The University of Pisa 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 Pisan Institutes of the National Board of Research, with many cultural institutions of national and international importance, and with industry, especially that of information technology, which went through a phase of rapid expansion in Pisa during the nineteen sixties and seventies.

The University of Pisa was officially established in 1343, although a number of scholars claim its origin dates back to the 11th century.

The earliest evidence of a Pisan "Studium" dates to 1338 when the renowned jurist Ranieri Arsendi transferred to Pisa from Bologna. He along with Bartolo Da Sassoferrato, a lecturer in Civil Law, were paid by the Municipality to teach public lessons.

The papal bull 'In supremae dignitatis', granted by Pope Clement VI on 3 September 1343, recognized the 'Studium' of Pisa as a 'Studium Generale'; an institution of further education founded or confirmed by a universal authority, the Papacy or Empire. Pisa was one of the first European universities that could boast this papal attestation, which guaranteed the universal, legal value of its educational qualifications.

The first taught subjects were: Theology, Civil Law, Canon Law and Medicine. In 1355 Francesco Da Buti, the well-known commentator of Dante's Divine Comedy began teaching at the "Studium".

Pisa and its "Studium" underwent a period of crisis around the turn of the 15th century: the Florentines' conquering of the town ruined its economic and social life. Indeed, there is a lack of documentary evidence of the University's regular functioning for decades.

In 1473, thanks to Lorenzo dei Medici, the Pisan Studium resumed its systematic development and the construction of a building for holding lessons was provided for in 1486. The building - later known as Palazzo della Sapienza (The Building of Knowledge) - was located in the fourteenth-century Piazza del Grano. The image of a cherub was placed Above the Gate "Dell'Abbondanza" (the Gate of Abundance), leading to the Piazza, still today the symbol of the University.

Following the rebellion against Florence in1494 and the war following, the Pisan Studium suffered a period of decline and was transferred to Pistoia, Prato and Florence. The ceremonial re-opening of the University, on 1 November 1543, under rule by Duke Cosimo I dei Medici, was considered as a second inauguration. The quality of the University was furthered by the statute of 1545 and the Pisan Athenaeum became one of the most significant in Europe for teaching and research. The chair of "Semplici" (Botany) was held by Luca Ghini, founder of the world's first Botanical Gardens, succeeded by Andrea Cesalpino, who pioneered the first scientific methodology for the classification of plants and is considered a forerunner in the discovery of blood circulation. Gabriele Fallopio and Marcello Malpighi lectured in Anatomy and Medicine.

Galileo Galilei, who was born and studied in Pisa, became professor of Mathematics at the Pisan Studium in 1589.

The University's role as a state institution became ever more accentuated during the Medici Grand Duchy period. A protectionist policy ensured a consistent nucleus of scholars and teachers: laws issued by Cosimo I, Ferdinando I and Ferdinando II obliged those who intended to obtain a degree to attend the Studium of Pisa. This period sees various illustrious figures lecture at Pisa, especially in the field of law and medicine.

The University's development continued under the Lorenas. They completed the construction of the astronomic observatory (a project initiated by the Medicis), as well as enriching the University Library with important publications, developing the Botanical Gardens and Natural Science Museum and they established new chairs, such as Experimental Physics and Chemistry.

The annexation of Tuscany to the Napoleonic Empire resulted in the transformation of the Studium into an Imperial Academy: the Athenaeum became a branch of the University of Paris and the courses and study programs were structured following the French public education model. Five new faculties were established (Theology, Law, Medicine, Science and Literature), along with examinations, different qualification titles and graduation theses. In 1813 'La Scuola Normale Superiore' was established, as a branch of the 'Ecole Normale de Paris'.

The Restoration wasn't able to cancel the effects of the Napoleonic experience. The first Congress of Italian Scientists was held in Pisa in 1839. 421 scientists and over 300 experts of various disciplines discussed zoology, comparative anatomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, agronomy, technology, botany, vegetation physiology, geology, mineralogy, geography and medicine.

In 1839 - 1840 the Director of Education, Gaetano Giorgini, brought about the most important reform in the University of Pisa by raising the number of faculties to six (Theology, Law, Literature, Medicine, Mathematics and Natural Sciences) and created the world's first chair of Agriculture and sheep farming.

