Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea with an area of 24,100 km2. And what a fantastic place it is! There are more than 200 beautiful beaches spread along its 1178-mile coastline ranging from hidden coves to boulder-strewn bays and strips of silky, soft white sand, some of the loveliest beaches in Europe. Its natural wealth is not limited to this since it is characterised by wild proper mountains to entice even the most intrepid climber or trekker, caves and caverns, verdant forests, sand dunes, and steep cliffs. Sardinia’s history deserves special mention since it contributes to making the island unique and interesting. Here, some 7000 Nuraghi, Bronze Age towers and settlements, tombe dei giganti (‘giant’s grave’ tombs) and domus de janas (‘fairy house’ tombs) dot the Sardinian landscape offering a fascinating romp into prehistory.


Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia with a metropolitan area of about half a million inhabitants. It’s a stunning city infused with ancient history and everywhere you go you come across traces of its rich past: ancient Roman ruins, museums filled with prehistoric artefacts, the ancient Castello district, and centuries-old churches. Edging east of town brings you to Poetto beach, the hub of summer life with its limpid blue waters and upbeat party scene. A few steps from the beach lie lagoons and natural reserves unique all over Europe since they are the habitat for many plants and animal species, especially for the magnificent pink flamingos.


The University of Cagliari (UNICA), founded in 1620, is a public state University dedicated to offering comprehensive and unique public education, cutting-edge research and multi-discipline education programmes for the student community.

With its 6 faculties, 39 undergraduate, 40 graduate and 35 postgraduate programmes, about 25,000 students and over 1,900 teaching and technical administrative staff, the University of Cagliari’s main mission are to provide its students with a high-quality education system that will better prepare them for an increasingly global community.

Research and scholarship programmes are important within the University of Cagliari’s education system and to the expansion of our understanding of the world. The community of students is enriched by an international mix of students coming from foreign HEIs whose numbers are increasing every year. UNICA’s students have many opportunities to study abroad, in other leading universities thanks to more than 1000 partnership agreements.

The University of Cagliari is committed to sharing the results of its research and development in knowledge and to improving the social, economic, cultural and intellectual life of Cagliari and the region of Sardinia.