The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), a private university in Milan, started with just a department of psychology in 1996. Today it has Faculties of Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, and Philosophy, all following cognitive and experimental lines of thought. As such, the courses tend to have an interdisciplinary emphasis.
Affiliated with the nearby San Raffaele Hospital (OSR), UniSR offers undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Psychological sciences and techniques, as well as Masters courses in Dentistry and Dental Implantology, Molecular and Cellular Medical Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery, and Psychology.
In 2010 an English language medical course was started with an innovative curriculum designed to foster doctors with the human, cultural and professional values. Half of the places are reserved for EU citizens and half for non-EU citizens. There are also PhD courses in Philosophy and Molecular Medicine, and an English language PhD in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication.
The Library of Philosophy is comprised of classical philosophical texts, mostly in the original language, and subscriptions to more than 50 philosophy journals in electronic and printed form. Count Andrea Emo has donated his private library on literary and philsophical subjects, including many first editions of the major italian philosophers of the 19th century. The Reale Fund, donated by Professor of History of Ancient Philosophy Giovanni Reale, comprises 2,300 original philosophical works and critical studies on ancient philosophy and early Christian writers. The Biomedical library originated as the San Raffaele Library at the end of the 1970s, as part of the OSR.