In 1846 the Scuola Normale was re-opened. Meanwhile, liberal and patriotic ideals were spreading at Athenaeum and a battalion of the University - composed of lecturers and students - distinguished itself in the Battle of Curtatone and Montanara in 1848.

During the 'Second Restoration', in 1851, Leopoldo II united the universities of Pisa and of Siena in a unique Etruscan Athenaeum motivated partly by economic reasons, but primarily for political control. The faculties of Theology and Law rested at Siena; while those of Literature, Medicine, Mathematics and Natural Sciences remained at Pisa. Following the Florentine insurrection and the fleeing of the Grand Duke in 1859, one of the initial measures imposed by the Provisory Government was the restitution to the city of Pisa of its Studium with all six of its faculties.

With the birth of the Kingdom of Italy, the University of Pisa became one of the new state's most prestigious cultural institutions. Between the second half of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries the following prestigious lecturers taught at Pisa: the lawyers Francesco Carrara and Francesco Buonamici, philologists Domenico Comparetti and Giovanni D'Ancona, historians Pasquale Villari, Gioacchino Volpe and Luigi Russo, philosopher Giovanni Gentile, economist Giuseppe Toniolo and mathematicians Ulisse Dini and Antonio Pacinotti. The first European institute of Historical Linguistics was founded in Pisa in 1890.

During the years of fascism, the Pisa Athenaeum was an active centre for political debate and antifascist organisation.

After the second world war, the University of Pisa returned to the avant-garde in many fields of knowledge. To the faculties of Engineering and Pharmacy, established pre-war, were added Economics, Foreign Languages and Literature and Politics. In 1967 the 'Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento S. Anna' was founded which, together with 'La Scuola Normale', formed a highly prestigious learning and teaching centre.

Programs taught in:
  • Italian
  • English (US)

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Courses

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The “R for Archaeologists” winter school aims for a fruitful combination of archaeology and statistics through the teaching of Data analysis, Data mining, and Data visual ... [+]

R4Rchaeologists

In Humanities, the exponential increase in digital documentation requires us to question its management, its use, its availability to the scientific community and its sustainability. In archaeology, these issues are even more crucial because they relate to non-reproducible primary data. In order to effectively retrieve, store, manage, prepare for analysis, and communicate the information and the scientific range of such amount of data, modern archaeologists should be able to deal with concepts and tools related to new technologies. Such digital competencies are not present in a standard archaeology background, though they are fundamental in order to effectively interact with ICT experts. The “R for Archaeologists” winter school aims for a fruitful combination of archaeology and statistics through the teaching of Data analysis, Data mining, and Data visualization techniques. It is conducted through R, programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics R. The large amount of data that are produced through archaeological work show a wide degree of heterogeneity, complexity, and interconnection, making the use of algorithmic methods unavoidable. R is one of the main programming languages of Data Science and includes a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, including linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, spatial statistics, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, and others. The Winter School will last 60 hours and will take place from January 27th to February 7th 2020, at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of University of Pisa, Italy.... [-]

Italy Pisa
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
60 hours
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Solidarity in European Union Law continues to be one of the possible solutions to many of the current critical challenges: management of migrations, refugees, natural ... [+]

About

The Solidarity in European Union Law continues to be one of the possible solutions to many of the current critical challenges: management of migrations, refugees, natural and man-made disasters, terrorism and climate change. With this background in mind, this School provides students with all the essential tools to manage Solidarity in every European Union field of application through lectures held by authoritative teachers (especially influential scholars and prominent organizations officers).

Aim

The School aims to provide deep and wide knowledge of Solidarity in European Union Law, building the basis for future implementations of the topic, both in EU and in Partner Countries. The School fosters a Solidarity European Union Law angle into EU and not-EU related students and stakeholders, providing them all the essential tools to manage Solidarity in every European Union field of application.... [-]

Italy Pisa
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 days
Campus
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Foundation Year

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Foundation Course is a study program, taught in English and primarily aimed at candidates who do not possess the minimum schooling requirements outlined in current le ... [+]

Foundation Course in Humanities (FCH) - 60 Foundation Course credits

The modules are divided in the following way:

Italian Literature: an introduction 12 Foundation Course credits Modern European History 9 Foundation Course credits Greek and Roman Archaeology 6 Foundation Course credits History of Art: an introduction 6 Foundation Course credits Introduction to Philosophical Thought 3 Foundation Course credits

The remaining 24 credits will consist of courses in the Italian Language and Culture to make up a total of 60 credits.

