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The University of Padova

University of Padova

Research

The University of Padova fosters top-quality research activities and actors in all scientific areas, increasingly attracting public and private funding. 5.2% of Italian public funding for scientific projects of national importance are awarded to researchers at the University of Padova, whereas European funds for research projects at Padova have soared by 40% over the last three years. 28 projects are funded by the European Research Council (ERC). These are ground-breaking research projects, led by excellent scientists who chose Padova to carry out their outstanding research activities.

Welcome Days

The Welcome days are addressed to all incoming students taking part in a mobility programme (Erasmus+ for Studies, SEN Coimbra, Swiss European Mobility Programme, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, Bilateral Agreements, Double Degrees) and and to all Degree seeking international students.

Students are introduced to the University and the city of Padova and are provided with all the information needed to ensure a great and fruitful stay at Unipd.

The event takes place at the beginning of each semester and it starts with an introductory General Welcome Meeting, followed by guided tours on and School/Department Welcome Meetings  addressed to incoming students enrolled in each School/Department.

Summer and Winter Schools  

Every year, in keeping with its policy of promoting internationalization, the University of Padova offers students the opportunity to attend Summer and Winter Schools organized in collaboration with academic institutions or other international organizations. The initiative is designed to provide early support for short-term intensive courses of high quality, targeted at different types of users: both Italian and foreign researchers, doctoral students, post-graduate students or professionals and public or private employees.

At least 30% of the lecturers must come from foreign Institutions and the use of a foreign language (different from Italian) as language of instruction is compulsory. The courses carry training credits that will be recognized for overall study programmes and life-long education.
Whilst International Summer and Winter Schools may differ widely one from another, certain common elements remain the same, such as the duration (intensive courses lasting 1-3 weeks, worth 2-6 ECTS credits) and a high proportion of internationally sourced teachers.
Teaching staff and students reside on campus for the duration of the course, the working language is English, and there is scope for the organization of workshops, exercises, seminars, laboratory activities and visits

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