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.