Sapienza Universita di Roma, a collegiate research university, was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Formerly known as Universita degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza,” it is one of the largest European universities based on its enrollment figures (140,000 students and 8,000 academic and administrative staff). The Faculty of Economics is one of its 11 faculties, located close by to the city centre and a ten-minute walk from Termini Station.
Merging centuries of tradition with cutting edge didactic activities, research and innovation, Sapienza’s Faculty of Economics provides top quality education and research opportunities. It has an excellent reputation nationally and globally, as do its scholars and teachers. At the moment, courses are scheduled on a three-year system, followed by a two-year master’s degree course.
The average student population of the Faculty of Economics is around 10,000, with a large proportion of its students coming from beyond Italy.
The department puts a big emphasis on academic and extra-curricular placements, as well as internships in Italy and abroad for its students. Throughout the course of the year, Sapienza organises a myriad of cultural, social and sporting activities to encourage students to enjoy life on campus.
Notable alumni include Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, Enrico Giovanni, Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies and President of the Italian Statistical Institute and Ignacio Visco, Governor of the Banca d’Italia and Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary General at the OECD in Paris and their chief economist.