SISSA scored first place in Italy, seventh in Europe and among the Top 50 "Young Universities" in the world. This according to a new Nature Index report ranking the top 160 universities in the world that are less than fifty years of age. The triestine institution turns out to be one of the few bright spots for Italian and European research in a ranking that mostly speaks Chinese. When it comes to physics, the school ranked fourteenth in the world.
Nature Index provides a close to real-time proxy of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and regional level.
"This achievement is the result of the hard work of our researchers" explains SISSA Director Stefano Ruffo. "They perform every single day at the highest level as it's been recognized by the international community. It's the first time" Ruffo continues, "that a ranking of this kind recognizes the role of a graduate school like ours, focused on PhDs. Moreover, it's the result of a completely autonomous process by Nature Index and, in this sense, unexpected and thus even more significant. All in all, an achievement to be very proud of".