University of Pavia

Introduction

The University of Pavia. Advancing Knowledge since 1361 The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions founded in 1361. Pavia has been a city-campus since its foundation and even today it offers its 24,000 students an experience unique in Italy and rare in Europe: studying at 20 University colleges that are largely independent of the administrative structure of the University. The University of Pavia covers all subject areas and is composed of 18 Departments offering study programmes at all levels, from Bachelor’s degrees to Doctorate programmes. Pavia is a small city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants and over 24,000 students. Located only 30 km south of Milan, by regional and suburban trains, every 10 minutes. Pavia is also within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times, it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards for over two centuries and this fascinating legacy of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings remains intact and alive day and night with students enjoying their favourite meeting points. Cultural life in Pavia is intense with 19 museums and collections (14 within the University), 2 cultural centres, 4 public libraries and 18 university libraries, 4 cinemas and theatres, 10 social-cultural meeting halls, a musical college and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sports activities, at all levels The college system: unique in Italy Pavia, like Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, has a unique College system in Italy, dating back to the 16th century. Each of Pavia’s 20 colleges, that in total host approximately 2.000 students, has its own particular history and opportunities to offer, including access to many study abroad programmes and sports activities. The Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) offers extra courses to the best-performing students from our colleges. These advanced-level programmes for high achievers are organised by theme into four different academic areas: Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Technology and Biomedical Sciences. Students who successfully complete their studies at IUSS obtain an additional Diploma, alongside their university degree. College life aims at creating an open community where academic achievements, traditional events, parties and sporting rivalries all play a role. In college students can also build their first professional network. Access to colleges is based on merit criteria and a parental-income based fee system. Today, Pavia can count on 4 merit-based colleges; 12 public colleges; and 4 private colleges. Pavia, the city of sport For Pavia, the title ‘European City of Sport 2014’ serves as the deserved international recognition for our enduring excellence in sport. The University Sports Centre (CUS) promotes sport among students enrolled in the university by offering a wide range of courses and organizing championships and tournaments. With its teams, CUS Pavia participates in national and international competitions such as the World University Games. Specifically, sport in Pavia means:

  • Olympic and World Championship-level rowing
  • Pavia-Oxford-Cambridge-Pisa rowing race
  • University championships in the main team sports
  • Intercollege tournaments
  • Sports programmes specifically designed for disabled students
  • Facilities designed for all students’ physical well-being, integrated with university training.

Pavia, city of health, technology and research The University offers 17 international PhD programmes organised into 5 macro-areas: • Science and Technology • Science Engineering • Life Sciences • Humanities • Social Sciences The University of Pavia has indeed a tradition of top-level research and counts three Nobel Prize winners among its full professors (Camillo Golgi, Giulio Natta and Carlo Rubbia). Alessandro Volta, Albert Einstein, Gerolamo Cardano and Ugo Foscolo have also taught here. The University is an active promoter of research in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious academic institutions making Pavia a modern technological centre for advanced research on the reduction of seismic risk (EUCENTRE), cancer treatment (CNAO), nuclear energy (LENA). Seven research centres are based in Pavia and further 21 are located in different sites in collaboration with other institutions, in addition to 42 interdepartmental research centres that carry out ongoing and interdisciplinary basic and applied research. It also supports start-ups and spin-offs initiatives: 25 generated only in the past year. Research activities have resulted in 7 international patents in 2013. The University has just started a new process of selecting flagship projects and it has recently launched Universitiamo: the first Italian crowdfunding university project platform. The University of Pavia also combines research and treatment in three leading university hospitals where around 12.000 professionals are employed. In 1987 the University established its Center for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS). By offering scholarships and supporting joint studies and international research projects, CICOPS is working towards the creation of an ever-growing network of international contacts, that includes foreign universities, governments and international, non-governmental organisations. Since 1998, more than 200 scholarships have been awarded to academics from 55 different countries to carry out research in Pavia. The international dimension The University of Pavia is dedicated to preparing its students for lifelong learning and the challenges facing them in an increasingly complex and diverse world. To familiarize students and staff with the global dimension of today’s international relations, more than 200 exchange programmes are available at locations around the world. Mobility schemes such as Erasmus+ for studies and traineeship, the Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge and many other EU and non-EU international programmes offer grants to both outgoing and incoming, local and international students. Every year several hundreds of participants benefit from these opportunities and have the chance to add a valuable international dimension to their curriculum. The international strategy of the University of Pavia sets out three clear objectives in order to keep and strengthen its position amongst the world’s leading research-intensive universities:

  • Embedding internationalization into our core teaching and research activities
  • Creating sustainable recruitment of high-quality international students
  • Developing and maintaining high-quality strategic partnerships as well as Joint Programmes with partners all over the world

Courses The University of Pavia was originally created around schools of law and humanities, soon followed by medicine. Over the centuries, the range of courses on offer has expanded to the natural sciences, pure sciences, engineering, political sciences and pharmacology and, more recently, to psychology, communication and sports sciences thereby confirming Pavia’s vocation as a multidisciplinary university. The University of Pavia offers 83 courses (both Bachelor's and Master's) in:

  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Mathematics, Physics and Natural sciences
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Literature, Languages and Philosophy
  • Pharmacology Health Professions
  • Political sciences
  • Psychology
  • Communication studies
  • Sports sciences
  • Musicology
  • Tourism

Eight international masters degree courses in English -taught by academic staff and visiting professors- are internationalizing the university from within and marking a significant increase in the number of overseas students. 1 Single-cycle Master's degree (6 years): Medicine and Surgery 7 Master’s degree courses:

The University of Pavia stands out for its large number of postgraduate courses, from research-based programmes to courses aimed at gaining entry into specific professions:

  • 29 Professional Masters courses that range from the medical, health and pharmaceutical fields to the science sector. A common trait among these is groundbreaking themes studied in highly specialised fields as well as the interdisciplinary approach adopted.
  • 17 International PhD Programmes organised into 5 macro-areas (Science & Technology; Science Engineering; Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences) and 4 Joint doctorate courses with EU Universities.
  • 51 Medical Specialization schools
  • 1 School of Specialization for the Legal Professions

Masters Courses, advanced training courses and PhD Programmes are also offered by the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Pavia

The program provides high-level education to graduate students with a bachelor in computer technology or scientific disciplines. The syllabus focuses on applied mathematics, economics, management and curriculum-specific subjects. [+]

The School of Engineering offers a Laurea Magistralis (Master of Science) program in Computer Engineering.

The Computer Science and Multimedia curriculum includes Multiprocessor Architectures, Computer Networks, Performance Evaluation, Multimedia Systems and Technologies, Computer Vision and Human-Computer Interaction.

The Services Engineering curriculum includes Business Analysis, Design of Enterprise Systems, Service, and Web Systems Design.

The Double Master in Services Engineering A and Double Master in Services Engineering B curricula allow students to get two Master Degrees, spending compulsory semesters in our university and in partner universities. In this connection, a peer to peer agreement has already been activated with Chinese Universities, namely Tongji (Shanghai), HIT (Harbin), UESTC (Chengdu).... [-]


Master in Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Pavia

The program provides high-level education to graduate students with a bachelor in electronics, communications, and other scientific disciplines. Besides traditional courses, the syllabus includes other industry-oriented courses and opportunities for exposure to most recent advances in three different tracks. [+]

The program provides high-level education to graduate students with a bachelor in electronics, communications and other scientific disciplines. Besides traditional courses, the syllabus includes other industry-oriented courses and opportunities for exposure to most recent advances in three different tracks.

Microelectronics is intended to offer in-depth knowledge of integrated circuits and systems.

