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University of Pavia

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Corso Str. Nuova, 65, 27100 Pavia PV

The University of Pavia is one of the oldest universities in Europe. An edict issued by King Lotharius quotes a higher education institution in Pavia as already established in 825. This institution, mainly devoted to law studies, was then chosen as the main education centre for northern Italy. Enlarged and renovated by the Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, it became the University of the Duchy, officially established as a Studium Generale by Emperor Charles IV in 1361.

Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) is only one of a large group of famous professors who taught at the University of Pavia. To mention just a few, let us recall Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) and Camillo Golgi (1843-1926). The “cardanic joint”, a widely used mechanical device, takes its name from the first. Scarpa was professor of anatomy and medicine. Many parts of human anatomy are today named after him, e.g. “Scarpa’s triangle” and “Scarpa’s fascia”. Golgi invented the so called “black reaction”, which, for the first time, displayed the ramified structure of nerve cells. This was the key to open the chapter of neuroscience nowadays advancing so quickly. For this discovery, Golgi was given the Nobel prize in 1906, together with the Spanish Santiago Ramon y Cajal. The “Golgi complex” is only one of the many microstructures which are today named after him. Today the University boasts 24,000 students,both from Italy and from overseas. In 2013, 4,408 students graduated and 639 obtained a post-graduate qualification.

Today Pavia is a Research University, offering a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching organized in 18 Departments and has study programmes at all levels: Bachelor’s degrees, single-cycle Masters degrees, research degrees, speciality schools and level I and II Masters degrees.

Research is carried out in departments, institutes, clinics, centres, and laboratories in close association with public and private institutions, enterprises and companies.

The University of Pavia enjoys a strong tradition of international student and teacher exchanges: bilateral agreements involve, among others, the historical universities of Coimbra, and many universities in Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean area, the United States of America, China, Japan and many other countries.

The University of Pavia is in a way unique not only because of its prestigious historical origins and top quality achievements, but also due to its leading and promoting role in the so-called “Pavia System”, characterized by 20 colleges and residences where thousands of students can live, study and play sports. The oldest residences, named Collegio Borromeo and Collegio Ghislieri, were built in the 16th century; more recently other colleges for male and female students were founded through both public and private initiatives.

The University of Pavia is one of the oldest universities in Europe. An edict issued by King Lotharius quotes a higher education institution in Pavia as already established in 825. This institution, mainly devoted to law studies, was then chosen as the main education centre for northern Italy. Enlarged and renovated by the Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, it became the University of the Duchy, officially established as a Studium Generale by Emperor Charles IV in 1361.

Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) is only one of a large group of famous professors who taught at the University of Pavia. To mention just a few, let us recall Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) and Camillo Golgi (1843-1926). The “cardanic joint”, a widely used mechanical device, takes its name from the first. Scarpa was professor of anatomy and medicine. Many parts of human anatomy are today named after him, e.g. “Scarpa’s triangle” and “Scarpa’s fascia”. Golgi invented the so called “black reaction”, which, for the first time, displayed the ramified structure of nerve cells. This was the key to open the chapter of neuroscience nowadays advancing so quickly. For this discovery, Golgi was given the Nobel prize in 1906, together with the Spanish Santiago Ramon y Cajal. The “Golgi complex” is only one of the many microstructures which are today named after him. Today the University boasts 24,000 students,both from Italy and from overseas. In 2013, 4,408 students graduated and 639 obtained a post-graduate qualification.

Today Pavia is a Research University, offering a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching organized in 18 Departments and has study programmes at all levels: Bachelor’s degrees, single-cycle Masters degrees, research degrees, speciality schools and level I and II Masters degrees.

Research is carried out in departments, institutes, clinics, centres, and laboratories in close association with public and private institutions, enterprises and companies.

The University of Pavia enjoys a strong tradition of international student and teacher exchanges: bilateral agreements involve, among others, the historical universities of Coimbra, and many universities in Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean area, the United States of America, China, Japan and many other countries.

The University of Pavia is in a way unique not only because of its prestigious historical origins and top quality achievements, but also due to its leading and promoting role in the so-called “Pavia System”, characterized by 20 colleges and residences where thousands of students can live, study and play sports. The oldest residences, named Collegio Borromeo and Collegio Ghislieri, were built in the 16th century; more recently other colleges for male and female students were founded through both public and private initiatives.

