“ Initially, the driving force behind the birth of the University was the idea of providing both professional and personal development training to future professionals in order to make them capable of contributing to change in society.
After about twenty years, the Biomedical University Foundation was established as a natural evolution of that initial idea.
In terms of giving the Foundation full legal recognition, we have made it a dedicated Endowment Fund, in order to provide a permanent source of support of the University’s mission, for Italian and foreign students alike, for research projects and healthcare. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and a Board of Guarantors.
Each year, we allocate the profits from the Endowment Fund to the University and the remaining capital goes to the Endowment to support future endeavors.
Currently he is the President of the Advisory Board of Biomedical University Foundation and he has been Honorary President of Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome since 2013.
Paolo Arullani graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery in 1962 from the University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of Catania. The degree thesis is awarded the “Carlo Erba” Prize. After completing his studies, he worked as a Research Assistant “La Sapienza” University, with Professors Cataldo Cassano and Aldo Torsoli, specializing in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and lecturing in medical semeiotics. As part of his research activity, he developed the first colonoscopies in those years with the innovative end-to-end method and he took part in numerous international academic conferences.
In 1975 he relocated to Milan and he worked in the Department of Clinical Medicine of the State University where he was involved in developing new tutoring methods for university colleges, distance learning and relations between University and business. During that same period he was appointed Member of the Board of the RUI Foundation.
In 1989 he set up the Technical and Organizing Committee responsible for the establishment of the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, charged with creating a teaching system that was more focused on service to the student, as well as a University Hospital that would operate according to the principles of “more human-centric healthcare”. Right from the very beginning, the University’s educational activities have been characterized by the particular emphasis placed on the study of ethics and anthropology, topics integrated to the curriculum of all individual Degree Courses, and the creation of highly effective training programs for nursing staff, which is considered to be of fundamental importance for the proper management of the medicalhealthcare system and for the establishment of a “therapeutic alliance” with the patient.
He was also President of the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome from 2001 to 2013 and, in this capacity, he oversaw the creation of the new Trigoria University Campus that was inaugurated on 14 March, 2008.
In 2015 he set up the Rome Biomedical Campus University Foundation. He has acted as member of the General Council of Confindustria since 2017.