The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) in Naples is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education provided with an Institute of Advanced Study. It has been established on a three-year experimental basis within the Italian state university system by a law which made the University of Naples Frederick II responsible for its implementation.

The School's main aims are:

  • the advancement of knowledge;
  • preparing talented young people for high quality scientific research, university careers, and the direction of complex organizations.

Entrance to the School's undergraduate and graduate programs is competitive and exclusively based on talent and merit.

The SSM organizes

Please visit to discover the programs and the activities of the SSM

Provisional address: Largo San Marcellino 10, 80138 Napoli

For infos: Dr. Giuseppe FESTINESE - Tel. 081 2537 011 - Email: info.ssm [at]