The University of Pisa is a public institution with a long tradition, deeply rooted in its territory and fully integrated into the international scientific community. It has twenty Departments, covering all main areas of teaching and research. It ranks high internationally, and has high-level research centres, among others, in agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. It has set up several double degree programmes including a recent one within the department of Political Science.
UNIPI offers 58 undergraduate, 74 graduate and 28 doctoral programs, 68 third cycle specialisation programs, and about 80 shorter programs, including an MBA. It has over 52.000 students, 2900 professors and researchers, and 1467 technical and administrative staff members. UNIPI has an international, national, regional and local role and leads important international research and educational networks. It is engaged in projects that link its teaching and research activities and enterprise not only in local incubators but also in the key world regions which it considers strategic, especially China, Central Asia and Latin America. Moreover, it has taken an essential role in developing ECTS and the Bologna Process; it is a key Tuning partner in Europe, Latin America and Central Asia. UNIPI coordinates or is a partner in numerous EU projects, especially Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. These have produced tools for quality improvement; UNIPI extends and deepens the work already done to incorporate the findings into its programs and to share them with its partners. Facing the challenges of contemporary society, UNIPI is committed to generating and disseminating knowledge, and to training a new generation equipped with the technical and critical skills needed to face an ever-changing world of work. It has close relations with the Pisan Area of the National Research Council (13 Institutes), with the schools of excellence (Scuola Normale Superiore, Sant’Anna) in Pisa and numerous industries.