Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Introduction

The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna was founded in 1987 by merging two colleges: Pacinotti College and the College of Medical Law. It is a public university where merit and talent count. Excellence in training and research, internationalization, interaction with the job market - these are the objectives of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, which offers training and postgraduate courses in Economics and Managerial Science, Law Science, Political Science, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology, Medical Science, and Industrial and Information Engineering. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is a scientific community where the academic staff and researchers interact with students through a continuous exchange of cultural and intellectual ideas.

Accreditation and academic credentials

As a public university, the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is accredited by the Italian Government through the Ministry of Education, University, and Research.

The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in the world

Research carried out at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has led to an increasing number of top-level international collaborations. In addition, several agreements have been established between Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and various foreign universities leading to the development of international Master's courses, seminars, and congresses, as well as exchanges of students, professors, and researchers. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has also successfully carried out advanced forms of scientific and technological collaborations, creating Joint Research Laboratories with universities and research centers abroad.

International Relations

One of the main priorities of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is internationalization, which regards both the curricula and research collaborations. 
The international profile of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is evidenced by the high percentage of students from outside Italy. There Scuola offers Ph.D. programmes and international doctorates open to Italians, European and non-European citizens and degree courses in collaboration with both Italian and foreign universities for both Italian and foreign students. The international programmes include International Masters, among which an Erasmus Mundus Programme. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna’s International Relations are organized through international conventions with prestigious universities and research centers. These include the majority of scientific fields and, involve teaching, research, and student mobility. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna promotes internationalization by encouraging its students to study abroad with summer schools and long-term internships.

Location

The main buildings of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna are located in the heart of Pisa, within a fourteenth-century Benedictine monastery that has been entirely restored and converted into a modern campus: it comprises two main lecture halls, a library, a language laboratory, many administrative offices and faculty rooms, a computer room and several undergraduate residence halls. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna also owns other buildings which house the institutes and the numerous laboratories, research centers, and administrative staff.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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PhD

International Ph.D. in Management - Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Pisa L'Aquila + 1 more

The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability, and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". [+]

Written Exam: May 25, 2015 (EU citizens)


Assessment of the Titles: June 3, 2015 (EU and NON-EU citizens)


Interview: June 8, 2015 (EU citizens)

The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability, and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management".

Ph.D. students from both of them will follow the same lectures in Pisa for the first year. Students within the curriculum in "Change and Complexity Management" will follow the second year courses in L'Aquila.

The curriculum in Innovation, Sustainability, and Healthcare deal with the most important management topics which characterize current research activities. Particular emphasis is given to:... [-]


International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. [+]

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations.

The Programme is structured into two curricula:

Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources; Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems.

Research areas will include the analysis of:

Genetic variation in single genes and entire genomes of agricultural and forestry plants and their wild relatives; Mechanisms that control the variability in genes and/or groups of genes, as those involved in resistance to pathogens and/or pests and tolerance to environmental factors; Role of functional biodiversity in maintaining genetic diversity, including evolution and co-evolution of pests/pathogens and host plants; Role of functional diversity, including interactions between pests/ pathogens/weeds and domesticated/volunteer/wild plants, in agroecosystem health; Plant and crop physiology, including plant stress physiology and post-harvest physiology: Options for applying the acquired knowledge, as a prerequisite for crop improvement, crop protection, sustainable crop/agroforestry management and multifunctional land use. ... [-]

International Ph.D Programme in Economics

Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. [+]

Jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by University of Strasbourg, France

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies.

Students will be offered one year of intensive coursework by an international Faculty composed of both permanent staff of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and a large group of Visiting Scholars, and will then proceed to supervised research work, yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in international journals.... [-]


International Ph.D Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies is a full-time, mandatory attendance, a three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination. [+]

Application deadline: June 30, 2015


Publication of the list of those selected for interview: by July 16, 2015


Interviews: from July 20 to 24, 2015

The International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies is a full-time, mandatory attendance, a three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination. Students can specialize in one of the following curricula:

Embedded Systems, with emphasis on real-time systems and resource management. Perceptual Robotics, with emphasis on telerobotics, cognitive robotics, and virtual environments. Photonic Technologies, especially referring to photonic integrated circuits, sensors, communications, and networks. Applicants holding a Master of Science (MSc) degree or similar academic qualification obtained abroad may take part in the selection process for the admission to the Course. ... [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiosciences

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. [+]

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics.

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists of the following curricula:

Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environmental comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape)... [-]


Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high-level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. [+]

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high-level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. Doctoral research projects will be carried on in very well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as bio-robotics, micro- and nano-technology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and through personal and teamwork performed under the supervision of a committed full-time faculty.

The students will investigate how biological systems work from an engineering viewpoint and will make use of such knowledge to pursue challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and building novel components and systems for biomedical applications, such as surgery and rehabilitation. The accomplishments of the students will be assessed by the number of papers published in peer-reviewed international journals and by the number of patents filed.... [-]


Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights, and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]

In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights, and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law.

The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense, and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.”

The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as the fifth dimension of the conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with a particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defense and security model.... [-]


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