University of Sassari

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Coordinates: 40°43′29.46″N 8°33′35.09″E / 40.7248500°N 8.5597472°E / 40.7248500; 8.5597472

University of Sassari
Università degli Studi di Sassari
Motto svsceptvm perfice mvnvs
Established 1562
Type State-supported
Rector Prof. Attilio Mastino
Admin. staff 700
Students 18,000
Location Sassari, Italy
Sports teams CUS 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.
The University of Sassari gains the first place in the ranking for the best “medium- sized” Italian university, in 2009-2010, by the Censis Research Institute.[1] while in 2012 gains the 6th position among the best Italian universities. [2]

History and Profile[edit]

Main building

The University of Sassari was founded by Alessio Fontana, member of Imperial Chancellery of Emperor Charles V and a distinguished gentleman of 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:

Points of interest[edit]

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  1. ^ Sassari 1° in classifica Censis tra gli atenei medi per servizi a studenti (in italian)
  2. ^ Università di Sassari al 6° posto della classifica degli atenei italiani

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