University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Introduction

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • Italian
  • English

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Winter School Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (ET-I2oT 2018) 4th edition

Campus Full time November 2019 Italy Pisa

The 4th Edition of the School “Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things” is organized to offer 48 hours of front lessons in the field of electronics, electromagnetics and networking for Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an audience of professionals/practitioners, Master and PhD students, early-stage researchers with a background in ICT. [+]

About

The 4th Edition of the School “Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things” is organized to offer 48 hours of front lessons in the field of electronics, electromagnetics and networking for Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an audience of professionals/practitioners, Master and PhD students, early-stage researchers with a background in ICT.

Aim

The summer school provides theoretical and practical lessons about recent advances in enabling technologies for future wireless transceivers, systems, and networks in scenarios such as IoT, Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS). Wireless circuits and systems and internet technology are becoming pervasive in many applications fields such as logistic (e.g. RF identification), vehicle industry (e.g. connected cars, advanced driver assistance systems, V2V and V2I wireless communications, radar, lidar), automation in industrial or domotic scenarios (e.g. wireless sensor and actuator networks), smart manufacturing (e.g. industry 4.0), health&wellness (e.g. wireless wearable sensing and biomedical circuits).... [-]


Summer courses

International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods

Campus Full time June 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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. We will emphasize how to (1) develop and recognize powerful codes, (2) engage in comparative analysis, (3) strengthen your emergent conceptual categories, and (4) integrate these categories into a coherent and compelling report, (5) satisfy quality in qualitative analysis, (6) communicate your findings and (7) deal with CAQDAS to improve your analyses. We will also address the fit between Grounded Theory and Symbolic Interactionism and how the method and perspective complement each other. The Summer... [-]


Summer Course in Development and Valorisation of the Territory as a Sports & Tourism Destination

Campus Full time 6 weeks September 2019 Italy Pisa

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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Summer School Diagnosis in Heritage Science: 2. Focus on organic materials in archaeology

Campus Full time September 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School Digital Tools for Humanists and Innovation

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2019 Italy Pisa

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 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. [+]

About

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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Summer School Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training

Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School Field School Pozzeveri in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School Food and Innovation in Rural Transition: the Tuscany case

Campus Full time June 2019 Italy Pisa

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 types of primary or secondary neuromuscular disorders. [+]

About

"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 farms,... [-]


Summer School From Genes To Cells: A Basic Course of Molecular, Cellular and Ultrastructural Biology

Campus Full time 13  July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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... [-]


Summer School in Computer-Aided Drug Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.

Aim

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


Summer School in Enabling Technologies for industrial Internet of Things

Campus Full time July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.

Aim

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.... [-]


Summer School in Expertise at Stake: Technoscience and Public Participation in the Post-truth Age

Campus Full time July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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. As a result, there has been a vast increase in awareness, conceptual frameworks, tools and skills in communicating science, gauging public responses and involving people in science and technology-related policy-making. Yet, public issues (re)emerge continually as science, innovation, and industrial policies proceed, challenging the capacity to fruitfully apply scientific and technical expertise in a socially unsettled context. The summer school will provide an updated analysis of this problematic, with a focus on frameworks, approaches, methodologies, and experiences. Activities will be articulated in morning and afternoon sessions. The morning sessions will be devoted to lectures. The afternoon sessions will develop the topics addressed in the morning through group work.... [-]


Summer School in Fluid Machinery and Energy Systems Engineering

Campus Full time March 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School in Governing climate resilient cities. Challenges, opportunities and best practices.

Campus Full time 1 week September 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.

Aim

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.... [-]


Summer School in Investigating Historical Landscapes and Architectures: Methods and Tools

Campus Full time 1 week July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School in Italian Language and Culture

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Pisa

The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Students will be divided into groups by means of an entry test. [+]

About

The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Students will be divided into groups by means of an entry test. Compared to ordinary courses offered by the CLI during the academic year, intensive summer courses are characterized by some specific features:

a reduced number of students, to favor individualized teaching and to cater for individual needs; an increased use of recreational activities in teaching; a special focus on communicative and pragmatic aspects and, as a consequence, an enhancement of all skills, especially oral, both receptive and productive; special attention to the cultural and local dimension, to encourage students to autonomously gain experience of the surrounding context; connection, introduction and/or reinforcement of activities, content, and themes offered in other parts of the program (cultural seminars) to integrate the various components of the educational plan. Aim ... [-]

Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School in public auditing and accountability. Data mining and analytics: what implications for auditing

Campus Full time July 2019 Italy Pisa

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 [+]

About

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

Aim

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.... [-]


Summer School in Qualitative Research Methods: A focus on management and governance

Campus Full time May 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.

Aim

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.... [-]


Summer School in Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic

Campus Full time July 2019 Italy Pisa

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). [+]

About

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).

Aim

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.... [-]


Summer School in Rewriting Nuclear Physics Texbooks: one more step forward

Campus Full time July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School of Archaeology in Abruzzo

Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.

Aim

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


Summer School PRAEDIA. Pompeii Residential Architecture - Environmental, Digital, Interdisciplinary Archive

Campus Full time 3 weeks October 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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. In particular, the Summer School focuses on one specific case study: the architectural complex known as Praedia of Iulia Felix at Pompeii. Work on site includes a survey of the extant structures, archival research, and possibly limited excavations in the garden area. Activities include: (1) classes on Roman art and architecture, current methods for archaeological research, the study of artefacts and archaeological materials, the history of the discipline, history of restoration, the collection, visualisation and interrogation of archaeological data in immersive virtual environments; (2) archaeological fieldwork in the Praedia of Iulia Felix; (3) guided tours of neighbouring sites and museums such as Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, Naples (National Archaeological Museum), Paestum.... [-]


Summer School The City and the Water

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Summer School Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Pisa

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 [+]

About

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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Summer Student at Fermilab and other US Laboratories

Campus Full time 1 month July 2019 Italy Pisa

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Winter School Theory and practice in transmission and scanning electron microscopy

Campus Full time January 2019 Italy Pisa

Our Winter School is a practical, full-immersion course covering ultrastructural techniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects (cells, tissues, organisms). [+]

About

Our Winter School is a practical, full-immersion course covering ultrastructural techniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects (cells, tissues, organisms). The course will be divided into two parts: a) a theoretical part organized in lectures covering basic and advanced techniques in transmission and scanning electron microscopy; b) a practical part in which participants will be hosted in the laboratories and will be directly involved in the design and execution of experimental protocols regarding the main topics object of the lectures.

Aim

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


Contact

The University of Pisa

Address Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 43
56126 Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Website https://www.unipi.it/index.php/english