The two-year program in Microelectronics is intended to offer a challenging high-level education and a stimulating research environment to talented students who hold a Bachelor degree in technology or science of substantial quality and level. The proposed program leverages a unique peculiarity of Pavia: the townhouse's several design and research centers of international semiconductor companies which tightly collaborate with the University to train students of high profile. Most companies host students for their graduation projects and participate, in co-operation with the University, in national and European research programs. STMicroelectronics supports a Laboratory housed inside the campus. Engineers graduated from Laurea Magistralis are nowadays employees of the most important international semiconductor companies in Italy and abroad: Austriamicrosystems, Broadcom, Conexant, Elpida Memory, Huawei, International Rectifier, Marvell, Maxim, MaxLinear, Micron, National Semiconductor, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics.... [-]


Master in Industrial Automation Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Pavia

The master’s program provides high-level education to graduate students with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering or scientific disciplines. [+]

The master’s program provides high-level education to graduate students with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering or scientific disciplines. The syllabus comprises topics in the following areas:

Electrical Engineering: Electrical Drives, Automation, and Communication in Industrial Systems, Industrial Measurements, Wireless Communication Systems Automation: Advanced Control Systems, Industrial Automation, Process Control, Robotics, Embedded and Real-time systems Economics and Management: Lean production, Organization Theory and Design, Economics for digital society, Strategic Management and Business Planning, Logistics Management

Lectures are integrated with lab activities, seminars and tutorials, delivered by industry leaders and visiting professors from all over the world.... [-]


Master in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Pavia

This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. [+]

The Faculty of Science offers a Course for a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Graduates will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines.

The program will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. Specific courses are Methods in Biochemistry, Advanced Molecular Biology, Structural Biology and Pharmacology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pharmacology, Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Molecular Genetics, General and Molecular Immunology, Advanced Microscopy, Biochemistry of Macromolecules, Environmental Biochemistry of Plants, Molecular Entomology.... [-]


Master of Science in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Pavia

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. The programme is structured in two curricula: Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE); Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS). The Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards is jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS). [+]

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. The programme is structured in two curricula:

Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE) Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS)

Courses are taught in English by highly qualified professors with an internationally recognized scientific activity.

The Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards is jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS).

The University of Pavia is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 825. Many renowned humanists and scientists studied and taught at the Alma Ticinensis Universitas, such as Cardano, a mathematician who found out the Cardanic joint and the solution of cubic equations, and Alessandro Volta, the inventor of electric piles. Nowadays, the multidisciplinary University of Pavia includes nine faculties, three campuses covered by free WiFi access and the largest Residence Hall system in Italy. The University Sports Center (CUS) offers modern training facilities for track and field, canoeing, rowing, volleyball, rugby, fencing, archery, sports for physically disabled persons, aerobics, basketball, swimming, and sailing.... [-]


Master

Master in Cooperation and Development

Campus Full time 15 months October 2018 Italy Pavia

The Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Pavia, Italy) features a 15-month schedule open to students coming from different cultural and academic background It foresees more than 500 hours of classes and seminars, with a special focus on inclusive development. The Program is full time and is fully taught in English. Following the residential period in Pavia, all the students carry out an internship for a minimum duration of 3 months which can be either an on-the-field experience with one of the partner organization or a research period in an International Institution. As partial fulfillment of the Master requirements, students are required to write a thesis linked to their internship experience or upon a research issue of their interest. [+]

The Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Pavia, Italy) features a 15-month schedule open to students coming from different cultural and academic background It foresees more than 500 hours of classes and seminars, with a special focus on inclusive development. The Program is full time and is fully taught in English. Following the residential period in Pavia, all the students carry out an internship for a minimum duration of 3 months which can be either an on-the-field experience with one of the partner organization or a research period in an International Institution. As partial fulfillment of the Master requirements, students are required to write a thesis linked to their internship experience or upon a research issue of their interest.... [-]


Master in Economics, Finance and International Integration

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Pavia

The Master Program (Laurea Magistralis) in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI) is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance in an international perspective. [+]

The Master Program (Laurea Magistralis) in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI) is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance in an international perspective. MEFI trains students longing to start high-level careers as professionals or managers in national and multinational firms and within the Public Administration. Starting from the academic year 2013-2014 this Master Program will be entirely taught in English, fulfilling the internalization aims of our Department. The Department is already involved in many international mobility programs for graduate students. Moreover, a few double degree programs in Economics have been already agreed and are being carried out with some major European Universities. The decision to teach all MEFI courses in English is then just a further path in our internalization strategy.... [-]


