University of Cagliari

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University of Cagliari
Università degli Studi di Cagliari
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Coat of arms
Latin: Universitas Studiorum Caralitana
Established 1606
Type State-supported
Rector Prof. Giovanni Melis
Admin. staff teaching: 1,200, technical-administrative: 1,300
Students 36,000
Location Cagliari, Italy
Sports teams CUS Cagliari (http://www.cuscagliari.it/)
Website www.unica.it

The University of Cagliari (Italian: Università degli Studi di Cagliari) is a university in Cagliari, Italy. It was founded in 1620 and is organized in 11 faculties.

History[edit]

The Studium Generalis Kalaritanum was founded in 1606 along the lines of the old Spanish Universities of Salamanca, Valladolid and Lérida. It originally offered Law, Latin, Greek and Hebrew Literature, the Liberal Arts, Medicine, Surgery, Philosophy and Science. When Sardinia passed under the House of Savoy government in the 18th century, the statute of the University was significantly modified, with the expansion of the science faculties and institutes. Designed by the Piedmontese engineer Saverio Belgrano di Famolasco, the new university building was completed at the end of the 18th century. Today it hosts the Rectorate and the administrative offices. The 19th and 20th centuries saw more and more emphasis placed on research activities, with the achievement of important, internationally acclaimed results, especially in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, biology and archaeology. In the 20th century, problems arising from severe damage to University buildings during the Second World War had to be dealt with, and reconstruction is only just now approaching its final phase. At the end of the 1960s ambitious plans were advanced for Anglo-Saxon types of residential university structures in a single body.

Today, the great dream has come true: a new University campus on the outskirts of town. The new campus is situated in Monserrato, on an area of 73 hectares. It hosts the science faculties, many departments with their respective faculties, and one of the University general hospitals, adequately integrated with other medical institutions.

Organization[edit]

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

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Education Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Political Studies

The University has about 36,000 enrolled students, a teaching staff of over 1,200 and a technical-administrative staff of about 1,300 people. University students of Cagliari manage a webradio UnicaRadio.it.

At the moment the University of Cagliari is one of the largest enterprises in the Region of Sardinia, thanks to its international policy, studies and its numerous agreements with prestigious universities in Europe and around the world.

Eminent teachers[edit]

Among its eminent teachers were:

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