University of Pisa

University Information, Campus and History
(Pisa, Italy)

The University of Pisa is one of Italy's most prominent universities. It is situated in Pisa, Tuscany and founded on 3rd September, 1343 by a papal bull of Pope Clement VI. Some scholars, however, argue that the university dates back to the 11th century.

The University of Pisa currently has around 51,200 students, a teaching staff of nearly 20,000, an administrative staff of 1,600, 11 faculties, and 56 departments.


The University of Pisa is home to a number of facilities such as a sports centre and various libraries that are scattered in the university.

The university sports centre is open to all its students, including those enrolled in exchange student programmes. The sports centre caters to various indoor sports including volleyball, basketball, martial arts, and swimming.

The University of Pisa has around 16 libraries scattered in the university. Each of them contains books about a specific field of knowledge including maths, chemistry, pharmacy, economics, history, philosophy, and other subjects.

Famous Students

The University of Pisa boasts of a number of notable alumni including Enrico Fermi, who won the Nobel Prize in 1938 for his works in radioactivity; Carlo Rubbia, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Simon Van Der Meer in 1984; Giosuè Carducci, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1906; and Galileo Galilei, who is one of the main figureheads of classical physics. The university has also produced a pope in the name of Lorenzo Corsini or Pope Clement XII, head of the Catholic Church from 1730 to 1740. Aside from famous intellectuals and church leaders, it also has a number of notable entertainers such as Andrea Bocelli, a famous singer, composer, and producer.

Overseas applicants for the University of Pisa may call the office of the Vice-Rector for International Relations at +39 050 2212175, or fax +39 050 42446, you may also e-mail them at

Contact University of Pisa:
Address: Lungarno Pacinotti, 43 - 56126, Pisa, Italy
Tel: +39 050 221 2111
Fax: +39 050 40834
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