Inaugurating the 2019/2010 academic year as the 798th since its foundation

The 2019/2020 inauguration of the University of Padua’s academic year took place in a completely new and electronic way.

The opening of the University’s 798th academic year was broadcasted from the Sala dei Quaranta of Palazzo Bo on March 18, 2020 at 3 pm. Rector Rosario Rizzuto streamed the inauguration in front of Galileo’s cattedra (podium).

In addition the Rector remarks, the Director General Alberto Scuttari, and the President of the Student Council Alberto Rosada, also spoke. Additional remarks were given through video connection from the President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, the Minister of University and Research Gaetano Manfredi, and Architect David Chipperfield.

The inaugural lecture for the University of Padua's 798th academic year was held by the Director of the Department of Industrial Engineering and professor of Technologies and Processing Systems, Stefania Bruschi.