The Lateran Centre of Advanced Studies (Postgraduate Schools) is an academic department of the Pontifical Lateran University, focused on training researchers and professionals through higher education and lifelong learning. The Centre is engaged in furthering the new evangelization and in the prospect of a fruitful exchange of knowledge and faith with the thought and the life of man in his cultural, social and economic dimensions.

For this purpose, CLAS looks after a highly specialized academic training: postgraduate programs, interdisciplinary research, international and inter-institutional collaboration with institutions who have the same goals of excellence.

CLAS promotes scientific research and professional empowerment, particularly through a professionalization of excellence, and offers training post- and extra-curricular training-courses (Masters, specializations, interdisciplinary) that supervises obtaining the necessary certificates.

It is formed by the three Higher Schools in Communication, Law and Economics and they organize their educational activities in collaboration with the Faculties and Institutes of the Pontifical Lateran University.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, from 10 – 12:30

Tuesday and Thursday from 15:00 – 17:00

Information and Contacts


Prof.ssa Chiara Palazzini


Dott. Massimiliano Padula