University of Padova

The University of Padova traces its origins back to 1222 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe.
The motto "Universa Universis Patavina Libertas" - 'complete liberty for all at the University of Padua' - underlines the total freedom of thought that the university has always granted its teachers and its students.
University of Padova ranked first among leading Italian universities for the quality of its research (2004-2010 Italian Research Assessment) and within the first positions in all the recent rankings of Italian large universities (CENSIS, Sole 24 Ore and also recently by CAMPUS journal).
It is also one of the most important higher education institutions in Italy with more than 62000 students and 2200 members of the teaching staff. The degree courses are organized by 8 Schools that offer more than 80 first cycle degree courses, and almost 90 second cycle and single cycle courses as well as 65 specialization schools. The educational offer includes the Galileian School of Higher Education, which provides an education of excellence to talented students. Moreover, the 32 research departments host different doctoral programmes.
The University of Padova has an extensive and active international network. It participate in a large number of research and teaching programmes, e.g. through Erasmus Mundus, with 7 International MSc programmes and 4 International PhD programmes.

Here you may find an Open Source DB of all Padova staff members’ publications: Iris