Sapienza University is a member of several European and international inter-university networks. The university plays an active role in promoting research, international rankings, PhD and mobility programmes, new collaborations, best practices, the mobility of professors and researchers, new partnerships and projects that increase Sapienza’s international prominence and excellence.

Sapienza is a member of the following networks:

AAHC - Association of Academic Health Centers

AAHCI is an organization that contributes to the improvement of health and well-being throughout the world by providing support to university and research institutions in the health area.

Contact persons:

Prof. Umberto Romeo, Dep. Odontostomatological and Maxillofacial Sciences;
Prof. Antonio Angeloni, Dep. Experimental Medicine;
Prof. Paolo Villari, Public Health and Infectious Diseases.

ACPN - Advances in Cleaner Production Network

ACPN is an international network of researchers from different disciplines who share an interest in the study of sustainability. A multidisciplinary forum to exchange information and research results on technologies, concepts and policies based on cleaner production in order to facilitate the transition towards a sustainable society.

Contact persons:

Prof. Idiano D’Adamo, Dep. Computer, Control, and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”;

CESAER - Conference of European Schools of Advanced Engineering Education and Research

CESAER is an international network, with legal form as a non-profit association, founded in 1990 with registered office in Belgium which includes 53 universities from 26 countries, academies and research institutions worldwide which brings together Polytechnics and Engineering Faculties of universities, polytechnics, research centers of excellence in Europe and internationally.

Contact persons:

Deans of the following Faculties: Civil and Industrial Engineering; Information Engineering, Informatics, and Statistics; Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences;
Prof. Giuseppe Ruta, Dep. Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, in qualità di Istitutional liaison.

CHCI - Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) is a global network made up of over 250 universities, centres, institutes and research centres, which involves scholars and researchers from 26 countries in Asia, Africa, America, Europe, South America and the Pacific in its activities. It is the largest network of Humanities scholars in the world.

Contact persons: Prof. Mara Matta, Dep. Italian Institute of Oriental Studies.

CMWS - Centre for Molecular Water Science Consortium

CMWS is an international research network on the water molecule research, which includes several universities and research institutes. Its aims to enhance scientific collaborations between experts and infrastructures in the field of water science through the establishment of a network of excellence with international partners.

The headquarters of the Consortium is Hamburg, at the Behrenfeld Research Campus of DESY, the German national center for nuclear and subnuclear physics, technologically at the forefront in the sector of studies on the molecular research of water. Sapienza joins the CMWS as a founding member.

Contact person: Prof. Francesco Sciortino, Dep. Physics.


Cumulus Association is an international association of universities and schools of art, design and media founded in 1990, as a platform to promote collaboration and mobility of students and teachers within the Erasmus programme. It brings together over 350 universities and schools from 63 countries with the aim of encouraging academic collaboration and cooperation with businesses, public institutions and governments in the field of art and design.

Contact persons: Prof. Lorenzo Imbesi, Dep. Planning, Design, Architectural Technology.


Design Heritage Tourism Landscape is an international network of studies, research and projects on urban landscape, created on the initiative of the University Institute of Architecture of Venice. The mission is the promotion and management of training and research activities as well as international seminars and workshops also with the exchange of teachers and internships.

Contact person: Prof. Fabrizio Toppetti, Dep. Architecture and Design.

EUA - European University Association

European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries. Through continuous interaction with European and international organizations, EUA acts as a spokesperson for European universities. EUA has a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing European policies on higher education, research and innovation.

Contact persons:
Prof. Irene Del Monaco, Dep. Architecture and Design;
Prof. Lorenzo Imbesi, Dep. Planning, Design, Architectural Technology;
Prof. Umberto Romeo, Dep. Odontostomatological and Maxillofacial Sciences.

EUA CDE - Council for Doctoral Education

EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) founded in 2008 as an initiative of the European University Association in response to the growing interest in PhD and research training in Europe. It aims to increase the attractiveness of European universities in the process of training young and talented researchers in a competitive global context.

Contact persons:
Prof. Paola D’Angelo, Dep. Maternal-pediatric and Urological Sciences;
Prof. Vito D’Andrea, Dep. Surgical sciences;
Prof. Mattia Giovanni Crespi, Dep. Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

EURAS - Eurasian Universities Union

Founded in 2008, EURAS brings together universities and institutions of higher education of the Eurasian region. It promotes cooperation between more than 90 universities in Central and Western Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East and Asia and contributes to the global growth of education standards in the Eurasian region.

Contact person: Prof. Fabio Grassi, Dep. History, Antropology, Religions, Art History, Media and Performing Arts.

IAU - International Association of Universities

Founded in 1950 under the aegis of UNESCO, International Association of Universities (IAU) the International Association of Universities (IAU) is the world’s leading association of higher education institutions and organizations. It brings together institutions and organizations from around 120 countries and collaborates with several national, international and regional istitutions, active in higher education. The association aims to promote, through education and research, the principles of freedom and justice, human dignity and solidarity and contributes, through international cooperation, to the development and assistance of European higher education.

