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Pisa: a “melting pot” of students, professors and scientists

The University and Research System in Pisa

Consiglio Nazionale

delle Ricerche

University of Pisa

Established in 1343

2.100 professors

50.000+ students

Scuola Normale

Superiore

Established 1810

150 professors

283 students

Scuola Superiore

Sant’Anna

Established in 1987

100 professors

220 students

National Institute

of Nuclear Physics

About 300 researchers

CNR

National Research Council

15 Research Institutes

About 1.500 researchers

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Scientists who studied in Pisa

Galileo Galilei

(1564 -1642)

Scientist, matematician and philosopher

Leonardo Fibonacci

(1170 -1250)

Matematician

Antonio Pacinotti

(1841 -1912)

Physicist

Giosué Carducci

(1935 - 1907)

Nobel Prize for Literature

in 1906

Enrico Fermi

(1901 - 1954)

Nobel Prize for Physics

in 1938

Carlo Rubbia

(1934)

Nobel Prize for Physics

in 1984

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Scientists who studied at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

G. Tononi

University of

Wisconsin

F. Michelassi, Surgeon,

Cornell University

E. Mugnaini,

Northwest University

Leichester University

G. De Fraja,

E. Schipani,

Harvard University

M. Fabbri,

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Statesman who studied in Pisa

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

(1921)

President of the Italian

Republic from 1999 to 2006

Giuliano Amato

(1938)

Twice Prime Minister

Giovanni Gronchi

(1887 – 1978)

President of the Italian

Republic from 1955 to 1962

Massimo D'Alema

(1949)

Former Minister of

Foreign Affairs and

Vice Prime Minister

Enrico Letta

(1966)

Former Secretary

to the Prime

Minister

Fabio Mussi

(1948)

Former Minister of the

University and

Research

Luciano Modica

(1950)

Former Secretary to the

Minister of University

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Panorama Economy

November 2005

0,05 collaborations for each professor 0,68 collaborations for each professor 0,17 collaborations for each professor

Pisa: world record for investments in

innovation (3.5% of the GDP)

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Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

The College of Excellence

The main Campus

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Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is a public university, offering

Masters and PhD courses

At

undergraduate

level, it works as the

Honors College of the

University of Pisa.

Potential undergraduates undergo a rigorous public examination,

and only the very best are creamed off to combine their studies at

the University of Pisa with the additional education received at the

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.

These students are called

Honors College Students (Allievi

Ordinari)

Honors College Students

live at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

and study totally free of charge. They have to get top marks in all

their exams and show proficiency in two foreign languages.

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Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna:

“committed to excellence”

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A few numbers...

More than

660

undergraduate, graduate and PhD students

220

undergraduate students

More than

1.134

participants to post-graduate courses and continuous

education programmes

1:20

professors/students ratio

30%

of foreign students in PhD Programmes

Around

20 million euro

of research funds in 2009

446

research collaboration in 2008, of which

319

(

70%

)

with foreign institutions

26

Spin-off companies incubated and

47

international patents

100

Faculty and Researcher

131

administrative staff

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The International Relations

UNIVERSITIES

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The SSSA model: a smooth and systematic transition from high quality

education, to “frontier” research and to the exploitation of educated

human resources and research results

EDUCATION

RESEARCH

EXPLOITATION

Ability to manage

large projects

Collaborations with

industry

Centers of Excellence

Spin-off companies

Very high number of

national/international research

projects

Scientific publications in top

international journals

A policy for IP protection

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Training programmes in English

INTERNATIONAL MASTER DEGREES

Master of Science in Computer Science and Networking

,

up to 40 positions are reserved

to EU candidates and 10 positions are reserved to non-EU candidates

Master of Science in Information Science and Technology

, reserved to 5 EU candidates

and 5 non-EU candidates

Master of Science in Innovation Management

,

reserved to 25 candidates

INTERNATIONAL MASTER COURSES

International Master in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioanaesthesia

,

for 26

world-wide graduates;

Master in Information Technology

,

for 15 graduates from India

;

International Master in Communication Networks Engineering

,

http://imcne.sssup.it

;

International Master Virtual Environment Technologies for Industrial Applications

http:://www.imve.sssup.it

Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management

,

28 places for world-wide

graduates;

Master in Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine

,

20 places for world-wide graduate

Erasmus Mundus Masters - MAsters on Photonic NETworks Engineering (MAPNET)

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International PhD programmes

International Doctoral Scholarships in Agrobiodiversity

, 6

scholarships for world-wide graduates;

I

nnovative Technologies of ICT and Robotics

, for 12 graduates

from EU Countries and from non-EU Countries;

Management, Competitiveness and Development

, for 4

graduates from EU Countries and 1 for non-EU Countries;

International Doctoral Programme in Economics

, 8 positions with

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PhD programmes for Italian and Foreign

students

Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

, 5 fellowships available

for students from EU Countries and 3 places for non EU Countries;

Individual Person and Legal Protections

, 6 fellowships available for

graduates from EU Countries and 2 places for non EU Countries;

Innovative Strategies in Biomedical Research

, 4 fellowships for

graduates from EU Countries and 3 for non EU Countries;

