Transversal activities shared by all PhD courses

Under the national regulations concerning the PhD courses (Ministerial Decree 45/2013), the Scuola has provided ‒ according to its internal regulations ‒ the organization of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses as well as of transversal activities, shared by all PhD courses: language and information technology lessonsknowledge of the European and international research systems, training in research management, in the enhancement of research results and protection of intellectual property.


2017 TRANSVERSAL ACTIVITIES


  • Websites design and development: technologies and tools (held in English)

5, 12, 19, 26 May, 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. (16 hours/4 lessons)

Pisa, Palazzo della Carovana (Aula pc) and Florence, Palazzo Strozzi (if a minimum number of the PhD students of the Florence site will apply for the course)

Main topics:

  • Usability and accessibility criteria
  • Responsive design
  • General info about privacy and copyright on the web
  • HTML (5) and CSS2 / CSS3
  • Analysis and comparison of the two most popular CMS: wordpress and drupal
  • LAMP stack: Linux, Apache, PHP, Mysql
  • FTP, SFTP e SSH protocols for file transfer and access from console (text mode)
  • CMS installation and configuration
  • Design and implementation of a web site

 

If you are interested in taking part in the course, please write to segreteria.studenti@sns.it by April 23, 2017.

 


 

  • Tecnologie e strumenti per l’e-learning (held in Italian, 10 hours/3 lessons)

9 and 16 June, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

23 June, 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

Pisa, Palazzo della Carovana (Aula pc)

Lo studente acquisirà conoscenze in merito agli strumenti e alle metodologie per la creazione di corsi in modalità e-learning e saprà sfruttare le principali piattaforme per la condivisione e la collaborazione online.

Principali argomenti:

  • Analisi e confronto di piattaforme di LMS
  • Configurazione e uso didattico di Moodle
  • Creazione di risorse digitali
  • Informazioni pratiche sul diritto d’autore
  • Elaborazione di differenti tipologie di risorse
  • Progettazione di un corso

 

If you are interested in taking part in the course, please write to segreteria.studenti@sns.it by April 23, 2017.

 


 

  • NUOVO PACCHETTO DEL BREVETTO UNITARIO

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Main building, Aula Magna – April 7, 2017

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (hours of attendance: 4)

The detailed programme of the workshop is available in the flier on the right side.

If you wish to participate in the events, please enrol at the following link.

 


 

  • ENGLISH FOR WRITING AND PRESENTING RESEARCH PAPERS (20 hours of attendance in 10 lessons)

Teacher: Adrian Wallwork

Palazzo del Castelletto, Aula Dini, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

27 March; 3, 10 April; 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29 May; 5 June 2017

Detailed course programme

If you are interested in taking part in the course, please write to segreteria.studenti@sns.it by 21 March 2017.

 


 

  • HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP (basic – part one)

Teachers: prof. Andrea Piccaluga and prof. Alberto Di Minin (Institute of Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

 

Lecture #1 – Why should I become a high-tech entrepreneur?
Place: Institute of Biorobotics, Polo Sant’Anna Valdera, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, Pontedera
Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 2.30 pm-5.30 pm (hours of attendance: 3)

Lecture #2 – From the first idea to a business plan (through the business model canvas)
Place: Tecip Institute, Aula Blu, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, c/o Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Area della Ricerca di Pisa
Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 10am-1pm (hours of attendance: 3)

Lecture #3 – Looking from industrial and financial partners. Do we really need them?
Place: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Classoroom 3, p.zza Martiri della Libertà 33, Pisa
Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 10am-1pm (hours of attendance: 3)

Lecture #4 – And if I really want to set up a company? The secrets of the first steps.
Place: Scuola Normale Superiore, Sala degli Stemmi, Palazzo della Carovana, Pisa
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 10 am-1 pm (hours of attendance: 3)

 

Description of the course:
This short course is designed to introduce all participants, mainly undergraduate and PhD students from different disciplines, but also young researchers and post-docs, to the basic knowledge and competences about high-tech entrepreneurship.
More precisely, the course will provide participants with the basic understanding of the role, analytics, and process of business planning that lead to the successful creation of new high-tech business ventures within an academic environment. This means that they will learn about patents, about university-industry collaborations, about contract research, about starting a new company, about marketing high-tech inventions, etc.
At the end of this four-lectures, twelve-hours course, they will be able to decide whether they need and want to know more about high-tech entrepreneurship. In this case, they will proceed to participate to the longer, advanced course about High-Tech Entrepreneurship (part two). Otherwise, hopefully, the acquired knowledge will make them better researchers and managers in the future.
The four lectures will take place in four different places where high-tech entrepreneurship concretely originates. This will perhaps represent a small problem from a logistic point of view, but will also allow participants to know places and labs where they had perhaps never been before.

Readings:
Required readings will be distributed electronically by instructors.

 


2016 TRANSVERSAL ACTIVITIES


 

  • BASICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PATENT SEARCH TOOLS

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Main building, Aula Magna – November 22, 2016

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (hours of attendance: 4)

The detailed programme of the workshop is available in the flier on the right side.

If you wish to participate in the events, please write to uvr@sssup.it.

 


 

  • INNOVATION AND RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT TOOLS IN BIOTECHNOLOGICAL AND AGRI-FOOD SECTORS

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Main building, room 3 – June 30, 2016

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2:30-3:30 p.m. (hours of attendance: 5)

The detailed programme of the workshop is available in the flier on the right side.

If you wish to participate in the events, please enrol at the following link.

If you wish to book a one-to-one meeting with the consultants of Bugnion S.p.A., please write to uvr@sssup.it.

 


 

  • INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN UNIVERSITIES. From the idea to the Business Plan

IMT Alti Studi, Sala convegni Vincenzo da Massa Carrara, Complesso di San Micheletto, Lucca

June 16, 2016 – 9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (hours of attendance: 4)

The detailed programme of the workshop is available in the flier on the right side.

If you wish to participate in the events, please enrol at the following link.

 


 

  • RESEARCHING IN EUROPE. Research policy of the European Union and the funding programmes

Teacher: Roberto Cippitani

Palazzo della Carovana, Aula Russo – June 14, 2016

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 2:30-4:30 p.m. (hours of attendance: 6)

Workshop programme:

  • Short story of the European collaboration in reaserch sector
  • European research policy
  • The Framework programmes and Horizon 2020
  • The mainstays of Horizon 2020
  • How to get involved in Horizon 2020
  • How to manage Horizon 2020-funded projects

 


 

  • ACADEMIC WRITING (10 hours of attendance in 5 lessons)

Teacher: Adrian Wallwork

Palazzo del Castelletto, Aula Dini, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 20 and 27, 2016

Wednesday, May 11 and 18, 2016

 

Detailed course programme

If you are interested in taking part in the course, please write to segreteria.studenti@sns.it within March 20, 2016.

 


 

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Tools and strategies for enhancement in the context of public research

Scuola Normale Superiore – March 4, 2016 – 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (hours of attendance: 7)

  • SOFTWARE PROTECTION. The US and the European approach

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – March 10, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (hours of attendance: 6)

 

The detailed programme of the two workshops is available in the fliers on the right side.

 


Students attending the transversal activities will contribute towards the required education activities under the PhD courses regulation of the SNS; in particular, according to the regulations of the Scuola, the above activities are included in the 150 hours of required attendance, to a maximum of  20 hours, and must be added in the annual activities report.