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Im glad to present you the
University of Pavia

Our institution is one of the oldest universities in Europe, and the oldest in
Lombardy: since its foundation in 1361, it has been a good place to live
and study for both Italian and foreign students.

Each year, thousands of students can appreciate the multidisciplinary

vocation of our University and the hospitality of its campus, really unique in
Italy for the possibility it offers of living and studying in a lively, intellectually
challenging environment.

Our aim is to encourage our students creativity, enhancing their capacity

to engage with the great challenges of our society.

We set out to obtain this goal by offering a wide academic curriculum, by

increasing our international policy and through the outstanding quality of
our research.

The Rector
Prof. Angiolino Stella

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Universitas Studiorum since 1361

The University of Pavia is one of the anatomy and medicine. Many

oldest universities in Europe. An parts of human anatomy are today
edict issued by King Lotharius named after him, e.g. Scarpas
quotes a higher education triangle and Scarpas fascia.
institution in Pavia as already Golgi invented the so called black
established in 825. This institution, reaction, which, for the first time,
mainly devoted to law studies, was displayed the ramified structure of
then chosen as the main nerve cells. This was the key to
education centre for northern Italy. open the chapter of neuroscience
Enlarged and renovated by the nowadays advancing so quickly.
Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo For this discovery, Golgi was given
Visconti, it became the University of the Nobel prize in 1906, together
the Duchy, officially established as with the Spanish Santiago Ramon y
a Studium Generale by Emperor Cajal. The Golgi complex is only
Charles IV in 1361. one of the many microstructures
which are today named after him.
Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) is only
one of a large group of famous Today Pavia is a Research
professors who taught at the University, offering a wide variety of
University of Pavia. To mention just disciplinary and interdisciplinary
a few, let us recall Girolamo teaching organized in nine
Cardano (1501-1576), Antonio faculties: Economics, Pharmacy,
Scarpa (1752-1832) and Camillo Law, Engineering, Literature &
Golgi (1843-1926). The cardanic Philosophy, Medicine & Surgery,
joint, a widely used mechanical Science (Mathematics, Physics
device, takes its name from the Chemistry, Biology and Natural
first. Scarpa was professor of Science), Political Science and

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Musicology. The University offers Degree Courses, Doctorates, Post-
graduate Schools, Specialization Courses and Masters. Research is carried
out in departments, institutes, clinics, centres, and laboratories in close
association with public and private institutions, enterprises and companies.
The University of Pavia enjoys a strong tradition of international student and
teacher exchanges: bilateral agreements involve, among others, the
historical universities of Coimbra, and many universities in Europe, the
Middle East, the Mediterranean area, the United States of America, China,
Japan and many other countries.
The University of Pavia is in a way unique not only because of its prestigious
historical origins and top quality achievements, but also due to its leading
and promoting role in the so-called Pavia System, characterized by 15
colleges and residences where thousands of students can live, study and
play sports. The oldest residences, named Collegio Borromeo and Collegio
Ghislieri, were built in the 16th century; more recently other colleges for
male and female students were founded through both public and private

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Historical halls

Aula Volta Aula Scarpa

Dedicated to Alessandro Volta, The medical surgery/consulting-
professor (1778-1821) and also room, designed in 1785 by
Rector of the University of Pavia Giuseppe Piermarini and
(1786-1787), the physics laboratory concluded the following year by
was created under instruction from Leopold Pollak, is named after
the Emperor Joseph II and Antonio Scarpa, professor of
designed by Leopold Pollak. anatomy at the University of Pavia.
The work was completed in 1787. Its semicircular layout is modelled
The Hall recalls the structure of the on ancient theatres and the
Palladian Olympic Theatre of Palladian Olympic Theatre of
Vicenza and presents a series of Vicenza; there is a series of niches
Ionic semi-columns and niches with on the curved side containing
statues of Galileo Galilei and marble busts of illustrious anatomists
Bonaventura Cavalieri. of Pavia such as Scarpa, Panizza,
In 1828 Giuseppe Marchesi Zoia and Sala. The horseshoe
replaced the original flat ceiling, shaped auditorium is made entirely
which had been damaged in the of wood. The division between the
earthquake of the same year, with benches and the teachers desk,
the present shell covering. The both with separate access, is
intervention concerned also the inspired by the requirements of the
originally rectangular windows teaching of anatomy.
which were transformed into a Grotesque candelabra are painted
sequence of lunettes. on the gores of the umbrella ceiling
Restoration of the Hall took place in (the original was a lacunar ceiling),
1999, on occasion of the alternating with winged figures
bicentenary celebrations to mark holding some of the most
the invention of the battery by important surgical instruments.
Alessandro Volta (1799). Cippus and funeral vases complete
the furnishings. It was restored in

Aula Foscolo
The Hall, of a rectangular layout,
constructed in 1775 on the design
of Giuseppe Piermarini, was
destined to become the Assembly
Hall of the faculties of Medicine

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and Law. The pictorial decoration, Aula Magna
initiated in 1782, concerns both Begun in 1843 and concluded in
the ceiling with the figures of 1850 on the design of Giuseppe
Mercury and Minerva and the Piermarini, it stands on an area of
walls upon which each faculty is the oratory and the adjacent
individually represented. The cemetery of S. Maurizio (Saint
decorative display of the Hall is Maurice).
completed by two large portraits The internal plan is basilica style, with
in oil, painted in Vienna in 1719, three aisles and two rows of large
depicting the Empress Maria columns with Corinthian capitals. An
Teresa of Austria and her son enormous painting depicting King
Joseph II, both of whom Vittorio Emanuele II on horseback,
protagonists of the eighteenth work of Trecourt, dominates the
century rebirth of the University of centre of the apse; on either side
Pavia. The Hall underwent an there are the portraits of illustrious
initial restoration in 1927 on professors of the University.
occasion of the centenary of the On the exterior, the pronaos
death of Ugo Foscolo to whom it is designed by Marchesi is modelled
dedicated. It was here that on the on the Greek temple and the
22nd of January 1809 the poet, tympanum presents a bas-relief
who was a professor of the depicting the Rector Alessandro
University at the time, made the Volta in the act of conferring a
famous inaugural speech Of the degree. On the architrave
origin and office of literature. It Sollemnibus studiorum dicatum
was restored in 2000. MDCCCL.

