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1 University of Padova and the Faculty of Agriculture Galileo Galilei 1592-1610 Davide Pettenella Univ. Botanical Garden Agripolis campus

2 Outline Location The University Agripolis campus The Department

3 Rome VeniceLocation

4 Treviso


6 How to reach Padova? Airports: Venice Marco Polo (bus every 30 min to the bus station in Padova; buy the ticket at the airport; 40 min travel) Treviso (low costs flights; bus as for Venice) Verona (bus to Verona train station, train to Padova – 1 hour) Milano (train to Milano Centrale train station - 30 min – and than train to Padova; 2.50 hours)

7 City of Padua: total population of 205.000 inhabitants 30 km far from Venice

8 Information about the city Social events …


10 Legnaro Bus station Train station University Offices 15 min walk

11 Information about the Faculty Bus of the SITA Company from the Railway Station and the Bus Station

12 The University

13 Founded in 1222 Organised not ex privilegio, Organised not ex privilegio, but by a group of students who had left the University of Bologna as a result of “offences to academic freedom and the failure to observe the privileges that had been guaranteed to teachers and pupils” Motto “ Universa Universis Patavina Libertas” (Universal and for all, Paduan freedom) Elena Lucrezia Piscopia 1678 History

14 History – some milestones Founded in 1222: one of the most ancient university in Europe. ~1510: Venice is the largest town in Europe 1592: Galileo is a professor in Padova Great importance had the school of Medicine with the founding of the first permanent anatomy theatre (in 1594 and still existing) 1678: Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, first woman getting a university degree 1848: February 8th: students’ insurrection against the Austrian 1945: 1945: golden Honor medal for the role of the Univ. against the Nazi-fascists

15 Seal of Padova University St. Catherine from Alexandria Patron Saint of UNIVERSITAS IURISTARUM Our Lord the Savior Patron of UNIVERSITAS ARTISTORUM

16 Question: where was the scientific revolution born? H. Butterfield, 1958, Harvard University: “... both Copernicus and Galileo were at this same University at important times in their lives; and even leaving aside these great names, there were such developments in this University as to justify the idea according to which, if the honour of having been the home of the scientific revolution could rightfully belong to any one place, then this honour should be acknowledged to Padua”

17 Structure 68 Departments organised in 13 Faculties 63,000 students Permanent academic staff: 2,500 (+ 2,400 non academic) 40 Services and Research Centers A unified system of 54 University libraries with 1.9 M volumes, 12,500 magazines and 6,000 on-line magazines The Aula magna G.Galilei

18 Fields of research and teachning (former Faculties) Agriculture, Food and Forestry Law Political Sciences Education Letters and Philosophy Medicine & surgery Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences EngineeringPharmacyPsychology Statistical, Demographic and Actuarial Sc. Veterinary medicine Economics

19 1 yr (Continuing education ) The new educational structure 180 credits 3 years 120 credits 2 years 1 credit = 25 hrs Post-graduate courses PhD 1st cycle (BSc: “Laurea”) 2nd cycle (Master: “Laurea magistrale”)

20 1 yr (Continuing education ) Degree programmes ( Degree programmes (2005-06) Post-graduate courses PhD 1st cycle (BS: “Laurea”) 2nd cycle (Master: “Laurea magistrale”) 120 programmes 78 programmes 55 programmes Doctoral Schools: 26 Other doctoral programmes: 13

21 1st cycle degree programmes (3 yrs; 180 ECTS) Some examples Agricultural biotechnologies (Agr) Business administration (Econ) Automation engeneering (Eng) Fashion studies (Arts) Audiometric techniques (Med) Optics and optometry (Math, Phys & Nat Sc) International law (Pol) Statistics, economics and finance (Stat)

22 2st cycle degree programmes (2 yrs; 120 ECTS) Some examples Food sciences and technologies (Agr) Banking and Finance (Econ) Aerospace engeneering (Eng) Entertainment sciences and multimedial production (Arts) Medical biotechnologies (Med) Software (Math, Phys & Nat Sc) European Union politics (Pol) Statistics and computing science (Stat)

