SISSAVrnjacka BanjaApril 25-29 2013A.A. 2012 -2013
WELCOME @ SISSA
Plan of the talk1) SISSA in Numbers2) Organization3) Research & Education4) Technological Transferand Scientific Outreach5...
SISSA in numbersIndeed we should onlyhave full and associateprofessors as permanentAcademic Staff051015202530FULLPROFASSPR...
SISSA in numbers:Students243 PhD students, 29% women, 32% foreign, 31 differentnationalities including people from Cina, I...
SISSA in numbers:buildings and parkSartorio: 26000 mqMain Building (old): 7300 mq•Main Hall (Aula Magna): 600+338 mq500 pl...
Research AreasPhysics(36 staff)• Astroparticle Physics• Astrophysics• Condensed Matter• Molecular and StatisticalBiophysic...
Trieste Science System:
ERC projects in Italy
ERC projects in Italy:ratio lecturer/grant
PRINSISSA 4 - 100%SNS 2 - 50%Sant’Anna 0 over 4
SISSA is one the Italian structures with the highest density of top citedscientists (TIS) classified according to their h-...
Research and EducationYearTotalPublicationsI.F.PublicationsTotal I.F. Avg. I.F.Avg.Citations*Most citedArticles(≥5)2007 37...
Published Papers
Some data• 247 PhD Students• 1000 PhD Degrees so far• 31 Nationalities• 3.7 students/senior researcher• 370-400 Publicatio...
Competitions for youngSISSA scientistsIt’s intended to finance projectscoordinated by researchers with fixed-term contract...
Technological transfer,Scientific outreachand all thatSISSA MEDIALABLISNUE-LABPATENTS & SPIN OFFTechnological transfer,Sci...
MCAMaster in ComplexActionsMCA is a unique course combiningskills and knowledge from the thefrontiers of the hard sciences...
MCAMaster in ComplexActionsYear One:Alpha version, limited to FVG candidatesSome data:•40 requests / 20 participants•Natio...
MCAMaster in ComplexActionsYear Two:Beta version, open to entire ItalySome data:•60 requests / 24 participants•National an...
Acknowledgments:I wish to express my deep gratitude to all my collegues andmore in particular to the administrative and te...
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G. Martineli, New SEENET-MTP Partner: SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy)

  1. 1. SISSAVrnjacka BanjaApril 25-29 2013A.A. 2012 -2013
  2. 2. WELCOME @ SISSA
  3. 3. Plan of the talk1) SISSA in Numbers2) Organization3) Research & Education4) Technological Transferand Scientific Outreach5) Outlook
  4. 4. SISSA in numbersIndeed we should onlyhave full and associateprofessors as permanentAcademic Staff051015202530FULLPROFASSPROFRIC UNACADEMICSTAFF020406080100120Accad.Staff.Temp.Staff.AdminPersonnelAdministration larger than usualdepartment personnel because SISSA isa fully-fledged university, with all theexternal activity of a university(MIUR, EU, research institutions, etc.)
