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Institute of Anthropology
Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care

An academic institute of the Pontifical Gregorian University


A Safeguarding Institute

“We must recover our understanding of what it means to be human and the good that is our end. Safeguarding is more than simply protecting.”

Fr. Hans Zollner SJ, Director

Founded in 2012 as the Centre for Child Protection (CCP) to educate safeguarders through multidisciplinary, intercultural programs

Transformed into the Institute of Anthropology (IADC) in 2021 after approval by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education

Informed by Christian anthropology, the Institute contributes to scientific research on human dignity and the care of vulnerable persons


Diploma in Safeguarding
Interdisciplinary, interactive 5-month program that forms advisors, officers, and trainers for the field of safeguarding

Licentiate in Safeguarding
Multidisciplinary 2-year program for the practical application of the theoretical understanding of safeguarding

Doctorate in Anthropology
A program that strengthens and supports researchers, equipping them for quality scientific work and an academic career

Blended Learning
Online resources developed by an interdisciplinary team for face-to-face sessions in local institutions

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Contact Us


+39 06 400 48 453


c/o Collegio Bellarmino
Via del Seminario, 120
00186 Roma (RM)