The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high-level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. 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 industry, especially that of information technology, which went through a phase of rapid expansion in Pisa during the nineteen sixties and seventies.

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 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.

The papal bull 'In supremae dignitatis', granted by Pope Clement VI on 3 September 1343, recognized the 'Studium' of Pisa as a 'Studium Generale'; an institution of further education founded or confirmed by a universal authority, the Papacy or Empire. Pisa was one of the first European universities that could boast this papal attestation, which guaranteed the universal, legal value of its educational qualifications.

The first taught subjects were: Theology, Civil Law, Canon Law and Medicine. In 1355 Francesco Da Buti, the well-known commentator of Dante's Divine Comedy began teaching at the "Studium".

Pisa and its "Studium" underwent a period of crisis around the turn of the 15th century: the Florentines' conquering of the town ruined its economic and social life. Indeed, there is a lack of documentary evidence of the University's regular functioning for decades.

In 1473, thanks to Lorenzo dei Medici, the Pisan Studium resumed its systematic development and the construction of a building for holding lessons was provided for in 1486. The building - later known as Palazzo della Sapienza (The Building of Knowledge) - was located in the fourteenth-century Piazza del Grano. The image of a cherub was placed Above the Gate "Dell'Abbondanza" (the Gate of Abundance), leading to the Piazza, still today the symbol of the University.

Following the rebellion against Florence in1494 and the war following, the Pisan Studium suffered a period of decline and was transferred to Pistoia, Prato and Florence. The ceremonial re-opening of the University, on 1 November 1543, under rule by Duke Cosimo I dei Medici, was considered as a second inauguration. The quality of the University was furthered by the statute of 1545 and the Pisan Athenaeum became one of the most significant in Europe for teaching and research. The chair of "Semplici" (Botany) was held by Luca Ghini, founder of the world's first Botanical Gardens, succeeded by Andrea Cesalpino, who pioneered the first scientific methodology for the classification of plants and is considered a forerunner in the discovery of blood circulation. Gabriele Fallopio and Marcello Malpighi lectured in Anatomy and Medicine.

Galileo Galilei, who was born and studied in Pisa, became professor of Mathematics at the Pisan Studium in 1589.

The University's role as a state institution became ever more accentuated during the Medici Grand Duchy period. A protectionist policy ensured a consistent nucleus of scholars and teachers: laws issued by Cosimo I, Ferdinando I and Ferdinando II obliged those who intended to obtain a degree to attend the Studium of Pisa. This period sees various illustrious figures lecture at Pisa, especially in the field of law and medicine.

The University's development continued under the Lorenas. They completed the construction of the astronomic observatory (a project initiated by the Medicis), as well as enriching the University Library with important publications, developing the Botanical Gardens and Natural Science Museum and they established new chairs, such as Experimental Physics and Chemistry.

The annexation of Tuscany to the Napoleonic Empire resulted in the transformation of the Studium into an Imperial Academy: the Athenaeum became a branch of the University of Paris and the courses and study programs were structured following the French public education model. Five new faculties were established (Theology, Law, Medicine, Science and Literature), along with examinations, different qualification titles and graduation theses. In 1813 'La Scuola Normale Superiore' was established, as a branch of the 'Ecole Normale de Paris'.

The Restoration wasn't able to cancel the effects of the Napoleonic experience. The first Congress of Italian Scientists was held in Pisa in 1839. 421 scientists and over 300 experts of various disciplines discussed zoology, comparative anatomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, agronomy, technology, botany, vegetation physiology, geology, mineralogy, geography and medicine.

In 1839 - 1840 the Director of Education, Gaetano Giorgini, brought about the most important reform in the University of Pisa by raising the number of faculties to six (Theology, Law, Literature, Medicine, Mathematics and Natural Sciences) and created the world's first chair of Agriculture and sheep farming.

In 1846 the Scuola Normale was re-opened. Meanwhile, liberal and patriotic ideals were spreading at Athenaeum and a battalion of the University - composed of lecturers and students - distinguished itself in the Battle of Curtatone and Montanara in 1848.