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Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Architecture Department
Ingegneria Industriale
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Musicologia
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage
Filosofia
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Fisica
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Physics
Lettere
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Matematica
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Mathematics

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Graduate

Industrial Automation Engineering
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
MIBEMaster Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship
Graduate, full-time
Department of Economics and Management
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Graduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Electronic Engineering
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
WPIRWorld Politics and International Relations
Graduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture - University School of Advance Studies

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Short duration

Foundation Year Program
Short duration, full-time

Departments

Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Pavia

Industrial Automation Engineering
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Bioingegneria
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Ingegneria Elettrica
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Ingegneria Industriale
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Bioingegneria
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

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Department of Economics and Management
Pavia

MIBEMaster Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship
Graduate, full-time
Department of Economics and Management
MEFIMaster Programme In Economics, Finance and International Integration
Graduate, full-time
Department of Economics and Management
Amministrazione, Controllo e Finanza Aziendale
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Economics and Management
Economia
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Economics and Management

Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Pavia

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Graduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Biologia Sperimentale ed Applicata
Graduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Biotecnologie Avanzate
Graduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Neurobiologia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Biotecnologie
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Scienze Biologiche
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Biology and Biotechnology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Pavia

WPIRWorld Politics and International Relations
Graduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Comunicazione Digitale
Graduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Studi dell'Africa e dell'Asia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Sviluppo Economico e Relazioni Internazionali
Graduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Governo e Politiche Pubbliche
Graduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Comunicazione, Innovazione, Multimedialità
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Political and Social Sciences

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Faculty of Engineering - Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture - University School of Advance Studies
Pavia

Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture - University School of Advance Studies

Department of Humanities
Pavia

The Ancient Mediterranean World (History Archaeology and Art)
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Linguistica Teorica, Applicata e delle Lingue Moderne
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Antichità Classiche e Orientali
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Filologia Moderna. Scienze della Letteratura del Teatro del Cinema
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Filosofia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Letterature Europee e Americane
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities
Storia d'Europa
Graduate, full-time
Department of Humanities

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Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage
Cremona

Musicologia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage
Conservazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali
Graduate, full-time
Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage
Musicologia
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage
Scienze Letterarie e dei Beni Culturali
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage

Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Pavia

Scienze e Tecniche delle Attività Motorie Preventive e Adattate
Graduate, full-time
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Scienze e Tecniche dello Sport
Graduate, full-time
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Scienze Infermieristiche e Ostetriche
Graduate, full-time
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Dietistica (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Dietista)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Infermieristica (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Infermiere)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Scienze Motorie
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine

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Department of Molecular Medicine
Pavia

Biotecnologie Mediche e Farmaceutiche
Graduate, full-time
Department of Molecular Medicine
Harvey medicine and surgery Course
Graduate, full-time
Department of Molecular Medicine

Department of Law
Pavia

Giurisprudenza
Graduate, full-time
Department of Law
Scienze dei Servizi Giuridici
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Law

Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Architecture Department
Pavia

Ingegneria Civile
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Architecture Department
Ingegneria Edile - Architettura
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Architecture Department
Ingegneria per l'Ambiente e il Territorio
Graduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Architecture Department
Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering and Architecture Department

Department of Mathematics
Pavia

Matematica
Graduate, full-time
Department of Mathematics
Matematica
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Mathematics

Department of Physics
Pavia

Scienze Fisiche
Graduate, full-time
Department of Physics
Fisica
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Physics

Department of Chemistry
Pavia

Chimica
Graduate, full-time
Department of Chemistry
Chimica
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Chemistry

Department of Drug Sciences (DDS)
Pavia

Chimica e Tecnologia Farmaceutiche
Graduate, full-time
Department of Drug Sciences (DDS)
Farmacia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Drug Sciences (DDS)

Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
Pavia

Medicina e Chirurgia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics

Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences
Pavia

Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria
Graduate, full-time
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences
Fisioterapia (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Fisioterapista)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences
Igiene Dentale (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Igienista Dentale)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences
Ostetricia (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Ostetrica/o)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences
Tecniche di Radiologia Medica, per Immagini e Radioterapia (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Tecnico di Radiologia Medica)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences
Tecniche Ortopediche (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Tecnico Ortopedico)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences

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Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Pavia

Psicologia
Graduate, full-time
Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Logopedia (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Logopedista)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Tecniche di Neurofisiopatologia (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Tecnico di Neurofisiopatologia)
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS) Department of Humanities +Life Sciences of IUSS
Pavia

Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences
Graduate, full-time
Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS) Department of Humanities +Life Sciences of IUSS

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Pavia

Scienze della Natura
Graduate, full-time
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Scienze Geologiche Applicate
Graduate, full-time
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Scienze e Tecnologie per la Natura
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Scienze Geologiche
Undergraduate, full-time
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences