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Università degli Studi di Padova

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UNIPD is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious HEI with nearly 60.000 students, 230 post-doc researchers, 2.300 teaching staff and 2.300 administrative staff. UNIPD offers +170 degree courses and embraces 32 Departments, 1 University Hospital, 1 Veterinary Hospital, 1 Experimental Farm and a School of Excellence. It is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide high quality education, to foster research, to nurture international relations and to promote strong links with the local territory.

In terms of research excellence, the National Research Assessment Committee ranks UNIPD at the top among leading Italian universities for the quality of its research results. Based on the number of citations and publications (ISI), UNIPD ranks among the top 3 Italian universities for total impact index, productivity index and presence index. Research at UNIPD is also attracting more and more public and private funding: 5.2% of the resources that the Italian State allocates to scientific projects of national importance are awarded to UNIPD, while EU funding for R&I projects in UNIPD departments and research centers has grown by 40% over the last 3 years. The university ability to contribute to the cultural development and economic growth of the region is also confirmed by the number of ongoing contracts with public and private bodies for experimental activities. Commercial research services alone account for 32% of the income of the university departments. UNIPD also boasts 130 active patents and 48 spin-offs.

UNIPD International Relations Division directly manages and provides counselling for international education, mobility and cooperation programs (E+ KA1&2, CBHE, SP, etc.) and is also responsible for Bilateral Agreements, double/joint degrees, international training, Summer and Winter Schools, visiting scientists/professors, etc. Under the Erasmus+ programme, the Projects & Partnerships Unit coordinates 1 CBHE project (ICMED) and 1 EMJMD, and is partner of 9 EMJMDs, 2 CBHEs and 1 SP. As a whole, the Universities manages a yearly budget of 6ML Euro funded through the Erasmus+ programme. In a.y. 2018/19, international mobility at UNIPD accounted for 2.300 outgoing students and 1.600 incoming students, confirming an increasing trend over the years.

UNIPD is member of the European Universities Alliance ARQUS and participates in international educational networks, such as Coimbra Group; Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME); Venice International University (VIU); Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED); European Association for International Education (EAIE); UNIADRION; European University Association.

The Department of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno" was founded in 1990 and it soon became a leading center in the higher education of business and economic sciences. In fact, in July 2012 it ranked #1 for the 7th consecutive year by the famous Italian Research Institute – CENSIS. The ranking has been based on several indicators measuring teaching quality and likelihood of students finding excellent jobs.

Academics, who are constantly coming up with innovative teaching methods, are involved in projects covering different areas. Such amplitude of scientific interests and competences has triggered the construction of several inter-disciplinary research groups whose members face real world problems from different & novel viewpoints. In addition, students are provided training periods in private firms, public institutions, research centres, and non-profit organizations to aid with their future prospects once they leave the University.



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