During the 'Second Restoration', in 1851, Leopoldo II united the universities of Pisa and of Siena in a unique Etruscan Athenaeum motivated partly by economic reasons, but primarily for political control. The faculties of Theology and Law rested at Siena; while those of Literature, Medicine, Mathematics and Natural Sciences remained at Pisa. Following the Florentine insurrection and the fleeing of the Grand Duke in 1859, one of the initial measures imposed by the Provisory Government was the restitution to the city of Pisa of its Studium with all six of its faculties.

With the birth of the Kingdom of Italy, the University of Pisa became one of the new state's most prestigious cultural institutions. Between the second half of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries the following prestigious lecturers taught at Pisa: the lawyers Francesco Carrara and Francesco Buonamici, philologists Domenico Comparetti and Giovanni D'Ancona, historians Pasquale Villari, Gioacchino Volpe and Luigi Russo, philosopher Giovanni Gentile, economist Giuseppe Toniolo and mathematicians Ulisse Dini and Antonio Pacinotti. The first European institute of Historical Linguistics was founded in Pisa in 1890.

During the years of fascism, the Pisa Athenaeum was an active centre for political debate and antifascist organisation.

After the second world war, the University of Pisa returned to the avant-garde in many fields of knowledge. To the faculties of Engineering and Pharmacy, established pre-war, were added Economics, Foreign Languages and Literature and Politics. In 1967 the 'Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento S. Anna' was founded which, together with 'La Scuola Normale', formed a highly prestigious learning and teaching centre.

Programmes taught in:
  • Italian
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Foundation Year

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Foundation Course in Humanities (FCH) - 60 FC cr

The modules are divided in the following way:

- Italian Literature: an introduction 12 FC cr- Modern European History 9 FC cr- Greek and Roman Archaeology 6 FC cr- History of Art: an introduction 6 FC cr- Introduction to Philosophical Thought 3 FC cr

The remaining 24 credits will consist of courses in the Italian Language and Culture to make up a total of 60 credits.

What is the foundation course?

The Foundation Course is a study programme composed of two fields of study: Humanities (Foundation Course in Humanities-FCH) and Sciences (Foundation Course in Science-FCS), taught in English and primarily aimed at candidates who do not possess the minimum schooling requirements outlined in current legislation for enrolment at Italian universities.... [-]

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The FC prepares students interested in studying a degree programme in Agriculture, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, and Physics. The content of the courses takes into account the admission exam to Medicine and the evaluation tests students must take in order to access a degree programme.

Courses are divided in the following way:

- Basic Mathematical Language, Modelling and Reasoning 12 FC cr- Physics 9 FC cr- Chemistry 6 FC cr- Biology 6 FC cr- Principles of Economics and Management 3 FC cr

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By consequence of the success of the first two Editions in Pisa (2016 and 2017), with the participation of about 120 students coming from all around the world, as well as ... [+]

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By consequence of the success of the first two Editions in Pisa (2016 and 2017), with the participation of about 120 students coming from all around the world, as well as of the 2018 Edition hold in Lithuania, with the involvement of the School's founders as teachers, the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa is realizing the IV International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods.

The Summer School is an intensive 5-day course (with morning and afternoon sessions), where exercises and workgroups alternate with lectures. Qualitative researchers often experience common problems such as getting lost after collecting and coding data, overlooking possibilities for developing their ideas, and producing disjointed and mundane reports. Grounded Theory methods help you expedite analyzing data and writing a report. This Summer School focuses on improving skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. These school will help you retain the flexibility of Grounded Theory while furthering the conceptual depth and scope of your analysis.... [-]

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The aim of this Minor is to provide knowledge and tools to start and run a tourism company focused on sport. ... [+]

Aim

The aim of this Minor is to provide knowledge and tools to start and run a tourism company focused on sport.