What is the foundation course?

The Foundation Course is a study program composed of two fields of study: Humanities (Foundation Course in Humanities-FCH) and Sciences (Foundation Course in Science-FCS), taught in English and primarily aimed at candidates who do not possess the minimum schooling requirements outlined in current legislation for enrolment at Italian universities.... [-]

Italy Lucca Pisa
September 2020
English (US),Italian
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Foundation Course prepares students interested in studying a degree program in Agriculture, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Medicine, Natural Sciences, P ... [+]

Foundation Course prepares students interested in studying a degree program in Agriculture, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, and Physics. The content of the courses takes into account the admission exam to Medicine and the evaluation tests students must take in order to access a degree program.

Courses are divided in the following way:

Basic Mathematical Language, Modelling and Reasoning 12 Foundation Course credits Physics 9 Foundation Course credits Chemistry 6 Foundation Course credits Biology 6 Foundation Course credits Principles of Economics and Management 3 Foundation Course credits ... [-]
Italy Lucca
September 2020
English (US),Italian
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Summer courses

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Through the collaboration of professors from various disciplines and several Italian and foreign universities (amongst these Bar-Ilan University and the University of Mar ... [+]

Jewish Cultural Heritage: Italian Cemeteries

The idea of a summer school has its origin in the fact that Italy possesses roughly 70% of all the Jewish cultural heritage in the world. Through the collaboration of professors from various disciplines and several Italian and foreign universities (amongst these Bar-Ilan University and the University of Maryland) and under the direction of CISE (Interdepartmental Centre for Jewish Studies ‘Michele Luzzatti’), which guarantees an international and interdisciplinary approach to the subject, the summer school intends to tackle the topic of Jewish prayer and burial sites, in particular Tuscan ones, analysed based on their architectural, artistic, linguistic, and anthropological characteristics.... [-]

Italy Pisa
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1 week
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The school intends to present some selected tools that can help humanist in their researches and activities, taking advantage of the digital turn and the new technologies ... [+]

About

In the frame of the Summer Schools organized by the University of Pisa, under the direction of the “Laboratorio di Cultura Digitale” (Laboratory for Digital Culture, see site in Italian), the fourth edition of the Summer School “Digital Tools for Humanists” will be held in Pisa from 8 to 12 June 2020.

The school intends to present some selected tools that can help humanist in their researches and activities, taking advantage of the digital turn and the new technologies. Particular attention is given to useful tools for the treatment of texts.

AIM

The aim is to train professionals able to enhance digital technologies and humanistic skills in the design and development of solutions for businesses, cultural operators and public bodies. In the same time the school wants to promote digital culture in the Humanities and help humanist (young and old) in the transition from traditional world to the present one, looking at the future.... [-]

Italy Pisa
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in the archaeological and ... [+]

About

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in the archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. Excavations will take place at the church of “San Pietro a Pozzeveri” in the municipality of Altopascio. Badia Pozzeveri is located approximately 10 miles east of the city of Lucca, capital of the Tuscan province of the same name. San Pietro’s church was once part of a Camaldolese monastery, which was founded in the 11th century on the shores of Lake Bientina. The medieval lake, now entirely dried up, extended between Lucca and the Arno River. The monastery flourished during the 12-13th centuries thanks to its location along the Via Francigena, a major trade and pilgrimage route, which connected France and Northern Europe with Rome throughout the entire Middle Ages. The monastery’s decline started in the 14th century and eventually led to its dissolution in the 15th century. San Pietro’s church remained as the village’s center of worship and is still in use.... [-]

Italy Altopascio
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The course aims to increase awareness and competencies about food issues and transition in agriculture and rural areas and to prepare students in order to design future s ... [+]

About

Rural transition has recently become a hot issue in both European and non-European countries. Rural areas are involved in dynamics of development whose sustainability cannot be taken for granted.Four main factors influencing the sustainability of rural transition can be identified:

