With over 700 years of history and 145,000 students Sapienza, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is the first University in Rome and the largest University in Europe. Sapienza has over 4,500 professors and almost 5,000 administrative and technical staff. Sapienza offers over 300 degree programmes and 250 first and second level specialised qualifications. Students from other regions are over 30,000. Foreign students are over 7,000. Incoming and outgoing Erasmus students are about 1,000 per year.
CIRPS is an Interuniversity Research Centre, department of Sapienza University, counting 11 Universities and 300 professors, researchers and experts and with high-level specialisation not belonging to the academic world. CIRPS’s activities are aimed at conducting research, developing and disseminating scientific knowledge, technological solutions and working methods, including organisation and social life that can allow sustainable development.