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Overseas Business Trip

【Rome, Italy】Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Faculties

October 21-24, 2010

In October 2010, in his capacity as the vice-president of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), President of Nanzan University Michael Calmano attended the Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Faculties in Rome, Italy. The meeting was sponsored by the Congregation of Catholic Education of the Vatican. The members of the Executive Board of the IFCU, which has close ties with the educational division of the Vatican, were among the invited guests. Checks on, and the outlook for, the Bologna Process, a process of reform of European higher education that oversee the 200 or so divinity schools in Europe approved by the Vatican, were discussed at the meeting. Many researchers from Nanzan University, including its former president, (current Chairman of the Nanzan School Corporation Board of Trustees) Professor Hans-Jürgen Marx, have studied at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, where the discussions were held. A university with a long history, it is where Catholic researchers in theology gather from all over the world to further their studies.
In addition, a meeting of the Executive Board of the IFCU was held at the same time as the meeting of the Ecclesiastical Faculties.

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A scene of the meeting of Catholic universities, taken by Michael Calmano.

A scene from a buffet dinner for the participants, taken by Michael Calmano.

Meeting of the Executive Board of the IFCU held at the Domes Internationalis Paulus VI. President of Nanzan University Michael Calmano is on the extreme right.

A scene from a festival in Rome, taken by Michael Calmano.

Venue Pontificia Universita Gregoriana
Names of those attending from Nanzan President, Michael Calmano

# The Bologna Process has been studied as a joint research topic in 2009-2011 by Nanzan's Area Studies Center (President of Nanzan University Michael Calmano is one of those joint-researchers). For further detail, please refer to:

http://www.ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp/kenkyu/ic/kyodo/2009-11_04.html