The admission competition for the first-level and single-cycle ordinary courses of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – whose tests begin today, Thursday 26 August, at 2.30 pm at the “Porta Nuova” educational center of the University of Pisa with the first engineering paper – and “Pisa welcomes talent” also debuts. This is the welcome program for candidates and candidates, to enhance the first moment of meeting with the city, offering the opportunity to learn more about its artistic, cultural and environmental riches and guaranteeing facilitations for the stay, in affiliated structures or at the colleges of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. As a further measure, on the basis of the ISEE, it is possible to obtain reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses in Pisa. Even with this measure, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies confirms its particular attention to merit and social mobility, irreplaceable drivers for relaunching the “Country System”. The discovery of the city and its enhancement, always in safety, is made possible thanks to numerous agreements, such as those stipulated with the Opera della Primaziale, to visit the architectural and museum complex of the Duomo; with Palazzo Blu, a center for temporary exhibitions and cultural activities managed by the Pisa Foundation; with the cooperative that manages the entrances to the medieval city walls. “Pisa welcomes the talent”, now in its third edition, also wants to highlight the attractiveness of the Pisan university system, to show students and students of high merit from all over Italy, for the admission competition to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, the opportunities that Pisa can offer for their training path.The idea is to show participants and participants in the competition for the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna the advantages of studying in a city like Pisa, rich in cultural stimuli and educational offers of excellence, which are well combined with a high quality of life. The initiatives that are part of the “Pisa welcomes talent” program have been designed to make each candidate and each candidate arriving in Pisa, often together with their families, feel like an “expected and welcome” guest, to help expand the number of students and talented students choose Pisa for the university training course, looking carefully at the educational offer of the University of Pisa. The opportunities and concessions provided for in the “Pisa welcomes talent” program continue for the entire duration of the admission competition for the first-level and single-cycle ordinary courses of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, from Thursday 26 August until the third week of September. The written tests of this admission competition are expected to include about 500 candidates who have passed the preselections, entrusted to the Tolc test provided by the Cisia consortium, for the Class of Social Sciences (Economics and Management, Political Sciences, Law), for Engineering Industrial and Information, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology, and who were directly admitted to the competition for Medicine and Surgery, the only sector for which no pre-selections were foreseen. There are 54 places available in total, plus 10 for second level ordinary courses – referring to master’s degrees in agreement with the Universities of Pisa, Florence, Trento – for which selections are made according to another calendar. The written tests and, subsequently, the oral ones will take place in person according to a rigorous security protocol to counter the spread of the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, which includes measures such as the use of the Ffp2 mask, physical distancing, sanitation of the premises and the sanitation of the hands and numerous other measures, valid both for candidates and candidates, as well as for teachers, researchers, researchers of the Commissions and support staff. “I would like to welcome and ‘good luck’ to the hundreds of candidates and candidates – comments Sabina Nuti, director of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – who are reaching Pisa, a city of science and research with the highest concentration of researchers, male and female students and students in Italy. Three universities (University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), together with the largest research area of the CNR, the University Hospital, the Monasterio Foundation and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics create an incredibly stimulating environment where young talents, scholars and scholars meet, in a manner compatible with the pandemic, work and contribute to the scientific growth and development of our country. The slogan ‘Pisa welcomes talent’ and the program we have developed – concludes Sabina Nuti – aims to convey the awareness that this city can transmit a unique opportunity for growth and learning, starting from the first contact ”.
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