Who can apply

University students interested in tourism area and management

Language

English

Program intensity

Full-Time

Admission requirement

being a university student

ECTS

15

Fees

2640 Euro

(fees 1000, accommodation 1640)

Coordinator

Prof. Enrica Lemmi

email:

enrica.lemmi@unipi.it

Period

23 September-03 November 2019

Deadline

31 July 2019

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The Summer School includes a program of multi-disciplinary studies within one week. The School will be held at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa and i ... [+]

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The Summer School includes a program of multi-disciplinary studies within one week. The School will be held at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa and is designed to train graduate students (Master’s degree), in particular, PhD students, with interests in Heritage Science. The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to start and develop projects for proper diagnosis and conservative management of Cultural Heritage. The school provides lessons to transmit knowledge for the characterization of materials, for the techniques suitable for their characterization, for the assessment of their state of alteration. Special attention will be paid to the study of products and technologies to be used in conservation. Each year the School will be dedicated to a different topic within Heritage Science. In 2019, the school will be focused on the study of organic materials in archaeology.... [-]

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Two weeks of education and workshop activities as well as networking, socialization, match making and relax. At the beginning of the first week will be presented the chal ... [+]

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Two weeks of education and workshop activities as well as networking, socialization, matchmaking and relax. At the beginning of the first week will be presented with the challenges launched by the companies involved in the program and on which the course participants will be called to work in groups of 4-5 people. At the end of the first week, the first draft of the project that the groups are carrying out will be presented. At the end of the second week, the final version of the projects will be presented. Digital Humanities Theoretical-practical lessons on the most advanced tools, technologies and methods of the digital humanities world.

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The Summer School “Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training” is an academic programme offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the Museo Egi ... [+]

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The Summer School “Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training” is an academic programme offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the Museo Egizio in Turin. The main objective of the School is to provide a theoretical and practical approach to ancient Egyptian objects as part of a collection. Every object is an accumulation of different stories, both ancient and modern, ranging from its production, use, deposition, discovery, up to its acquisition, conservation and display. The school will offer the unique opportunity to tackle Egyptian objects from all these different angles, from theoretical to more pragmatic perspectives, exposing participants to a variety of museum practices thanks to an immersive experience in a museum environment.... [-]

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The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in the archaeological and ... [+]

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The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in the archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. Excavations will take place at the church of “San Pietro a Pozzeveri” in the municipality of Altopascio. Badia Pozzeveri is located approximately 10 miles east of the city of Lucca, capital of the Tuscan province of the same name. San Pietro’s church was once part of a Camaldolese monastery, which was founded in the 11th century on the shores of Lake Bientina. The medieval lake, now entirely dried up, extended between Lucca and the Arno River. The monastery flourished during the 12-13th centuries thanks to its location along the Via Francigena, a major trade and pilgrimage route, which connected France and Northern Europe with Rome throughout the entire Middle Ages. The monastery’s decline started in the 14th century and eventually led to its dissolution in the 15th century. San Pietro’s church remained as the village’s center of worship and is still in use.... [-]

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The course will point out most recent researches and clinical applied issues about the role of muscle exercise on both healthy subjects and patients affected by different ... [+]

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European rural areas are populated with small farms. They contribute to the production of food that is, later on, self-consumed or acquired by consumers in both rural and (peri)urban areas. For the mere fact that they operate in rural areas, small farms are part of rural dynamics (e.g. economic, social, environmental) that influence rural transition. In other words, in Europe rural transition goes along to issues related to agriculture and food production and consumption, many rural areas and businesses operating there contributing to food provisioning and acquisition.

The Summer School explores if and how small farms impact on sustainable rural transition while contributing to food provisioning and acquisition. In particular, the programme walks students along the investigation of four themes. These themes fall into the four above mentioned factors influencing the sustainability of rural transition and keep a focus on small farming. The themes can be synthesized as it follows:1. Small farms, sustainable tourism, and territorial valorization. This theme explores how small farms contribute to creating opportunities for a sustainable, experiential and multi-seasonal quality tourism sector. This theme includes analysis of rural tourism supply systems with particular reference to local production and agro-food supply chains and other traditional local products; multi-functionality and diversification of agriculture, agro-tourism, social agriculture, analysis of short supply chains2. Small farms and political agenda. This theme focusses on if, and which, policy acts support directly (e.g. subsidies) or indirectly (e.g. by mentioning small farming as part of broader political strategies) small farms.3. Small... [-]

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Our summer school is a practical, full-immersion course covering biotechniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects related to cell biology, ge ... [+]

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Our summer school is a practical, full-immersion course covering biotechniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects related to cell biology, gene expression and function analysis, genotoxicity and ultrastructural observations.