23 Italian Master degree programmes (1 yr – 60 ECTS) Some examples of international courses Transatlantic studies Nanotechnologies Business and management Rural cooperation in developing countries Human rights and children protection Sustainable tropical forestry

24 Internationalization Institutional agreements with more than 100 Universities world-wide –Special agreements devoted to development issues with the universities of Khartoum, Ouagadougou, Tunis, Baghdad, Kathmandu, Salvador de Bahia. –Interdept. Center for Human Rights (intnl. MSc programme with permanent relations with offices and institutions of the UN, UNESCO, Council of Europe, OSCE, EU) International networks: Coimbra Group, T.I.M.E., Triangulum, Socrates TNPs, E.MA, …

25 Member Universities Aarhus(DK) Barcelona (E) Bergen (N) Bologna(I) Bristol (GB) Budapest(H) Cambridge (GB) Coimbra (P) Dublin -Trinity (IRL) Edinburgh (GB) Galway (IRL) Genève (CH) Göttingen (D) Granada(E) Graz (A) Groningen(NL) Heidelberg (D) Jena (D) Kraków (PL) Leiden (NL) Leuven (B) Louvain (B) Lyon (F) Montpellier (F) Oxford (GB) Padova (I) Pavia(I) Poitiers (F) Praha (CZ) Salamanca (E) Siena (I) Tartu (EE) Thessaloniki (GR) Turku (FIN) Uppsala (S) Würzburg (D) Åbo (FIN)

26 Internationalization (teaching) 10 EM Master + 2 PhD programmes 4 EM External Cooperation Windows Strong commitment in procedures to issue joint degrees 1,900 foreign students in the 1st and 2nd cycle 60 doctoral students Exchange students (mainly Erasmus programme): ~ 800 out, 600 in

27 Indicators of Quality and Reputation Internal QA Committee: 8 members, (coordinated by an external scientist; including one student) : it reviews and evaluates the administrative management, the teaching and research activities, the renewals/new proposals of PhD programs Departments are periodically evaluated by an external committee Ministerial evaluation committee The last CENSIS national surveys ranked Padova first among the large Italian universities Padova coordinated one of the 6 “EUA Quality Culture, I Round” networks

28 Agripolis campus

29 Agripolis 3 main institutions: University the Agricultural Development Agency of the Veneto Region the Institute for Animal Diseases Prevention of the Staste (Min. of Health) 3.500 students (900 new enrolled) 131 professors and researchers

30 Faculty  teaching organisation The first cycle at Padova (BSc): 11 programmes Faculty courses: 5 Inter-faculties: 5 Inter-universities: 1 Staff of the Dean’s office

31 Agricultural biotechnology Agricultural science and technologies Animals science and technologies Food science and technologies Enology and viticulture (2 programmes, one with Univ. of Verona) Forest and environmental technologies Landscape, Parks and urban forestry Soil protection and land management Intnt. co-operation for rural development Environmental science and technologies Herbs science and technologies The first cycle at Padova The Faculty Aula Magna

32 The second cycle at Padova Agricultural science and technologies Food biotechnologies Food science and technologies Animal science and technologies Viticulture, enology and wine market Forest and environmental science Science and technologies for the environment 7 courses The annual event “Agri-party” at Agripolis

33 Faculty’s Experimental Farm 69 ha of farmland close to the Faculty with experimental plots, grassland, greehouses, cowshed, forest plantations Study Centre for the Alpine Environment in San Vito di Cadore (Dolomites)

34 Synergies (organisations placed in Agripolis) Stable connections and research programmes with: Agricultural Development Agency of the Veneto Region National Institute for Agricultural Economy Lab for weed control of the National Research Council Centre for food products testing Interuniversity Centre for Farm and Environmental Accounting Accademia dei Georgofili – North-East Section Forest Stewardship Council