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Museums and collections

The University of Pavia boasts an 2006; the Museum of Natural

extraordinary historical-scientific History; and the Museum for the
inheritance. It demonstrates the History of Science, in the new
research and teaching activities scientific campus of the University
that took place over more than six on the outskirts of the town. Other
centuries. In numerous museums collections such as the Botanical
and collections more than 600,000 Garden, the Laboratory of Camillo
objects including instruments, Golgi, the Museum for the History of
medical apparatus and the University, the Archeology
documents bear witness to the Museum, have instead been
development of the sciences and restored in their original buildings,
the results obtained in Pavia that which preserve their historical
are now part of the history of character.
science, such as those of Cardano,
Aselli, Scarpa, Spallanzani, Scopoli, The Cabinet of Physics of
Volta, Brugnatelli, Lombroso, Alessandro Volta
Forlanini and Golgi up to the The Museum for the History of the
present day. University (Strada Nuova, 65
Over the last twenty years a team Ph +39 0382 984709) is divided into
has dedicated much energy and two sections: the first, the Physics
time to restore, identify and exhibit collection, founded in 1771, which
this inheritance and in January contains the Cabinet of Physics of
2005 the University founded the Alessandro Volta and the
Sistema Museale di Ateneo to Cabinet of Physics of the
manage and coordinate all the University; the second, the
activities connected with the Medicine collection, consists of
museums. The Sistema aims to three halls, the sala Golgi, the sala
create a number of new scientific Scarpa and the sala Porta. It is
museums: the Museum of Electrical possible to visit the Museum on
Technology, completed in autumn Monday (h. 2.00 5.00 pm) and on
Friday (h. 9.00 am 1.00 pm). Other
information may be found on

The Botanical Garden

The botanical garden
(Via S. Epifanio 14
Ph +39 0382 984855) was
established in the eighteenth

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century thanks to the efforts of
botanist Fulgenzio Vitmann, but it
was under the direction of
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli that the
garden became comparable to
the most famous botanical
gardens of the period. It has
300.000 specimens collected in
twelve different sections. Since
1996 the Garden has been linked
with the Department of Territorial
Ecology and Environment. It is used
by research scientists for teaching
and experimental plant cultivation.
The Garden is divided into: Rose
Garden, Gymnosperm Arboretum,
Tea bed, Nemoral plant collection,
Angiosperm arboretum, Seed
Bank, Bosco Negri Teaching
Centre, Tropical greenhouse, and Geo-Paleontology. Awaiting a
Medicinal herb collection, Useful new site in the scientific campus,
plants greenhouse, Scopoli today the Museum has offices and
greenhouses, Scopolis arboretum laboratories in the historical
and platanus. Botanic Garden building called Palazzo Botta
opening times: Monday to (Piazza Botta, 9
Thursday: 9.00 12.30 14.30 Ph +39 0382 986308) and an
17.00; Friday: 9.00 12.00 exhibition (open to the public upon
(contacts:; reservation), contact:
web site:
homepage/orto/homeort.html. in Via Guffanti, 13.

The Museum of Natural History The Museum of Electrical

The origins of the Museum of Technology
Natural History go back to 1769, the The Museum of Electrical
year in wich Lazzaro Spallanzani Technology (Via Ferrata
became professor of Natural Ph +39 0382 984101) is the first of
History at the University of Pavia. It is the new scientific museums
divided into three sections: planned for the Cravino Campus.
Comparative Anatomy, Zoology Its collections began in 1991 for

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teaching purposes and for the Human Anatomy, established at
research about the history of the end of the seventeenth
electrical technology, and century; the Collection of
developed with donations from Pathological Anatomy, originated
public and private electrical in the days of post-mortem
companies such as Enel and Sirti. specimens prepared in the S.
The Museum will be opened at the Matteo Hospital; the Collection of
beginning of 2007 and it will be Physiology founded by Eusebio
possible to visit its collection upon Oehl in 1860 and consisting of
reservation about 300 items (medical
( instruments and documents). The
Collection of Histology and
The Museum of Mineralogy Embryology created in the last
The Museum of Mineralogy (Via years of the eighteenth century,
Ferrata, 1 Ph +39 0382 985890) contains about 10 thousand
was at first a section of the Museum objects which were prepared
of Natural History and became a especially for teaching purposes.
Museum in the eighteenth century, The Collection of General
under the guide of Giuseppe Pathology (P.zza Botta, 10
Mangili, who succeded Lazzaro Ph +39 0382 984712) is strongly
Spallanzani. It has both a connected with the activity of the
systematic and a regional Nobel Prize-winner Camillo Golgi,
collection of minerals and rocks. who discovered the black
The museum is open on Monday to reaction, the Golgis Apparatus
Thursday from 14.00 to 16.00 and and the Plasmodium of Malaria .
Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 Under his direction, during the
( end of 1800 and at the turn of the
20th century, the Institute of
Other colletions General Pathology became a
In addition to these museums, the research centre of international
university has many collections still renown. Today it is possible to visit
in their original locations, that the ancient library and the
unfortunately are not available to recently restored Aula Golgi.
the public: the Archeology The Collection of Chemistry has
Museum (Via Strada Nuova, 65 200 objects which testify to the
Ph +39 0382 984497) founded by history of chemistry and its
P.V.Aldini in 1819 with didactic teaching from the second half of
aims, the Museum of Normal the eighteenth century: in 1784


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Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, with
the cooperation of the architect
Giuseppe Piermarini, opened the
first chemistry laboratory inside
the Botanical Garden. The
Collection of Physics is divided
into two parts according to the
age of the instruments: the older
instruments are located in the
Museum for the History of the
University and the rest, those from
the twentieth century, are housed
inside the Department of Physics.
The latter, about 800 items, are
measurement instruments of
electricity, mechanics and
thermology. The Collection of
Models and Mathematical
Instruments includes
mathematical models made of
plaster (gypsum), wood or metal,
realized at the end of the
nineteenth century for teaching
The Collection of Musicology (
Garibaldi, 178 Cremona
Ph +39 0372 457077) belongs to
Pavia University even if it is to be
found at Cremona, a little town 60
Km from Pavia. The collection
consists of 70 musical instruments,
of which the most ancient is a
piano belonging to the second
half of the eighteenth century. It
also has some copies of medieval,
renaissance and baroque
instruments made in the sixties and
seventies of the twentieth century.


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The University of Pavia today

1361: one of the oldest universities in Europe

3 hospitals
9 faculties
15 colleges
20 master degrees
35 libraries
49 departements
54 specialization schools
104 degree couses
310 exchange relationships over the world
1.120 professors
1.600 study grants
4.000 graduated each year
23.000 students

Canoeing and rowing international races and a wide range of sports

Courses of Italian for foreign students

Central Building
Pavia - Strada Nuova 65
Ph +39 0382 9811

Other Campuses
Faculty of Musicology
Cremona - corso Garibaldi 178
Ph +39 0372 25.575

Fondazione Universit di Mantova - Faculty of Engineering

Mantova - via Scarsellini, 2
Ph +39 0376.286202

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9 faculties

Arts and Philosophy

Engineering (Pavia and Mantova)
Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences
Medicine and Surgery
Musicology (Cremona)
Political Sciences

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Course organization

Laurea - 1st cycle degree

Classification: 1st cycle university Degree: Laurea; in English: 1st cycle

degree, characterized by both degree. It is the Italian bachelor-
theoretical and applied studies. level degree of the Bologna
Aim: provide undergraduates with
adequate knowledge of general Title: Dottore.
scientific principles, mastery of
Professional openings:
related methods, and specific
- employed positions in private or
professional skills.
public commercial/industrial
Access: by the Italian school undertakings; or
leaving qualification, or a - posts within the civil service at
comparable foreign one. level VII; or
- practice in Italy of the
Admission: generally free; in some
corresponding regulated
cases by entrance tests,
professions, if any, after
depending on places availability.
successful passing of the relevant
Workload: 180 ECTS credits state examinations conferring
the professional license (only all
Length: 3 years full time.
L3 in the health sector are
Subject sectors: 47 degree classes directly licensing to the related
have been identified, i.e. groups of sanitary professions); or
degrees in as many subject sectors; - practice of the corresponding
each class belongs to one of the 5 regulated professions in those EU
main subject areas covering the member states where similar
entire university education. professions exist (after obtaining
professional recognition under
Course structure: each L3 course
the relevant EC Directives).
must include 6 different types of
subject courses in relation to the Further university studies: access to
nature of the respective teaching/ LS and MU1 programss.
learning activities:
1. courses meant for basic
education in one or more study
2. courses whose subject fields are
specific for a given Laurea,
3. courses in similar/supplementary
subject fields,
4. elective courses,
5. courses preparatory to the final
6. courses for complementary skills
(foreign languages, computer,
telematics, work experience).


