Academic Year 2021-22: opening ceremony
Monday, November 22, 2021, Sapienza's Aula Magna will be hosting the opening ceremony of the 2021-22 Academic Year, the 719th since the foundation of our University. President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella will be attending the event.
Minister of University and Research, Maria Cristina Messa will deliver the institutional greetings followed by the opening speech by Rector Antonella Polimeni entitled "La constellazione delle responsabilità; il progetto di Sapienza per la società della conoscenza". Speeches by Malila Nazari, on behalf of the students, and Giuseppe Foti, on behalf of technical-administrative staff, will follow. The ceremony will then continue with a lectio magistralis by Nobel Prize winner Giorgio Parisi entitled "Il senso della Scienza (The meaning of science)" and the official inauguration of the new academic year.
MuSa Classica, MuSa Jazz and MuSa Coro, conducted by Maestros Francesco Vizioli and Saverio Cortesi and choirmasters Paolo Camiz and Giorgio Monari, will be performing the GaudeaMus hymn.
The ceremony will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.