University of Salerno (Università degli Studi di Salerno, UNISA) is one of the oldest universities in Europe, on a par with the universities of Paris and Bologna. The School of Medicine of Salerno, on the basis of which the University of Science of Salerno was founded, was founded in the 8th century and during the Middle Ages was central in Europe. After the Second World War, the university reopened, where new faculties were formed, which formed the basis of the modern University of Sciences of Salerno.
In 1988, the University moved to the town of Fischano, which is located a few kilometers from the city of Salerno. The modern structure of the University, its campus and academic buildings provide many opportunities for modern teaching, research and student life. The university has its own sports centre (Centro Universitario Sportivo), which allows students to play sports on campus.