The University of Naples Federico II (Italian: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) is a university located in Naples, Italy.
Founded in 1224 it is the oldest public and laic university in the world, and is now organized in 13 faculties. It was Europe’s first university dedicated to training secular administrative staff, and one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation.
Federico II is the third University in Italy by number of students enrolled, despite its huge dimensions it still represents one of the best Universities in Italy being an excellence in particular for research; in 2015 it was ranked among the first 100 universities in the world by citations per paper. The university is named after its founder Frederick II.