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SISSA - official video (full length)

SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, was founded in 1978 and is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. Located in Italy, in the city of Trieste, it features about 65 professors, approximately a 100 post-docs and 250 PhD students. Situated on the scenic Karst upland, the School is surrounded by a 25 acre park, and offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Trieste.

The three main research areas of SISSA are Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics.


Since the set up of the European Research Council in 2007, SISSA has secured 21 ERC grants, thus ranking among the top host institutions in Italy, especially with respect to the small faculty size...

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.

Famelab 2019

The science talent show is back in Trieste for the seventh time. Young scientists have 3 minutes to tell the object of their study, or a scientific topic they are interested in. No slideshows, graphs, videos are allowed: only a fistful of words and communication skills are required to present the charm of scientific research to the public, in an amusing and clear way.

FameLab Trieste will take place on 27 February 2019 from 9 am at Teatro Miela.