Catania 2022

The Internationl Conference on One Health: A systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources will be held from 27 to 28 of September in hybrid form.

The Physical Venue – University of Catania

The University of Catania

With an average enrolment of 40,000 students, the University of Catania has been around for hundreds of years since 1434 and is oldest one in Sicily.

The educational system is run and overseen by 17 departments. The Medical School for starters, and by two other educational units respectively located in the city of Ragusa as far as Modern Languages are concerned, and in Syracuse for the School of Architecture.

Another special unit is the Scuola Superiore di Catania, a higher education centre based on excellence that was founded in 1998 for the selection and the recognition of the brightest young minds, offering a variety of studies including analysis, research and experimentation.


Catania, the city

Catania, is the second largest city in Sicily, and among the ten largest cities in Italy.
It is located on Sicily’s east coast, at the base of the active volcano, Mount Etna, and it faces the Ionian Sea. It is the capital of the 58-municipality region known as the Metropolitan City of Catania, which is the seventh-largest metropolitan city in Italy. The population of the city proper is 311,584, while the population of the Metropolitan City of Catania is 1,107,702.

Catania today is the industrial, logistical, and commercial center of Sicily.
.However the central “old town” of Catania features exuberant late-baroque architecture, prompted after the 1693 earthquake, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During the 14th century, and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy’s most important cultural, artistic and political centres.
It was the site of Sicily’s first university, founded in 1434.

Catania was founded in the 8th century BC by Chalcidian Greeks. 
The city has weathered multiple geologic catastrophes: it was almost completely destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in 1169.

A major eruption and lava flow from nearby Mount Etna nearly swamped the city in 1669 and it suffered severe devastation from the 1693 Sicily earthquake.