Institute for Scientific Interchange

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Institute for Scientific Interchange
AbbreviationISI Foundation
Formation1983
Typepublic scientific research institute
Location
Websitehttp://www.isi.it

The Institute for Scientific Interchange (Italian: Istituto per l'Interscambio Scientifico, ISI Foundation, ISI) is an independent, resident-based research institute known for its work in complexity science, theoretical and mathematical physics. It is located in Turin (Italy, EU).

History[edit]

ISI was founded in 1983 and supported by the regional government, the province and city of Turin, and by two banking institutions in Piedmont: Compagnia di San Paolo and the CRT Foundation.[1]

In the 2011 SIR World Report of Institutional Rankings, ISI ranked 28th in Europe for scientific impact, 87th worldwide and 1/4th of the articles produced at ISI are in the top cited 10%.[2][failed verification]

The ISI worked with the CRT Foundation (in particular with the Lagrange Project) and the San Paolo Company.

Activities[edit]

Description[edit]

The mission of ISI is to promote scientific research, interchange and cooperation at the highest degree of quality both in terms of creativity and originality of research and to represent a pillar of high level interdisciplinary training.[1] ISI aims to create research groups in innovative and interdisciplinary labs, with a special focus on the science of complex systems.

ISI focuses on: complex networks, complexity science, mathematical physics, statistical physics and quantum physics research

Training[edit]

  • Joint masters-level program: the Master in Epidemiology, the Lagrange Scholarships
  • Doctoral studies: possibility to host PhD students wishing to pursue full-time graduate studies under the supervision of an ISI faculty member. PhD students receive their doctoral degrees from a university partner, which can range in locations.
  • Courses: Selection of planned courses each year, including cross-listed programs with universities and mini-courses given by ISI Faculty, associate faculty, and visiting researchers.

Alumni[edit]

Governance[edit]

Board of trustees[edit]

Scientific Advisory Board[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". Isi.it. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "2011 SIR World Report of Institutional Rankings" (PDF). 2012-03-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-19.

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