UniBas – the University of Basilicata – was born in the aftermath of the severe earthquake which struck both the Basilicata and Campania regions on 23 November 1980 with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale (X degree of the Mercalli scale), and caused 2,914 casualties.
In 1992, a new UniBas Campus officially opened in Matera: on February 7, the city of the Sassi hosted the 1992-93 academic year opening ceremony in the building that houses the Postgraduate School of Archaeology. Also in 1992, but on May 14, the first stone was laid for the construction of the Macchia Romana Campus in Potenza: the complex (whose preliminary design had been approved in 1987) was inaugurated on 11 February 2000.
From 2010-12, legislative reforms brought about a change in the University’s overall organisation: Italian law no. 240/2010 – concerning ‘university governance and organisation, academic staff and recruitment’, and regulating how state universities must amend their statutes as regards governance and internal organisation – led to the establishment of six new Academic Divisions (four Departments: DiCEM – Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures, Environment, and Cultural Heritage; DiMIE – Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics; DiS – Department of Science; DiSU – Department of Humanities; two Schools: SI – School of Engineering, and SAFE – School of Agricultural, Forest, Food, and Environmental Sciences), which replaced the pre-existing twelve Departments and eight Faculties.
Located in both Potenza and Matera, the University of Basilicata’s facilities, as well as its offices and departmental buildings, are spread over three campus sites – covering an overall area of 96,000 sq m.
Francioso Campus – Location: 85, Via Nazario Sauro
The University of Basilicata’s Francioso Campus includes the Deparment of Humanities, the University Central Library, the Rector’s Office, the University Language Centre, as well as the Student Services Centre, and the Disability Advisory Service.
Macchia Romana Campus – Location: 10, Viale Ateneo Lucano
UniBas’ Macchia Romana Science Campus is home to the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics, the Department of Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Agricultural, Forest, Food, and Environmental Sciences, as well as the Student Orientation and Careers Service Centre, the University IT Infrastructure and ICT Systems Centre, the Science and Technology Library, and the Student Services Centre.
The Matera University Campus (via Lanera 20) hosts the Department of Cultures and the Mediterranean: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage (DiCEM), the Matera section of the Department of Human Sciences (DiSU), the School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage, the offices of the Student Secretariat and those associated with the internship management structures and the University Library.
The Università degli Studi della Basilicata through the national contract between CRUI and IEEE has an unlimited open access agreement with IEEE that enables researchers to publish articles as open access without open access fees in all IEEE fully and hybrid open access journals. The agreement applies to all original research articles accepted for publication between August 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024. To benefit from this agreement, the corresponding author has to be affiliated with Università degli Studi della Basilicata. Please use the correct institution name and your institutional email address during submission. It is recommended for authors to select the CC BY 4.0 license. The open access funding request will be approved by an administrator in the library.
Overlength page charges or color fees are not covered by the agreement and will be charged to authors.