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Teaching and undertaking scientific research in Padova means entering a tradition which has been continued without interruption for eight centuries, during which some of the most important scientific discoveries in the history of science have been made – to the extent that Padova is spoken of as the “home to the scientific revolution “ (H. Butterfield) and the “European centre of knowledge in the 15th/XV century” (J.H. Randall).
Internationally oriented and open to the world ever since its beginnings, today the University of Padova promotes collaboration and exchange with universities throughout the world, aiming at enhancing scientific progress and perfecting and sharing good practices in the field of teaching. For researchers and docents who wish to follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Padova offers a wide range of services: from language courses to University-approved accommodation , from organisation of guided tours of the city and surroundings to access to libraries, from university canteens to help with the administrative procedures required for entry and sojourn in Italy. For everyone, the point of reference is the International Welcome Office, especially created to respond to the needs of foreign docents and researchers visiting or staying in Padova.
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For centuries, the University of Padova, one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe, has welcomed students from many foreign countries: those same people have made this city of art and industry essential for the development of thinking and science. Today, the University of Padova is open to the whole world, with more than 100 agreements with foreign institutions for higher education and participation in international networks, programmes and courses. Padova thus welcomes foreign students who wish to enrol in its courses or participate in international mobility programmes, with a series of personalised services such as Italian courses for foreigners, healthcare , and many sports activities. All this within just one city, Padova, with its extensive artistic heritage, only a short distance from Venice and its marvels, and surrounded by landscapes and cities among the finest in Europe.
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