University School for Advanced Studies Pavia (IUSS)

The University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia is an Italian Public Institution devoted to research and higher education. The mission of IUSS is to contribute to the academic growth of a small number of students by offering them, at any step of their higher education, qualified programs that enhance every technical skills and knowledge.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Since 1997, IUSS fulfills an advanced teaching and research model successfully implemented by two other prestigious institutions in Italy: the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Sant’Anna located in Pisa.


IUSS offers a variety of educational and training paths based on a strong interdisciplinary approach. The School is committed to scientific progress by preparing young researchers and developing scientific research programs.

Active entities in the life of our School are:

  • The University of Pavia 
  • The Collegio Borromeo
  • The Collegio Ghislieri
  • The Collegio Nuovo
  • The Collegio Santa Caterina
  • The EDiSU


Research Centres

  • Neurocognition, Epistemology and theoretical Syntax research center
  • Centre for Training and Research on Reduction of Seismic Risk - ROSE
  • Complex Risk and Data Analysis - CORDA

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student Life

Campus life

The School is located in the prestigious “Palazzo del Broletto”, a XII century building downtown Pavia.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

its really good university

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was in one of the best universities in Italy. I had the opportunity to discuss some particular topics in detail and to face a multidisciplinary approach. I am very satisfied with it and i cannot have any negative remarks

Pavia, Lombardy, Italy


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