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Laurea Magistrale - 2nd cycle degree

Classification: 2nd cycle university 6. courses for complementary skills

degree, characterized by a strong (foreign languages, computer,
theoretical part and specialistic telematics, work experience).
studies in a given subject field.
Degree: Laurea Specialistica; in
Aim: provide graduates with English: 2nd cycle Laurea. It is the
advanced education for highly Italian master-level degree of the
qualified professions in specific Bologna Declaration.
sectors as well as with adequate
Title: Dottore Magistrale.
training for advanced
independent research. Professional openings: same
occupational sectors as those
Access: by a related L3, or a
available to L3 graduates but LS
comparable foreign degree.
holders are invested with greater
Admission: often free; in some responsibilities and may progress in
cases by entrance tests, the career up to the highest
depending on places availability. managerial offices; therefore:
- employed positions in private or
Workload: 120 ECTS credits.
public commercial/industrial
Length: 2 years full time. undertakings; or
- posts within the civil service at
Subject sectors: 109 degree classes
level VIII (dirigenti), and may
have been identified, i.e. groups of
progrss up to the office as
degrees in as many subject sectors;
director-general (Direttore
each class belongs to one of the 5
Generale); or
main subject areas covering the
- practice in Italy of the
entire university education.
corresponding regulated
Course structure: each LS course professions, if any, after
must include 6 different types of successful passing of the relevant
subject courses in relation to the State examinations conferring
nature of the respective teaching/ the professional license; or
learning activities: - practice of the corresponding
1. courses meant for basic regulated professions in those EU
education in one or more study member states where similar
fields, professions exist (after obtaining
2. courses whose subject fields are professional recognition under
specific for a given Laurea, the relevant EC Directives).
3. courses in similar/supplementary
Further university studies: access to
subject fields,
DR, DS2, MU2 programss.
4. elective courses,
5. courses preparatory to the final


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Master universitario di 1 livello - 1st level Master

Classification: 2nd cycle university Course structure: curricular

degree; it may be either academic articulation is decided upon
in nature or, more often, autonomously by individual
professionally-oriented. universities.
Aim: provide graduates either with Degree: Diploma di Master
advanced scientific knowledge in Universitario di 1 livello (University
a given field or with further Master-1st level degree).
professional education and training
Title: Master Universitario di 1 livello
for better occupational
(University Master-1st level).
Professional openings: same
Access: by an Italian 1st degree
occupational sectors as those
(Laurea-L3), or a comparable
available to L3 graduates. Private
foreign one.
and public employers generally
Admission: often by selective appreciate the further academic/
procedures, on the decision of the professional competences MU1
master program director. holders have acquired; e.g. in
public competitions for L3-based
Workload: min. 60 ECTS credits.
posts within the civil service,
Length: min. 1 year. applicants who additionally hold
an MU1 are attributed additional
Subject sectors: most of the sectors
covered by the 5 great subject

Master universitario di 2 livello - 2nd level Master

Classification: 3rd cycle university Admission: often by selective

degree; it may be either academic procedures, on the decision of the
in nature or, more often, master program director.
Workload: min. 60 ECTS credits.
Aim: provide postgraduates with a
Length: min. 1 year full time.
higher level of academic
education in a given field, or with Subject sectors: most of the sectors
higher professional education and covered by the 5 great subject
training for better occupational areas.
Course structure: curricular
Access: by a Laurea Specialistica articulation is determined
(LS), or a comparable foreign autonomously by individual
degree. universities.

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Degree: Diploma di Master and public employers generally
Universitario di 2 livello (University appreciate the higher academic/
Master-2nd level degree). professional competences MU2
holders have acquired; e.g. in
Title: Master Universitario di 2 livello
public competitions for LS-based
(University Master-2nd level).
posts within the civil service,
Professional openings: same applicants who also hold an MU2
occupational sectors as those are attributed additional scores.
available to LS graduates. Private

Diploma di specializzazione - Specialization diploma

Classification: 3rd cycle university

degree, professionally-oriented.
Aim: provide postgraduates with
knowledge and skills for a few
specific professions; DS2 programss
may be set up exclusively on the
basis of specific national laws or EU
Access: by a Laurea Specialistica
(LS), or a comparable foreign
Admission: by public competition
(concorso), due to numerus clausus
Workload: 120-360 ECTS credits.
Length: 2-6 years full time.
Subject sectors: specialistic fields in
dentistry, human medicine &
surgery, veterinary medicine;
training to legal professions
(lawyers, notaries public,
magistrates); secondary teachers
Course structure: curricular
compulsory requirements, defined
by national law, include theoretical
studies in combination with
practical applications and

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professional training; some with the title as Specialista;
research activitiy may be also - take up functions within the civil
required. service which require specialistic
education and training in certain
Degree: Diploma di fields;
Specializzazione di 2 livello (2nd - be employed as highly-qualified
level specialization degree) professionals (Specialisti) in private
Title: Specialista in (specialist in ) commercial/industrial
[the specialization field follows]. undertakings;
- practise the corresponding
Professional openings: DS2 holders regulated professions (if any) in
may: another EU member state, after
- practise in Italy the respective self- obtaining professional recognition
employed specialistic professions under the relevant EC Directives.

Dottorato di ricerca - PhD

Classification: 3rd cycle university attendance of seminars or of a few

degree, fully academic in nature. subject courses is also required.
Transition from one year to the next
Aim: provide postgraduates with
depends on the tutors positive
training for highly specialized
assessment of the doctoral
students performance.
Access: by a related LS, or a
Degree: Dottorato di Ricerca
comparable foreign degree in a
(research doctorate).
related subject sector.
Title: Dottore di Ricerca; no official
Admission: by public competition,
abbreviation has been determined
organised locally by individual
by law.
Professional openings:
Length: min. 3 years, depending on
- academic career within a
subjetc fields.
university; research doctors start
Subject sectors: most of the sectors as researchers and by means of
covered by the 5 great subject subsequent public competitions
areas. may progress up to the juridical
status of full professors (professore
Course structure: DR programss
mainly consists in independent
- career within public research
research projects of a high quality
bodies, and in research
standard. Postgraduates carry out
laboratories of large companies.
their research activities under the
supervision of a university teacher Further university studies:
who is specifically appointed to participation in post-doctoral
act as a tutor; sometimes, the research projects.

