• 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. 

People

Faculty of Humanities

Professors

ADORNATO GIANFRANCO
Adjoint Professor
CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
BERTI Emanuele
Adjoint Professor
LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
BERTINETTO Pier Marco
Full Professor
HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
BERTOLACCI Amos
Associate Professor
HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Romance Philology and Linguistics
BOLZONI LINA
Full Professor
ITALIAN LITERATURE
Full Professor
PHILOLOGY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE
D'ONGHIA LUCA
Adjoint Professor
ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
ESPOSITO ROBERTO
Full Professor
THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY
Full Professor
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
FERRETTI Massimo
Full Professor
HISTORY OF MODERN ART
GIARDINA ANDREA
Full Professor
ROMAN HISTORY
MAGNETTO ANNA
Adjoint Professor
GREEK HISTORY
MENOZZI DANIELE
Full Professor
CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
MOST Glenn
Full Professor
GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Full Professor
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
PAVAN Ilaria
Adjoint Professor
CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
ROSATI Gianpiero
Full Professor
LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
SIMONATO Lucia
Adjoint Professor
HISTORY OF MODERN ART
TORRE ANDREA
Adjoint Professor
ITALIAN LITERATURE

Assistant Professors

BERTI Emanuele
LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
ITALIAN LITERATURE
LUNA Concetta Ester Lucia
MEDIEVAL AND HUMANISTIC LATIN LITERATURE
MARTINELLI Maria
GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
SIMONATO Lucia
HISTORY OF MODERN ART
TORRE ANDREA
ITALIAN LITERATURE

Research Fellows

BACCI GIORGIO
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
CELATA Chiara
HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
MATTEOLI MARCO
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
PELOSI FRANCESCO
HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
STELLA Massimo
LITERARY CRITICISM AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Professors

AMBROSIO Luigi
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
BARONE Vincenzo
Full Professor
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
BELTRAM Fabio
Full Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
BRANCATO Giuseppe
Adjoint Professor
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
CAPPELLI Chiara
Associate Professor
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
CATTANEO ANTONINO
Full Professor
PHYSIOLOGY
CELLERINO Alessandro
Adjoint Professor
PHYSIOLOGY
CONTINO ROBERTO
THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
FERRARA ANDREA
Full Professor
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
GIOVANNETTI VITTORIO
Associate Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
LA ROCCA Giuseppe Carlo
Associate Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
LIGABUE FRANCO
Adjoint Professor
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
LUIN Stefano
Adjoint Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
MALCHIODI ANDREA
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
MARMI Stefano
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
MENNUCCI Andrea Carlo Giuseppe
Adjoint Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
MORELLO MICHAEL JOSEPH
Adjoint Professor
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
RICCI Fulvio
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
SAGNOTTI AUGUSTO
Full Professor
THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
Adjoint Professor
GEOMETRY
TRINCHERINI ENRICO
Adjoint Professor
THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
VISTOLI ANGELO
Full Professor
GEOMETRY
ZANNIER UMBERTO
Full Professor
GEOMETRY

Postdoc fellows

Institute of Human and Social Sciences

Professors

CAIANI Manuela
Associate Professor
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Capano Giliberto
Adjoint Professor
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Mosca Lorenzo
Associate Professor
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Moschella Manuela
Associate Professor
POLITICAL SCIENCE
PASTORE Stefania
Associate Professor
MODERN HISTORY

Research Fellows

BOSI Lorenzo
GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Sociology of Political Phenomena
GUIDI MATTIA
POLITICAL SCIENCE
MATTONI Alice
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
PAVAN Elena
GENERAL SOCIOLOGY