The University of Padua (founded in 1222) is a world-leading research-intensive. 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. 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.Learn more!