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SMACT Competence Centre: Call for a General Manager position

SMACT Scpa – the company made up of 40 public and private institutions responsible for the management of the Triveneto Competence Center – opened a call for the selection of a General Manager.

SMACT - Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Internet of Things - aims at fostering collaborations between research and enterprise dealing with “Industry 4.0” technologies. It has been founded by 8 Universities, including SISSA, 2 research institutions, Camera di Commercio di Padova and 29 private companies.

SISSA PhDs: International Candidates Selection is online

SISSA offers opportunities for carrying out PhD studies for the Academic Year 2019/20 in the following fields:

Astroparticle Physics; Astrophysics and Cosmology; Theoretical Particle Physics (deadline 15 Jan)
Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications (deadline 15 Jan)
Cognitive Neuroscience (deadline 28 Feb)

This session is limited to non-EU students. The final selection for all candidates for the admission to SISSA PhD courses will open in the next weeks.

TECH UP 2018

Tech Up is a project by Fondazione R&I aimed at collecting the best proposals to address the growing technological needs of big companies. The initiative will be presented on 22 November 2018, starting from 11.30 am at the Contamination Lab...


JOBFair aims at starting a direct interaction between the leading Italian and international companies and the world of academic excellence, where Students and PostDocs will have the opportunity to have one-to-one meetings with the companies. It is organized by SISSA, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Scuola IMT Alti Studi di Lucca and GSSI Gran Sasso Science Institute. 

Registration here.

FINCANTIERI Project - Call for admission

In the framework of the agreement signed with Fincantieri SpA, SISSA announces a selection for the conferment of a fellowship to follow a PhD course. The title of the project is “Parametric structural design of cruise ships with the application of reduced order methods for computational efficiency”.

The investigation will focus on improving the tools calculating the optimal dimensions of the internal parts of cruise ships manufactured by the company.

Call for MIT-FVG projects

The MIT-FVG Project, supporting collaborations between MIT faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at SISSA, as well as at the University of Udine and at the University of Trieste is open for its second call.
It was launched in summer 2017 for the first time with funding provided by the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, now recently renewed (July 13, 2018).
The maximum award is $25,000.

ELECTROLUX PROJECT - Call for admission

The Research Hub by Electrolux Professional offers a 3-year scholarship at SISSA for a doctoral student placement in Electrolux Professional’s Global R&D. The research will be carried out in the frame of the project “Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Performance Enhancement of Professional Food Service Appliances”. The investigation will focus on mathematical modeling, numerical methods and scientific computing as data analysis tools for the development of the next generation Company’s products.

SIAM SISSA Colloquia 2018

On Thursday 5 July 5 2018, the SIAM SISSA Colloquia 2018 will take place at SISSA room 128, starting from 5 pm.

The scheduled speakers are Professor Jacopo Stoppa with a talk entitled "Recent advances in complex differential geometry" and Prof. Nicola Gigli who will discuss "Spaces with Ricci curvature bounded from below: state of the art and future challanges".

More information and detailed programme here.

The valorisation of public research in Italy: numbers, examples, proposals

Andrea Piccaluga, Professor of Management Innovation and Director of the Institute  of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, will give a seminar entitiled "The valorisation of public research in Italy: numbers, examples, proposals” on 30 May 2018. Prof. Piccaluga is also the President of Netval, the Italian Network of University Technology Transfer Offices.

Introducing Campus party 2018!

The presentation of Campus Party will take place at SISSA in Room 004 on 31 May from 2 to 3 pm. SISSA is an official partner of Campus Party initiative. Thanks to this partnership, all SISSA students and research contract holders will have the chance to participate for free in the second edition of the world's largest international event on innovation and creativity, on 18-22 July in Milan.

RNA-based drugs to help against Dravet Syndrome. New funding for Prof. Mallamaci’s lab

“We are using an experimental approach based on a set of RNA drugs we recently developed in our lab. The aim of this new project is to cast light on specific aspects of this method which still need to be clarified, along a pathway which – in the future – might turn this approach into a cure for patients suffering from Dravet Syndrome”.