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Teaching program

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

6 undergraduate courses in:
Oriental and Classical Studies
Modern Arts
Philosophical Studies
Modern Languages and Cultures
Psychological Studies and Techniques
Cultural Heritage Studies
10 postgraduate courses in:
Philosophical Theories
Archivekeeping, and Librarianship
History of Art
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Modern Philology
European and American Cultures
Classical Archaeology
Philology and Classical Literatures
History and Civilization of the Ancient World

Faculty of Economics
3 Undergraduate course in:
Business Economics
Marketing and E-Business
4 Postgraduate course in:
Economics and Business Management
Economics and Business Law


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Faculty of Engineering
9 Undergraduate course in:
Territorial and Environmental Engineering,
Territorial and Environmental Engineering (based in Mantova)
Civil Engineering,
Electric Engineering,
Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering,
Information Engineering,
Information Engineering (based in Mantova)
Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
1 Undergraduate courses (5-year-long curricula) in:
Architecture and Building Engineering
6 Postgraduate course in:
Territorial and Environmental Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electric Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Information Engineering

Faculty of Law
1 Undergarduate course in Law Sciences
1 Undergraduate course in Law (5-year long curriculum)

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Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences
8 undergraduate courses in:
Green Chemical Technology
Plant Sciences
Natural Science and Technology
Biological Sciences
Geology and Natural Resources
10 postgraduate courses in:
Applied Chemical Methodologies
Industrial Biotechnologies
Natural Science
Applied Geological Studies
Applied and Experimental Biology
Physical Studies

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

1 undergraduate course in:
Medicine and Surgery (6 year long curriculum)
1 undergraduate course in:
Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis (5-year long curriculum)
14 undergraduate courses in:
Nursing (based in Pavia, Lodi, Vigevano, and Treviglio)
Orthoptics and Ophthalmologic Assistance
Developmental Neuropsychomotor Therapy
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy
Biomedical Laboratory Techniques
Medical Radiology and Related Imaging Techniques,
and Radiotherapy
Neurophysiopathology Techniques
Orthopaedic Techniques
Cardiovascular Physiopathology Techniques
Dental Hygiene
Environmental and Workplace Prevention
3 Postgraduate course in:
Nursing and Obstetric Sciences
Science of Technical Health Care Professions
Science of Technical Diagnostician Sanitarian Professions

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Faculty of Musicology (based in Cremona)
2 undergraduate courses in:
Literary Studies
2 postgraduate courses in:
Modern Philology

Faculty of Pharmacy
1 Undergraduate course in Herbal Techniques
2 Undergraduate courses (5-year-long curricula) in:
Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies

Faculty of Political Sciences

3 undergraduate courses in:
Political Science
Government and Administration
Social Science for Co-operation and Development
3 postgraduate courses in:
Political Theory
Afro-Asian Studies
Local Administration and Government

Interfaculty Undergraduate Courses

4 undergraduate courses in:
(faculties of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science, Chemistry, and
Multimedia and Intercultural Communication
(faculties of Arts and Philosophy, Law, Political Science, and Engineering)
Physical Education and Sports
(based in Voghera faculties of Medicine, Surgery, and Engineering)
Preventive and Adapted Motor Activity
(faculties of Medicine, Surgery, and Engineering)
Scientific Information about Medicine
(faculties of Pharmacy and Medicine and Surgery)


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8 postgraduate courses in:
Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnologies
(faculties of Medicine, Surgery, and Pharmacy)
Publishing and Multimedia Communication
(faculties of Arts, Engineering, Law, and Political Science)
Economics, Politics, and International Institutions
(faculties of Political Science, and Economics)
International and Economic Integration
(faculties of Economics, and Political Science)
Management and E-business Technologies
(faculties of Economics, and Engineering)
Modern and Contemporary History of Europe
(faculties of Political Science and Arts and Philosophy)
Preventive and Adapted Motor Activities
(faculties of Medicine and Surgery and Engineering)
Science and Management of Sports and Motor Activities
(faculties of Medicine and Surgery and Engineering)

Inter-University Courses
1 undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering
(in co-operation with the Polytechnic Institute of Milan)

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Specialization Schools

Allergology and Clinical Immunology - Prof. Marcello Imbriani

Fondazione Maugeri - Ia Sez. di Medicina del Lavoro
Via Maugeri, 10 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 592255/592216
Anaesthesiology and Reanimation - Prof. Antonio Braschi
Sez. Anestesia e Rianimazione - Policlinico S. Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 503477
Cardiology - Prof. Peter Schwartz
Sez. di Cardiologia - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526061
Cardiosurgery - Prof. Mario Vigan
Divisione di Cardiochirurgia - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502298
Childrens Neuropsychiatry - Prof. Giovanni Lanzi
Fondazione Ist. Neurologico C. Mondino Dip. di Scienze Neurologiche
Via Palestro, 3 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 380203
Clinical Biochemistry - Prof. Remigio Moratti
Dipartimento di Biochimica
Viale Taramelli, 3/b - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987226
Clinical Pathology - Prof. Vanio Vannini
Dip. di Medicina Sperimentale - Sez. di Patologia Generale
Piazza Botta, 10 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 986333/986331
Dermatology and Venereology - Prof. Giovanni Borroni
Clinica Dermatologica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 503813/528451
Diseases of the Respiratory Systems - Prof. Ernesto Pozzi
Clinica di Malattie dellApparato Respiratorio - c/o Padiglione Forlanini
Policlinico San Matteo - Viale Taramelli, 5 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 422232
Endocrinology and Turnover Diseases - Prof. Luca Chiovato
Fondazione S. Maugeri
Via S. Maugeri, 10/10A - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 468724 - 592243/592240
Forensic Medicine - Prof. Fabio Buzzi
Dip. di Medicina Legale e Sanit Pubblica
Via Forlanini, 12 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987824/987800
Gastroenterology - Prof. Gino Roberto Corazza
Clinica Medica I - Cattedra ed unit operativa di gastroenterologia,
Policlinico San Matteo - Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502973
General Surgery (General Surgery) - Prof. Eugenio Forni
Clinica Chirurgica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502519/526216


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General Surgery II (Urgency Surgery) - Prof. Paolo Dionigi
Istituto di Chirurgia Epatopancreatica - Policlinico S. Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502589
General Surgery III (Urgency Surgery) - Prof. Luigi Bonandrini
Sezione di Chirurgia - Clinica Citt di Pavia
Via Parco Vecchio, 27 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 433666/572752
Geriatrics - Prof. Sebastiano Bruno Solerte
Cattedra di Geriatria c/o Istituto Santa Margherita
Via Emilia 12 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 381234/468724
Gynaecology and Obstetrics - Prof. Franco Polatti
Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526215
Haematology - Prof. Mario Lazzarino
Sez. di Ematologia - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi,19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 503595
Hydrology - Prof. Plinio Richelmi
Sez. di Farmacologia e tossicologia cellulare e molecolare
P.zza Botta, 10 - Ph + 39 0382 5066343/4
Hygiene and Preventive Medicine - Prof. Gabriele Pelissero
Sez. di Igiene - Dip. di Medicina Preventiva Occupazionale e di Comunit
Via Forlanini, 2 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987298
Infective Diseases - Prof. Lorenzo Minoli
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Taramelli, 5 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502661
Internal Medicine - Prof. Roberto Fogari
Medicina interna, malattie vascolari e metaboliche - Policlinico S. Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526217
Medical Genetics - Prof. Orsetta Zuffardi
Dipartimento Patologia Umana ed ereditaria - Sez. di Biologia Generale
Via Forlanini,14 - Pavia - Ph 0382 987521/987733
Medical Toxicology - Prof. Luigi Manzo
Sez. Tossicologia clinica del Dip. Di Medicina Interna e Ter. Medica
Piazza Botta, 10 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 26261/986357
Microbiology and Virology - Prof. Laura Pagani
Sez. Microbiologia del Dipartimento di Scienze Morfologiche, Eidologiche e
Cliniche - Via Brambilla 74 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 5484202
Nephrology - Prof. Antonio Dal Canton
Sez. di Nefrologia del Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e terapia medica
Policlinico San Matteo - Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 422037


