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A picturesque and historic city, Padua (Padova in Italian) is situated in northern Italy. It has many cultural and architectural attractions and is home to the famous University of Padova.
Padua claims to be one of the oldest cities in Northern Italy. Part of the Veneto region, it is located close to Venice, Verona and Treviso.
The area has a rich and varied history, allegedly founded by the Trojan prince Antenor and undergoing Hun, Gothic, Lombard, Frankish, Episcopal, Venetian, and Austrian conquests. Padua also has a storied past (literally) as the setting for works such as Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Oscar Wilde's The Duchess of Padua.
The area features historic mediaeval marketplaces alongside beautiful frescos, facades and piazzas. Padua also has a long history of higher education and has been welcoming travelling students for almost 800 years. You’ll be easily at home as a Masters student in Padua, with plenty of parks, river banks, museums, exhibits, music, sport and cultural highlights to enjoy.
The University of Padova was established in 1222, making it the second oldest in Italy and one of the oldest in the world. Famous alumni include Andrea Vesalio, Copernicus, Galileo, Diego Valeri, Concetto Marchesi and Giuseppe Colombo. It’s part of the Coimbra Group of historical research universities which includes the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Heidelberg, Salamanca, Jena, KU Leuven and Leiden.
Padova University has many departments and offers courses across a broad range of subjects. Most courses are taught in Italian, but there are many offered in English.
Northern Italy is a rapidly developing part of modern Italy, and Europe. Padua has a large industrial area, one of the biggest in Europe, that supports many different companies. The industrial zone specialises in technology, commerce, manufacture and enterprise.
Padua also has strong industries in the services sector, in particular trade and tourism. The University of Padova has good relations with many industry partners and networks, with a focus on education, training and innovation.
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The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, Cosmology, Gravitational Physics, planets, stars and galaxies. Read more
The Master’s degree explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Theoretical lessons are mixed with practical training, offering hands-on experience in advanced DNA RNA and protein analysis together with lab sessions in bioinformatics. Read more
The Master’s degree offers the latest developments in Cognitive Neuroscience research and its clinical applications. Read more
The Master’s degree aims at training engineers with the ability to model, analyze and control the behavior of a wide array of robotics, industrial, financial, biological and information systems and networks. Read more
Our two-year Master degree in Economics and Finance aims to develop capabilities to understand economic and financial phenomena, expert technical knowledge to interpret and manage complex financial issues, and develop and assess public policies. Read more
The Master’s degree aims at training business developers and new entrepreneurs able to define and apply sustainable business models, master multi-dimensional forms of innovation (technological, marketing, organisational, social innovation), create and grow companies in the current digital scenario, within a global environment. Read more
The Master’s degree, thanks to a multidisciplinary approach that considers the different physical, biological and chemical aspects of natural and anthropogenic systems, allows students to acquire full command of methodological and operational aspects of engineering for the prevention and remediation of environmental degradation and risk. Read more
The Master’s degree provides a global, original and critical perspective on political and institutional settings, thanks to solid roots (competences, methods and analytical tools) in the analysis of political, historical, social and economic contexts in different countries. Read more
Forest Science is a 2-year Second Cycle Degree equivalent to a Master of Science. The programme is completely taught in English and is conceived for Bachelor graduates with either forestry, agriculture, biological or environmental backgrounds. Read more
The Master’s degree in Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources has the main goal of educating professionals and researchers capable of approaching in a multi-disciplinary manner the theory and applications of physical methodologies for the exploration and characterization of the subsoil. Read more
The Master’s degree aims at developing a universal culture of human rights. Read more
The University of Padua offers a wide range of course units held entirely in English with fantastic opportunities.