Università di Pisa

The University of Pisa (Università di Pisa) is one of the most renowned educational institutions in Italy. Although formally founded in 1343, there are records to indicate that the university has been active since the 11th century. Famous alumni of the university include Galileo Galilei and Antonio Pacinotti, Nobel Prize winners, such as Giosuè Carducci (Literature), Enrico Fermi (Physics) and Carlo Rubbia (Physics), and Fields medallist Enrico Bombieri (Mathematics). Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern centre for teaching and advanced research. It is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. Furthermore, the University has close relations with the Pisa Institutes of the National Board of Research and with many cultural institutions of national and international reputation. The University of Pisa traditionally harbours educational programs at all levels, in a quite rich variety, covering almost any area of the academic teaching. Courses are offered in the fields of Agrucultural and Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Mathematical, Physical, Natural and Social Sciences. In the latest 2017 edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject, University of Pisa stands out in the fields of Physics & Astronomy and Archaeology, and achieves high position in the fields of Information Technology and Mathematics. Pisa ranks among the top 151-200 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Medicine and Statistics; the 201-205 slot for Linguistics, Modern Languages, Mechanical, Aerospace and Production Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Pharmaceutical Studies. The University of Pisa committed in promoting European mobility since the first years of the Erasmus Programme, being a member of the ECTS Pilot Project. The University of Pisa has 1300 (permanent) teaching and 1500 administrative/technical staff, 20 scientific departments, 17 libraries and 13 museums and collections. It has 58 first level degree courses, 65 2nd level degree courses, 9 one-cycle degree courses, 21 doctorate courses, 51 specialization schools and 67 master courses. Enrollments are 10.000 yearly, with 600 new PhD and 700 new master students; 7.000 graduate yearly.