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5G: Enabling Technologies, Opportunities and Research Challenges Ahead

University of Pisa
48 hours
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available

Program description

5G: Enabling Technologies, Opportunities and Research Challenges Ahead

The 2021 edition of the Summer School ‘G: Enabling Technologies, Opportunities and Research Challenges Ahead’ is organized to offer 6 ECTS (48 hours of front lessons) in the broad field of 5G networks, targeting an audience of Bachelor (last year), Master and PhD students, early stage researchers and practitioners from Academia or Industry.

The technologies, opportunities and research challenges of 5G networks will be presented and discussed during the school.

Confirmed speeches and speakers:

  • 5G and the Ever-Lasting Quest for Efficient Communications (Prof. Marco Luise)
  • PHY-layer technologies for 5G (Prof. Luca Sanguinetti, Prof. Marco Moretti)
  • Electromagnetic methodologies for 5G (Prof. Agostino Monorchio)
  • Cloud/Edge Computing for 5G Networks (Prof. Carlo Vallati)
  • Security and privacy in 5G systems (Prof. Gianluca Dini)
  • SDN and NFV in the 5G era (Prof. Antonio Virdis)
  • System-level simulation and real-time emulation of 5G networks (Prof. Giovanni Stea, Prof. Giovanni Nardini)
  • Artificial Intelligence for 5G Networks and Applications (Prof. Francesco Marcelloni, Prof. Pietro Ducange)
  • The role of 5G on Industrial IoT (Prof. Rosario Garroppo)
  • 5G, 5.5G, and 6G Fundamentals (David Soldani, HUAWEI)
  • 5G Deployments and Applications (Dino Flore, QUALCOMM)
  • 5G and UAV applications (Prof. Stefano Giordano)
  • Non-terrestrial networks for 5G (Prof. Filippo Giannetti)
  • End-to-end network programmability (Prof. Gregorio Procissi, Prof. Giuseppe Lettieri)
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Services in 5G and Beyond (Prof. Rosario Garroppo)
  • Electromagnetic systems for 5G Automotive (Prof. Andrea Michel)
  • Electronic circuits and systems for 5G Automotive V2X scenarios (Prof. Sergio Saponara)

The program will be entirely held online, via Microsoft TEAMS.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor (last year), Master and PhD students, in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management) disciplines, early stage researchers and practitioners from Academia or Industry.
  • Being a University student (Bachelor last year, Master and PhD) or having a University degree in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management) disciplines.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The summer school provides lessons, from the industry and academic community, about the enabling technologies and methodologies in 5G networks and applications. The 5G Summer School aspires to give attendees the opportunity to learn about the architecture and promise of 5G networks. No prior familiarity with the technology is required, and the intent is to give the attendees a solid foundation in the technology, the current issues and the key user benefits.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this course is €250.


After passing the exam the University of Pisa will register the course as an official exam of 6 ECTS.

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About this institute

Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy

Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is an internationally-renown public institution, ranking among the top eight Italian universities and top 300 universities world-wide. The university has 20 departments with many high-level research centers, such as: Agriculture Astrophysics Computer science...

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Why study at University of Pisa

Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. Famous alumni of the University include Galileo Galilei, 3 Nobel prize winners and 2 Fields medalist.It is amongst the top 3 universities in Italy (ARWU).Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern center for teaching and advanced research.Pisa offers international students the unique opportunity to study and experience the richness of Italian history and culture in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Famous across the world for the Leaning Tower, almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city. Its strategic geographical location, the international airport and the excellent rail connections offer the possibility of weekend trips to other parts of Italy and Europe.

The Foundation Course

A one-year programme taught exclusively in English, which bridges the gap between High School and University studies and it equips students with the appropriate academic grounding for an Italian degree at the University of Pisa.This programme is aimed at International students who have 11 or 10 years of schooling and have successfully completed High School and at American students who have not taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the last year of High School nor have attended 2 years of College

Summer Schools

Intensive academic courses for international students and also for graduates.They mostly last from 1 to 6 weeks and take place in an international context, with students and lecturers coming from various parts of the world and all lectures delivered in English.They are characterized by nonconventional teaching formats (workshops, tutorials, excursions, cultural events, business testimonials, etc.) and a multidisciplinary approach. Professors are experts in their areas and have a keen interest in what they do.Summer Schools meet strict academic regulations: each grants at least 3 ECTS credits and the participants who successfully pass the final exams will receive an official academic transcript.

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University of Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa

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