La Sapienza University of Rome

Sapienza University of Rome, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is one of the oldest universities in the world and the largest university in Europe: there are around 120.000 students enrolled, of which 8.000 coming from abroad, and more than 4.700 professors and researchers. Sapienza offers a vast array of courses including 290 degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level, 78 PhD courses, one to two year professional courses and Specialization Schools, which are run by 63 Departments and 11 Faculties. Sapienza has always played an important role both in Italy and abroad. Currently, it ranks as first amongst Italian universities (ARWU – Academic Ranking of World Universities, U.S. News), while, according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), it ranks number 213 globally. Sapienza fosters international exchange, know-how sharing and institutional collaboration through special programs for visiting scholars and through an active participation to European and international projects. Sapienza endorses the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. 

Infrastructures and Equipment

The Sapienza team is a world leader in modelling and experimental characterization of nonlinear optical devices, and has extensive hardware and software facilities, including a nonlinear optics laboratory dedicated to the study of spatiotemporal nonlinear optical complex systems.