Founded in 1222, one of the oldest and most prestigious multi-disciplinary universities in the world, the University of Padua will turn 800 in 2022. Defending freedom of thought in study and teaching has always been its distinctive feature since its foundation. With about 60,000 students, 2,050 Professors, and 32 Departments organized in 8 Schools, it is one of the biggest public universities in Italy.
The University of Padua is ranked 242th in the 2022 QS ranking. The University of Padua is a leading research university and was ranked the best among 96 Italian universities in the two consecutive assessments published by ANVUR. It is also recognized as the best university in Italy for teaching quality and 90% of students are highly satisfied of their academic career.