The course will be divided in:

a theoretical part organized in lectures covering modern technologies; a practical part in which participants will be hosted in the laboratories and will be directly involved in the design and execution of several experimental protocols regarding the main topics object of the lectures. Aim

The aim of the summer school is to introduce students to get information and practice on modern approaches concerning cell biology, cytogenetics, molecular biology and ultrastructure... [-]

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The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use co ... [+]

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The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use computational design tools. Computer-aided drug design comprises computational methods and resources that are used to facilitate the design and discovery of new therapeutic solutions. This summer school will cover all the main computational techniques used in drug discovery, supplying a basic level of knowledge of this research field.

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This course will be divided into theoretical and practical lessons and will allow the participants to independently develop their own computational studies.... [-]

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The Data Science Summer School offers a broad multidisciplinary perspective on the different pillars of data science, including data mining and big data analytics, machin ... [+]

The Data Science Summer School offers a broad multidisciplinary perspective on the different pillars of data science, including data mining and big data analytics, machine learning and AI, network science and complex systems, digital ethics, computational social science and applied data science, featuring lectures by high-level international scholars.

Aim

Data Science is emerging as a disruptive consequence of the digital revolution. It is based on the combination of big data availability, sophisticated data analysis techniques and scalable computing infrastructures. Data Science is rapidly changing the way we do business, socialize, conduct research, and govern society. It is also changing the way scientific research is performed. Model-driven approaches are supplemented with data-driven approaches. A new paradigm has emerged where theories and models and the bottom up to the discovery of knowledge from data mutually support each other. Given the interdisciplinary nature of Data Science this exploits data and models for advancing knowledge in different disciplines or across diverse disciplines (e.g., biology, economics, medicine, etc). The main topics of the summer school are related to big data analytics(i.e., extraction of knowledge from big data, machine learning; providing an overview of the main techniques used to automatically learn and improve from experience and complex systems; methods and technologies particularly related to network science). Moreover, lectures will highlight the ethical implications that data science could lead and the countermeasures that each data scientist can apply to perform analysis with respect to the individuals involved in the data. ... [-]

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The 2019 edition of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (ET-I2oT 2019) is organized to offer 6 ECTS (48 hours of front lessons) in t ... [+]

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The 2019 edition of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (ET-I2oT 2019) is organized to offer 6 ECTS (48 hours of front lessons) in the fields of electronics, electromagnetics and ICT for Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an audience of Bachelor (last year), Master and PhD students, early-stage researchers and practitioners from Academia or Industry.

Lessons will be held in English at the Meeting Room of the Department of Information Engineering (DII), via G. Caruso 16, Pisa, Italy.

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Lessons will be held at the Aula Magna of the School of Engineering, University of Pisa, exploiting all facilities available in terms of conference rooms and labs. The official language will be English.... [-]

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Science, technology and related expertise have taken an increasingly prominent role in society. Public unease with and controversy over the way science and technology pro ... [+]

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Science, technology and related expertise have taken an increasingly prominent role in society. Public unease with and controversy over the way science and technology progress and expertise is applied to address societal needs, expectations and demands have however grown proportionally. Institutions such as the European Union have recognized this as a major question, leading to what has been sometimes depicted as a crisis of trust in science and, more recently, a crisis of rationality in addressing public issues. A number of theoretical frameworks and approaches have been developed over the years. Though these may differ considerably as to how the origin of the problem is diagnosed and the answer is conceived, there is a widespread agreement that any simplistic view of the interface between science and society is to be abandoned, and that more inclusive approaches have to be worked out.... [-]

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The winter school is dedicated to Ph.D. students who perform their research activities in the field of fluid machinery and energy systems engineering, including turbomach ... [+]

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The winter school is dedicated to Ph.D. students who perform their research activities in the field of fluid machinery and energy systems engineering, including turbomachinery, internal combustion engines, energy conversion systems, power plants, renewable energy systems, and innovative energy systems. The winter school will be held in March and will be organized with seminars of experts and sessions with information and experience discussion among student and professors. the school will be held for five days, and national and international speakers will be invited to present their experience and their research activities. speakers will be invited from academia, industry and research centers.... [-]

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This Course is the result of a partnership of UN-Habitat and the University of Pisa. It tackles the complex issue of governing climate resilient cities, assessing in a co ... [+]

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This Course is the result of a partnership of UN-Habitat and the University of Pisa. It tackles the complex issue of governing climate resilient cities, assessing in a comparative fashion best practices and solutions. The Course targets primarily policy makers, public servants, and practitioners, presenting theoretical and academic contents with a hands-on and practical approach. Specific contents within the general theme will be identified yearly and agreed upon by the organizers at every edition, based on current developments in the area.

