The Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa is a public higher learning institution in Pisa, Italy.
The Scuola Normale, together with the University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, is a part of the Pisa University System. It is one of the three officially sanctioned special-statute public universities in Italy, being part of the process of Superior Graduate School in Italy (Grandes écoles) or Scuola Superiore Universitaria.
The Scuola Normale is part of a highly qualified university and research institution network. In addition to the University of Pisa and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, the Scuola Normale actively collaborates with the National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR), whose largest research center is located in Pisa.
An extremely significant aspect of the Scuola Normale is the intertwining of education and research, which is a peculiar feature of both undergraduate and doctoral programs.