University of Padova, between tradition and innovation

At the University of Padova the past is the source not only of our traditions but of our motivation and our determination to innovate. We continue that same tradition of freedom in scientific experimentation that brought here the most distinguished scholars and students of Europe and led to some of the most important discoveries ever made in the fields of medicine and astronomy, discoveries that fully justify Padova’s reputation as “nursery of arts”.

At Padova, research, teaching and learning are closely related and, in a way, are different means to the same end. That end is to be protagonists in the life of our community, and to be ambassadors of our most fundamental values: passionate search for truth and freedom to cultivate understanding and to compare experiences beyond all barriers and differences, without distinctions and without prejudices.

For the great desire I had
to see fair Padua, nursery of arts
I am arrived (...)
and am to Padua come, as he that leaves
a shallow plash to plunge in the deep
and with satiety seeks to quench his thirst

William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew"