|SAPIENZA UNIVERSITA' DI ROMA - ITALY
Sapienza University of Rome is the largest university in Europe for number of students, organized in 113 Departments and 21 Faculties.
Given the specific interdisciplinary character of the project, the University is involved in the project with the following departments:
Responsible for the Scientific coordination of the project is the Department of European, American and Intercultural studies.
With over 700 years of history and 145,000 students Sapienza - founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII - is the first University in Rome and the largest University in Europe: a city within a city. Sapienza has over 4,500 professors and almost 5,000 administrative and technical staff. The organisation of internal governance is composed of a governing body: a Deputy Rector and a group of Pro Rectors with specific skills support the Rector in the management of the University, also with the cooperation of ad hoc committees.
Sapienza offers a wide range of academic programmes including over 300 degree programmes and 250 first and second level specialised qualifications. Sapienza boasts 116 libraries and 21 museums as well as student services such as Ciao (Information, reception and guidance), SoRT (Guidance and tutorship services) and assistance for disabled students.
Students from other regions are over 30,000. Foreign students are over 7,000. Incoming and outgoing Erasmus students are about 1,000 per year. Sapienza is implementing Ict services for students, such as online enrolment, University e-mail address and wireless hotspots around Campus.
Sapienza plans and carries out important scientific investigations in almost all disciplines, achieving high-standard results both on a national and an international level. 23 faculties, 112 departments and 30 Centres devoted to scientific research. PhD programmes are presently over 150 and cover almost all major fields of knowledge.
The first University in Rome boasts many famous scholars as for instance Giuseppe Ungaretti and is considered a true “school” in the area of archaeological excavations, having achieved results of worldwide importance in Libya, Syria, Turkey and in Rome on the Palatin hill. In the field of physics the heritage of the members of the “via Panisperna” group – among whom Enrico Fermi, Edoardo Amaldi, Emilio Segrè – has been extended to quantum physics, physics of disordered systems, astrophysics.
Sapienza enhances research by offering opportunities to its human resources abroad. Thanks to a special programme for visiting professors, many foreign researchers and professors periodically come to Sapienza, consolidating over time the quality of its education and research programmes.
Professor Luigi Frati is Rector of the University since November 2008. He has started a big innovation process which envisages full tax exemption as a prize for outstanding students, elimination of useless structures and reorganisation of faculties.