Third mission

Beyond the work of teaching and research, the University has a third mission characterized by engagement outside the academic environment. Without in any way reducing the priority commitment to teaching and research, this mission represents the University's aspiration to always proceed in a healthy dialogue with the world to better read the signs of the times and respond effectively and responsibly.


  • The advisory function performed by various faculty members for various Church bodies and authorities, such as Roman Curia dicasteries, bishops' conferences, dioceses and institutes of consecrated life, etc.
  • The collaboration with ecclesiastical and non-ecclesiastical partners addressing current social problems.
  • The offering of degrees, symposia and conferences addressed to the public. These are often livestreamed and then made available online in recorded form.
  • The dissemination of knowledge through pastoral work and through publications for the general public.
  • Availability of the Library's resources to those who are not Gregorian students or lecturers, with library holdings exceeding 650,000 volumes, 200,000 of which are available on open shelves.
  • Collaboration with AVIS for blood donation.


Collaboration with and membership in various academic and non-academic Organizations and Associations.

  • FIUC (International Federation of Catholic Universities)
  • FUCE (European Federation of Catholic Universitiese)
  • RME (Refugee and Migrant Education Network)
  • UNHCR Italy (UN Refugee Agency)
  • KIRCHER NETWORK (Jesuit Higher Education in Europe and the Near East)
  • IAJU (International Association of Jesuit Universities)
  • Centro Astalli - Jesuit Refugee Service-JRS
  • Magis Foundation – Missionary work of the Euro-Mediterranean Province of the Jesuits