The Scuola Normale offers citizens, students, researchers, lecturers and experts alike a wide range of scientific and cultural initiatives, training and refresher courses in the various fields of knowledge in both arts and sciences.
These initiatives include the scientific conferences of the faculties, laboratories and research groups of the Scuola Normale, which set out to provide opportunities for encounters with illustrious speakers from Italy and abroad, as well as in-depth analyses and new interpretations of the most advanced research topics.
At the Incontri in Normale – public conferences aimed at promoting the emphasis on dialogue that is characteristic of the Scuola Normale – great personalities from the intellectual, scientific, economic, political and literary worlds come together with the students and lecturers of the Scuola Normale and with a wider audience of all who are interested, in open discussion of currently relevant themes.
The Symposia – which are held on 18th October every year, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Napoleonic decree leading to the foundation of the Scuola Normale and of the inauguration of the academic year – are characterised by the multidisciplinary fusion of humanities and science constituting one of the most distinctive keynotes of education at the Scuola Normale.
The special events – frequently organised in collaboration with research and non-profit associations and institutions among others, and open to all those interested – offer occasions for reflection and in-depth analysis of personalities, themes and events of national and international relevance.
Since 1967, the Concerti della Normale and music seminars have provided students and citizens alike with the opportunity to enjoy an absolutely essential part of cultural education: a season of classical music gathering together talented artists from Italy and abroad in an interweaving of traditional and contemporary works.