Inaugurating the 2020/2021 academic year as the 799th since its foundation

The 2020/2021 inauguration of the University of Padua’s academic year takes place online: the opening of the University’s 799th academic year is broadcasted from the Aula Magna of Palazzo Bo on April 16, 2021 at 3 pm.

In addition to the Rector Rosario Rizzuto's remarks, the Director General Alberto Scuttari, and the President of the Student Council Emma Ruzzon are also speaking. Additional remarks were given through video connection from the President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, the Minister of University and Research Maria Cristina Messa, and the president of he Conference of Italian University Rectors Ferruccio Resta.

The inaugural lecture for the University of Padua's 799th academic year is held by Marco Masciaprofessor at the University of Padua - Unesco Chair on Human Rights, Democracy and Peace.