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.
The University of Pavia offers a wide range of academic areas with courses in:
Research departments promote and coordinate research activities. As research entities, they embrace one or more research sectors, which, regardless of the membership of the individual teachers to different faculties or degree courses are homogeneous as regards goals, methods and subjects taught but often subdivided into sections (Sezioni) in which groups of teachers with similar research and teaching profiles participate. Research departments also plan research degrees, organise courses relating to them and take part in their teaching.They are independent bodies with a director (Direttore), an advisory council (Giunta) and a governing body (Consigilio) that meet regularly to discuss and vote on policy matters.
The University of Pavia warmly welcomes job or internship offers for any area of study and from any European country. Steady and permanent contacts give enterprises visibility in the university, starting with the publication of their offer on the website.
Moreover, the Career Service is a mediator between enterprises and students. The office can be a reliable link for enterprises by offering students useful work contacts for their careers in a foreign country..
Student Administrative Office
Today, living in college means being in the midst of a stimulating and creative cultural environment that has a long tradition in Pavia. College life also allows everyone who joins to become part of an ever-changing group of Italian and overseas students enrolling on our degree courses. Each of Pavia’s 20 colleges, that, in total, host approximately 2,000 students, has its own particular history. Colleges range from the two oldest institutions, Borromeo and Ghislieri, founded at the end of the 16th century, to the more recent ones managed by the Ente per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario (EDiSU).
The University has 9 libraries to serve its various faculties. In addition, there are also museums, research centres and the new Pavia Digital Archive (PAD) dedicated to digital records of contemporary authors.
The local network hosts more than 130 libraries located in Pavia and its province and 1,500,000 documents .
The University offers Wireless Internet access around the campus, wherever you find "Wi-Fi Area" signboards.
Non-EU citizens are requested to take out private health insurance before leaving their home country and to obtain a consular declaration of its validity for Italy. In order to get the Residence Permit they are in fact required to be in possession of a private Health Insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Italy.
The University of Pavia has the most estensive Colleges and Residence Hall system in Italy.The majority of its students are housed in its 16 Colleges. The most ancient ones date back to 1564 (Collegio Borromeo) and 1567 (Collegio Ghislieri), while the two most recent ones (Collegio Maino and CollegioVolta) were founded in 2000. Colleges and Residence Halls are either male or female, catered or self-catered (with kitchens on each floor for student use).Although all Residence Halls are bound by University Statutes, each of them has its own funding status. Some have an independent status and the majority of the Halls receive support from the regional educational authority.
The Pavia C.U.S. carries out competitive activities both in the university circuit (participation in the University National Championships and in national and international activities) and in the circuit of the National Sports Federations in the following disciplines: Track, Canoeing, Rowing, Volleyball, Rugby, Fencing and Archery.
It organizes introductory courses aimed at recreation in: Aerobics, Soccer, Canoeing, Rowing, Physical Conditioning, Modern Dance, Fitness Mix, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Pre-skiing, Fencing, Step, Stretching, Archery, Judo and Tournaments in 7-man Men’s and Women’s Soccer, 5-man Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Beach Volley, Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
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