Contact person: Prof. Andrea Carteny, Dep. Dep. History, Antropology, Religions, Art History, Media and Performing Arts.

M8 ALLIANCE - Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies

M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is a network made up of 25 important academic centers, universities, health research institutes and includes the InterAcademy Partnership, which represents all the national academies of medicine and science. M8 Alliance serves as the academic think-tank for the World Health Summit.

Contact persons:

Prof. Eugenio Gaudio, Dep. Scienze Anatomiche, Istologiche, Medico-Legali e dell’Apparato Locomotore;
Prof. Carlo Della Rocca, Dep. Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies;
Prof. Domenico Alvaro, Dep. Translational and Precision Medicine;
Prof. Erino Angelo Rendina, Dep. Scienze Medical-Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine;
Prof. Luciano Saso, Dep. Physiology and Pharmacology “Vittorio Erspamer”;
Prof. Paolo Villari, Dep. Public Health and Infectious Diseases;
Prof. Livia Ottolenghi, Dep. Odontostomatological and Maxillofacial Sciences;
Prof. Daniela De Biase, Dep. Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies.

OBREAL - Global Observatory

Obreal - Global Observatory was founded in 2004 to strengthen international cooperation between Europe and Latin America through an international cooperation project financed by the European Commission (DG RELEX and EuropeAid). In 2017 OBREAL expanded its scope of action and became OBREAL Global Observatory, redefining its previous thematic areas and opening up to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, incorporating new members and support institutions into the association. The Network’s strategy is based on four pillars:

  • Promote South-South-North political dialogue;

  • Promote intra- and inter-regional integration as a key component of South-South-North collaboration;

  • Promote an international perspective of higher education and research;

  • Create collaborative spaces for higher education institutions, the youth sector, industry and public authorities in promoting human development.

Contact person: Prof. Fabio Attorre, Dep. Environmental biology.

PEGASUS (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS)

Pegasus is an international network, founded in 2008, of aeronautical and space universities in Europe, the result of an agreement between over twenty European universities in the field of Aeronautical or Space Engineering. The specific mission of PEGASUS is to offer high quality teaching and research programs in the aerospace sector and to stimulate collaboration between partners, also through participation in thematic working groups, including “Quality Assurance for European Aerospace Engineering Education”, which defines the path for quality assurance in aerospace training and “Best Practices in Education”, which monitors the training offer in aerospace engineering in the universities of the network.

Contact persons:

Prof. Franco Mastroddi, Dep. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering;
Prof. Paola Nardinocchi, Dep. Structural and Geotechnical Engineering.

SAR - Scholars at Risk

Scholars at Risk was founded in 1999 at the University of Chicago. It is an international network made up of institutions and experts with the aim of protecting scholars who suffer death threats, restrictions on individual freedom and well-being and to promote academic freedom.

Contact persons: Prof.ssa Giuliana Scognamiglio, Dep. Legal Sciences.

SGROUP - Universities in Europe

The SGroup European University network SGroup aims to enrich the skills of associated universities to increase their visibility at an international level, to increase collaboration opportunities in the field of training and research. It aims to achieve this through knowledge transfer, developing strategic alliances and improving intercultural understanding.

Contact person: Prof. Francesca Giofrè, Dep. Architecture and Design.

TETHYS - Consortium of Euro-Mediterranean Universities

Téthys is a network coordinated by Aix-Marseille University and made up of universities from the Maghreb, Mashreq and Southern Europe countries. It aims to promote scientific and cultural exchange to contribute to the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean area of higher education, research and innovation.

Contact persons:

Prof. Mara Matta, Dep. Italian Institute of Oriental Studies;
Prof. Romana Andò, Dep. History, Antropology, Religions, Art History, Media and Performing Arts.

UN-GGIM United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

International network founded in 2016 under the auspices of the United Nations, bringing together universities and research and education centers involved in research, development and education on geospatial and territorial information.

UN-GGIM through the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, collaborates with the United Nations in providing assistance to States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Agreement on the Reduction of Environmental and Other Risks.

Contact person: Prof. Mattia Giovanni Crespi, Dep. Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

UNICA - Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe

UNICA is a network of universities in European capitals, founded in 1990, which acts as a catalyst for the progress, integration and cooperation of member universities across Europe as a means of social understanding, global collaboration and sustainable development.

Contact person: Prof. Luciano Saso, Physiology and Pharmacology “Vittorio Erspamer”.

UNIMED - Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo

UNIMED is an association of universities in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 118 universities from 23 countries on both sides of the Mediterranean join UNIMED. It aims to promote research and training in the Euro-Mediterranean region to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation.

Contact person: Prof. Carlo Cereti, Dep. Ancient Sciences.


International Office 

Head of Unit
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Belinda Caparro
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Claudia Fiorani
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