Master in International Business and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Pavia

This 2-year course is an intensive, full-time graduate programme entirely taught in English and designed for graduates who are seeking an international qualification in Business & Management. [+]

MIBE at a glance

The ‘Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship’ (MIBE) is an intensive, full-time Master Programme – “Laurea Magistralis” - in Business and Management. It is entirely taught in English and covers two academic years, i.e. 4 semesters (120 ECTS credits). It focuses on three main pillars:

International environment, showing faculty and students from all over the world; Balance between in-depth theory and practical experience, including innovative learning methods; Strong Community – ‘Mibers’ - coupled with the unique atmosphere and background given by one of the oldest universities in Europe.

Core Topics

International Management International Business and Management; Doing business in emerging countries; International Marketing; Cross-cultural Marketing;... [-]


Master in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Pavia

The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master course coordinated by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS), and by the Cognitive, Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS). [+]

Master Degree in PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN SCIENCES

The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master course coordinated by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS), and by the Cognitive, Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS). This degree has its roots within the Italian Department of Excellence network and it is at the same time an Italian Laurea magistrale in Psicologia (LM-51) thus allowing all students to receive the qualification for the compulsory postgraduate training leading to the Albo degli Psicologi (Italian register for clinical psychology professionals).... [-]


Master in Race Engineering (Post-bachelor Program)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Pavia

The duration of the Master course in Race Engineering is one year and it has a timetable of 1500 hours. [+]

The duration of the Master course is one year and it has a timetable of 1500 hours including:

frontal lessons (called “teaching modules”)at:the University of Pavia – Palace Vistarino venue and ASC the Quattroruote Automotive Safety Centre seated at Vairano – Vidigulfo (PV) practical sessions at ASC and at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Monza circuit) guided tours at plants and facilities operating in the automotive sector, a final internship at the partner companies, seminars, didactic activities and individual preparation Teaching Modules Vehicle Dynamics Fundamental Virtual Dynamics Design and Simulation VI-Grade Static Simulator training Propulsion: IC &Hybrid Vehicle Dynamics Control Advanced Driving Course SkydriveDynamic Simulator Race Track Management and Vehicle Set Up for Performance Race Engineering Science Data acquisition Biomechanics: Driver/Vehicle interaction ... [-]

Master in World Politics and International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Pavia

The two-year taught Master (Laurea Magistralis) in World Politics and International Relations is designed to help you analyze the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues. [+]

Our world is united and fragmented. Common links and challenges bind the international community together, while political phenomena are increasingly driven by regional dynamics and by conflicting national perspectives on security, wealth and identity. Globalization is still on the move along with processes of regional integration and the proliferation of new states. Military power is still concentrated at the state level but is also becoming available to non-state actors. Technologies and information spread globally, and are variously transformed into forces for cooperation and conflict.

The two-year taught Master (Laurea Magistralis) in World Politics and International Relations is designed to help you analyze the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues.... [-]


Post bachelor Programme in Design and Development of Vehicle Dynamics

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Program has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to test the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. [+]

New Edition Academic Year 2018-2019: call for applications is opening soon!

Classes start: 22nd of October 2018

The Program has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to test the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. The Course provides students with special and specific competence in vehicle testing techniques, both virtually, through CAE, and experimentally on the real vehicle (on track and road).

See the promotional video of the Program

The training program, as an absolutely innovative element, includes, alongside frontal instruction, test sessions on the circuit of the Quattroruote Safe Driving Centre, during which the participants will be engaged at first hand in learning the techniques and methodologies used in testing, inspection, checks and fine-tuning of the vehicle dynamic behavior. All the participants will take a specially designed course in Advanced Driving, oriented to the subsequent phase of testing and inspection on the circuit.... [-]


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Corso Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia (PV), 27100 IT
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Corso Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia, Lombardy, 27100 IT
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Milan, Lombardy, IT