International Academic Networks

International Academic Networks

The University of Padova fruitfully participates in numerous academic networks:

The CG is a network of European historical research universities, established in 1985 to create stronger academic and cultural links, and to promote internationalization and academic cooperation. It acts through seven task forces and favours the development of a European education policy based on mutual exchange of information, easier academic mobility between universities and precious joint activities. Padova is participating in the three CG Scholarship Programmes for young professors and/or researchers from specific geographical areas, which have become quite popular.

Based in Venice and – now – funded directly by the European Parliament and supported by the Veneto Region and the Municipality of Venice, the network started in 1997 upon suggestion of the European Commission, under the initiative of the University of Padova, in close coordination with the university of Deusto. The network then extended to include nearly 40 partner institutions. Padova has recently especially supported EIUC, through the development of the administrative procedure to confer joint degrees to the graduates of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratization.

Taking the historical Silk Road as an inspiring symbol of cultural and spiritual exchange, the consortium aims at promoting greater understanding of friendship, peace and value of cultural diversity and cross-cultural connection. It further drives collaborative, sustainable development along the Silk Road, by preserving and reviving the rich cultural heritage of its Members with a view to enhance cross-cultural understanding.
ESRUC works as a collaborative framework aimed at capacity building and at raising the profile of Consortium members which is sustainable, responsible and internationally competitive.

It is the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities in Europe (850 members across 47 countries). It was formed in 2001 as the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities (CRE) and the Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences. 17 million students are enrolled at EUA member universities. As the voice of Europe's universities, EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the Higher Education sector as a whole.
As EUA member, the University of Padova enjoys the sharing of best practices by participating in projects, events and other mutual learning activities involving a wide range of universities. Above all, EUA enables its members to influence and shape future European policies and initiatives affecting Higher Education and Research. Being in contact with the European Commission, Parliament and other key decision-makers, EUA ensures universities' interests and concerns are taken up with all key stakeholders.

This network of 53 leading Engineering Schools and Faculties and Technical Universities offers promotes the recognition of academic excellence and relevance to the international labour market in the form of Double Degrees in engineering and in related fields, through a system of bilateral agreements between its members. T.I.M.E. promotes mutual academic recognition, provides opportunities for benchmarking and actively develops quality in higher education.
Students are chosen among the best in their respective Universities and study for a total of 5-6 years and are awarded two Masters-level Degrees from two different countries at the end of their study.
Through its double degree activities, T.I.M.E. promotes high-quality engineering education. Its graduates are also able to work transnationally and in trans-cultural environments, by acquiring skills of (intellectual and physical) mobility, adaptability, openness and awareness of other cultures and realities.

Started by initiative of the university of Padova, it aims to favour cross-border cooperation, among the three universities of Innsbruck, Freiburg im Breisgau and Padova. It promotes excellence in study and research at postgraduate level mainly in the field of medicine and bio-medicine, so as to consolidate European identity on this subject.

Something unique in the academic world, Venice International University is a group of Universities from all over the world sharing a common campus on the island of San Servolo, in the Venice lagoon.
Member Universities devise study programmes jointly to prepare their students to face the global challenges of today, requiring a new kind of academic preparation: sustainable development; climate change; ageing; urban growth; global ethics; cultural heritage.

The Network gathers the best universities in the world, undertaking research that enhances professional activity in and around reputation management, international relations and strategy.
Padova is the first Italian university to join the network, which only accepts membership of the first 200 universities worldwide, according to the SJT/THE/QS rankings.