The University of Pisa is one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian and European universities. Founded in 1343, still maintains an important dimension, especially compared to the number of inhabitants of the city that hosts other universities. In fact in Pisa there are the Scuola Normale of Pisa and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, with both the University of Pisa has important relations in terms of academics and shared facilities.
They have taught or studied at Pisa Galileo Galilei, the founder of modern science, and Nobel Laureates Enrico Fermi and Carlo Rubbia, in addition to eminent personalities such as the poets Giosuè Carducci (also a Nobel Prize) and Giovanni Pascoli, the scientist Antonio Pacinotti, the former Presidents of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and the Minister Giuliano Amato, the directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and Mario Monicelli , the writer Antonio Tabucchi, the journalist Tiziano Terzani, the tenor Andrea Bocelli.
With more than 50 thousand students in a city of 90.000 residents and and degree programes that include all subject areas, the University of Pisa is a great public institution that welcomes every year more than 10 thousand new freshmen. At the same time, is a center of excellence in the research and student’s services fields. In fact it is the only University in Europe that take part in the Universities Research Association, a consortium of prestigious universities, mainly in the U.S.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013 of Shanghai University, the University of Pisa is in first place among Italian universities, with excellent results with regard to the Physical and Natural Sciences in the world ranking (including Mathematics and Physics).
It also has a great tradition and prestige many other fields of study, especially engineering, information technology, humanities, medicine, law and economics.
The presence on the territory of the Normal School and the School of St. Anna, together with those major research and technology centers, make the reality of Pisa unique in the Italian scenario.
The size of the University is highlighted by the presence of 20 departments, 17 libraries, 13 museums and collections, as well as numerous graduate courses (three years 59, 73 master, single cycle 7) and post-graduate courses (11 doctoral programs, 46 apecialization school , 95 mater) offered.
Studying at the University of Pisa means living a complete experience, which provides the critical tools necessary for the realization of its objectives, first of all enter in the world of work.
In Pisa, the students attend the reality of a campus, gathered in a small town, with a welcoming and stimulating environment . The opportunity to study and make friends in the study halls and libraries available in the University, to practice one of more than fifty sports offered by the University Sports Centre, to make music with the Orchestra and Choir of the University, or simply, to spend pleasant evenings along the river and in the premises of the city, an integral part of what every guy can find deciding to study and live in Pisa.
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