Università di Pisa
Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the oldest universities of Europe, deeply rooted in its territory and fully integrated into the international scientific community. Among its glories is Galileo Galilei, who was born and studied in Pisa and became professor of mathematics in 1589.
Università di Pisa also counts several Nobel winners among its alumni, including Giosuè Carducci (1906, Literature), Enrico Fermi (1938, Physics), Carlo Rubbia (1984, Physics) and two Fields Medalists (Mathematics), Enrico Bombieri (1974) and Alessio Figalli (2018).
With more than 50.000 students and 1.500 academics in 20 departments at present, the University of Pisa has been extraordinarily successful in modernizing and expanding its infrastructure and human resources to meet the new challenges of international research and education.
Today the University of Pisa ranks among the top Universities in Italy and its research covers all contemporary disciplines, focusing on the following areas: Green and Blue Life, Future Society, Humanities, Health Hub, Science and New Technologies, whose results are incorporated into its study programmes.
In the University of Pisa vision, excellence in research and teaching is never produced in isolation but bringing together different skills, experiences and points of view: the creation, increase, transfer and spreading of knowledge are greatly enhanced by a wider and merged international working context and by supporting projects that link its teaching and research activities with institutions and enterprises both in local incubators and in the key world regions it considers strategic, including China, Central Asia and Latin America.