Scuola Normale Superiore PisaUniversity


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Foundation: 1810

Mission: The Mission of the School is "to promote the development of culture, teaching and research in the area of of mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, social sciences exploring their interconnections". For this reason the School "pursues the highest level of education, university and post-graduate, permanent and recurrent, valuing Priority is given to the relationship between training and research, also to foster its best interaction with the outside world".

Vision: On these assumptions, the Vision that animates the Normal School is to be a place where cultural challenges, and technology of the 21st century find a fertile, open and peculiar environment, thanks to which students and students can make their own contribution in a historical phase characterized by migration, change in climatic conditions and pervasiveness of technology that require a high level of critical and scientific knowledge capable of governing the complexity in which humanity is immersed.



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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDItaly
Arts and Humanities 543rd337th334th505th43rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 690th402nd390th613th53rd
Chemistry 544th286th278th465th37th
Computer Science 564th308th306th463rd56th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 303rd150th149th237th22nd
Engineering 366th155th151st273rd21st
Mathematics 513th288th289th415th51st
Physics and Astronomy 351st155th150th286th17th
Social Sciences 678th383rd384th598th52nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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