Luciano Saso, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for European University Networks
Sapienza University

Prof. Luciano Saso (Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy  received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Sapienza University in 1992. He is author of more than 250 scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals with impact factor (SASO-L in, total impact factor > 500, H-index Google Scholar 47, Scopus 38). He coordinated several research projects in the field of pharmacology and has been referee for many national and international funding agencies and international scientific journals in the last 30 years.

 Prof. Saso has extensive experience in international relations and he is currently Deputy Rector for European University Networks at Sapienza University of Rome. In the last 15 years, he participated in several projects including IMS2020, EGRACONS, IMOTION, BUCUM, UZDOC, TRAIN and has been speaker and chair at many international conferences organised by UNICA and other university networks. He coordinates the Sapienza team in the European University CIVIS (

Prof. Saso has been Member of the Steering Committee of the UNICA network of the Univesities from the Capitals of Europe (  for two mandates (2011-2015) and in November 2019 he has been re-elected President of UNICA for the second mandate (2019-2023).