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Neurology - Prof. Vittorio Cosi
Fondazione Ist. Neurologico C. Mondino Dip. di Scienze Neurologiche
Via Palestro, 3 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 380203
Neurophysiopathology - Prof. Arrigo Moglia
Fondazione Ist. Neurologico C. Mondino Dip. di Scienze Neurologiche
Via Palestro, 3 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 380203
Neurosurgery- Prof. Cesare Arienta
Sez. di Clinica Neurochirurgica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502780
Nutrition Science - Prof. Carla Roggi
Dip. di Scienze Sanitarie Applicate e Psicocomportamentali -
Cascina Cravino - Via Bassi, 21 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987545
Occupational Health Ist School - Prof. Stefano Candura
Fondazione Maugeri - Sez. di Medicina del Lavoro
Via Maugeri, 10 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 592255/592216
Occupational Health IInd School - Prof. Alessandro Cavalleri
Sez. di Medicina del lavoro II e Medicina Preventiva dei lavoratori
Via Boezio, 24 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 35442
Oncology - Prof. Alberto Riccardi
Sez. di Medicina Interna e Oncologia Medica - Policlinico S. Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526284/502580
Ophthalmology - Prof. Paolo Emilio Bianchi
Clinica Oculistica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526213
Orthognathodontics - Prof. Giuseppe Sfondrini
Dipartimento di discipline odontostomatologiche Silvio Palazzi
Policlinico San Matteo - Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 516211/516204
Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Prof. Francesco Benazzo
Sez. Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526294
Otorhinolaryngology - Prof. Eugenio Mira
Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi , 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526218/526239
Paediatric Surgery - Prof. Giorgio Rondini
Chirurgia Pediatrica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526269
Paediatrics - Prof. Giorgio Rondini
Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526269


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Pathological Anatomy - Prof. Umberto Magrini
Dip. di Patologia Umana ed Ereditaria - Sez. di Anatomia Patologica
Via Forlanini,16 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 528474/503612
Pharmacology - Prof. Gianmario Frigo
Dip. di Medicina Interna - Sez. di Farmacologia clinica e sperimentale
P.zza Botta, 10 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 986357/986353
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation- Prof. Elena Dalla Toffola
Servizio di Recupero e Rieducazione Funzionale - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502083
Plastic and Reparative Surgery - Prof. Angela Faga
Dip. di Chirurgia - Via Aselli, 45 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 526091/592220
Psychiatry - Prof. Fausto Petrella
Dipartimento di Scienze sanitarie applicate e psicocomportamentali
Via Bassi, 21 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987246
Psycology of the life cycle - Prof. Adriano Pagnin
Dip. di Psicologia - P.zza Botta, 6 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 986277/986274
Radiodiagnostics - Prof. Fabrizio Calliada
Sezione di Radiologia - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 503736/503761
Radiotherapy - Prof. Vanio Vannini
Sezione di Radiologia - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 503736/503761
Rheumatology - Prof. Carlomaurizio Montecucco
Reumatologia - Reparti speciali - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 501878
Sanitary Statistics - Prof. Alessandra Marinoni
Dip. di Scienze Sanitarie Apllicate - Via Bassi, 21 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987543
Sport Medicine - Prof. Roberto Bottinelli
Dip. di Medicina Sperimentale - Sez. di Fisiologia Umana
Via Forlanini, 6 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 987518
Thoracic Surgery - Prof. Eugenio Forni
Clinica chirurgica generale e toracica - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502519/526216
Tropical Medicine - Prof. Gaetano Filice
Clinica Malattie Infettive e Tropicali - Policlinico San Matteo
Viale Taramelli, 5 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502674/502691
Urology - Prof. Stefano Tinozzi
Chirurgia generale gastroenterologica e mammaria
Policlinico San Matteo - Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph + 39 0382 502504/502536
Vascular Surgery - Prof. Attilio Odero
Dip. di Scienze Ematologiche , Pneumologiche Vascolari - Sez. di Chirurgia
Vascolare - Policlinico San Matteo - Viale Golgi, 19 - Pavia - Ph +39 0382 527959


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Master courses

First level Masters

Research into Society, Market and Nursing and Obstetric

Organized by: Faculty of Medicine
Organized by: Department of
and Surgery.
Statistics and Applied Economics
(Dipartimento di Statistica e Objectives: the Masters is designed
Economia Applicate L. Lenti), to create qualified nursing and
Faculty of Political Sciences. obstetric personnel capable of
carrying out student tutoring
Objectives. This Masters is designed
functions for three-year degree
to train students in the analysis and
courses, including classroom
quantitative assessment of
teaching and periods of vocational
marketing problems, in the study of
training. Tutoring has a major
society and measurement of
importance in the current training
information affecting the territory
process and to be effective,
and is concerned with ensuring
requires the acquisition of
that those awarded the degree will
knowledge and specific skills at an
be able to provide co-ordination or
adequate level.
consultancy skills in the field of
market research and marketing as Duration and attendance.This is a
carried out by public or private one-year 1500-hour University
agencies, companies and other Masters articulated into lessons,
organisations, with particular exercises, seminars, practical or
reference to the analysis and laboratory activities, on-site
evaluation of socio-economic vocational training, individual and
variables affecting the territory. personal study activities. Minimum
compulsory attendance: 75%.
Duration and attendance. This is a
one-year 1500-hour University Admission requirements.
Masters articulated into lessons, A three-year degree in Nursing or
exercises, seminars, individual and Midwifery or other qualification
personal study activities and considered valid under current
periods of on-site vocational legislation for admission to a
training. Minimum compulsory Masters degree at this level,
attendance: 75% of the total hours. together with an upper secondary
school-leaving certificate.
Admission requirements. Any first
level degree, in any discipline. The
Master provides for an initial
homogenizing study pathway
whose objective is to ensure
equivalent basic knowledge and
study skills among the participants
vis--vis issues relating to
economics, management of
companies and statistical analysis.

