Focusing on research
The University of Padova fosters an environment which facilitates top-quality scholarship and research, providing leadership in setting research goals for the University, developing and implementing strategies for achieving them, capitalising on the interdisciplinary strength of University research centres, and ensuring that the research infrastructure is robust and responsive to the expanding and ever-changing needs of researchers. A particular effort is being made to enhance collaboration between university research groups and industry, with special emphasis on small and medium enterprises in North-East Italy.
Specific actions are implemented through a set of programmes providing financial support for:
- University-funded research projects
- Strategic projects strengthening existing excellence
- Matching funds for research projects co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR)
- Purchase of new scientific instrumentation or replacement of obsolete equipment.
Horizon 2020: EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation running from 2014 to 2020, is made up of three main pillars and other cross-cutting programmes.