UNIPhD - Why choosing the University of Padua?

UNIPhD - Why @Unipd?

History and tradition

Unipd, founded in 1222 A.D., is the second oldest University in Italy. Seeking freedom of thought in teaching and learning, it is profoundly loyal to its motto Universa Universis Patavina LibertasPadua liberty (is) for all and in all areas of science. Today Unipd is one the foremost Universities in Italy in terms of size, quality and variety of research scope. With over 60.000 students, Unipd obviously has a strong connection with the city of Padua, being one of its landmark institutions.

A city for students

The student-filled piazzas, the open air of the river banks enjoyed by joggers, a summer aperitif on the Piovego waterfront, not to mention an abundance of cultural, musical and sporting events... all features of a student-friendly, vibrant and welcoming city where students can spend time in places full of history, art and beauty, like the Botanical Garden where they can go free of charge. Many different languages can be heard when walking around the city streets, not least as a result of the continuous flow of international tourists.
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Unipd in the European Union

Unipd is committed to follow the European roadmap on doctoral education and to pave the way to a new, ambitious approach to doctoral education, in line with the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, and the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. The MSCA-COFUND – Doctoral Programme scheme will help Unipd to ensure the highest standards of doctoral training and to identify, implement, share, and promote the best practices throughout all its Doctoral Courses.

The University of Padua is at the top

Both national and international rankings place the University of Padua at the top of all Italian universities.

In the Censis 2021/2022 ranking Padua ranks second among mega state universities (institutes with over 40,000 students), with an overall score of 88.7, preceded only by the University of Bologna. Read the article here.

The 2022 edition of the Best Global Universities Rankings, published by the American newspaper US News & World Report, cites the University of Padua in 119th place among all universities, and reconfirms it in 2nd place among all Italian universities. Read the article here.


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