The Sapienza University of Rome is a research university that is located in Rome, Italy. It is one of the largest European universities by enrolments and one of the oldest in history, founded in 1303. With over 700 years of history, over 113,000 students, 3,300 teachers and 2,000 employees, technicians and librarians, in addition to 1,800 administrative staff in university hospitals, Sapienza is the first university in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation. In this context, five Nobel Prize winners and a large number of internationally renowned scientists have taught and/or studied at Sapienza.
The Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering – DISG of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome has a distinguished history and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and services dating back to 1873. There are three main broad research areas: Solids and Structural Mechanics, Structural Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering.
DISG’s academic and research activities have attained an international reputation for excellence in areas such as structural dynamics and control, earthquake engineering, risk analysis, full-scale monitoring, behavior of structural and geotechnical systems (galleries, tunnels), structural analysis and design, smart structures, and the structural reliability of historic buildings and monuments.