Agriculture, Food and Environment

, 3 fellowships available for

graduates from EU Countries, 2 for non EU graduates and 3

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Facilities for advanced education

SIAF – International School for Advanced Education

Volterra (Pisa)

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0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175

Average funding per researcher in Italian

universities

Source: MIUR

Scuola

Superiore

Sant’Anna

K€

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Research: Social Sciences

Law

Economics & Management

Political Sciences

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LEM - Laboratory of Economics and Management

Research in various areas of economics

• Organization theory and empirics

• Management and corporate strategies

• Public choice and other aspects of public policy

• Cognitive and artificial sciences

MAIN - Management & innovation laboratory

Research: Social Sciences - Laboratories

Describing the management of innovations

•Innovation and its management in private firms, research organizations, public administrations and cities/regions

•Economic, technological, organizational, cultural and political-institutional aspects of change management

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MES – Management and Health

Needs and innovation of public healthcare system

• Managerial Training for “high-potential” players

• Applied research to support the subjects in the process

• of organizational change and managerial innovation

• Performance evaluation

Wiss - Welfare Innovation Services and Development

Research: Social Sciences - Laboratories

Health- and Social-care, Horizontal subsidarity

•Banking institoria and social planning

•Health society

•Immigration, disabled people

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LIDER - International and Comparative Law Research Laboratory

CDG Laboratory - International Research Laboratory on Conflict,

Development and Global Politics

Research: Social Sciences - Laboratories

Empirical studies in private and comparative law

•Tort, contract, property, family law, legal issues of the information age, both at the national and international level

•Private law as a cornerstone of contemporary regulation in order to promote the protection and autonomy of individuals

•Conflict prevention and management

•Human rights

•Post-war reconstruction

•Sustainable development

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Research: Experimental Sciences

Microengineering

Telecommunications

Virtual Reality

Biotechnology

Robotics

Sustainable Agriculture

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Laboratory of Physiological Genomics

Physiological research - from molecular biology

Understanding the mechanisms underlying vascular control in the fetus and the newborn

Developing therapeutic tools, being adopted worldwide Central mechanism of fever

Scientific Research – Laboratories

Medicine

EXTREME Center

The EXTREME Center aims to evaluate the psycho-physical response of

human body

in extreme conditions.

The results of this research would contribute to a better comprehension of the

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PLANT LAB - Plant & Crop Physiology

Laboratory

All aspects of the physiology of higher plants

Responses to endogenous stimuli such as hormones and sugars Adaptation to stress

Post-harvest physiology (physiology of fruits and flowers) Molecular and post-genomic approach

Scientific Research – Laboratories

Agrobiosciences

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BIO LABS - BIOlogical LABoratorieS

(Polo Sant’Anna Valdera )

Interconnected res. units working on Crop Sciences

•Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology Lab

•Cryo Scanning Electron Microscopy and

Energy-•Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis Lab

•Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture Lab

•Soil, Water and Plant Analysis Lab; Landscape Entomology Lab

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Land Lab - Laboratory of Agriculture, Environment

and Territory

Agricolture, environment, biodiversity, rural territory

• Cultivation systems with low environmental impact

• Agricolture-environment relations analysis

• Research metodologies for biodiversity studies on agro-ecosystems

• Agricoltural and forest species for non-food purposes

• High-quality food farming

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ARTS Lab

Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory

Coordinator:

Paolo Dario

Artificial hands

Hand prostheses

Tactile sensors

Neuro-robotics and bionics

Neural interfaces

Natural interfaces

Gerontechnologies

Robotics for neuro-rehabilitation

Assistive robotics

Sensory information processing

Humanoid robotics

Neurodevelopmental engineering

Service robotics

Biomimetic robotics

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Robocasa

Humanoid

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RoboCasa in Italy: Robot-An

Prof. Paolo Dario

Official opening:

March 23, 2007

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CRIM Lab

Coordinator: Paolo Dario

• Biorobotics

• MicroMechanics and Control

• Health, Food and Environment

Robotics Systems for Quality

of Life

• MicroRobotics

• Endoscopy

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Engineering

ReTiS LAB - Real Time Embedded Systems - CEEICP

In 2007, the ReTiS Lab (Real-Time Embedded Systems) joined the Centre establishing an even more important Centre for information and telecommunication engineering.

ReTiS Lab works in the field of information engineering, especially referring to two main

application scopes: the systems dedicated to "real-time" applications and the systems for the modelling, simulation, management and automation of procedures and documentary flows.

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Engineering

PERCRO LAB - Perceptual Robotics - CEEICP

In 2009 activities were further expanded with the confluence of the PERCRO Lab (Perceptual Robotics), including the subject of Perception Engineering (perceptual

robotics). PERCRO’s mission is to conceive and develop Advanced Interaction Concepts and Technologies for improving the communication between the humans and the reactive

environment, with special attention to Virtual Environments and Tele-Robotic Systems. http://www.percro.org

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Research Centers

CEIICP - Centre of Excellence for

Information, Communication and

Perception Engineering

PSV - Polo Sant'Anna Valdera

Advanced Robotics and

Microtechnology laboratories

Biological Laboratories

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Research Centers

Centre of Excellence for Information, Communication and Perception Engineering

CEIICP http://ceiicp.sssup.it

The Centre was established in 2001.

