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.
These are short, high quality courses designed for various types of users: researchers, PhD candidates, Italian/foreign post-graduate students, or public or private sector professionals and employees.
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.
Participants are selected according to the quality of their CV and on the basis of international representation and equal gender opportunities.


ESP Photobiology School – Summer School 2016
Where: Casa della Gioventù , Bressanone, Bozen, Italy
When: June 20-25, 2016
Who might participate: 5th year students and graduates (in the years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016) of the Master degree courses of the Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences; doctoral students of the Doctoral program in Molecular Sciences – curriculum “Pharmaceutical Sciences”
Deadline for application: expired (June 5, 2016) -

2016 Summer School of Information Engineering - "Technologies for IoT"
Where: Università degli Studi di Padova, Casa della Gioventù - Bressanone, Italy
When: July 3-9, 2016
Who might participate: PhD students, young researchers
Deadline for application: June 30, 2016
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Environment and Biodiversity Management in Nepal Himalayas
Where: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
When: July 25-August 12, 2016
Who might participate: Graduates from relevant field of Natural Resource Management, Biological Science (Botany, Zoology), Forestry, Environmental Science, and Agriculture are eligible to join the summer school. Selection criteria applied will be student performance, interviews and inclusiveness
Deadline for application: July 15, 2016;;

Water management in arid and semiarid climates in Roman time
Where: Feltre (Belluno), Italy
When: August 22-26, 2016
Who might participate: Bachelor and Master students, PhD Candidates, people interested or involved in the research, study, conservation, promotion of Archaeological Heritage
Deadline for application: July 30, 2016

Philosophical Controversies about Objectivity
Where: Università degli Studi di Padova, Dept. of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, Padova, Italy
When: September 12-23, 2016
Who might participate: Bachelor students, Master students, PhD students, Post-doc
Deadline for application: June 30, 2016 for scholarship; August 31, 2016 for registration

Communicating politics. Media, Communication, Activism from the French revolution to the present
Where: Università degli Studi di Padova, Dept. of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World, Palazzo Jonoch, Padova, Italy
When: September 19-24, 2016
Who might participate: The course is primarily intended for graduate and post-graduate students, PhD candidates, and young researchers having an academic or professional interest in the relationship between media and politics in historical perspective
Deadline for application: June 30, 2016 (extended to July 7, 2016)

Sustainable and Agro-ecologically-Compatible Development Options in Ethiopian and Sub-Saharan Rural Areas
Where: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Week 1: Italian Cultural Institute; Week 2: ECUSTA – Higher Learning Institute
When: Week 1: September 19-24, 2016; Week 2: January 30-February 3, 2017
Who might participate: Teachers, PhD and Master students, Professional up to a total of 40 attendants.
Deadline for application: September 10, 2016
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Wine: Technology, Biotechnology and Health
Where: Conegliano (TV) via Zamboni 1, Campus of Enology of the University of Padova, Italy
When:October 3-7, 2016
Who might participate: Bachelor and Master students, PhD Candidates, people interested or involved in the research or production of wine
Deadline for application: September 18, 2016

Spaces and Times of Globalization IV edition 'Boundaries, borders and walls: what of universality?’
Where: Università degli Studi di Padova, Dept. of Political Science, Law, and International Studies, via del Santo 28
When: February 20-24, 2017
Who might participate: The course is aimed at Italian, European and International graduates (max. 22), Master’s and PhD students from different disciplinary areas, such as Political and Social Sciences, Communications Studies, Language and Mediation. The organizers aim to guarantee a diversity of participating students on the basis of geo-cultural background, discipline of study and gender. The 2017 edition will also give continuity to a positive and consolidated practice: that of offering participating students the possibility to present their own research activities and to receive feedback from senior scholars and other participants. 5 scholarships will be assigned to students coming from least developed countries or countries in democratic transition.
Deadline for application: end of November 2016
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Editing, Analysing and Performing small-scale motets of the Early Baroque Era
Where: Milan, Italy
When: February 20-24, 2017
Who might participate: BA, MA, Students; Doctoral students;  Post-Doc Students; young Researchers; Conservatory Students; Musicians qualified in the field of Early Music
Deadline for application: January 31, 2017 (for BA, MA, PhD students and researchers); (for musicians and students from conservatories or academies of music)

Anthropology of forgery. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of archaeological fakes
Where: Università degli Studi di Padova, Dept. of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
When: February 13-17, 2017
Who might participate: The winter school will host a maximum of 20 students (postgraduate, PhD, Specialisation School), academics operating in the field of ancient pottery, sculpture, metallurgy, goldsmithing, numismatic, mosaic and painting; employees of the public administration, including Soprintendenze and museums; scholars and professionals, dealing with the preservation and promotion of archaeological heritage. All the participants will be selected according to quality of their CV and their specific fields of interest.
Deadline for application: December 1, 2016
Scientific Direction: Monica Salvadori, Monica Baggio
Scientific Secretariat:  Elisa Bernard, Luca Zamparo