Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Information
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa was set up as a branch of Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris that is the center for teaching and research founded by Napoleon in 1810. It is also known as Normal School in English and Scuola Normale in Italian. The university’s main goal at the time of its foundation was to educate the best college and high school teachers.
Admission to the school is highly selective. Out of the 1000 applicants per year, only 60 candidates are chosen.
The Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa has two major faculties: Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science. Each offers undergraduate to doctoral studies.
The Faculty of Arts offers courses relating to history, philosophy, archeology, literary and language areas. Courses are as follows: Ancient History and Languages, Italian Literature and Linguistics, Art History and Archeology, History and Paleography, and Philosophy.
The Faculty of Science offers various science related courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information Science, Economics and Mathematics. Doctoral courses under this faculty include Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Molecular Biophysics, Mathematics, Mathematics for Finance and Business Technologies, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology and Chemistry.
The Scoula Normale Superior has produces many notable alumni. To name a few, Giovanni Gronchi, a former President of the Republic of Italy, finished a degree in literature and philosophy at the university. Another notable alumnus is Carlo Azgelio Ciampi, also a former Prime Minister (1993 to 1994) and President (1999 to 2006) of Italy. He took up literature in the university and later obtained a degree in law from the University of Pisa. Nobel prize laureates who graduated from this university include Enrico Fermi, physicist; Carlo Rubbia, physicis;t and Giosue Carducci, poet.
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Address
The Scoula Normale Superior di Pisa is located at Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa.
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Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa Rankings and Quick Facts
The Scuola Normale of Pisa is a very selective and prestigious institution, accepting just sixty new students per year.
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
305 to 402
|Europe Rank (Jiaotong)||
124 to 172
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Other similar ranked universities in Italy include the University of Trieste, University of Florence, Turin University, Polytechnic University of Turin, University of Bari, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, University of Genoa, and the University of Naples Federico II.