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The Course aims to provide participants with analytical tools to better understand and address the governance challenges climate change produces on the urban and metropolitan dimensions. It specifically concentrates on how to best govern climate resilient cities.... [-]

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The school intends to teach some selected and professional tools that are useful in the study of historical landscapes and past architectures in complex areas as the moun ... [+]

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The school intends to teach some selected and professional tools that are useful in the study of historical landscapes and past architectures in complex areas as the mountainous ones, taking advantage of the digital advances and of the new technologies, but also looking at the main needs in this field of research, fostering a closer collaboration with the public institutions and professionals in land-use planning and in the promotion of Cultural Heritage. Lectures in the morning by the directors and instructors on their research will provide students with insights in the theory and practice on the chosen subjects. Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by activity on a computer using new software and/or new digital tools in the afternoon.... [-]

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The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at attaining students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. I ... [+]

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The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at attaining students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. The lab-activities and lectures will be carried out at the Laboratory of Paleopathology (within the Medical School of Pisa). The Summer School will take place over the course of 3 weeks, in order to provide students with the basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy, physical anthropology, and paleopathology necessary to approach osteological analyses. The skeletal materials under examination includes samples from Tuscan excavations dating back to the medieval ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of an experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology, with the supervision of Professor Gino Fornaciari.... [-]

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Auditors need to develop and improve their ability to analyze changes, to address the related risks and challenges and to continuously adapt their audit methods and appro ... [+]

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Auditors need to develop and improve their ability to analyze changes, to address the related risks and challenges and to continuously adapt their audit methods and approaches. To do so, it is essential for audit institutions to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with academic researchers. In other terms, the audit profession and research must advance hand ­in ­hand. To reach this goal the University of Pisa and the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the EU’s independent external auditor, have set up and jointly organized a Summer School in public auditing and accountability

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The School is a new learning opportunity for professional auditors (in both the private and public sectors), for students and scholars as well as for other civil servants and professionals to keep up to date on the latest trends and developments in this evolving field. In line with the ECA’s strategy, the School will open a structured dialogue with the academic world, provide additional opportunities for high­ quality training, facilitate knowledge exchange between practitioners and researchers and – last but not least – can provide a platform for study, discussion and information exchange on audit­related issues.... [-]

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The course will cover the full cycle of a qualitative research project; from design to data collection, analysis, reporting and disseminating. In particular, participants ... [+]

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The course will cover the full cycle of a qualitative research project; from design to data collection, analysis, reporting and disseminating. In particular, participants will be introduced to different data collecting strategies (interviews, documents, visual data, observations, etc.), different methods of data analysis (content analysis, ethnography, critical discourse analysis, etc.) and they will learn how interpreting, evaluating and disseminating the findings of the qualitative study. Finally, a software tool (Nvivo) for qualitative research analysis will be presented and participants will be introduced to the use of it.

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Qualitative methods represent a valuable and meaningful research approach in social sciences. The purpose of this course is to introduce Ph.D. students and junior faculty to the diversity of ways of conducting qualitative research.... [-]

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The Summer School “Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic” is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa, aimed at training its participants to read and interpret li ... [+]

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The Summer School “Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic” is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa, aimed at training its participants to read and interpret literary and documentary texts of Ancient Egypt (Middle Egyptian, 2000-1500 BC) in their original script (hieratic and hieroglyphs).

