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Information Desk

The Didactic Unit manages the administrative, financial and organisational procedures.
In particular, the Unit is responsible for: administration of the didactic activities of the Department; vocational guidance activities related to all the learning phases of the students (before, during, and after the degree); organization, management and monitoring of curricular internships; communication and promotion of study courses; participation in all the evaluation and self-evaluation activities of the degree programmes.

The Unit is located at the Department of Earth Sciences, in via Santa Maria n. 53, Pisa and consists of the following personnel:

- Dr. Giuseppina Siniscalco (acting as Manager) Tel. 050.2215814, e-mail:
- Dr Rosalia Mariniello, Tel. 050.2215743 e-mail:

Students’ reception hours: Tuesday: 2.30 to 3.30 pm, Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Student workers and students who have fallen behind in the course schedule must send an e-mail address to for an appointment with a tutor.

An internationalization desk is also active to support the Department’s internationalization activities, mobility programmes, internship opportunities and studies abroad.
Opening hours: Tuesday from 10.00 to 12.00, Thursday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Responsible: Dr Letizia Baldini, Tel. 050 2215816,

 Dedicated staff will be available for advice related to any particular problems that might arise.
Students can refer to:tel. 050 2215816, E-mail

"Tutor students" are also available for the students of the course.
Students can refer to:

CIVIL SERVICE - Dr. Gabriele Baglini
The students of the Regional Civil Service can attend both general and specific training courses certified by the University of Pisa.
The general objective is to support the Didactic Unit and to enhance orientation activities for incoming, current, and outgoing students.
Opening Hours: Tuesday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm and Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Information Desk. E-mail:

UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL COUNSELLING - Dr Sofia Tagliaferro and Dr Matteo Nigro.
Advice is given to the students of the three-year and Master's Degree Courses requesting information on the organization of the courses, advice for incoming, current and outgoing students, conduct of the traineeships and general functioning of the Department and of the courses. All students for the three-year and Master’s Degree course can obtain information from the Staff.
Timetable: to be arranged by appointment.
E-mail: and

PEER STUDENTS - dr Valentina Dottorini

A “Senior student”, intended as a mediator between the students and the Departmental and University institutions, can give the other students explanatory information on the forms, facilities and university services. The senior student offers interpersonal support to anyone having difficulties or problems during the course of study.
It is also possible to use the 'Virtual Counter' for all types of information, by connecting to the site: or from the page 'Facebook': Peer tutoring - Department of Earth Sciences UNIPI
Timetable: to be agreed via e-mail.


  • Webinar: "Petrolio dalle andesiti, Neuquén Basin, Argentina" by Sergio Rocchi
    This webinar is intended as a story of the field trip of the LASI 6 Conference (The physical geology of subvolcanic systems: laccoliths, sills and dykes, Malargüe, Mendoza Province, Argentina, 24-29 November 2019 - The webinar is not a report on a scientific study of a specific topic, but is structured as a presentation of the geological peculiarities of the Neuquén Basin, such as the enormous yet little known Quaternary volcanic province, the superb exposures of the Miocene sub-volcanic bodies, and the oil field with unconventional reservoirs, fundamental support of the economy of Argentina.
    The webinar is in Italian, with slides in English. Questions can be asked in English.
    Rivedi il Webinar su YouTube
  • Seminar about Ground-Penetrating radar and Glaciology

    The course of Radar Geomorphology organizes a seminar delivered by Prof. Emanuele Forte (University of Trieste): "GPR in Glaciology: potential and challenge"

    The seminar is planned for January 27th and will insight the possibility of GPR to image the interior of glaciers, to infer ice density distribution, locate brines and determine warm and cold domains. All are invited.




  • Discovering the subsurface of Mars


    Roberto Orosei will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology: "Radar detection of subglacial water under the South polar cap of Mars"

    The seminar is scheduled for January 27th (Room C, 14 PM, Earth Sciences Department) and will illustrate the capability of GPRs mounted aboard ESA Mars Express and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explore the subsurface of Mars. All are invited, see you there.

    Seminario OROSEI




    The web portal for non-EU and EU-students application to the next Academic Year (2020-21) is operative. Please visit the site:

    and follow carefully the instructions required for registration and documents uploading. After a positive evaluation, applicants will be informed about enrolment procedure at the University of Pisa.

    Applications will be evaluated in three rounds; students positively evaluated in the first round will be considered for a scholarship granted by the University of Pisa.




    Dr. Gianluca Catanzariti (3D GEOIMAGING) will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology

    "Non-conventional use of Ground Penetrating Radar: the example of the Italian research at Tutankhamon's tomb (KV62)"

    The seminar's abstract cna be find here.

    Students and researchers are invited on Thursday, the 12nd of December (09:15 am), Room E of the Department of Earth Sciences


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