The St. Thomas Aquinas Institute of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas was founded in 1992, following the wish expressed by the General Chapters of the Dominican Order to promote the knowledge of Saint Thomas Aquinas and his theological, philosophical, and historical. Thomas’s thought, which is deeply rooted in a Christian culture, used a variety of source-material: the Bible, Aristotle, Neo-Platonic philosophy, the Fathers of the Church, Jewish, Persian, and Arabic philosophy, and both previous and contemporary Western authors. St. Thomas Aquinas elaborated an original personal synthesis that is worthwhile considering under its systematic as well as its historical aspects.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Institute is an active member of the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales (FIDEM) and collaborates with other institutions of research and higher learning concerned with studies of Thomas Aquinas.
With the agreement of the Institute’s director, students from the Angelicum, from other Pontifical Universities, or anyone fulfilling the admission requirements for studies at a Pontificial University can register for courses in the St. Thomas Aquinas Institute.
Students may choose from courses and seminars on St. Thomas Aquinas in the Faculty of Philosophy or from the Thomistic Section of the Faculty of Theology.
Since studies include seminars on texts of St. Thomas Aquinas, knowledge of Latin is necessary.
Students with a basic knowledge of Latin may also take a special Latin course specifically designed for reading Thomas Aquinas’s works.
Students enrolled in the Institute have the option of fulfilling requirements for admission to the course for obtaining the Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales (DEEM), organized by FIDEM. The FIDEM program includes coursework in both Italian and English.
Please see FIDEM’s website for further details:
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