University of Trento
The Department of Economics and Management of Trento is specialized in business studies, economics and law, and offers a wide range of management programs at Master and Doctorate level. It consistently ranks among the three top Italian Schools in business and economics.
The University of Trento, ranked first in the national university ranking, has focused on excellence since its inception in 1962 and it now enjoys a strong global reputation. It has 10 Departments, 4 Centers, more than 500 Professors and 16,000 students. The University of Trento is widely recognized among the best Italian Universities and is very competitive at European level, too. It has been recently ranked among the top 200 Universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) international ranking (2015), which also recognized it as the best Italian University in 2013.
The City of Trento, the provincial capital of the Trentino region, is a prominent cultural centre, and has been – and still is – a bridge between the Mediterranean and the northern Germanic culture for many centuries. The city is committed to the development of a flourishing economic and business environment. It hosts conferences, meetings, exhibitions and it recently launched the very successful Festival of Economics.
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa
The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Tuscany) is a special statute university which operates in the field of applied sciences. The School’s aims are to promote the development of culture through scientific and technological research, to offer undergraduate, graduate and lifelong education, and to assure continuous interaction between research and education. The three key points of the School’s mission are excellence attained by the rigorous selection of students and of the teaching/research staff, an interdisciplinary as well as a cultural and methodological approach, and internationalization built up by connections with the best institutes and centres at a global level.
The city of Pisa is situated on the banks of the river Arno in the north-west of Tuscany. It is very popular with tourists because of its famous Leaning Tower but it is also just 80 km from Florence and 10 km from the Mediterranean sea. This vicinity to the sea has given it a mild temperate climate and being also protected by the mountains behind the town, Pisa has claimed a primary place in national and international tourism.
The town is the center attraction in the area astride the provinces of Lucca and Livorno and this region is particularly suited to farm-holidays, trekking, cycling, horse-riding, bird watching, golf, and open-air and water sports - which can be practiced along the sandy-beached coastline equipped with bathing facilities, hotels and restaurants. In its main square, Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa continues to preserve a cultural patrimony for all humanity but it is also home to numerous masterpieces of civil and military architecture and of medieval history.