University of Pisa

The University of Pisa is a public institution with twenty departments, and high level research centres in the agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine sectors.

Top reasons to study here

  • Pisa is a university city full of life. Its centre boasts a wide range of meeting places: piazzas, bars, pubs, restaurants, pizzerias, clubs and live music pubs
  • Furthermore the University has close relations with the Pisan Institutes of the National Board of Research.
  • Galileo Galilei, who was born and studied in Pisa, became a professor of Mathematics at the Pisan Studium in 1589.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (4)
Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (2)

About

History

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 back 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.

Education

The Language Centre (CLI) also provides courses in a wide range of other foreign languages (Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc.) and is an exam centre for STBFL (Bulgarian), DELF and DALF (French), CILS (Italian), PLE (Portuguese), DELE (Spanish) and TestDaF (German). Finally, the Language Centre (CLI) provides courses to prepare international exams such as CILS, DELE, TOEFL and Cambridge certificates (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE).

Research

The PhD is the highest level of education provided by the Italian academic system and provides the skills necessary to carry out high quality research activities at universities and public or private entities. The degree programme lasts three years.

Career

The Career Service of the University of Pisa supports companies interested in giving a presentation, a workshop or a recruiting day, to illustrate their activities and recruit talents.

Getting to know students and the new graduates is one of the most effective ways to attract young talents, who are given the opportunity to get direct insights from potential employers.

If you are interested in organizing a company presentation, a workshop or a recruiting day, please contact us. Together we will find the best way to build a successful event.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
201
2017
201
2016
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
301 50
2018
351 50
2017
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
422 -1
2018
421 10
2017
431
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
204 24
2017
228
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Students often share an apartment with other Italian or international students. The cost of renting a room is roughly 250.00/350.00 euros per month excluding the cost of utilities and the individual share of general expenses for the building's maintenance.

The University of Pisa is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Pisa can find and book room on HousingAnywhere.com/Pisa.

The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform to search for a room is completely free. When making a concrete booking, an administrative fee (about €75) is charged as part of Housing Anywhere's secure booking system.

Library services

The University has various teaching and research buildings, museums and libraries spread throughout the city. Given that Pisa is a small city, it is quite easy to reach these facilities by bicycle.

ICT services

The University provides an online system so students and professors can have access to information related to an academic course such as syllabus and homework. Each department has a tutor - usually a young researcher - who advises students on academic matters.

Medical services

Health care assistance is available to all European citizens (belonging to EU Member States and EEA States) who have the EHIC/TEAM card (European Health Insurance Card) or who enroll in the Italian National Health Service.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Pisa is not a campus-based university and instead has its buildings and departments spread throughout the city. In terms of accommodation, students usually find housing through the city's many estate agents or by checking out postings placed on notice boards in each of the University's departments.

Sports facilities

The University of Pisa sporting facilities are among the best in the country and reflect the popularity and significance of sports in the university. This is evident in the wide range of both indoor and outdoor facilities available.

The University Sports Centre of Pisa (CUS) is a member of CONI (the Italia Olympic Committee) and offers a full programme of fitness classes including aerobics, gymnastics, yoga and pilates. The centre has modern facilities and is used by many students.

Student clubs

Students could also join the Centro per la diffusione della cultura e della pratica musicale (Centre for the dissemination of culture and the practice of music), which organizes and coordinates the University of Pisa's Choir and Orchestra activities.

Student Reviews

Good teaching, bad living
Luca rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like very much my university if i think about my professors and my life as a student, in the other hand the buildings are bad and it's uncomfortable to study there

il lungo tragitto verso la laurea
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Io ho iniziato a studiare nell'università di Pisa, sede distaccata di la spezia, presso il polo g. Marconi, nella laurea di informatica applicata, poi siamo stati chiusi, così siamo dovuti andare a pisa e trasferirci li, con un grande aumento di tempo in quanto passando a pisa abbiamo dovuto riseguire le lezioni.

Telecommunicatons Engeneering
Andrea Mori rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good studies, reccomended to those who like ICT technologies.

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