The University of Padua (UNIPD) is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities, counting over 60.000 students, 2.500 teachers and research fellows and 2.400 administrative staff units. UNIPD delivers 194 degree courses and 40 PhD programmes, across 8 schools (Psychology, Economics and Political Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Law) and 32 Departments. It also embraces a University Hospital, a Veterinary Hospital, an Experimental Farm, 13 University Museums and a School of Excellence. UNIPD University has a multi-disciplinary focus and is internationally known for providing high quality education, fostering relevant research and nurturing both international relations and strong links with the local community.
In terms of international reach, the University of Padua counts more than 5.200 international students and is engaging is increasing its international attractiveness by expanding the English-language educational offer, which now boasts 6 bachelor’s degrees and 44 master’s degrees. Internationalization is also fed through more than 2.800 agreements of different kinds in 87 countries. These agreements include a wide range of collaborations, ranging from students and staff mobility, to research cooperation, joint projects and international networks. As a student, you may join UNIPD through the Erasmus and other student Exchange Programmes, but also through International Joint Programmes. For a general overview on what you need to know before you start your journey in Padua, please refer to this site.
Moreover, the University of Padua is known for its research excellence, formally assessed by the National Research Assessment Committee, which has ranked UNIPD among the leading Italian universities for the quality of its research results. This is also mirrored by the impact of UNIPD researchers’ publications, which ranks among the top 3 Italian universities according to the ISI index. Research is not confined to academia, as the University contributes to the cultural development and the economic growth of the surrounding region; this is confirmed by the number of ongoing contracts with public and private bodies for our experimental activities. If you are interested in exploring research opportunities at UNIPD, please refer to this page, which includes information on the currently open positions and all of the projects devoted to student and staff exchange and to academic and research collaboration.