Other Structures

The University of Padua collaborates with many national and international research organizations, working to foster the growth of knowledge and manage common projects, in accordance with article 2 of its Charter: “for a better realization of its institutional aims, the University promotes research and service activities at the request and in favour of third parties and in collaboration with outside entities, regulating their progress not least with respect to the rights and duties of structures and individuals”.

  Research Organisations

Città della Speranza
A foundation that supports the Oncology and Haematology Clinic of the University of Padua and promotes scientific research in the sector.

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council) (Padua Area)
Padua area of the CNR (National Research Council). The Padua area includes numerous institutes.

INAF (Padua Observatory)
Observatory of Padua – the University’s historic “Specola” is now in the hands of the National Institute of Astrophysics.

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) (Padua Area) 
National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Padua section. Conducts research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics.

INFN – Laboratori nazionali di Legnaro (National Laboratories of Legnaro) (Padua)
National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Padua laboratories. The University of Padua collaborates on research.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute – Triveneto)
Public health body concerned with animal welfare, food safety and environmental protection.

VIMM
Centre for advanced biomedical research. Founded by a private association, the centre involves the University of Padua and the city's Hospital Trust.

  Science and Technology Centres

Consorzio RFX (RFX Consortium)
Interdisciplinary research centre involving industries and other bodies, which include the University of Padua, ENEA, CNR, National Institute of Nuclear Physics, and Acciaierie Venete steel producers.

Parco scientifico e tecnologico Galileo (Galileo Science and Technology Park)
A consortium of local agencies, Chambers of Commerce, Universities and other organizations providing companies with services typified by innovation, technological development and creativity.

Veneto Nanotech
An association of Universities, local authorities and businesses promoting and conducting research in the sector of nanotechnologies and their use for industrial applications.