The Sapienza University of Rome, also called simply Sapienza or the "University of Rome", is a collegiate research university located in Rome, Italy. It is the largest European university by enrolment and one of the oldest in history, founded in 1303.
La Sapienza educated numerous notable alumni, including many Nobel laureates, presidents of the European Parliament, heads of several nations, notable religious figures, scientists and astronauts.
Sapienza University has many campuses in Rome but its main campus is the Città Universitaria (University City), which covers 439,000m2 near Termini Station. The university has some satellite campuses outside Rome.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Arwu), Sapienza is regularly ranked first among Southern European universities. Sapienza is positioned within the 151-200 group of universities and mong the top 3% of universities in the world.