The 2000s

The university of the new millennium is increasingly focused on internationalisation, research development, skills specialisation and diversifying the educational offer. Following the guidelines of the Italian Ministry of Education, since 2012 the University of Padua reorganises its general administrative-educational structure by eliminating faculties, entrusting teaching activities to the departments and creating schools to coordinate the activities of the departments within the different study programmes.
The University of Padua counts eight schools. The Piovego area hosts several multi-department facilities, including those for Mathematics, Psychology, the “Cittadella dello Studente” (student accommodation) developed by Studio Valle and inaugurated in 2015, as well as Biology and Biomedicine, entrusted to architect Mario Botta and completed in 2014. At the same time, the Biodiversity Garden is inaugurated as an extension to the Botanic Garden.
In more recent years, too, the University shows its commitment to looking to the future competitively by investing in innovation, culture, education and science. This commitment is put into practice through several acquisitions and projects which in the coming years will define a new chapter in the University’s history.

2004

the GALILEAN SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

the GALILEAN SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

In partnership with the Scuola Normale of Pisa, the Galilean School of higher education is established in Padua

2008

FIRST DEGREE COURSE HELD IN ENGLISH

The second cycle degree course in Environmental Engineering is the first degree course held in English

2009

EARTHQUAKE IN AQUILA

EARTHQUAKE IN AQUILA

Immediately after the earthquake, 12 researchers from the University of Padova went to Abruzzo to provide scientific field support to the rescue teams

2013

RESTORATION WORKS AT PALAZZO BO

The restoration works of the Old Courtyard of Palazzo Bo are completed

2014

ROSETTA SPACE PROBE

After a 10-year journey in space, the Rosetta space probe of the European Space Agency (ESA) releases its Philae lander. The University of Padua also took part in the project

2014

agreement with the China Scholarship Council

The agreement is signed with the Chinese China Scholarship Council, which allows Chinese students to attend the University of Padua for study and research

2014

THE BIODIVERSITY GARDEN

THE BIODIVERSITY GARDEN

Inside Botanical garden the five new greenhouses of the Biodiversity Garden are opened to the public. Inserted in a glass and steel gallery, they replicate as many biomes, areas of the Earth characterised by climate and plant uniformity.

2014

IL FIORE DI BOTTA (BOTTA’S FLOWER)

IL FIORE DI BOTTA (BOTTA’S FLOWER)

“Il Fiore di Botta”, the Biology and Biomedicine campus designed by the architect Mario Botta, is inaugurated  

2015

Cittadella dello studente

Cittadella dello studente

On 16th September the “Cittadella dello Studente” is inaugurated. The complex features three new buildings and sits alongside the Psychology buildings. It houses student accommodation, the University Language Centre, the University Teaching Service and rooms, labs and offices

2017

LIVIUS NOSTER

LIVIUS NOSTER

For the entire year, the University of Padova celebrated the two thousandth anniversary of the death of Titus Livius Patavinus, through events, meetings, initiatives and cultural exhibitions throughout the city

2017

UNIVERSA PADUA NOBEL LECTURE

Leymah Gbowee, premio Nobel per la pace 2011

Starting from 2017, the first term of lectures is opened with an expert lecture by a Nobel Prize winner in the Great Hall

2017

PiaveFutura

PiaveFutura

The former Piave military barracks are transferred to the University, which plans to transform them into a university campus called PiaveFutura

2018

New Padua hospital centre

An agreement is signed for development of the New Padua hospital centre

2018

INAUGURATION OF THE NEW PALAZZO LIVIANO LIBRARY

INAUGURATION OF THE NEW PALAZZO LIVIANO LIBRARY

The new Liviano Library of Classical Studies, Art and Music is inaugurated in the restored areas of Palazzo Liviano