The University of Sassari celebrated its 450th academic year in 2012. It is a medium-small athenaeum, the 3rd medium athenaeum in the country, according to the Censis Ranking of Italian Universities.
The University of Sassari hosts more than 650 researchers and professors across 13 departments, 22 libraries, and over 40 institutes and research centres. Along with its scientific staff, and the departmental structures, it is active in all the 14 areas of the national council of Italian universities and offers multiple degrees at undergraduate, graduate, master and PhD level.
Sassari is a university town, located in the north of Sardinia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean sea, the region where – in 1994 – the first European digital newspaper was born.