The capacity of rural areas to be suitable for the set up and operation of economic activities that are economically viable while being appropriate for, and able to valorise, the socio-cultural and demographic conditions of the context; The capacity of rural areas to host a range of diversified activities with specific attention to sustainable rural tourism; The capacity of rural areas to protect, valorise and enhance the natural resources offered by the local environment; The capacity of rural areas to be included in the policy agenda of local, national and regional institutions. ... [-]
Italy Sillico
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1 month
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Our summer school is a practical, full-immersion course covering biotechniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects related to cell biology, ge ... [+]

About

Our summer school is a practical, full-immersion course covering biotechniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects related to cell biology, gene expression and function analysis, genotoxicity and ultrastructural observations.

The course will be divided in:

a theoretical part organized in lectures covering modern technologies; a practical part in which participants will be hosted in the laboratories and will be directly involved in the design and execution of several experimental protocols regarding the main topics object of the lectures. Aim

The aim of the summer school is to introduce students to get information and practice on modern approaches concerning cell biology, cytogenetics, molecular biology and ultrastructure... [-]

Italy Pisa
July 2020
English (US)
Full-time
13 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use co ... [+]

About

The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use computational design tools. Computer-aided drug design comprises computational methods and resources that are used to facilitate the design and discovery of new therapeutic solutions. This summer school will cover all the main computational techniques used in drug discovery, supplying a basic level of knowledge of this research field.

Aim

This course will be divided into theoretical and practical lessons and will allow the participants to independently develop their own computational studies.... [-]

Italy Pisa
July 2020
English (US)
Full-time
6 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The 2020 edition of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (ET-I2oT 2020) is organized to offer 6 ECTS (48 hours of front lessons) in t ... [+]

About

The 2020 edition of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (ET-I2oT 2020) is organized to offer 6 ECTS (48 hours of front lessons) in the fields of electronics, electromagnetics, networking and ICT for IoT, targeting an audience of Bachelor (last year), Master and PhD students, early stage researchers and practitioners from Academia or Industry. Both HW and SW aspects of IoT will be presented and discussed during the school.

Lessons will be held in English at the Meeting Room of the Department of Information Engineering (DII), via G. Caruso 16, Pisa, Italy.

Aim

Lessons will be held at the Aula Magna of the School of Engineering, University of Pisa, exploiting all facilities available in terms of conference rooms and labs. The official language will be English.... [-]

Italy Pisa
July 2020
English (US)
Full-time
6 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The winter school is dedicated to Ph.D. students who perform their research activities in the field of fluid machinery and energy systems engineering, including turbomach ... [+]

About

The winter school is dedicated to Ph.D. students who perform their research activities in the field of fluid machinery and energy systems engineering, including turbomachinery, internal combustion engines, energy conversion systems, power plants, renewable energy systems, and innovative energy systems. The winter school will be held in March and will be organized with seminars of experts and sessions with information and experience discussion among student and professors. the school will be held for five days, and national and international speakers will be invited to present their experience and their research activities. speakers will be invited from academia, industry and research centers.... [-]

Italy Pisa
March 2020
English (US)
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

This Course is the result of a partnership of UN-Habitat and the University of Pisa. It tackles the complex issue of governing climate resilient cities, assessing in a co ... [+]

About

This Course is the result of a partnership of UN-Habitat and the University of Pisa. It tackles the complex issue of governing climate resilient cities, assessing in a comparative fashion best practices and solutions. The Course targets primarily policy makers, public servants, and practitioners, presenting theoretical and academic contents with a hands-on and practical approach. Specific contents within the general theme will be identified yearly and agreed upon by the organizers at every edition, based on current developments in the area.

