Quality in Teaching/Training
In order to ensure the quality of teaching/training, in accordance with the Guidelines for Quality Policies, SISSA promotes activities with the purpose of enhancing the educational offer, strengthening the central role of the student and improving the management of the services offered.
The teaching and research activity of PhD courses are carried out within the three main scientific areas of the School: Physics, Mathematics and Neuroscience. As provided for by the Regulations of the PhD courses, the Scientific Areas are responsible for organising the PhD courses, each of which is managed by a Teaching Board and a Coordinator. There are also PhD courses organised jointly by different research groups. The training activity carried out in the twelve PhD courses active at SISSA is at excellent levels, as demonstrated by the exceptional scientific production and by the prestigious professional positions achieved by SISSA former PhD students.
Facilities and services for students
The School is equipped with all the necessary facilities for teaching and research activities envisaged by the PhD courses, including classrooms, laboratories (such as Functional and structural Genomics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology, MathLab, SAMBA Lab) the Library and a workstation for each student, who can benefit from all the IT tools and facilities in support of his/her research. The School provides funding to support the study and research activity of students, including a contribution to purchase a laptop and a contribution for training needs for final year students. These are in addition to the budget for research expenses already allocated for each PhD student according to the Ministerial Decree 45/2013 (art. 9 paragraph 3). Students can benefit of additional services including those for the personal well-being, the gym, the day-care, the housing service, the SISSA club and the SISSA Alumni association. Further information is available in the SISSA Vademecum.
– the perceived quality of educational courses
– the quality of student services
– the quality of support and/or supervision by professors and/or postdocs
– career aspirations and adaptation to the local and international job market
Quality in Research and Innovation
In order to achieve its institutional aims in the fields of research and innovation, in accordance with the Guidelines for Quality Policies, the School operates respecting the freedom of research for professors and researchers, promotes national and international scientific collaboration with prestigious research institutions and supports the exploitation of research in terms of transfer of knowledge and scientific dissemination.
In order to enhance the self-assessment of the quality and efficiency of its activities, in preparation of the next research evaluation session (VQR 2015-2019), the School has joined the Evaluation System of Scientific Production (called UNIBAS) developed by the University of Basilicata and supported by the Rector’s Conference - CRUI. The project is the result of the positive experience of some universities in the selection of products for the VQR 2011-14 thanks to the support provided by the University of Basilicata.