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Inaugurations of the academic year

©Scuola Normale Superiore/ foto Laura Lezza

October the 18th marks the anniversary of the foundation of the Scuola Normale Superiore, which was established in 1810 with a decree by Napoleon Bonaparte: by tradition, the inauguration ceremony of the academic year is always held on this date, a date that marks the official start of the annual teaching and research activities.

The ceremony opens with the Director’s programmatic speech and continues with a session of inter-disciplinary works (lectiones, round tables, symposia) that focus on research topics as well as on topics related to civic life, comparing different and complementary visions and perspectives. The evening of October the 18th is dedicated to the inauguration of the Concert Season of the Normale, with the traditional opening concert at the Teatro Verdi, introduced by the artistic director.