The University of Sapienza is the largest university in Europe, with 115,000 students, was founded in 1303 by Boniface VIII. The mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation
Sapienza currently offers over 270 degree programmes and over 200 vocational master courses. In such specialties as Medicine, Informatics and Economics, it is also possible to study in English. Over 30,000 students come from other Italian cities, nearly 8000 are foreign and over 3000 students a year come to Sapienza on international mobility programmes.
Sapienza is organized into 11 faculties and 63 departments, as well as numerous research and service centres. University services include 55 libraries (two with 24-hour reading rooms), 18 museums, the Ciao and Hello Orientation Offices, a Sort – Orientation and Tutoring Office in each faculty, a Disabled Students Office, the Job Soul Placement Office, and a Public Relations Office.