Human capital, especially young people with university education, is today one of the main resources for the economic and social development of the territory.
With its seven universities - University of Pisa, University of Florence, University of Siena, University for Foreigners of Siena, IMT Alti Studi Lucca, Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Tuscany guarantees a very rich and diversified educational offer.
In Tuscany the right to university education really is for everyone: the Region invests resources to finance scholarships, grants for accommodation, beds, canteens and many other services for students.
In Europe and in Italy women are still under-represented in the highest positions in academia. The Tuscany Region has focused on this issue in order to inform its policies and raise awareness of national ones.