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Second level Masters

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Careers Guidance Co-Ordinators

Faculty of Economics
Business Organisation and Information Technologies
Economics and Management of non-Profit Organisations

Faculty of Engineering
System Engineering and Services for the Territory and the
Seismic Engineering and Seismology
Quality and Safety Management in Construction

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Advanced Physiological and Pathological Neonatology and
Neonatal Therapy
Hygiene Safety and Quality of Foodstuffs
Assessment and Control of Toxicological Risks arising from
Environmental Pollution
Tutoring in Nursing and Obstetrics
Non-Invasive Robotic Valve Recostruction Techniques in
Advanced Techniques in Clinical Neurophysiology
Medical Acupunture and Chinese Phytopharmacology

Faculty of Pharmacy
Preformulation and Galenic Development
Pharmaceutical Technologies and Regulatory Activities
Planning and Development of Drugs
Marketing Management in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Faculty of Political Sciences

Research on Society, Marketing and Territory

Faculty of Sciences
Regulatory Disciplines

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Research Doctorates - PhD

Mathematical and IT Sciences Chemical Sciences

Matematica e statistica 1) Chimica e tecnologia
(Mathematics and Statistics) farmaceutiche (Chemistry and
Admission requirements. A second Pharmaceutical Technology)
level degree in scientific areas 2) Scienze chimiche (Chemical
(Physics, IT, Economics and not Sciences).
strictly mathematics). 1) Chemistry and Pharmaceutical
Study areas. T he Research Technology
Doctorate is divided into two study Admission requirements. A second
areas: Mathematics and Scientific level degree in Pharmacy,
Calculation; Probability and Chemistry and Pharmaceutical
Statistics. Technologies, Chemistry,
Biological Sciences and Natural
Duration and attendance. This is a Sciences.
three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending 8 months Study areas. Pharmaceutical
abroad. Number of places available: applications; Pharmaceutical
8. Attendance is compulsory. chemistry; Pharmaceutical analysis.
Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending 18 months
Physical Sciences abroad. Number of places
Fisica (Physics) available: 6. Attendance is
Admission requirements. A second
level degree or equivalent
qualification. 2) Chemical Sciences
Study areas. Physics of Matter; Admission requirements. A second
Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; level degree in Chemistry or
Theoretical Physics and Industrial Chemistry.
Mathematical Physics.
Study areas. Chemistry and
Duration and attendance. This is a physical Chemistry of Materials,
three-year doctorate, with the Synthesis, structure and reactivity of
possibility of spending 18 months organic and inorganic Molecules,
abroad. Number of places Advanced analytical Methods.
available: 25. Attendance is
compulsory. Duration and attendance. This is a three-year doctorate, with the


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possibility of spending 18 months
abroad. Number of places Biological Sciences
available: 12. Attendance is
1) Biochimica (Biochemistry)
2) Biologia cellulare (Cell biology)
3) Ecologia esperimentale e
geobotanica (Experimental
Earth Sciences ecology and geobotany)
4) Scienze fisiologiche e
Scienze della terra (Earth Sciences) neuroscienze (Physiological
Admission requirements. A second sciences and neurosciences)
level degree in Geological 5) Scienze genetiche and
Sciences, Natural Sciences, or biomolecolari (Genetic and
Chemical Sciences, Natural biomolecular sciences)
Sciences, Environmental and
Territorial Sciences and 1) Biochemistry
Technologies, Geological Sciences. Admission requirements.
Study areas.. he Doctorate has 9 A second level degree in Biological
study areas: Palaeontology and Sciences, Medicine and Surgery,
Palaeoecology (Geological Area); Pharmacy, Chemistry and
Stratigraphic Geology and Pharmaceutical and Chemical
Sedimentology (Geological Area); Biotechnologies, Veterinary
Structural Geology (Geological Medicine or Agrarian Studies or
Area); Petrology and Petrography Biology, Agrarian Biotechnologies,
(Chemistry and Physics of Industrial Biotechnologies, Medical
Geological Materials Area); Veterinary and Pharmaceutical
Geochemistry and Vulcanology Biotechnologies, Pharmacy and
(Chemistry and Physics of Industrial Pharmacy, Biomedical
Geological Materials Area); Engineering, Medicine and Surgery,
Mineralogy (Chemistry and Physics Veterinary Medicine, Chemical
of Geological Materials Area); Sciences.
Mineral Geo-resources and
mineralogical and petrographical Duration and attendance. This is a
applications for the environment three-year doctorate, with the
and cultural goods (Chemistry and possibility of spending 18 months
Physics of Geological Materials abroad. Number of places
Area); Applied Geology (Applied available: 8. Attendance is
Earth Sciences Area); Physical compulsory.
Geography and Geomorphology
(Applied Earth Sciences Area).
2) Cell biology
Duration and attendance. This is a Admission requirements. A second
three-year doctorate, with the level degree in Biological Sciences
possibility of spending 18 months and Natural Sciences, Biological
abroad. Number of places Sciences, Neurobiology, Sciences
available: 6. Attendance is and Technologies for Nature,
compulsory. Biotechnologies; Chemistry and

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Pharmaceutical Technologies, Duration and attendance. This is a
Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary three-year doctorate, with the
Medicine or an equivalent possibility of spending 12 months
qualification awarded by a foreign abroad. Number of places
university. available: 12. Attendance is
Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending 6 months 5) Genetic and biomolecular
abroad. Number of places sciences
available: 6. Attendance is Admission requirements. A
compulsory. second level degree in Italy or
equivalent qualification awarded
by a foreign university. There are
3) Experimental ecology and
extra posts, with no associated
grant, reserved for those holding
Admission requirements. A second
an assegno di ricerca and for
level degree in Natural Sciences,
foreign candidates resident
Biological Sciences, Environmental
abroad. These candidates must
Sciences, Agrarian Sciences,
obtain the Selection Commissions
Forestry Sciences or equivalent
approval of their qualifications
qualifications. Aptitude for research
and status.
in one of the study areas.
Knowledge of English. Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the
Duration and attendance. This is a
possibility of spending 6 months
three-year doctorate, with the
abroad. Number of places
possibility of spending 18 months
available: 15. Attendance is
abroad. Number of places
available: 8. Attendance is

4) Physiological sciences and Medical Sciences

neurosciences 1) Chirurgia sperimentale e
Admission requirements. A second microchirurgia (Experimental
level degree in: Medicine and surgery and microsurgery)
Surgery, Motor Sciences, Biological 2) Scienze farmacologiche
Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry (Pharmacological sciences)
and Pharmaceutical Technologies, 3) Medicina interna e terapia
Chemistry, Physics, Engineering. medica (Internal medicine and
medical therapy)
Study areas. The Research
4) Patologia e genetica (Pathology
Doctorate will be organized in
and genetics)
terms of the following study areas
5) Sanit pubblica, scienze
and training pathways: 1. Human
sanitarie e formative (Public health
Physiology, Biochemistry and cell
and health sciences).
physiology, Neurosciences.

