University of Padua

The University of Padua (Italian: Università degli Studi di Padova, UNIPD) is an Italian university located in the city of Padua, region of Veneto, northern Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 by a group of students and teachers from Bologna.[1] Padua is the second-oldest university in Italy and the world's fifth-oldest surviving university. In 2010 the university had approximately 65,000 students.[2] In 2021 it was ranked second "best university" among Italian institutions of higher education with more than 40,000 students according to Censis institute,[3] and among the best 200 universities in the world according to ARWU.[4]

University of Padua
Università di Padova
Latin: Universitas Studii Paduani
MottoUniversa Universis Patavina Libertas (Latin)
Motto in English
Liberty of Padua, universally and for all
TypePublic
Established1222; 799 years ago (1222)
RectorRosario Rizzuto
Academic staff
2,201
Students59,317
Undergraduates38,495
Postgraduates20,822
Location,
CampusUrban (University town)
Sports teamsCUS Padova
ColorsPadua Red  
AffiliationsCoimbra Group, TIME network
Websitewww.unipd.it/en