the region, the library currently contains over 7,000 volumes with main authors for study of the different tracks present at the university. It offers 54 study-tables and Internet connection for work and research.   The media-library is adjacent to it, with 12 study-tables and computers to bro... Classroom Spaces /spazi/Teaching-Forums Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:54:27 GMT The classrooms are located on the ground level and the first floor of the two main buildings of the university complex and include: a classroom for first year students, two classrooms for second year students, and a main hall with 120 seats and 40 study-tables.   All the classrooms are equipped with video systems and Internet connection. Goals /obiettivi/The-Objectives Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:40:30 GMT   To confer an open and articulated view of knowledge, the capacity to relate the different sciences, by placing the different methods in dialogue and integrating the outcomes.     To form young people and prepare them to face the complexity of today’s world from a trans-disciplinary perspective and to work in synergy with experts in different fields in order to generate innovative solutions.    ... Reflection and Life /pensiero/Reflection-and-Life Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:37:51 GMT   IUS’s approach puts each discipline in relation with others; without denying the legitimate autonomy of each, it aims to highlight their common roots and goals.   The academic project is centered on an experience of a study community in which research, reflection and life are shared, not only among  students from different nations, but also between students and professors, and with the staff of... Historical Notes /cenni/Origins Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:35:37 GMT   Origins   The Sophia University-Institute was born from an intuition had by Chiara Lubich (1920-2008), foundress of the Focolare Movement. Ever since her youth, Chiara Lubich hoped to pursue studies as a path to truth. For this reason, she planned on specializing in philosophy, but World War II destroyed her dreams for the future and impeded further studies.   Then, against the backdrop of the ... Map /localizzazione/Location Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:31:21 GMT The institute is located in the international town of Loppiano, on the plateau above the municipality of Incisa Val d’Arno, 24 km from Florence, Italy.   It is easily reached via the Highway  A1 Firenze-Roma (4 Km from the pay toll of Incisa-Reggello), by train (3 and 9 Km from the stations of Incisa and Figline Valdarno, respectively). The Airport of Peretola, Florence, is 38 km away. Campus /sede/Host-Site Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:19:36 GMT Sophia Institute is located in Loppiano, a small town that, since its founding in 1964, has served as a center for formation for families, youth, and adults to a lifestyle based on the Gospel. The town also includes various business enterprises, as well as social and artistic projects. The presence of approximately 900 residents from close to 70 different countries makes Loppiano an ideal place f... Cafeteria /mensa/Cafeteria Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:53:31 GMT The cafeteria is found within the university complex. It was recently renovated and offers space for 150 tables.   It is used by students and professors during the week and by guests of the town of Loppiano during the weekends. Residences /residenze/Residences Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:50:18 GMT The residences that host the students, some located in the university complex and others at the Tracolle site, are composed of apartments with double room and triple room occupancy, a kitchen, living room, bathroom, a common study area, and are completely furnished and equipped with wireless access. They are areas of hospitality that contribute to deepening the formative program of the IUS, where... Master's degrees /hometabs/Masters-degrees Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:11:49 GMT    Sophia Newsletter /newsletter/Sophia-Newsletter Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:36:14 GMT   Subscribe at the Newsletter               Application process /procedure/Application-process Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:53:02 GMT Agreements /hometabs/Agreements Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:58:39 GMT Post-doctoral studies /hometabs/Postdoctoral-studies Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:58:09 GMT Doctoral programs /hometabs/Doctoral-programs Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:53:10 GMT Non-degree options /hometabs/Nondegree-options Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:52:50 GMT Seconda tab /diploma1anno/Seconda-tab Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:16:51 GMT Prima tab /diploma1anno/Prima-tab Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:16:40 GMT

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