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International School for Advanced Studies

Located in Italy, in the city of Trieste, it features 80 professors, about 100 post-docs, 300 PhD students and 110 technical administrative staff. Situated on the scenic Karst upland, the School is surrounded by a 25 acre park, and offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Trieste.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)



SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati – was founded in 1978 and is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. 


SISSA’s activities focus on three main areas: Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics. Moreover, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies works at the interface between science, humanities and the public.


The research projects are coordinated by internationally renowned scientists. Some members of the School have received honoris causa degrees in prestigious universities, they were given important prizes or are members of leading scientific academies. SISSA scientists obtain each year substantial international and Italian grants. In particular, SISSA ranks in the highest positions among the Italian scientific institutions in terms of awarded ERC grants, especially when considering the small faculty size. The School has received 24 projects since the foundation of the European Research Council in 2007; more than 20% of the current faculty memebrs has received one or more ERC grants.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
148 16
164 29
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 -100
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Student Life

Sports facilities

The gym is situated in the middle of the park, and is available to SISSA students and staff. It is located in a bright and welcoming building, where users can avail themselves of a wide range of fitness equipment and machines, and a broad schedule of gym courses. The timetable has been arranged in order to not interfere with the activity in the School. 

Student Reviews

My experience as translating/interpreting student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really appreciate the fact that teachers are translators or interpreters who have a high level of experience in this field and an international or global fame. In addition they are very enthusiastic to tell us about their knowledge.

More clinic appoach
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think the course is great but I would it had a more clinic approach


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