University of Padova
The University of Padua, one of the oldest universities in Europe, is one of Italy’s leading universities. It ranks in the first position in all the recent ranking of Italian large universities (by CENSIS, by Sole 24 Ore and also recently by the CAMPUS journal). It has 13 Faculties, 64 Departments and 51 Services and Research Centres and has 66,000 regularly enrolled students (of which about 2,000 are foreign students). The permanent teaching staff is made up of 2,400 professors. The university is offering 57 Master programmes and 62 other postgraduate programme. 34 Doctoral Schools are providing PhD programmes. The educational offer includes the Galileian School of Higher Education, which provides an education of excellence to talented students. 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 (7 Int MSc programmes; 2 Int PhD programmes).