Presentation by the director

The “Lake Como School of Advanced Studies” is an international Institute which has been founded in 2013 as the result of a joint effort of four Universities in Regione Lombardia: University of Insubria, Milano University, Milano-Bicocca University and Pavia University.

The purpose of the Institute is the organization of Schools and small workshops. The duration of Schools is variable: typically, it ranges from five to ten days. Their audience is mainly composed of graduate and post graduate students. Topical workshops and meeting are also organized, in order to discuss recent progress in emerging fields of knowledge.

The Institute has an interdisciplinary character and its main focus is on complexity, even though the range of activities it hosts is not limited to it, but it is open to any branch of science. The Institute also organizes popular seminars and lectures, aimed to a wide audience, in an effort towards the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and to educate young generations to science.

In a word: our goal is to create an excellence Centre to contribute to the qualitative enhancement of advanced training and research, in the Lombardy University System. I welcome you to participate in this effort!

Giulio Casati