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1) Experimental surgery and places available: 8. Attendance is
microsurgery compulsory.
Admission requirements. A second
level degree in Medicine and 2) Pharmacological sciences
Surgery, Biological Sciences,
Dentistry. Demonstrable knowledge Admission requirements.
of English. Experience of research Preference is given to second level
demonstrated by scientific degrees in Medicine and Surgery,
publications in subjects relating to Pharmacy, Chemistry and
surgery or previous activities in Pharmaceutical Technology,
research institutions of national or Biology.
international standing. Study areas. Clinical
Study areas. This PhD has 7 specific pharmacology, Basic and
study areas: Experimental models in molecular pharmacology,
the field of organ transplants, Pharmacology and
Mechanisms inducing specific pharmaceutical epidemiology.
alloantigen immunological Duration and attendance. This is a
tolerance, Advanced technologies three-year doctorate, with the
in surgery, Molecular bases of possibility of spending a maximum
immune response and tolerance to of 12 months abroad. Number of
neoplasms, Molecular and places available: 5. Attendance is
adoptive immunotherapy in the compulsory.
treatment of primitive and
metastasised neoplasms,
Experimental microsurgical models 3) Internal medicine and medical
in reconstructive surgery, therapy
Haemodynamic monitoring and Admission requirements. A second
experimental anaesthesiological level degree in Medicine and
techniques. Surgery, Pharmacy, Chemistry and
Duration and attendance This is a Pharmaceutical Technology,
three-year doctorate, with the Biological Sciences.
possibility of spending a maximum Duration and attendance. This is a
of 24 months abroad. Number of three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending a maximum
of 12 months abroad. Number of
places available: 8. Attendance is

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4) Pathology and genetics 5) Public health and health
Admission requirements. A second sciences
level degree or equivalent
Admission requirements. A second
qualification obtained in Foreign
level degree.
Study areas. The Doctorate has the
Study areas. The Doctorate is
following study areas: Training
expected to have the following
sciences, Epidemiological sciences
study areas: Human pathology;
and medical statistics, Nutrition and
Genetics; Experimental pathology;
dietary sciences, Psychiatric and
techniques relating to cell and
behavioural sciences, Hygiene and
molecular biology.
preventive medicine, Forensic
medicine, Occupational medicine.
Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the Duration and attendance. This is a
possibility of spending a maximum three-year doctorate, with the
of 18 months abroad. Number of possibility of spending a maximum
places available: 5. Attendance is of 12 months abroad. Number of
compulsory. places available: 10. Attendance is compulsory.

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amendments) may apply for the EU
Engineering Area Research Doctorate in Building
Engineering and Architecture.
ARCHITECTURE. Study areas. The Doctorate is
1) Ingegneria civile (Civil Engineering) expected to have the following
2) Ingegneria Edile/Architettura study areas: Evolution of
UE (EU Building engineering and typological and morphological
architecture). features of architectural structures
vis--vis their historical rationale
INDUSTRIAL AND IT ENGINEERING and in relation to the natural and
1) Bioingegneria e bioinformatica constructed landscape; Definition
(Bioengineering and of innovative criteria for
bioinformatics) configuration, conformity and
2) Ingegneria elettronica, distribution of spaces as the
informatica ed elettrica (Electronic, updating of responses to mans
IT and electrical engineering) requirements; Feasibility studies in
3) Microelettronica (Microelectronics) building and construction and the
role of techniques and
CIVIL ENGINEERING AND technologies in the integral
ARCHITECTURE planning; Planning methods,
1) Civil engineering techniques and tools for the
restoration of buildings and
Admission requirements. A second
conservation of existing works and
level degree.
buildings; Territory, infrastructure,
Study areas. This Research landscape; sustainable planning
Doctorate has four study areas: and functional integration.
Hydraulics, Health, Seismic studies,
Duration and attendance. This is a
Structural engineering.
three-year doctorate, with the
Duration and attendance. This is a possibility of spending 6 months
three-year doctorate, with the abroad. Number of places
possibility of spending 12 months available: 5. Attendance is
abroad. Number of places compulsory.
available: 8. Attendance is

compulsory. INDUSTRIAL
2) EU Building engineering and 1) Bioengineering and
architecture bioinformatics
Admission requirements. Only Admission requirements. A second
Italian and foreign graduates with level degree in: Biology,
an EU approved degree, published Economics, Arts and Philosophy,
in the European Communities Psychology, Medicine and Surgery,
Official Gazette (GUCE C351 p.39ss Engineering and Mathematics,
4/12/1999 and subsequent Physics or Nuclear Sciences.


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Study areas. The Doctorate has Photonics, Lasers, Microwaves and
four study areas: Medical aerials, Optoelectronics, Robotics,
Informatics, Bioinformatics, Optical sensors and microwaves,
Biogenesis, Bioengineering. Electronic instrumentation, Electric
power systems,
Duration and attendance. This is a
Telecommunications, Remote
three-year doctorate, with the
sensing, Assessment of the
possibility of spending 18 months
performance of IT systems, Artificial
abroad. Number of places
available: 8. Attendance is
compulsory. Duration and attendance. This is a three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending 24 months
2) Electronic, IT and electrical abroad. Number of places
engineering available: 25. Attendance is
Admission requirements. A second compulsory.
level degree in the following
sectors: Information Engineering;
3) Microelettronica
Industrial Engineering: Information
and IT Sciences; Physics with an
experimental approach, Admission requirements. A second
Mathematics with an applicative level degree in the following
approach. sectors: Information Engineering,
Industrial Engineering, Science of
Study areas. The Doctorate is
Information and Information
expected to have the following
Technology, Physics with an
study areas: Automation and
experimental approach,
control of processes, Electric and
Mathematics with an applicative
magnetic CAD, Digital CAD,
Electricity and energy conversion,

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Study areas. The Doctorate is Duration and attendance. This is a
expected to have the following three-year doctorate, with the
study areas: Microelectronics, possibility of spending a maximum
Microsystems and integrated of 12 months abroad. Number of
sensors, Integrated electronic places available: 15. Attendance is
instrumentation, Power electronics, compulsory.
Microwave integrated circuits,

Economics of innovation, Digital

planning, Integrated 2) Modern foreign languages and
nanostructures. literature
Admission requirements. A second
Duration and attendance. This is a level degree in Languages; critical
three-year doctorate, with the survey skills ascertained in
possibility of spending 24 months admission tests; competent
abroad. Number of places knowledge of at least two modern
available: 20. Attendance is foreign languages and literature;
compulsory. willingness to a carry out study
periods abroad with a maximum
stay of 18 months.
Humanities Area Study areas. There are five study
areas: English studies; Germanic
Philology; French studies; German
studies; Spanish studies.
1) Filologia moderna (Modern Duration and attendance. This is a
philology) three-year doctorate, with the
2) Lingue e Letterature Straniere possibility of spending a maximum
Moderne (Modern foreign of 18 months abroad. Number of
languages and literature) places available: 12. Attendance is
3) Linguistica (Linguistics) compulsory.
4) Musicologia e scienze

filologiche (Musicology and

Philological sciences) 3) Linguistics
5) Storia e civilt del mediterraneo Admission requirements. A second
antico (History and Civilization of level degree in Arts and Philosophy,
the Mediterranean in Antiquity) Modern Foreign Languages and
Literature, Communication
1) Modern Philology Sciences, IT.
Admission requirements. A second Study areas. Applied linguistics;
level degree in Arts or Languages. computational linguistics;


