Rome, a journey of a lifetime! – UNIV 2012

Kenyan students from UNIV 2010 at St. Peter's Square

UNIV is an international gathering of university students, which since 1968 the Institute for University Cooperation (ICU) sponsors in Rome. Each year, several thousand students spend Holy Week in Rome, profiting from the cultural and historical riches that the Eternal City has to offer. Throughout the week, ICU provides students with various cultural encounters, conferences, roundtables, showrooms and concerts. All of these activities are occasions to delve more deeply into important matters relevant to the university, highlighting particularly the spirit of service towards those who are most in need.

45th UNIV Conference, Rome 31st March to 8th April 2012

THEME OF UNIV 2012 – PULCHRUM: The Power of Beauty

UNIV 2012UNIV Forum 2012 wishes to contribute to reflection on beauty, on its power to transform
and inspire (in art, in science, in the life of peoples), on its power of attraction (in the media, for instance), on the possibility of learning to recognize beauty and on distinguishing true beauty from mere surface appearance.



Other than attending the conference, there will be opportunities to visit and tour various places in Rome. Firstly, attending the Holy Week activities with the Pope, visiting the Colosseum of the gladiators fame, the multiplicity of Basilicas (St. Peter’s, St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, St. Paul’s etc), the Catacombs, the Via Appia, the Vatican museum, tombs of various saints, etc.

Do you want to make this journey of a lifetime? What are you waiting for?

For further details, please contact Kevin ( or visit

Application deadline: 3rd  February 2012


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