The Scuola Normale is a small University and it aims to identify and cultivate the talent and qualities of its students, guaranteeing an education aimed at developing individual potential and abilities, in a context of coexistence, dialogue and collaboration.
The Scuola Normale is above all a community that lives, studies and grows together. Professors, researchers and students live together in a unique environment, where teaching and laboratory activities take place and cultural events and experimental initiatives are developed.
The model of the Normale is based on certain basic principles: the selection of students exclusively on the basis of merit, study courses and accommodation at absolutely no cost, a strong intertwining of teaching and research, community life and a great openness towards international exchanges.
The teaching syllabus is organized into two courses: the undergraduate course (which corresponds to the three-year degree and the master's degree) and the postgraduate course (PhD). The activity of the Scuola Normale is divided into two Faculties and one Department: the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, the Faculty of Sciences (based in Pisa), and the Department of Political and Social Studies (based in Florence).
The Scuola Normale is actually involved as a partner in ARTES 4.0, one of the Competence Center on I4.0 national initiatives, promoting and co-funding collaboration between University and Industry in the new generation manufacturing technologies.
SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE