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Sapienza University of Rome was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII. It is the oldest university in Rome and the largest in Europe. Sapienza has 140,000 students, over 4,500 professors and nearly 5,000 administrative and technical staff. Students from all over Italy and around the world attend Sapienza to experience a unique academic environment.
Sapienza provides a wide variety of educational opportunities that includes over 250-degree programmes and 200 one or two year professional courses. The University has 59 libraries and 21 museums as well as efficient student services like Hello/Ciao (welcoming and counseling centre), SoRT (counseling and tutorial services) and assistance for disabled students. The University also provides advanced ICT services including online enrolment, e-mail addresses, wireless hotspots and online academic management.
Sapienza is active in many fields of research and has achieved substantial results thanks to the work of its 11 faculties, 66 departments and scientific research centres. The University offers over 100 PhD programmes in nearly every major field of knowledge. Sapienza encourages international exchange and many visiting professors and foreign researchers are invited to work at the University. Sapienza has left its mark on science and culture and has been home to a long list of important scholars from modernist poets like Giuseppe Ungaretti to ground breaking scientists like Enrico Fermi. The spirit of innovation remains strong and inspires a new generation of students and professors to make new discoveries that will lead to a brighter future.
Professor Luigi Frati has been Rector of Sapienza since 2008. His leadership has revolutionized many aspects of the University making it a simpler and more efficient institution dedicated to helping society through research, education and international cooperation.