From 2016 to 2018, the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School is hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and the Performing Arts at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy. The host cooperates with a number of institutions and scholar networks to organize the Summer School

European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

ECREA is the learned society for communication scholars across Europe and beyond. Individuals, institutions and associations have chosen to become members of ECREA to join a large community devoted to the development and the quality of communication research and higher education in Europe.

Alta Scuola in Media, Comunicazione e Spettacolo (ALMED)

Created by the Faculty of Humanities in 2002, ALMED is a graduate education and research center which works as a professional training hub in the most strategic areas of communications and entertainment, such as journalism and press offices; event design and management for culture, art and the performing arts; format and content production for cinema, television and new media; communications strategy for business, institutions, local agencies and complex organizations. ALMED stems from the experienceof the Postgraduate School in Communications Analysis and Management of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Founded in 1961 in Bergamo by philologist and theater historian Mario Apollonio as a Postgraduate School of Journalism and Audiovisual Media, the school was later relocated to Milan. Here its teaching and research activities merged with those of the Università Cattolica and it took on the name of Postgraduate School in Social Communications with diplomas in journalism, advertising and entertainment. In 1998 it changed its name to Postgraduate School in Communications Analysis and Management. In its current form, the Graduate School of Media, Communications & Performing Arts was established in 2002 to meet the new requirements of academic reform.