The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and itsInReTe Lab in collaboration with Marconi Communications SpA (now Ericsson) and in partnership with CNIT (National

Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), signed a ten-year agreement for the creation of a research centre for photonic networks and technologies, signal optical processing and communication systems and optical

fibre sensors.

The integrated ensemble of InReTe (Telecommunication Network Engineering) lab with CNIT National Photonic Network Laboratory (LNRF) jointly presents itself as the IRCPhoNeT – Integrated Research Centre on Photonic Networks and

Technologies.

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Research Center in Pontedera - Polo Sant’Anna Valdera

Research Centers

Polo Sant’Anna Valdera (PSV) is the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies’research park, an

advanced structure that provides an ideal environment where research and university level

education in high-tech sectors are conducted.

The goals that the Sant’Anna School hopes to attain

through PSV can be ascribed to

three main intervention policies:

-

to boost

research by creating an environment capable

of stimulating cross-fertilisation between the various

disciplines;

-

to exploit

research results and build a bridge with

international centers of learning;

-

to support

local development policies through:

collaboration with local and national partners,

incentives for the birth of and start-up assistance for

new

high-tech companies and the offer of educational

training and consulting.

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6.300 m

2

of surface

4 Laboratories and 1 research centre

2 clean rooms class 1.000 – 10.000

2 CAD laboratories for electronic and mechanical

design

1 precision machine shop

4 schoolrooms for a total of 184 seats

25 offices for the faculty

Guest house with 10 bedrooms and 20 beds for

students and researchers

250 m

2

devoted to meeting rooms and teaching

labs

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59 – 64 -

64

Total: 177 175

194

people

Permanent staff:

7,5%

31,5 – 30,9 - 30

Average age:

32 years

2007- 2008 -2009

2007 – 2008 -

2009

2007- 2008 -2009

67 – 60 -

59

31,5 – 31,2 - 31

16 – 16 -

11

2007- 2008 -2009 34,5 – 34,5 - 34,5

35 – 35 -

60

34,5 – 34,5 - 34 2007- 2008 -2009

Foreign researchers:

8,2%

Women:

30,7 %

PSV: few figures

4

laboratories and

1

research centre

People:

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ISI Papers

Source: ISI Web of Knowledge December 31, 2009

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Research Centre on Sea

Technologies and

Marine Robotics

MRC

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Floating Sensorised Networked

Robots for Water Monitoring

HydroNet (2008-2011)

Objective: to design and develop a new technological platform for improving

the monitoring of water systems, based on a netwrok of sensorized floating

robots and buoys, integrated in an Ambient Intelligence infrastructure.

EU Programme:

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Examples of industrial

collaborations

• Collaboration with

STMicroelectronics

, sponsoring

one PhD fellowship and service

robotics projects

• Collaboration with

Toyota Motor

Corporation

in humanoid

robotics

• Collaboration with

SIEMENS

VDO Continental

on a

piezoelectric injector

• Collaboration with

Pirelli Tyres

on energy scavenger

• Creation and training of the

Azimut-Benetti

Research &

Development Team

fibres

Optical mirror

sensors Programmingbus

fibres Optical mirror

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creation and training of the

R&D Team of Azimut-Benetti

(

15 researchers

)

4

research grants

by

Azimut-Benetti, from 2005 to today

Research personnel recruited

by the Scuola Superiore

Sant’Anna

8 patents

An example of collaboration

with a large company:

creation and training of the

R&D Team of Azimut-Benetti

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Examples of products developed 1

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Examples of products developed 2

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Examples of products developed 3

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Examples of products developed 4

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1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 0 5 10 15 20 25 3 0 3 5 40 45 5 0

49

Patents

49

patents

2

design

2

new brands

46

patents since

the opening of PSV

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Scientia Machina le s.r.l. 1991 HUMANWARE s.r.l. I.D.E.A. s.r.l. 1994 PRAGMA s.r.l. 1995 SYNAPSIS s.r.l. 1996 ICUBE s.r.l. 1997 TechnoDeal s.r.l. 2000 DOMOTICA 2000 s.r.l. MicroTech s.r.l. AEDIT s.r.l. 2001 VR Media s.r.l. 2002 EVIDENCE s.r.l. AMIC s.r.l. 2003 ENCREA s.r.l. 2004 ERA ENDOSCOPY s.r.l. DEDALO s.r.l. PhoTrix s.r.l. 2005 2006 ROBOTECH s.r.l. MEDEA s.r.l. ERGO s.r.l. MINT Publishing s.r.l. Henesis s.r.l. FST s.r.l. FiberSens s.r.l. 2007 2008 Fastenica WIN Prensilia 2009

Spin Off Companies

From 1991 to 2009…

29

Spin-off Companies

Club of the Spin-off Companies of

the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

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Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

For further information please visit our

website

www.sssup.it

or contact:

International Relations Office

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

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