  5. 5. SISSA in numbers:Students243 PhD students, 29% women, 32% foreign, 31 differentnationalities including people from Cina, India, Iran,Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Etiopia, Kenya, Senegal,Cuba, Messico, Russia,....33% -> 32%31.1 % -> 29.5%
  6. 6. SISSA in numbers:buildings and parkSartorio: 26000 mqMain Building (old): 7300 mq•Main Hall (Aula Magna): 600+338 mq500 places•Theater (external): 468 mq 235 places•Park: 100.000 mq (5.000 trees)•15 Lecture halls (1000 mq )•An Animal House (140 mq)•13 laboratories (1800 mq - 63 rooms)•Library (680 mq)•Cafeteria•Kindergarten (28 + 4 externalchildren)•Meditation room•Music room•Gymnasium
  7. 7. Research AreasPhysics(36 staff)• Astroparticle Physics• Astrophysics• Condensed Matter• Molecular and StatisticalBiophysics• Statistical Physics• Theoretical ParticlePhysicsNeurosciences(16 staff)Mathematics(16 staff)• Cognitive Neuroscience• Neurobiology• Functional and StructuralGenomics• Applied Mathematics• Geometry• Mathematical Analysis• Mathematical Physics
  8. 8. Trieste Science System:
  9. 9. ERC projects in Italy
  10. 10. ERC projects in Italy:ratio lecturer/grant
  11. 11. PRINSISSA 4 - 100%SNS 2 - 50%Sant’Anna 0 over 4
  12. 12. SISSA is one the Italian structures with the highest density of top citedscientists (TIS) classified according to their h-factorGoogle Scholar database (h-index > 30 only – max SISSA 69-71)1st in physics and mathematics and 2nd in biology for small universities in theold CIVR ranking
  13. 13. Research and EducationYearTotalPublicationsI.F.PublicationsTotal I.F. Avg. I.F.Avg.Citations*Most citedArticles(≥5)2007 371 347 1.397,29 4,03 19,36 3002008 408 386 1.690,14 4,38 14,24 3022009 401 393 1.832,80 4,66 12,31 2972010 439 424 1814,64 4,28 8,56 2562011 448 443 1813,11 4,09 5,52 178* ISI Web as per 15.11.2012 (Times Cited without self-citations)2007 PapersNature 1Nature Materials 2Nature Physics 1PLoS Biology 2Neuron 22008 PapersReviews of Modern Physics 1Nature 1Science 3Annual Review of Neuroscience 1Nature Reviews Neuroscience 12009 PapersPhysiological Reviews 1Nature 1Reviews Of Modern Physics 1Science 3Nature Materials 22010 PapersScience 2Nature Nanotechnology 1Nature Materials 1Nature Methods 1Annual Review of Psychology 12011 PapersNature 3Physics Reports - Review Section 1Living Reviews in Relativity 1Methods in molecular biology 1Nano Letters 1
  14. 14. Published Papers
  15. 15. Some data• 247 PhD Students• 1000 PhD Degrees so far• 31 Nationalities• 3.7 students/senior researcher• 370-400 Publications/year (40% also bystudents)• 13 Experimental Labs + MathLab• About 120 International Scientific Agreements• Several Workshops, Conferences and Schoolsorganized each year• Very intense seminar activity13 PhD Courses
  16. 16. Competitions for youngSISSA scientistsIt’s intended to finance projectscoordinated by researchers with fixed-term contracts, research fellowshipsand other types of temporarycontracts held by scientists who carryout their activity at SISSA.Excellence Grantsfor external young scientist who willpropose their own project at SISSA.
  17. 17. Technological transfer,Scientific outreachand all thatSISSA MEDIALABLISNUE-LABPATENTS & SPIN OFFTechnological transfer,Scientific outreachand all thatTEDxSPRING FESTNOAM CHOMSKYTRIESTENEXT
  18. 18. MCAMaster in ComplexActionsMCA is a unique course combiningskills and knowledge from the thefrontiers of the hard sciences andbusiness management to empowerthe next generation leaders.Target:•PhD students in scientific disciplines•Professionals in innovativeenterprises•Young entrepreneurs
  19. 19. MCAMaster in ComplexActionsYear One:Alpha version, limited to FVG candidatesSome data:•40 requests / 20 participants•National and international lecturers from UCS Berkeley,Max Plank Munich, NYU, Index Ventures, IAG, IBM andmany others.•Winning team of startCUP, ex-alumni now working formany international firms•No Global challenge defined
  20. 20. MCAMaster in ComplexActionsYear Two:Beta version, open to entire ItalySome data:•60 requests / 24 participants•National and international lecturers from UCS Berkeley,Max Plank Munich, NYU, FAO, London School Economics,Index Ventures, IAG, Confindustria and many others.•Two spinout companies (incorporated)•Global challenge: how to feed the planet
  21. 21. Acknowledgments:I wish to express my deep gratitude to all my collegues andmore in particular to the administrative and technical staff ofSISSA for the invaluable help in running the School.GRAZIE PER L’ATTENZIONE

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