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University of Salerno

4.1 out of 5 (22 ratings / 22 reviews) Fisciano, Italy
The University of Salerno pursues the development and transmission of knowledge by promoting and organizing research and educational programs. It develops links with the surrounding area while respecting the environment with the aim of creating, enriching and, at the same time, offering a scientific, cultural heritage to students, enterprises, institutions and in general to the whole community.

Bachelor's programmes



The University of Salerno is ideally linked to the oldest academic institution in the Old Continent: The "Schola Medica Salernitana". Founded in the eighth century A.D. the School reached its peak between the 10th and the 13th century. It earned Salerno the title of Hippocratica Civitas. The School was closed in 1811 by the French governement. The University of Salerno was established in 1968. 


Teaching activities are carrying out by:

Department of Legal Sciences; Department of Management & Innovation System; Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences; Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences; Department of Pharmacy; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry “Scuola Medica Salernitana”; Department of information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and applied mathematics; Department of Civil Engineering; Department of Industrial Engineering; Department of Chemistry and Biology  “A.Zambelli”; Department of Computer Science; Department of Mathematics; Department of Heritage Science; Department of Human, Philosophical and Educational Sciences; Department of Humanities.


The University of Salerno considers research to be one of its biggest assets. Results are published only after years of accurate research and carried out by its dedicated research staff. The research and teaching organization is organized in departments. The department promotes and coordinates research activities, plans and supervises the organization and carrying out of teaching activities.

The University boasts a large database of all the research it has published and can be accessed easily by typing in either the author’s name, title of specific research or simply using a key word related to the research.


The Placement Service Office acts as a meeting point between the University and the labour market. It helps students for orientation and mentoring and especially to seek internships and job opportunities in Italy and abroad in order to orient themselves and enhance their knowledge of the world of work. The most relevant activities of the Office include: the update online bulletin board of internships and jobs; the HFJ (help find job) service: individual interviews for careers orientation; a list of useful links about the world of work, organized by topic; information and tools for seeking internships and jobs abroad; prompts for CV updating in the Almalaurea graduates’ database.

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Student services

Each department has its own students‘ office. An online platform allow students to get enrolled easily. Furthermore services for students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD) are supported by the University that provides students with equal educational opportunities, full integration, actual participation and self-reliance. 

  • Libraries
  • Musical, Theater and Cultural Activities
  • Great Hall and Study Rooms
  • Sport: The University supports sports activities for students and staff
  • Residences, Cafeterias and Refreshment Points
  • Nursery
  • Medical Centre - Free for students
  • Police Station, Post Office and Bank
  • Parking and Green Spaces
  • Wi-Fi 

Housing services

The Fisciano Campus has been equipped with a complex of highly efficient residence halls. They are made up of one-room flats and ready-furnished mini-apartments, all equipped with air conditioning, kitchenette, telephone, internet connection, satellite TV input.

Some housing units are specially equipped for students with disabilities; others are intended for international students and teachers for the purpose of fostering internationalization

Library services

The University Library Center is divided into two central libraries - one for the Humanities and one for the Sciences – both located at the Fisciano campus.  A third library, run by the faculty of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry “Scuola Medica Salernitana”, is located at the Baronissi campus. A third library, run by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, is located at the Baronissi campus.

Medical services

The Centre provides first aid and specialist examinations. Specialist care, as comprised in the regional screening, is free for University students.

Student Life

Campus life

With its Fisciano and Baronissi campuses, the University of Salerno has long been considered one of the leading universities in Southern Italy, as evidenced by recent national and international quality assessments concerning both teaching and research activities. The Campus offers many modern and efficient services: residence halls, sports facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a theatre, free areas and a thematic arboretum, a medical center, a post office,  a bank and a police station.

Sports facilities

Fisciano Campus:

  • an indoor swimming pool
  • two five-a-side football fields with astroturf
  • a concrete tennis court
  • a multi-purpose field with astroturf
  • a free-climbing wall
  • a fitness room within the university residences
  • a bicycle lane which can also be used for jogging

Baronissi Campus:

  • a Sports Hall for basketball, volleyball, table tennis, rowing, walking, GAG &Tone, step, total body, total fit, aerobody
  • gyms, called Pilotis, with 5 rooms equipped for bodybuilding, light aerobics, modern dance, ballet, hip hop, Salsa and Merengue, spinning, pilates, tas, taiji quan, aikido, total step, etc
  • a multi-purpose concrete field
  • a multi-purpose field with astroturf

Student clubs

The University of Salerno has many International student associations. They welcome international students, assist them for Visa procedures and academic issues. They also facilitate their integration process.


National accreditation by Italian Ministry of Education

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

it's a good university, with pros and cons. Some professors are available others not. The subjects studied are quite interesting and many courses have a teaching material.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The contribution of this training to me was mostly in the language field. I had the opportunity to learn Italian as well as English. The professors' approach to students was very good. I think they offer a quality education.

A review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I learn not only the education materialns but also the social life.

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