University of Salerno

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This article is about the modern University of Salerno. For the medieval medical school located in the same city, see Schola Medica Salernitana.
University of Salerno
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Latin: Hippocratica Civitas Studium Salerni
Type State-supported
Established 1968
Rector Prof. Aurelio Tommasetti
Students 34,000[1]
Location Salerno, Italy
Sports teams CUS Salerno
Affiliations EASN
Website www.unisa.it

The University of Salerno (Italian: Università degli Studi di Salerno, UNISA) is a university located in Salerno, Italy. It is organized in 10 Faculties. Its main campus is located in Fisciano, other faculties in Baronissi.

History[edit]

Salerno's Schola Medica Salernitana was the most important medical school in Europe between the 10th and 13th centuries. Following the rise of university medical schools, it briefly merged with the University of Naples, which moved to Salerno from 1253 to 1258 before returning to Naples and establishing its own medical school there. Meanwhile, the University of Montpellier displaced Salerno as the most prestigious medical school internationally and by the 14th century the latter had ceased to exist.

The modern University of Salerno traces its origin to the Istituto Universitario di Magistero “Giovanni Cuomo”, a teacher training college founded in 1944 with this renowned and ancient tradition in mind. In 1968 the institute became a State university, the University of Salerno, and it has since seen a great increase in student numbers.

Organization[edit]

The University of Salerno offers a wide range of degrees in 10 faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Foreign language and literature
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Political Science

The University of Salerno is one of the most important universities in southern Italy. The Fisciano and Baronissi campuses, located in the picturesque environment of the Irno valley, are equipped with all the best services and infrastructure necessary for carrying out university activities to the highest standards.

The library "biblioteca Eduardo R. Caianiello" offers students over 400.000 volumes and constitutes one of the major collections of books in Italy. The university of Salerno was a great advancement for Europe.

The libraries, the Language Centre, the museum, the laboratories, the restaurants, the coffee bars, the sports facilities and other meeting places available to students and staff, complete the picture of the University, whose aim is to distinguish itself not only for the quality of its teaching and professional training, but also for the efficiency of its services and the pleasantness of its surroundings.

During the academic year many cultural and artistic events take place involving both students and staff, adding life to the Campus.

ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge[edit]

In May 2015 the University of Salerno saw the establishment of a new research institute, the International Centre for Studies and Research "Mediterranean Knowledge",[2] composed by 14 Research Units located in universities of the Mediterranean countries. The ICSR, that has its administrative office at the University of Salerno, aims at favouring research and dissemination of knowledge about the most important topics of the Mediterranean Basin. For that purpose it publishes the book series Mediterranean, Knowledge, Culture, Heritage, theJournal of Mediterranean Knowledge and a series of Working Papers. The ICSR, moreover, periodically organizes national and international conferences.

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Coordinates: 40°46′16″N 14°47′26″E / 40.77111°N 14.79056°E / 40.77111; 14.79056