Sapienza University of Rome was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, it is the first University in Rome and the largest University in Europe: a city within a city, with over 700 years of history, 145,000 students, over 4,500 professors and almost 5,000 people are administrative and technical staff. Concerning with students’ origin, over 30,000 of them come from all parts of Italy; over 7,000 people come from abroad.
Sapienza has a wide academic offer which includes over 250 degree programs and 200 one or two year professional courses. Sapienza has 59 libraries and 21 museums as well as efficient student services and assistance for disabled students.
Sapienza plans and carries out important scientific investigations in almost all disciplines, achieving high-standard results both on a national and on an international level, thanks of the work of its 11 faculties, 66 departments and several centres devoted to scientific research. There are also more than 100 PhD programmes which include almost all major fields of knowledge.
Professor Luigi Frati has been the Rector of Sapienza University since November 2008.
Sapienza University of Rome is a public, autonomous and free university, involved in the development of society through research, higher level of education and international cooperation.