Aim

The Course aims to provide participants with analytical tools to better understand and address the governance challenges climate change produces on the urban and metropolitan dimensions. It specifically concentrates on how to best govern climate resilient cities.... [-]

Italy Lucca
December 2019
English (US)
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, ... [+]

About

The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Students will be divided into groups by means of an entry test. Compared to ordinary courses offered by the CLI during the academic year, intensive summer courses are characterized by some specific features:

a reduced number of students, to favor individualized teaching and to cater for individual needs; an increased use of recreational activities in teaching; a special focus on communicative and pragmatic aspects and, as a consequence, an enhancement of all skills, especially oral, both receptive and productive; special attention to the cultural and local dimension, to encourage students to autonomously gain experience of the surrounding context; connection, introduction and/or reinforcement of activities, content, and themes offered in other parts of the program (cultural seminars) to integrate the various components of the educational plan. Aim ... [-]
Italy Pisa
July 2020
English (US),Italian
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at attaining students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. I ... [+]

About

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at attaining students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. The lab-activities and lectures will be carried out at the Laboratory of Paleopathology (within the Medical School of Pisa). The Summer School will take place over the course of 3 weeks, in order to provide students with the basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy, physical anthropology, and paleopathology necessary to approach osteological analyses. The skeletal materials under examination includes samples from Tuscan excavations dating back to the medieval ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of an experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology, with the supervision of Professor Gino Fornaciari.... [-]

Italy Pisa
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Auditors need to develop and improve their ability to analyze changes, to address the related risks and challenges and to continuously adapt their audit methods and appro ... [+]

About

Auditors need to develop and improve their ability to analyze changes, to address the related risks and challenges and to continuously adapt their audit methods and approaches. To do so, it is essential for audit institutions to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with academic researchers. In other terms, the audit profession and research must advance hand ­in ­hand. To reach this goal the University of Pisa and the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the EU’s independent external auditor, have set up and jointly organized a Summer School in public auditing and accountability.

Aim

The School is a new learning opportunity for professional auditors (in both the private and public sectors), for students and scholars as well as for other civil servants and professionals to keep up to date on the latest trends and developments in this evolving field. In line with the ECA’s strategy, the School will open a structured dialogue with the academic world, provide additional opportunities for high­ quality training, facilitate knowledge exchange between practitioners and researchers and – last but not least – can provide a platform for study, discussion and information exchange on audit­related issues.... [-]

Italy Pisa
July 2020
Italian
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Summer School is a Landscape Design Workshop, aimed at investigating the complex relationships between the built environment and the water, in its broadest meaning of ... [+]

About

The International Summer School “The city and the Water” is a Design Full-Time Workshop, aimed at investigating the complex relationships between the built environment and the water, in its broadest meaning of environmental resource, and therefore including seaside, rivers, lakes and water resources. Students will be engaged in the development of a project on a case study, with the support of teachers and tutors of the Universities of Pisa and visiting professors of other national and international schools of architecture and landscape design.

The Summer School is organized in two weeks. The first week is primarily aimed at the critical reading and knowledge of the area chosen as a case study, in order to identify its value and criticisms. In the second part, students will work for the development of a project of enhancement of the area chosen as a case study. For the whole period, lessons will be opportunely organized in order to give theoretical and methodological supports for the development of the projects. The ideas and drawings elaborated during the International Summer School will be presented in a final public event.... [-]

Italy Pisa
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Survey in the low Cecina Valley (ager Volaterranus). Methodology of the survey and landscape archaeology. Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeologi ... [+]

About

Survey in the low Cecina Valley (ager Volaterranus). Methodology of the survey and landscape archaeology. Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research. Stratigraphic excavations of the buildings of the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana: lessons in methodology and practical digging activities. Classification of the buildings and finds. Digital management of the documentation. The students will feed the collected data into a database linked with a GIS system. Visits to museums and archaeological areas (Pisa, Volterra, Firenze, Luni).

Aim

The students, apart from the correct excavation methodology, will learn the procedures of photographic documentation and drawing, with practice in the use of the Total Station and CAD software. They will learn methodology of classification of ancient buildings and finds.... [-]

Italy Livorno
July 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills t ... [+]

The Summer School includes a program of multi-disciplinary studies within one week.

The School will be held at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa and is designed to train graduate students (Master’s degree), in particular, Ph.D. students, with interests in Heritage Science.

The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to start and develop projects for proper diagnosis and conservative management of Cultural Heritage.

