University of Pisa

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

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 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. 
  • 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 industries, especially those based in information technology, which went through a phase of rapid expansion in Pisa during the nineteen sixties and seventies.

Research

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 industries, especially those based in information technology.

Career

  • The Career Service of the University of Pisa is part of the Education and Internationalization Services Directorate.
  • The notice board of the Career Service of the University of Pisa allows you to consult all the professional opportunities promoted by companies, national and international.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
151 50
2018
201
2017
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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
186 18
2019
204 24
2018
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
351 -50
2019
301 50
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
389 33
2019
422 -1
2018
421
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over 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. 
  • 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. 

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.
  • 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. 

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

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 Reviews

Law: the reality behind the book.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Law is the link between reality and society: it must be as concrete as possible in order to find the right and quick answer to everyday issues. I would have preferred a more practical preparation rather than studying on thick books written at least 3 years ago: the world has changed and so his needs

Hard but amazing
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience can be described as tough but satisfying, I met a lot of good and hard working people and kind and reliable professors.

Earn knowledge and burn the barrier
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is utmost world prestigious Institute with notorious faculty members.

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