Founded in 1303, Sapienza is the oldest university in Rome and the largest in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation.
- 700 years of history,
- 115,000 students,
- 3,300 professors
- 2,600 adjunct professors
- 2,200 employees, technicians and librarians
- 1,600 administrative staff in university hospitals
The world’s leading university rankings place Sapienza at the top of Italian universities for quality of research, education and international dimension; moreover, Sapienza excels and leads as a benchmark in many subject areas.
Sapienza currently offers over 280 degree programmes (Bachelor’s and Master’s) – among which over 50 are taught in English- 200 Advanced Professional Courses, 80 PhDs and 80 specialisation schools.
University services include 50 libraries (four with 24-hour reading rooms), 18 museums, the Ciao and Hello Orientation Offices, a Sort – Orientation and Tutoring Office in each faculty, a Disabled Students Office, the Job Soul Placement Office, and a Public Relations Office, and the SapienzaSport Centre, the orchestras and choirs of Musica Sapienza, the Theatron project, the web radio RadioSapienza.
Over 30.000 students come from other Italian cities, nearly 10,000 are international students and over 3,700 students a year come to Sapienza on international mobility programmes. Thanks to a wide network of agreements with universities around the world, Sapienza also provides its students many international opportunities, including double degrees, scholarships abroad, internships in European and non-European countries, and international PhDs.
Scientific research activity at Sapienza covers an extremely broad spectrum of disciplines, reaching levels of excellence in many areas, including archaeology, physics and astrophysics, humanities and cultural heritage, the environment, nanotechnologies, cell and gene therapy, design, aerospace, social and economic sciences. Nobel Prize winners and internationally renowned scientists have taught and/or studied at Sapienza.
Sapienza is organized into 11 faculties, one School for Advanced Studies, one post-degree School for Aerospace Engineering, 58 departments, as well as numerous research and service centres. The central administration is organized into areas, offices and sectors.