35 Services for the students Foreign languages centre All the campus Wi.Fi Students’ tutorial service Library: 28,000 books and 6,000 on line journals Sport facilities Student Associations Housing: 1800 places in Colleges managed by a Regional Authority Part-time working opportunities at the University (150 hours/yr) The Faculty library

36 The TeSAF Department (LEAF: Land, Environment, Agricolture and Forestry)

37 TeSAF Permanent academic staff: 34 professors and 17 researchers Other personnel: 35 technicians, librarians and administrative employees. 31 PhD students Research budget: 5.5 M € Five main research areas: Economics Mechanical technologies Ecology and sylviculture Water Resources and soil protection Plant pathology

38 TeSAF: international research projects (EC 6 th and 7 th FP and others) Social sciences: A new environmental accounting framework using externality data and Input-Output tools for policy analysis – EXIOPOL (EC) Improvement of policies toward local voluntary carbon markets for climate change mitigation - CARBOMARK (EC) Study on Development of a methodology for the analysis of socio- economic impact of forest fires and economic efficiency of fire management – MASSIF (EC Joint Research Center) New ways to value and market forest externalities – NEWFOREX (EC) Stop Crimes on Renewables and Environment - SCORE (EC) Analysis of the current state of forest resources in the Carpathians and Elaboration of the policy guidelines (UNEP, INTERREG IIIB CADSES "Carpathian Project")

39 TeSAF: international research projects (EC 6 th and 7 th FP and others) Other research areas: Integrated flood risk analysis and management methodologies - FLOODSITE Evidence-based policy for integrated control of forested river catchments in extreme rainfall and snowmelt - EPIC FORCE Hydrometeorological data resources and technologies for effective flash flood forecasting – HYDRATE Public Safety & Commercial Info-Mobility Applications & Services in the Mountains - PARAmount

40 TeSAF: 5 research centres Study Centre on the Alpine Environment (CSAI) Inter-university Precision Agriculture Centre (CIRAP) Interdepartmental Research Centre for Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS (CIRGEO) Interdepartmental Centre for Viticulture and Enology Research (CIRVE) Irrigation Technologies Laboratory (Irricentre).

41 TeSAF: international teaching projects ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme: Sustainable Tropical Forest Development MSc – SUTROFOR Development and Sustainable Forest and Nature Management MSc – SUFONAMA Local Development MSc Forest and Society JPhD- FONASO Others: Advancing Mediterranean Forest Research Capacity - AGORA with some res. organizations in Maroc, Tunisia, Turkey, Portugal and Spain Forest Policy and Economics MSc – FOPER with EFI and some Balkan Universities 4 Tempus projects for the assistance of Ukrainian, Albanian, Croatian, Serbian forest research institutions 2 Tempus projects in Russia (S.Pietersburg and Yoska-Ola Universities).

42 Forest high education programs in Padova The only school in Italy with 4 Erasmus Mundus programs. Similar structure: –1 year in one university (2 semesters) –1 year of specialization in another partner university (1 semester + thesis) –Joint Summer module –1 e-learning subject (in SUTROFOR and MEDfOR) 3 international Masters (MEDfOR, SUTROFOR, SUFONAMA ) + 1 PhD program (FONASO)

43 www.medfor.ue (Davide Pettenella, Laura Secco e Paola Gatto)

44 www.sutrofor.ue (Davide Pettenella e Laura Secco) www.sufonama.ue (Vincenzo D’Agostino)


46 PhD Schools Land, environment, resources and health Animal science Managerial engineering and economic evaluation Crop production science Biotechnology and bio-chemestry Viticulture, enology and marketing in the wine sector

47 More information about the university


49 Study in Italy

50 Final wish to you all coming to Padova “REDIBO PLENIOR” “I shall come back richer, more mature” motto by G.V. Pinelli, second half of XVI Century

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