University of Sassari

The University of Sassari (Italian: Università degli Studi di Sassari, UniSS) is a university located in Sassari, Italy. It was founded in 1562 and is organized in 13 departments.

University of Sassari
Università degli Studi di Sassari
MottoSusceptum perfice munus
RectorMassimo Carpinelli
Administrative staff
Sports teamsCUS Sassari

The University of Sassari earned first place in the rankings for the best “medium- sized” Italian university, in 2009-2010, by the Censis Research Institute.[2] while in 2012 tumbled down to the 6th position among the best Italian universities.[3]

History and profile

The University of Sassari was founded by Alessio Fontana, member of Imperial Chancellery of Emperor Charles V and a distinguished gentleman in the town of Sassari in 1558. The official opening dates back to the month of May 1562. It was first run by the Jesuits.

Today, the University, which is of medium size, with a total number of over 18.000 students and about 700 teachers, comprises eleven faculties and over 40 departments, study centres and institutes. There are several specialist schools, research institutions, schools for special research and postgraduate schools.


These are the 11 faculties in which the university is divided into:

According to the National Law 240/2010, the Departments substituted for the Faculties from January 2012.

There are 10 Departments at the University of Sassari:

  • Agraria (Agriculture)
  • Architettura, design e urbanistica (Architecture, Design and City Planning)
  • Chimica e farmacia (Chemistry and Pharmacy)
  • Giurisprudenza (Law)
  • Medicina veterinaria (Veterinary Medicine)
  • Scienze biomediche (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Scienze economiche e aziendali (Economic and Business Sciences)
  • Scienze mediche, chirurgiche e sperimentali (Medical, Surgical, Experimental Sciences)
  • Scienze umanistiche e sociali (Humanistic and Social Sciences)
  • Storia, scienze dell'uomo e della formazione (History, Human Sciences, Education)

Points of interest

Notable alumnus

See also


  1. "Il nostro Ateneo - Università degli Studi di Sassari". Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. "Classifica dei medi Atenei Censis Repubblica 2009". 19 August 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. "Sardegna Oggi: Notizie e informazione regionale". Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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