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Padova

The university

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of free thought, study and research.

During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society: Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei are among the fathers of modern science, Andreas Vesalius and William Harvey founded modern Medicine and Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia became the world’s first woman to graduate in 1678.

The University of Padua is today a multidisciplinary institution with 8 Schools and 32 Departments offering a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes, ranging from Engineering to Business and Political Sciences, from Medicine to Humanities, from Psychology to Agriculture, from Law to Science. The 4 Departments of the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine are located in the Agripolis campus, less than 10km far from downtown Padua. Other research and teaching facilities are situated in various towns of the Veneto region, such as Vicenza, Treviso, Rovigo, Chioggia-Venice etc.

Students benefit from world-class educational institution and enjoy an exciting student life in Padua, where they build long-lasting relationships and grow personally, academically and professionally.

Graduates are global citizens that succeed in all professional fields and bring their expertise and dedication to excellence into the world. A degree from the University of Padua is recognised as a prestigious achievement in the labour market worldwide.

The University is also the scientific and cultural heart of Italy’s industrious North-East, providing highly specialized training for the area’s 5-million-plus residents and its 400,000-plus companies, a role made possible by its extensive network of campuses located across the Veneto region.

The city

Situated in the heart of north-eastern Italy, and less than 40 km from Venice, Padua is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, with over 3,000 years of history.

This rich cultural heritage, appreciated every year by thousands of tourists, includes the Scrovegni Chapel - with its frescoes painted by Giotto, Prato della Valle - one of the biggest squares in Europe, the thirteenth century Palazzo della Ragione - the world’s largest hall without supporting columns, the world’s oldest university Botanical Garden - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a historical city centre, with picturesque squares, palaces and museums. Padua offers an extended cycling path network and multiple bike sharing options with special discounts for students.

Discovering Padua

Other useful information

CALL CENTRE
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Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
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CAREER SERVICE OFFICE
Palazzo Storione
Riviera Tito Livio 6,
35123 Padua
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Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm
Tue and Thu 3 - 5pm
Telephone office hours:
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Tue and Thu 3 - 4.30pm
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ESU - AZIENDA REGIONALE PER IL DIRITTO ALLO STUDIO UNIVERSITARIO
Via San Francesco 122,
t+39 049.8235611
35121 Padua
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INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1,
35131 Padua
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WELCOME UNIT
Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1,
35131 Padua
t+39 049.8276831
Mon - Wed - Fri 10am - 1pm
Tue 10am - 1pm and 3 - 4.30pm
Thu 10am - 3pm
Fri (only by appointment)
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MOBILITY UNIT
Palazzo Bo - Via 8 Febbraio 2,
35122 Padua
t+39 049.8273061
Mon - Wed - Fri 10am - 1pm
Tue 10am - 1pm and 3 - 4.30pm
Thu 10am - 3pm
Fri (only by appointment)
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