University of Salerno
The origins of the University of Salerno go back to the VIII century AD thanks to the foundation of the celebrated Salerno medical school, an authoritative and prestigious institution which remained important throughout the whole Medieval Age, teaching not only medicine, but also philosophy, theology and law. The teaching activities of the Salerno school went on for centuries, but were suppressed in 1865, after the re-organization of Universities of the newborn Kingdom of Italy.
The University was re-established in 1944 as a university institute of arts and education (Istituto universitario di Magistero). In 1968, this became part of the national system as “Facoltà di Magistero” of the University of Salerno. In a few years, this Faculty was joined by several other faculties, which formed the basis of an expanding university structure, including Literature and Philosophy, Economics and Commerce, Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Law, Engineering, Pharmacy, Politics, Foreign Language and Literature, and finally Medicine and Surgery, that was created in 2006.
It was the second university in Italy offering a course of study in Computer Science, opened in 1972; since then it has always been very active in this field and has promoted the applications of informatics in different scientific sectors.
Nowadays, the University of Salerno is considered by some official rankings 1the best university in Southern Italy. It hosts around 35,000 students and is structured in 17 Departments. In the academic year 2018-2019 it offered 35 Bachelor’s Degree courses, 36 Master’s Degree courses, 5 courses of 5-year length and 2 courses of 6-year length. There are also 15 Ph.D. Schools, 6 First Level Masters and 4 Second Level Masters.
Since 1988, the University of Salerno is sited in the Irno valley (Valle dell’Irno), a few kilometers away from Salerno and from Avellino. It is structured in two campuses: the main campus is sited in Fisciano, while the Baronissi campus hosts the Department of Medicine and Surgery.
The Meeting will be held in the Aula Magna of the Fisciano Campus. See the Campus map with directions.
From Naples: Motorway A3 (Napoli-Salerno); continue towards the south and take the freeway Salerno-Avellino; continue towards Avellino and exit at University, at the roundabout turn right and continue to the right.
From Naples: Motorway A16 (Napoli-Bari); from barrier East Naples merge onto A30 (Caserta-Salerno), direction Salerno, and go up the ramp to Avellino. Shortly after entering on the motorway Salerno-Avellino, exit at Fisciano-Mercato San Severino; at the end of the exit go to the right.
From the North (Rome): from Motorway A1 get on Motorway A30 (Caserta-Salerno) toward Salerno; take the exit toward E841-Avellino and shortly after take exit Fisciano-Mercato S. Severino toward Fisciano. Keep right and take lane Università to enter the campus.
From the East (Bari): Motorway A16 (Bari-Napoli); exit Avellino East and take the freeway Avellino-Salerno; exit at Fisciano-Mercato San Severino; at the end of the exit go to the right.
From the South (Reggio Calabria): Motorway A2 (“Mediterranean Motorway”); before Salerno take the fork for the A1 and A16 motorways, and, continuing in the direction Avellino, exit at University, at the roundabout turn right and continue to the right.
The nearest airport served by the main airline companies is Capodichino Airport (Naples).
From the airport take a direct bus for Fisciano University or a bus to Salerno (see SITA time schedule), and then continue to Fisciano by bus (see above).
As an alternative, take the bus Alibus to Naples Central station and then reach Salerno by train or bus (see above). Once arrived to Salerno, continue to Fisciano by bus (see above).