University Colleges offer students a unique environment that fosters academic, cultural, professional and personal growth, going beyond a simple accommodation. The particular elements are communicated through collegiality, the sharing of spaces and experiences, and also through the opportunities that living in an University College represents in terms of growth. From dining rooms to common kitchens, from study rooms to libraries and sports structures, each university college is designed to provide the optimal atmosphere for study.
Since the Middle Ages...
Collegiate Halls of Residence have existed since the Middle Ages: they were structures created to ensure social promotion based on academic merit.
From the thirteenth century, the halls of residences have been spreading in Europe differently, according to their geographical location: in the Anglo-Saxon world they have practically merged with universities, while in other countries like Italy or Spain, the Halls of Residences are seen as high quality residences, that welcome students selected for their academic merit and offer a rich educational program, complementing the one received at universities.
The main objective of University Colleges is to enable its residents to develop their talents.
Halls of residence offer in fact additional education which aims to complement the academic courses offered by universities, thus enabling students to fully develop their potential: guidance services, tutoring, cultural and sports activities, university courses recognized and accredited by universities, or meetings with personalities from the professional, political and cultural fields.
Each University College therefore becomes a "facilitator" for the improvement of soft skills, interpersonal and transversal skills that can be perfected through coaching, allowing each student to have the fundamental skills to integrate effectively in the professional world, to face the complexity of reality and ever-changing international contexts.
Last but not least, the variety of people encountered in such a shared home-away-from-home has long been acknowledged as a good socializing preparation for professional and public life.