Governance and Management

The governing bodies of the University of Catania are the Rector, the Academic Senate, the Board of Directors, the Board of Auditors, the Evaluation Unit, the Director General, who shall exercise the powers laid down by the laws of the Republic, by the University Statute and by executive regulations.

The Academic Senate is established by a Rector's decree and is composed of:

  • Rector
  • 17 heads of departments
  • 8 professors
  • 6 students' representatives
  • 2 representatives of the administrative staff

The Administrative Board is established by a Rector's decree and is composed of:

  • Rector
  • 3 external members (not belonging to the roles of the University)
  • 4 professors
  • 1 representative of the administrative staff
  • 2 students’ representatives

The Rector is the legal representative of the University and is the guarantor for the respect of laws, freedom of research and teaching, staff and students' rights. He/She is elected among full professors in service in Italian universities, is in charge for six years and is not re-eligible. The rector is assisted in his duties by the Deputy rector and Vice rectors.

Rector: Francesco Basile

Deputy rector: Giancarlo Magnano San Lio
Spokesman: Antonio Biondi


Vice rectors

  • Agricultural Experimental Farm: Giancarlo Polizzi
  • Buildings, Heritage and Contracts: Giovanni Di Rosa
  • Continuing education and lifelong learning: Roberta Piazza
  • Città della Scienza: Agata Copani
  • Cultural services for students: Rosario Castelli
  • Education
    • undergraduates: Bianca Maria Lombardo
    • postgraduates and Phd: Lorenzo Malatino
  • Erasmus Institutional Coordinator: Adriana Di Stefano
  • Development policies in the Mediterranean area: Rosario Sinatra
  • Internationalization
    • Bio-medical area: Renata Rizzo
    • Scientific area: Maria Alessandra Ragusa
    • Social and Humanistic area: Francesca Longo
  • Mobility Management: Prof. Giuseppe Inturri
  • Monitoring and strengthening of the University performance through statistical indicators: Angelo Mazza
  • Museums: Germana Barone
  • Mutual Aid Cash: Prof. Vincenzo di Benedetto
  • Quality Assurance: Prof. Salvatore Ingrassia
  • Radio Zammù / Zammù TV: Luciano Granozzi
  • Regulation, simplification and computerization in the educational field: Alberto Fichera
  • Relationships with Technical-Administrative staff: Gabriella Nicosia
  • Relationships with SMEs, technology transfer and start-ups: Rosario Faraci
  • Research: Prof. Alessandra Gentile
  • Safety, prevention and protection of risks: Prof. Natalia Trapani
  • Scuola Superiore di Catania: Francesco Priolo
  • Sport Committee: Prof. Giuseppe Romano Compagnini
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting: Prof. Roberto Cellini
  • Student Welfare: Prof. Giuseppe Musumeci
  • Technological innovation and robotics in university healthcare: Prof. Giuseppe Maria Morgia

Services centers

  • Bio-nanotech Research and Innovation Tower: Stefania Stefani
  • Career Guidance and Vocational Centre: Nunzio Crimi
  • Center for Advanced Preclinical in vivo research: Rosalba Parenti
  • Disability Advisory Centre: Salvatore Massimo Oliveri
  • Information system: Sergio Palazzo
  • Libraries and Documentation Centre: Salvatore Amato
  • Multimedia Languages Centre: Gabriella Alfieri
Last updated: 
07/06/2018 - 13:46