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The objective of the school is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge. This will be achieved through three different levels:1) Decoding hieratic script (basic);2) Intensive practice of reading (hieratic sources) supervised by teachers;3) Focus on grammar issues related to the Middle Kingdom texts. By investigating different types of documents, participants will acquire self-confidence in approaching autonomously ancient Egyptian writings in Middle Egyptian, especially those written in hieratic.... [-]

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The activity will consist of twelve lectures. Each lecture will cover a topic contained in a standard Nuclear Physics textbook extended to show how our understanding has ... [+]

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The activity will consist of twelve lectures. Each lecture will cover a topic contained in a standard Nuclear Physics textbook extended to show how our understanding has deeply changed due to the experience accumulated in the last decades. In particular, we shall concentrate on aspects related to recent progress driven by research with radioactive beams (RIBs), ab-initio structure model and modern nucleon-nucleon interactions, nuclear matter studies and applications of astrophysical and practical interest.

In order to give the activity a fully international character and because we aim at favoring the participation of really young students, the first half day we will propose some introductory lectures given in separated sessions in different languages.... [-]

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The Summer School of Archaeology in Abruzzo is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the superintendence of Archaeological heritage ... [+]

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The Summer School of Archaeology in Abruzzo is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the superintendence of Archaeological heritage of Abruzzo. Students will receive intensive cross-disciplinary training, with lectures, laboratories, two different excavations activities. To complete the program we planned a weekend visit to the archaeological site. With our school, students will develop the basic framework of knowledge and skills for their future professional work in archaeology.

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With our school, students will develop the basic framework of knowledge and skills for their future professional work in archaeology.... [-]

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The goal of the summer school is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens, and urban landscapes. Fu ... [+]

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The goal of the summer school is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens, and urban landscapes. Fundamental questions are: Which methods for the collection of data contribute to the scientific reconstruction of built environments? Which technologies for the visualization of data allow retrieving the sensory dimension of urban landscapes? How can archaeological data be accessible to the specialists of other disciplines involved in the research, conservation, and management of built heritage? Which tools are expedient to the sharing of data with a view to sustainable preservation? Pompeii provides an ideal case in point, thanks to the unparalleled availability of contextual archaeological data, as well as the centuries-long history of exploration, research, and restorations.... [-]

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The Summer School is a Landscape Design Workshop, aimed at investigating the complex relationships between the built environment and the water, in its broadest meaning of ... [+]

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The Summer School is a Landscape Design Workshop, aimed at investigating the complex relationships between the built environment and the water, in its broadest meaning of environmental resource, and therefore including seaside, rivers, lakes and water resources. Students will be engaged in the development of a project on a Tuscan case study, with the support of teachers and tutors of the University of Pisa and visiting professors of other national and international universities. The Summer School is organized in two parts. The first part is primarily aimed at the critical reading and knowledge of the area chosen as a case study, in order to identify its values and criticisms. In this first part, basics of 3d Photogrammetry and UAV survey methods will also be provided for the analysis of the case study both at architectural and urban scale. In the second part, the student will work for the development of a project of enhancement of the area chosen as a case study. For the whole period, lessons will be opportunely organized in order to give theoretical and methodological support for the development of the projects. The results will be publicly discussed in an open final event.... [-]

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Stratigraphic excavations of the Roman buildings located in the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana; Classification of the buildings and finds, Non-destructive diagnostic ... [+]

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Stratigraphic excavations of the Roman buildings located in the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana; Classification of the buildings and finds, Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research (in particular the georadar surveys conducted by Dr. A. Ribolini Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, UNIPI),Digital management of the documentation

Aim

Teaching methodology of Archaeological research in Roman towns and landscapes

Who can apply

Students from European and extra European Universities

Language

English

Program Intensity

Full time

Admission Requirements

Knowledge of ancient History and Cultures

ECTS

6

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Italy Livorno
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Physics students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the mu2e, muon (g-2), Nova experiments, as well as future neutrino physic ... [+]

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Physics students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the mu2e, muon (g-2), Nova experiments, as well as future neutrino physics experiments, or in the Fermilab group which collaborates with the cms experiment at CERN, or in the theory group. for some students, the internship may take place in other us laboratories or universities. engineering students will be trained in the Fermilab accelerator division, technical division or computing division or in groups working on applied research in other us laboratories or universities. each intern will be supervised by one mentor, an employee of the US laboratory. the mentor is responsible for the entire training program of the intern for the 9 weeks of permanence on the us soil. each intern will present a written report which will be the object of evaluation by a university of pisa committee.... [-]

USA Batavia
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