Nov. 20, 2012
-- The Collegium Augustinianum is an international Reserach Institute and Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in the Augustinian Tradition, which offers research degrees in philosophy and theology without any residency with a world-renowned faculty. CHRISTIAN, AUGUSTINIAN AND CLASSICAL.
The Collegium Augustinianum was founded in order to establish a Christian community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his great Christian tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”
The Collegium was founded upon a “college of fellows”— scholars of the highest caliber, colleagues with a common love for Augustine, whose intellectual life and accomplishments would attract serious students. Thus, our college would be founded upon idealism and the idea that the core of the university resides among the fellows themselves and in the relationship between the student and the teacher. So, aside from lectures and classes, the Collegium values the importance of the tutorial and the professor’s personal mentoring of the student and his or her critical thinking and writing. Further, like the great universities that appeared during the Middle Ages, our Collegium would be cosmopolitan in nature, with professors and students from around the world. As such, we also value the importance of ancient and modern languages so that our students can analyze ancient, medieval and modern texts in the original languages and in conversation with scholars globally. In fact, at the Collegium, students may write and defend their dissertations in English, Italian, French or German if the professor is competent in the language and permits it. With such accomplished fellows and professors themselves educated at some of the most prestigious universities in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome, Louvain and Dublin, our students will certainly have the benefit of a world-class education.