Pisa has for centuries been an important centre for research in the sciences. It is home to three of the most important Italian universities and counts other research centres of international repute.

The University of Pisa

The University of Pisa, where more than 50,000 students study every year and nearly 7,000 graduate, was founded on 3rd September 1343 and is one of the most ancient in Europe. Today it has 11 Faculties, 48 departments, 17 libraries and 13 museums and collections. The University promotes exchanges and study experience for students and graduates, enhancing their capabilities through internships, apprenticeships, and work experience.


TheScuola Normale Superiore

The Scuola Normale Superiore was founded 1810 by Napoleonic decree. It aims to provide gifted students with the opportunity to study in an environment of the highest level. The Scuola Normale also promotes contacts and partnerships with the most important national and international universities and centres of research, encouraging the mobility of students and faculties through participation in integrated courses and research programmes. The school also provides a placement service for its students and alumni to promote relations and connections with leading professional bodies and in the insertion of qualified graduates into the working world.



CNR (National Council of Scientific Research) is a "science city" in the heart of Pisa: thirteen institutes, including IEIIT (Institute of Electronics and Information Engineering and Telecommunications (Section of Pisa), and the PolyLab NEST (National Enterprise for NanoScience and Nanotechnology ) to name only a few.


Pisa Research Consortium

The CPR is a non-profit public-private organisation whose main objective is to strengthen links between research and industry. CPR operates in the highly competitive sectors of ICT, Green Energy, Structural Engineering, Industrial Technology, Innovation and Technology Transfer, in which growth and success depend heavily on technological innovation.