The second issue of Sapienza Magazine is now online


This second issue of Sapienza Magazine links past and future through two themes: the history of Sapienza and universities as educational institutions, and space research and exploration, one of the challenges that could also influence the sustainability of our planet’s development model.

The history of the university and Sapienza University, in particular, is told through the places that gave the Studium Urbis its splendour in the centuries following its foundation in the heart of Rome: the Palazzo della Sapienza and the Church of Sant'Ivo, Borromini's masterpiece. The magazine presents previously unpublished documents that tell the story of university life in the 17th century, thanks to the collaboration of the State Archives, now housed in Palazzo della Sapienza.

This issue focuses primarily on space research and exploration with Samantha Cristoforetti, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Aeronautics and Space Engineering by Sapienza. With the Italian astronaut, we talk about the prospects in this field, particularly from a European perspective, which is now more than ever at the centre of public debate, and training for science and research in space.

And also a focus on biodiversity and environmental change through palynology followed by an article on the INQUA World Congress, held at Sapienza last July and attended by almost 3,000 scholars from all over the world; contributions from the University community, the 30th anniversary of the Public Relations Office, and finally, an in-depth look at the MuSa - Musica Sapienza project, created to make music together, but also to overcome cultural barriers and promote talents, passions and differences.







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