The school provides lessons to transmit knowledge for the characterization of materials, for the techniques suitable for their characterization, for the assessment of their state of alteration. Special attention will be paid to the study of products and technologies to be used in conservation.... [-]

Italy Pisa
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Summer School will deal with themes such as Trends in Food Tourism, Italian Food Origins, Cultural Traditions & Rituals, Wine and Beverage Experience, Experientia ... [+]

Tourism has been quickly developing and travelers become increasingly demanding not only in terms of quality of services but also in terms of innovative ways of enjoying destinations. Experiential tourism, in particular, is a growing trend that every travel agency has to be aware of. Therefore, the challenge for tourist service providers is the capacity to offer involving and interactive packages and address the expectations of international tourists.

Recently, an increasing emphasis has also been placed on experiences and attractions related to food. Gastronomy appears like an indispensable element in order to get to know the culture and lifestyle of a destination. It combines all the traditional values with the new trends in tourism, such as respect for culture and tradition, a healthy lifestyle, authenticity, sustainability, and experience.... [-]

Italy Lucca
July 2020
English (US)
Full-time
10 months
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Summer School helps participants who are in the midst of an SNA research project or engaged in analyzing network data for an earlier study. We will briefly discuss ho ... [+]

After the success of three Editions of the Workshop "Introduction to Social Network Analysis", the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa is now organizing an International Summer School on "Methods for Social Network Analysis with R".

The Summer School helps participants who are in the midst of an SNA research project or engaged in analyzing network data for an earlier study. We will briefly discuss how to create a rendering of the participants’ work that increases the power of their analysis, using the most recent and powerful tools offered by software packages such as "Statnet".

The following will be the area covered in the Summer School:

Introduction to Networks Why network analysis? How is it different from other methods? Some history Terminology Introduction to the R computing environment Descriptives How do we talk about networks? Node, neighborhood, and network-level statistics Hypothesis testing How do we take the descriptives and start to develop hypotheses at the node, neighborhood and network level? QAP tests Network autocorrelation models Conditional Uniform Random Graph tests Introduction to Exponential Random Graph Models Extensions of ERGM and individual presentations Valued models Temporal models Multiplex networks Comparing multiple networks Aim ... [-]
Italy Pisa
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Political ecology is a long-established interdisciplinary field, including various social sciences and humanities, aimed at investigating the interface of societies and t ... [+]

Political ecology is a long-established interdisciplinary field, including various social sciences and humanities, aimed at investigating the interface of societies and the biophysical world as affected by, and in its turn affecting, the political order and related dynamics of conflict and cooperation, domination and emancipation. The overall stance is critical of the capitalist economy, seen at the core of a socio-ecological (rather than just ecological) crisis that got growing evidence since the 1970s. Political ecology also questions the (purportedly) apolitical outlooks that lead the debate and which assume that the problem can be addressed in politically neutral terms leaving unaccounted for the way science and technology intermingle with power and interests.... [-]

Italy Pisa
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Physics students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the mu2e, muon (g-2), Nova experiments, as well as future neutrino physic ... [+]

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Physics students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the mu2e, muon (g-2), Nova experiments, as well as future neutrino physics experiments, or in the Fermilab group which collaborates with the cms experiment at CERN, or in the theory group. for some students, the internship may take place in other us laboratories or universities. engineering students will be trained in the Fermilab accelerator division, technical division or computing division or in groups working on applied research in other us laboratories or universities. each intern will be supervised by one mentor, an employee of the US laboratory. the mentor is responsible for the entire training program of the intern for the 9 weeks of permanence on the us soil. each intern will present a written report which will be the object of evaluation by a university of pisa committee.... [-]

USA Batavia
July 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1 month
Campus
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Our Winter School is a practical, full-immersion course covering ultrastructural techniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects (cells, tissue ... [+]

About

Our Winter School is a practical, full-immersion course covering ultrastructural techniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects (cells, tissues, organisms). The course will be divided into two parts: a) a theoretical part organized in lectures covering basic and advanced techniques in transmission and scanning electron microscopy; b) a practical part in which participants will be hosted in the laboratories and will be directly involved in the design and execution of experimental protocols regarding the main topics object of the lectures.

Aim

The aim of our winter school is to introduce students to get information and practice on modern approaches concerning cell biology, cytochemistry, molecular biology, and ultrastructure.... [-]

Italy Lucca
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
8 days
Campus
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Pisa, Tuscany, Italy