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Research & Development

University of Padua

The University of Padua was founded in 1222, following the mass transfer of students and professors coming from Bologna. Originally, the courses offered were limited to jurisprudence and theology, but these were soon joined by medicine, philosophy, astronomy, and rhetoric. And by 1399 there were in effect two universities: the Universitas Iuristarum, for the study of Civil Law, Canon Law and Theology; and the Universitas Artistarum, for the study of Medicine, Philosophy, Grammar, Dialectics, Rhetoric and Astronomy. The two would not be fully re-united until 1813. The fifteenth century would see the beginning of more than three hundred years of growth in prestige as the University of Padua benefited from the protection of the Venetian Republic, which was determined that this should be the only Gymnasium Omnium Disciplinarum within its territories. It was during this period that Padua made its great contribution to the nascent scientific revolution, with developments in philosophical thought, in the study of medicine and anatomy and the great discoveries in astronomy, physics and mathematics that are linked with the eighteen-year period that Galileo Galilei taught at the university (from 1592 to 1610). Later on, on 25th June 1678, Elena Lucrezia Comaro Piscopia becomes the first woman ever to follow a degree, in Philosophy. After the second World War, the University increases its contribution to the development and collaborates with illustrious scientists at an international level. In the nineties a significant expansion at local level occurs and numerous the University in order to be able to meet the problems posed by overcrowded facilities started re-deploying over the Veneto as a whole.
Particular attention is given to the scientific research with special emphasis placed on important scientific, technical, biomedical, humanistic, juridical and social sciences. The main research activities are carried out in 67 departments in the Interdepartmental Centres (Innovative Biotechnologies, Spatial Studies and Activities, Agripolis) and in research areas in which the University operates through collaboration with other parties (National Research Council, National Laboratory of Legnaro).

The scientific production of the Paduan University is renowned both nationally and internationally for its history and the prestige acquired over the centuries. This is a result of constant incentives given to students in order to invent and subsequently licence technologies, which can be used by companies contributing thus to the economic and productive development of the country. The Research Service, an institute whose activities are programmed and coordinated with the Scientific Commission of the University and the Vice Chancellor of Research, is responsible for further promoting, coordinating and managing access to national and regional funds for research.
For the purpose of responding to the growing desire of foreign institutions to interact with the University of Padua in the fields of education, training and research, there has been created an International Relations service (SERI), whose role is that of informing and providing support and counselling to incoming and outgoing students. On the other hand, for information regarding the promotion of the economic value of the “know-how” developed inside the University and the technology transfer from the University to the business world, there has been founded the Area Trasferimento di Tecnologia, which is the Industrial Liaison Office of the University of Padua.

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