University Executive Committee

Vice Rector

Prorettore

Andrea Fausto Piana

Since 2006, he has been a Full Professor of General and Applied Hygiene (MED/42) at the Department of Medical, Surgical, and Experimental Sciences of the University of Sassari.

From 2009 to 2013, he served as the President of the Master's Degree Course in Pharmacy, and since 2014, he has been the Coordinator of the PhD Course in Biomedical Sciences. In 2018, he was appointed as the President of the Visiting Professor Commission of the University of Sassari. Since 2018, he has been elected as the Regional Coordinator of the Italian Multidisciplinary Society for the Prevention of Infections in Healthcare Organizations (S.I.M.P.I.O.S.).

His research activity is documented by numerous scientific publications in national and international journals in the fields of hospital hygiene and the epidemiology and prophylaxis of infectious and non-infectious diseases. In particular, his interest has focused on the research of microbial resistance genes to antibiotics and the epidemiology of infections caused by Human Papilloma Virus, Meningococcus and Pneumococcus, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Helicobacter pylori through the application of traditional diagnostic techniques and molecular biology.

prorettore@uniss.it

Vice Rector for Legal Affairs with delegation to the Library Structures and the University Library System

Giovanni Maria Uda

Giovanni Maria Uda

He is a Full Professor of Private Law at the Department of Law, where he teaches courses in Civil Law and Institutions of Private Law, and has also taught Family Law.

He serves as a substitute teacher for Private Law at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University.

He was the Vice-Director of the Department of Law from 2015 to 2017 and the Director of the Specialization School for Legal Professions from 2014 to 2017.

He is the Vice-Coordinator and a member of the Board of the PhD Program in Legal Sciences.

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Forensic Training School in Nuoro.

uda@uniss.it

Vice Rector for Medical and Health Aspects

Corrado Rubino

Corrado Rubino

Professor Rubino graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1985, with a score of 110/110 cum laude, from the University of Naples Federico II. He later specialized in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 1990, achieving a score of 70/70 cum laude, at the same university.

Since November 16, 1995, he has been a member of the Chair of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the University of Sassari. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Director of the Specialization School in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Sassari for the academic years 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, and 2001/2004.

corubino@uniss.it

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

Pietro Pulina

Pietro Pulina

He is a Full Professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal and holds a Doctorate in Agronomy. He teaches Agricultural Sector Economics and Agro-Industrial Economics and Marketing. He has chaired the Evaluation Unit of the University of Sassari, been a member of the executive board of the National Committee of Evaluation Units of Italian Universities, and is an accredited disciplinary evaluator for ANVUR.

As an Academic of the Georgofili, he has chaired the Italian Society of Agri-Food Economics (SIEA) and is the Editor-in-Chief of REA - Italian Review of Agricultural Economics, the scientific journal of Italian agricultural economists.

ppulina@uniss.it

Vice Rector for Construction and Facilities

Alessandra Casu

Alessandra Casu

He is an Associate Professor in the SSD ICAR/21 – Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning of the University of Sassari, Alghero campus. He teaches "Urban Planning Theories" and "Urban Sustainability." He has chaired the degree programs in Territorial, Urban, and Environmental Planning and the master's degree in Planning and Policies for the City, Environment, and Landscape. He is a member of the Academic Board of the European Master of the same name from the Universities of Sassari, Girona, Lisbon, IUAV of Venice, and Autonomous of Barcelona. Since 2010-11, he has been the Erasmus and International Relations department delegate, and since 2021, he is also the university delegate for Sustainability and Infrastructure.

He has directed the Master's program "Governare il paesaggio: tra urbanistica, ambiente, nuove geografie istituzionali e modelli di sviluppo" and a high-level training course aimed at the architectural, tourist, and environmental enhancement of the Universities of Sassari, Auckland, Cooper Union of New York, Die Angewandte of Vienna. He coordinated the organization of the international inter-university distance course "UniGIS" for the Italian branch at IUAV, where he was a lecturer and coordinated the Project Work on the Regional Landscape Plan of the Trieste coast in the II level Master's program in "Sistemi Informativi Territoriali e Telerilevamento" (Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing).

casual@uniss.it

Vice Rector for University and Territory Relations

Carmelino Meazza

Carmelino Meazza

He is a Full Professor of Moral Philosophy (M-Fil/03) at the Department of History, Human Sciences, and Education of the University of Sassari.

From 2020 to 2023, he served as Vice-Director of the Department of History, Human Sciences, and Education at the University of Sassari. From 2018 to 2022, he was a member of the board of directors of the Italian Society of Moral Philosophy. From 2017 to 2019, he was the president of the master's degree program in Historical and Philosophical Sciences at the University of Sassari. From 2014 to 2016, as an expert in the field, he was appointed to the University Independent Committee on Bioethics for the Use of Animals for Experimental Purposes.

Currently, as an expert in the field, he is a member of the regional ethics committee. For several years, he has been a member of the Doctoral College in Archaeology, History, and Human Sciences.

He is a member of scientific societies, director of series, and a member of scientific committees of series and journals in his disciplinary field.

He has authored essays and papers on phenomenological-hermeneutic themes. In particular, he has focused on and published essays and monographs on the thought of Hegel, Levinas, Heidegger, Gentile, Derrida, and Nancy.

Vice Rector for Personnel

Piergiuseppe Lai

Graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law of the University of Sassari, he obtained a PhD in Civil Procedural Law from the State University of Milan and worked as an employment law lawyer. 

He is currently an associate professor of Civil Procedural Law in the Department of Law where he teaches Institutions of Civil Procedural Law and Arbitration, Procedural Labor Law and Civil Enforcement Law. 

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Nuoro School of Forensic Training. His main research topics are the labor process, the forced execution process and, more recently, the study of events linked to the plurality of parties in domestic and international civil proceedings.

plai@uniss.it

Vice Rector for Research

Giuseppe Pulina

Giuseppe Pulina

Since 2003, he has been a Full Professor of Special Zootechnics (SSD AGR 19) at the University of Sassari.

An Agronomist and Doctor of Research, he is a Full Professor of Special Zootechnics at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Sassari. In the same University, he has held the positions of Director of the Department of AGRICULTURE, Director of the Department of Zootechnical Sciences, Member of the Board of Directors, and Senator.

He teaches Ethics and Sustainability of Livestock Farming and Hygiene and Welfare of Livestock in the Master's Degree Course in Animal Production Sciences and "Philosophy and Ethics of Research" in the PhD Program in Agricultural Sciences.

gpulina@uniss.it

Vice Rector for Third Mission

Pier Andrea Serra

Pier Andrea Serra

He is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences and a Research Associate at the Institute of Food Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR). He teaches Pharmacology in biomedical study programs and serves as the President of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Food Science, Health, and Human Well-being, where he teaches Pharmacology and Nutraceuticals.

Pier Andrea Serra's research activities are divided between studying the neurochemical mechanisms of neurodegeneration, particularly in Parkinson's disease, and developing new technologies based on biosensors for monitoring the chemistry of the central nervous system and nutraceuticals useful for preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

paserra@uniss.it

President of the Council of Technical Administrative and Library Staff

Andrea Scarpa

a.scarpa@uniss.it

President of the Student Council

Marco Luppu