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University of Sassari
Università degli Studi di Sassari
MottoSusceptum perfice munus
Established1562; 462 years ago (1562)
RectorGavino Mariotti
Administrative staff
Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
Sports teamsCUS Sassari
AffiliationsVives network
Front view of the University of Sassari

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

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] but in 2012 it fell to the 6th position among the best Italian universities.[3]

History and profile

Main building

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.

Corporate relations

One of the oldest universities in Italy, Sassari is now developing one of the modern network of corporate opportunities for its students and recently collaborated internationally with TreeAndHumanKnot a giving first ideology of RisingIndia ThinkTank to have students of the university an international experience.


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 alumni

See also


  1. ^ "Il nostro Ateneo - Università degli Studi di Sassari". 4 August 2015. 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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