• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour.  Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, placed in Pisa, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

The Collegio Puteano Foundation

Palazzo Puteano
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 3
56100 Pisa
ph. 050 2213626
e-mail: fondazione.puteano@unipi.it
web site: www.fondazioneputeano.unipi.it

President: Prof. Franco Mosca

The Collegio Puteano - a name derived from the family name of the illustrious Founder-- was instituted on 8th December 1604 by Carlo Antonio da Pozzo, Archbishop of Pisa, with the goal of providing young Catholics possessing limited economic resources with the means of attending the University of Pisa.

The Collegio Puteano Foundation continues to pursue the ideals of its founder by awarding scholarships every year. The building where the Collegio Puteano is located now hosts the Mathematical Research Centre named after the famous mathematician Ennio De Giorgi. The Centre was created in 2001 thanks to the synergy between the Scuola Normale Superiore, the University of Pisa and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. It is currently directed by Prof. Mariano Giaquinta.

Thanks to its close relationship with the Scuola Normale Superiore, the Collegio Puteano Foundation scholarship recipients live in the residences of the Scuola Normale. The Board of Directors decides in March each year how many scholarships can be conferred for the upcoming academic year.

The Board of Directors of the Collegio Puteano Foundation is composed of:
President: Prof. Franco Mosca, delegate of the Rector of the University of Pisa
Prof. Don Claudio Masini, delegate of the Archbishop of Pisa
Prof. Luigi Ambrosio, delegate of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
Prof. Giovanni Comandè, delegate of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa
Prof. Serafino Garella, delegate of the city of Biella;
Prof.ssa Virginia Messerini, delegate of the city of Pisa;
Dott.sa Miriam Celoni, delegate of the Province of Pisa;
Prof. Enrico Bonari, delegate of the Institution Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa;
Dott. Riccardo Grasso, secretary;
Prof. Nicola Lattanzi, auditor.