The University of Sassari, founded in 1562, is a public university with very old traditions, where academic offer is based on a wide array of study programs, multidisciplinary teaching and high quality scientific research.
One of the characteristic features of the Department of History and Human Sciences is the multidisciplinary sections among researchers of different areas of the humanities and literature in which converges multiple experiences of study and research ranging from the historical to the literary philology, from the philosophical to the sciences of education, to archaeological heritage.
Different approaches to the research, different ways of conducting the teaching plurality of relations with the Mediterranean region appears one of the greatest resources that this Department can offer. The broad scientific activity is documented by several disciplinary laboratory initiatives. The dense network of international relations and the high presence of Visiting Professors denote the opening of the studies and research in a perspective of the internationalization of knowledge. The Department of History and Human Sciences boasts a three year Degree course in Sciences of the Cultural Heritage and a specialist Degree course in Archaeology. In the branch of Oristano there is also the School of Specialization in Underwater Archaeology and Coastal Landscape “Nesiotikà”.
Research activities in the field of antiquities covers numerous thematic of all disciplines, from prehistory to early history, archaeology, epigraphy of the Phoenician, the Greek and the Roman world, also the period of late antiquity, medieval and post-medieval. The excavation sites relate to Sardinia and, more generally, to the central Mediterranean (Sicily, the Balearic islands and Tunisia).
The University of Sassari have a great experience in working about archaeological area linked to the phoenician and punic presence through the Mediterranean and for his scientific role was included in the ARCHEOMEDSITES project. The University of Sassari participated, since the beginning, to the development of the project, making suggestions and proposals from their academic experience and knowledge of the sites in Sardinia and in Tunisia. The University will be in charge of the whole coordination of the strategic analysis of archaeological sites carried out in all the target areas, and will implement the analysis in the two Italian target areas. It will also carry out awareness activities in Sardinia, such as the workshops addressed to students, the crossborder work camps of youth groups in archaeological areas.