World League
University of Pisa

Italy

University of Pisa, Lungarno Pacinotti, 43, 56126 Pisa, Italy

505 World
rank
15 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1343
Short name:
UNIPI
Type:
Public
Students:
47250
Faculty:
2630
Faculty/Students Ratio:
18
:
1
Web-site:
www.unipi.it
Region:
Europe
Location:
Pisa
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 505 40.713
Teaching 576 30.394
Research 309 53.814
International Diversity 577 25.922
Financial Sustainability 608 34.284
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 437 37.24
Research Perfomance Rankings 317 54.866
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TEACHING
World Rank: 576
Country rank: 13
Score: 30.394
League: World League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 309
Country rank: 14
Score: 53.814
League: Bronze League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 577
Country rank: 18
Score: 25.922
League: World League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 608
Country rank: 19
Score: 34.284
League: World League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The University of Pisa is one of the oldest universities in the world. It was officially established in 1343 although its origins date back to the 12th century. Today the University of Pisa is a prestigious modern centre of teaching and advanced research. It offers 72 undergraduate and 76 postgraduate degree programmes, in all the main areas of knowledge and advanced professional education. The University has 11 Doctoral schools which provide a large number of doctoral programmes; it also offers 68 third cycle specialisation programmes and more than 100 special shorter professional programmes of further education, including an MBA. Research and teaching are combined in all fields and levels. The University of Pisa (2010-2011) has about 52000 first and second cycle students and 950 doctoral students. The research and teaching staff comprises 1590 persons. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011, the University of Pisa ranks first among Italian Universities and among the top 150 universities in the world. Almost all departments of the University of Pisa are located in the core of the city, either in prestigious buildings of the old city, or in an ever-growing number of modern structures, equipped with the most advanced technologies.

Mission Statement

The University of Pisa is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge. Fostering excellence in research and teaching - in all the crucial academic fields - and supporting the relationship between teaching and research activities are our primary values. The University of Pisa was founded in 1343. Its long tradition as a high level research institution gives the better ground to afford the changing worlds great challenges, to promote innovation and transfer of knowledge to the private sector and to the society at large. An open-minded community, curious and passionate researchers, a wealth of international academic networks are the main strengths of the University of Pisa. This makes our University the right place to study and make research. Preserving and increasing these values is our mission.