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As you well know, the world is now a place in which students are free to study in almost any country. Through experiences gained in transnational mobility promoted by Community programmes such as Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus, the University of Cagliari has been trying new and valuable forms of inter-university educational co-operation, which have given an ever-growing number of our students the possibility of learning and discovering new horizons in foreign countries.
At the same time, in continuing the inborn tradition of hospitality of Sardinian people, we have hosted many foreign students, who have had the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of studies within our structures, but also from an intense and rewarding social life in our town.
This short booklet has been prepared to supply you with useful information about the University of Cagliari and its organization, to help you in your studies and extra-curricular activities.
Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to consult our website www.unica.it or contact the International Mobility Office.
Hoping that your stay here will be beneficial in your future career, I am pleased to welcome you to Cagliari and its University.
The Studium Generalis Kalaritanum was founded in 1606 along the lines of the old Spanish Universities of Salamanca, Valladolid and Lérida. It originally offered Law, Latin, Greek and Hebrew Literature, the Liberal Arts, Medicine, Surgery, Philosophy and Science. When Sardinia passed under the House of Savoy government in the 18th century, the statute of the University was significantly modified, with the expansion of the science faculties and institutes. Designed by the Piedmontese engineer Saverio Belgrano di Famolasco, the new University building was completed at the end of the 18th century. Today it hosts the Rectorate and the administrative offices. The 19th and 20th centuries saw more and more emphasis placed on research activities, with the achievement of important, internationally acclaimed results, especially in the fields of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Archaeology. In the 20th century, problems arising from severe damage to University buildings during the Second World War had to be dealt with, and reconstruction is only just now approaching its final phase. At the end of the 1960s ambitious plans were advanced for Anglo-Saxon types of residential university structures in a single body.
Now we have several main campus in and on the edge of the city. The largest campus is situated in Monserrato, on an area of 73 hectares. It hosts the science faculties, many departments with their respective faculties, and one of the University general hospitals, adequately integrated with other medical institutions. The other campus are in a residential area near the shopping centre and the sea. There are excellent student facilities close at hand including halls of residence, canteens, libraries, museums and sports facilities. The city offers students a wide range of social and cultural activities all reasonably priced.
"Study in Italy" is a valuable information tool for students wishing to attend higher education (H.Ed.) programmes in Italy, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
This national website provides the following information: types of H.Ed. institutions (university and non-university sector), admission procedures, study programmes, university degrees, non-university H.Ed. qualifications (academic diplomas), tution language, student life and welfare services, country information, etc.
Links to other websites are also given, where even more detailed information on specific topics of individual interest is available.
The website "Study in Italy" is a MIUR project, jointly carried out by the CIMEA of the Fondazione Rui and CINECA.
Italy has played an important role in European higher education: it is one of the four countries that first engaged to create the so-called "European Area of Higher Education" (Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998), thus starting that type of higher education reform which, known as "Bologna Process" (Bologna Declaration, June 1999) is being implemented all over Europe.
Today Italy ranks among the 8 most industrialised countries in the world. Alongside some big companies, both state-owned and private, it has developed a sound network of small and medium-sized undertakings, promoted a few scientific parks, and is incentivating basic and applied research in a great variety of fields (biology, ICT, medicine, physics, etc.).