National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, CNISM)
The National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, CNISM) is a non-profit organization comprising 39 Italian Universities and approximately 1300 scientists working in the field of condensed matter physics. Established in 2005, CNISM promotes and coordinates research, scientific activities and related technologies in the field of condensed matter physics among the Universities of the Consortium and with the aim of better developing the activities that each University supports in condensed matter. CNISM also develops activities of education and formation of young students and researchers in the most advanced areas of international research and at the interface with other disciplines, trying to support their entrance in the world of research and professional development. Moreover, CNISM promotes the development of new instrumentation and infrastructure for research and advanced applications in areas that span from condensed matter to those related to information technology and life sciences. CNISM supports activities aimed at collaborations with other research institutions at national and international level.