About UNISS

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Explore UNISS, discover our history, meet our community, and learn about our commitment to the principles of equality and openness.

With over 10 thousand students across 4 campuses in Sassari, 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.

Diversity, active participation, and international collaboration.

The rector

Massimo Carpinelli

Massimo Carpinelli

Born in Benevento (Italy) in 1964, he graduated in Physics at the University of Pisa with a research work conducted at the SLAC Laboratory of the University of Stanford. He got his Ph.D. in Pisa in 1992 with a thesis developed at the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

He became a researcher in 1994 and an Associate Professor of Physics in 2001 at the University of Pisa. Since 2006, he has served as a Full Professor at the University of Sassari.

He was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science between 2010 and 2012, and was elected Rector of the University of Sassari in 2014.

Identity, mission and vision (from "Piano Strategico")

Identity: institutional mandate, mission and vision

The University has promoted its international dimension since its foundation in 1562, when, during the reign of Philip II in the last year of the Council of Trent, "the Jesuit College" was created under the auspices of Alessio Fontana, a collaborator of the then Emperor Charles V.
Holding to its historical roots, the University is now starting its journey to become a reformed public University, within a more competitive and global international system, inspired by the principles of autonomy and responsibility; it is aware of the richness and complexity of academic traditions and the value of diverse identities. It is choosing a sound organization, it fosters the democratic methodology in the election of its administrative bodies, 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 set for HEI's, 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.

By supporting its "Piani di Ateneo" and consistently with the strategic areas that the Rector pointed out at the beginning of its mandate, the institutional Mission and Vision of this University are explicitly reported, being also implicitly included in the strategic plan of the University:

Mission

UNISS is a space for free research and free teaching, critical sensibility towards knowledge and dissemination of scientific knowledge. It guarantees autonomy to its facilities in the fields of research, teaching and service, it promotes the active participation of all its members to University life and it facilitates their integration with the territory

Vision

UNISS is a space for free research and free teaching, critical sensibility towards knowledge and dissemination of scientific knowledge. It guarantees autonomy to its facilities in the fields of research, teaching and service, it promotes the active participation of all its members to University life and it facilitates their integration with the territory

The main areas of activity of this University, being a HEI, are higher education, scientific and technological research in an international perspective, and the development of the local community (the so-called Third mission) .