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Sapienza is First in 2017 CWUR Rankings


Sapienza's international dimension and its multicultural nature are blossoming, hand in hand with its reputation in world rankings.

April 3rd is an important date in the process of internationalization of Rome’s first University: Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio signed an agreement, in Marseille, with the Rectors of the universities of Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Marseille to develop the first consortium of European universities in the Mediterranean. 

The Center for World University’s Rankings by Subject place Sapienza first in Italy, 76th worldwide, and amongst the top 10 universities globally in 7 scientific disciplines: particle physics, nuclear physics, physics of fluids and plasma, applied mathematics, spectroscopy, medicinal chemistry and mathematical physics. 

This result is a significant improvement over Sapienza’s previous general rankings in 2015 and 2016, where the University was ranked 112th and 90th, respectively. 

"The recognition of Sapienza’s scientific activity by CWUR is a further confirmation that we are moving in the right direction and that the reputation of the university is steadily growing at the international level.  Our commitment now is to increase the common space for ideas to grow and develop,” explains Rector Eugenio Gaudio, “like the Marseille Agreement that has just established a Transnational Campus of the Mediterranean."