The University of Sassari was founded in 1558 by Alessio Fontana, a distinguished gentleman of the Town of Sassari. The official launch dates back to May 1562, when the Jesuits started their activity as scholars and teachers for the local clergy.
Today, this medium-sized University, with over 13,000 students and around 700 scholars, consists of 10 Departments, which also collaborate with a number of academic and research centers and institutes. In addition to its 50+ institutional courses, it also offers a wide range of post-graduate studies and research activities, including PhD courses, medical specialisation schools, advanced training programs and international exchange projects.
Across its campuses in Sassari, Alghero, Olbia, Nuoro and Oristano, the University of Sassari promotes courses and research projects with the active engagement of the local community and its global partners, creating an equal and sustainable environment for both students and staff members.
Within a more competitive and global international system, the University of Sassari is aware of the richness and complexity of academic traditions and the value of diverse identities. With a sound organization, it promotes the training of young people and protects the right to education; and it places the student at the heart of its academic policies, thus promoting culture as a collective value. It champions the constitutional values such as the freedom to pursue one’s own study, research and teaching careers, ensuring all appropriate and necessary conditions to make them effective. In agreement with the other autonomous institutions, it undertakes to promote the sustainable development of Sardinia and to transfer knowledge across the territory, working for its cultural, civil, economic and social progress. In order to do so, the University strongly commits in promoting the access and mobility of foreign scholars thanks to many international projects such as the “European Qualifications Passport For Refugees” and “Access and personalized processes of education for young migrants”, “Sardegna Formed” for the mobility of Maghreb students willing to study in Sassari and UNICORE 2.0 , the University corridors project for refugees.
The Mentorship group of UNISS will offer support to foreign students also thanks to the collaboration of the participants of the Urban planning course “Inclusive city and International Cooperation” coming many different countries of Africa.
Source: Comitato Mentorship – Università degli Studi di Sassari
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