The UNIversity of PIsa (UNIPI, founded in 1343, is one of the most ancient and prestigious universities in Europe. It is a public HEI deeply rooted in its territory and fully integrated into the international scientific community. It has twenty Departments, covering all main areas of teaching and research, It offers 58 undergraduate, 74 graduate and 28 doctoral programs, 68 third cycle specialisation programs, and about 80 shorter programs. It has over 52.000 students, 2900 professors and researchers, and 1467 technical and administrative staff members. UNIPI has several teaching and research buildings, laboratories, museums and 17 libraries spread throughout the city.

According to the most recent Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 released by the Shanghai JaoTong University, UNIPI ranks third among Italian Universities and among the top 300 universities in the world. It has high-level research centres, among others, in agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine.

UNIPI has an international, national, regional and local role and leads important international research and educational networks. It is engaged in projects that link its teaching and research activities and enterprise not only in local incubators but also in the key world regions which it considers strategic. Moreover, it has taken an essential role in developing ECTS (also in 2013 obtained the ECTS label) and the Bologna Process; it is a key Tuning partner in Europe, Latin America, Central Asia and elsewhere. UNIPI coordinates or is a partner in numerous EU projects, especially Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+.

UNIPI extends and deepens the work already done to incorporate the findings into its programs and to share them with its partners. Facing the challenges of contemporary society, UNIPI is committed to generating and disseminating knowledge, and to training a new generation equipped with the technical and critical skills needed to face an ever-changing world of work.