University of Padova

Padova, Italy
The University of Padova is in Italy. It was established in 1222. It is one of the oldest and prestigious universities in Italy. The university has 32 departments, 1 university hospital, 1 veterinary hospital, 1 experimental farm.

About

History

The University of Padua traces its origins back to 1222. The motto "Universa Universis Patavina Libertas" - 'complete liberty for all at the University of Padua' - underlines the total freedom of thought that the university has always granted its teachers and its students.

Education

The institution consists of 13 faculties that offer 100 first cycle degree courses, 80 second cycle degree courses, 70 Short specialization degree courses, 65 specialization schools (mostly medical ones) and a school of excellence (Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori).

Research

The research departments host over 76 different doctoral programmes, which are grouped in 35 doctoral schools and 4 doctorate courses. It is one of the most important higher education institution in Italy with more than sixty thousand students (40000 at bachelor level, 20000 at master level and 1500 at doctoral level), 230 post-doc researchers, 2300 members of the teaching staff and 2300 members of the administrative staff.

Career

Career Service guides students and new graduates in their transition from the academic world to the professional world. Links have been established between the University and firms, private and public institutions and professional associations to create and promote internships as an opportunity to exchange information and experiences.The Vetrina degli Stages help students and new graduates to look for internships and training opportunities. A list of the associated firms is available for subscribers, who can decide whether the job description corresponds to their job aims.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Padova!

Services

Student services

University life goes on in: 32 Depts, 33 libraries, 43 research and service centres, 1 general hospital, 1 veterinary hospital and an experimental farm. The University operates through 2054 professors and researchers and 2227 members of the technicians and administrative personnel.

Housing services

ESU provides accommodation for about 1600 students from outside Padova in its 14 halls of residence, which are situated in the city centre or near to the university buildings. Four university guesthouses are also available for short term stays.Accommodation in halls of residence is governed by a competition. University guesthouses are open from October to the end of July. The prices and quality of the rooms make them a competitive option for students, teachers and researchers in search of short term accommodation. From the end of August to the end of September the Copernico hall of residence also offers a bed & breakfast service for students and families, which includes reading rooms and internet points.

Library services

  • Over 2 million books are available in the libraries, which not only document the history of the University over the centuries, but also accompany its journey into the future.
  • Easy access to reading rooms and a complete online catalogue (containing 14,012 electronic magazines) prove the efficiency of the University’s library system.

ICT services

The Multimedia Library is a branch of the Cla - Centro Linguistico di Ateneo. It provides a large collection of media: audio, video, language software, digital presentation resources, etc.Students (including exchange students) and staff of the University can check-out DVDs and videos to watch in the lab.

Medical services

Italian students registered at the University but resident in a different district may:

  • receive free guaranteed medical assistance from a doctor of their choice;
  • use their current local health authority (ULSS 16) certificate.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Padova’s University Sport Centre (CUS), founded in 1946, enables students to take part both in competitive and non-competitive sports at the two facilities in via Giordano Bruno and via Jacopo Corrado. The CUS participates in some competitions such as the Ludi del BO and the University Games.

Student clubs

Concentus Musicus Patavinus is the Centre for musical activities and performances of the University of Padova. It is composed by the groups:

  • Orchestra
  • Great choir
  • Chamber choir
  • Jazz band
  • Contemporary dance group

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