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acquisitional linguistics and Duration and attendance. This is a
language teaching and learning three-year doctorate, with the
theory; Historical linguistics and possibility of spending a maximum
Indo-European studies; Semantics of 18 months abroad. Number of
and pragmatics of texts; Linguistic places available: 10. Attendance is
typology; Sociolinguistics. compulsory.
Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the 5) History and civilization of the
possibility of spending a maximum Mediterranean in Antiquity
of 6 months abroad. Number of
places available: 6. Attendance is Admission requirements. No
compulsory. specific prerequisites are foreseen,
other than a second level degree
and basic skills in some of the fields
4) Musicology and philological of study of the Research
sciences Doctorate, which will in any case
be verified during the admission
Admission requirements. The tests.
preferential requisite for the
admission to the course is the Study areas. The Doctorate has
possession of a degree, including four study areas: History and
degrees obtained abroad, in civilization of the Mediterranean in
Musicology, in DAMS, in the Science Antiquity: from the middle period of
of musical goods, Arts, Philosophy, the Bronze Age to the Great
or other humanities or science Eastern Empires (second millennium
disciplines, provided the course of B.C. - 6th Century B.C.); History and
studies has featured strong musical civilization of the Mediterranean in
interests, preferably with a thesis on Antiquity: from the birth of polis in
a musical subject. A thorough the Greek world to the Alexandrine
technical and musical preparation, Empire (8th-4th Century B.C.); History
obtained through studies in a music and civilization of the
conservatory or through private Mediterranean in Antiquity: the
studies, is also essential. Hellenic Age (Third century B.C. to
the Second Century A.D.); History
Study areas. Musical Dramaturgy; and civilization of the
Musical Philology; Organology and Mediterranean in Antiquity: the
musical iconography; History of the Roman Empire till Constantine.
musical theories.


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Duration and attendance. This is a Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending a maximum possibility of spending a maximum
of 6 months abroad. Number of of 18 months abroad. Number of
places available: 6. Attendance is places available: 8. Attendance is
compulsory. compulsory.

2) Institutions, ideas, political

Historical, Philosophical, movements in contemporary
Pedagogical and Psychological Europe
Admission requirements. A second
1) Filosofia (Philosophy) level degree.
2) Istituzioni, idee, movimenti
Study areas. The Doctorate is
politici nellEuropa contemporanea
expected to have the following
(Institutions, ideas, political
study areas: Constitutions and
movements in contemporary
administrations; History of
federalism and European
3) Psicologia (Psychology)
1) Philosophy Duration and attendance.
Admission requirements. 4-year or This is a three-year doctorate, with
5-year degree in Italy, or equivalent the possibility of spending a
qualification achieved abroad. maximum of 6 months abroad.
Number of places available: 8.
Study areas. The Doctorate has 8
study areas: History of philosophical
thought in Antiquity, History of the 3) Psychology
mediaeval philosophical thought,
History of the modern philosophical Admission requirements. A second
thought and contemporary history level degree.
of scientific thought, Theories of Study areas. General psychology
language and knowledge, Logical, and psychobiology; Psychology of
epistemological and cognitive development and education,
theories, Ethics and philosophy of social and occupational
morals, Political philosophy, psychology.
Aesthetic theories.

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Duration and attendance. This is a 2) Public Law
three-year doctorate, with the
Admission requirements. A second
possibility of spending a maximum
level degree in Political Sciences,
of 12 months abroad. Number of
Administration Sciences, Law,
places available: 8. Attendance is
compulsory. Study areas. The Research
Doctorate is divided into four study
areas: General theory of Italian
Juridical, Political, Economic Area and European public law;
JURIDICAL SCIENCES Constitution and constitutionalism,
1) Diritto privato (Public Law) Forms of State and Government,
2) Diritto pubblico (Private Law) Public administration and
3) Diritto romano e cultura giuridica citizenship.
europea (Roman law and Duration and attendance. This is a
European legal culture) three-year doctorate, with the
4) Giustizia penale, giustizia possibility of spending 3 months
internazionale e diritti fondamentali abroad. Number of places
(Criminal justice, international available: 5. Attendance is
justice and fundamental rights). compulsory.
1) Private Law
3) Roman law and European legal
Admission requirements. Degree in
Admission requirements. Second
Study areas. The Research
level degree.
Doctorate is divided into three
study areas: Intellectual property Study areas. The Research
and competition; The right to work Doctorate is divided into four study
and industrial relations; Civil law. areas:
1. Roman law: Roman private,
Duration and attendance. This is a
public and criminal law; history of
three-year doctorate, with the
sources; history of legal thought;
possibility of spending 6 months
Late Empire law; Byzantine law
abroad. Number of places
2. Juridical experience in the
available: 6. Attendance is
medieval period from the end of
compulsory. the Roman Empire to the
beginning of the Renaissance:

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Roman and Barbarian Kingdoms; Study areas. The Research
the Langobard and Carolingian Doctorate is divided into three
periods; the Church and the study areas: International and
homogeneous nature of European European Union law, Criminal
cultures; Lex romana and its praxis. procedure law, Criminal law.
3. Teaching of ius civile in European
universities: the Glossators and Duration and attendance. This is a
Commentators; the Scuola Culta; three-year doctorate, with the
iusrationalism. possibility of spending 6 months
4. Roman Law in legal systems and abroad. Number of places
their systematisation: expository available: 6. Attendance is
methods and systems; Roman compulsory.
expository systems; rationalising
and codifying trends; the
Pandectistic school of law.
Economic and Statistical
Duration and attendance. This is a Sciences
three-year doctorate, with the 1) Economia aziendale (Business
possibility of spending 12 months administration)
abroad. Number of places 2) Economia politica e finanza
available: 6. Attendance is pubblica (Political economy and
compulsory. public finance)

4) Criminal justice, international 1) Business administration

justice and fundamental rights Admission requirements. A second
Admission requirements. Degree in level degree in one of the
Law. disciplines included under the rules
for admission.

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Duration and attendance. This is a
three-year doctorate, with the Political and Social Sciences
possibility of spending 18 months
Scienza politica e analisi
abroad. Number of places
comparata delle democrazie
available: 6. Attendance is
(Political science and comparative
analysis of democracies)
Admission requirements. A second
2) Political economics and public level degree.
Study areas. The Doctorate is
Admission requirements. A second expected to have the following
level degree from an Italian study areas: political institutions
University or equivalent and public communication; public
qualification awarded by foreign politics and social state; political
Universities, with a minimum mark participation and cultures; general
of 105/110 points. political theory.
Study areas. The Doctorate has two Duration and attendance. This is a
study areas: Political Economics, three-year doctorate, with the
Public Finance. possibility of spending 4 months
abroad. Number of places
Duration and attendance. This is a
available: 8. Attendance is
three-year doctorate, with the
possibility of spending 18 months
abroad. Number of places
available: 20. Attendance is
compulsory. Information:
Ufficio Dottorati di Ricerca
(PhD Office)
Via Ferrata, 1 - Pavia
Ph + 39 0382 985972
Fax: +39 0382 985996

Centro Orientamento Universitario

(Careers Guidance Centre)
Via S. Agostino, 8 - Pavia
Ph +39 0382 984218
Fax. +39 0382 984449 -


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International activities


The Coimbra Group is an

integrated network of European
Universities, aiming at promoting
the concept of Universitas through
the creation of special academic
and cultural ties, the improvement
of facilities, and the creation of
privileged information and
exchange channels. Its areas of
interest are not merely European
but global, involving universities in
central and Eastern Europe, Africa,
Latin America, and non-EU
Mediterranean Countries. The
Coimbra Group Charter was drawn
up and signed in September 1987
during a general meeting at the
University of Pavia. The group has
grown from its initial 19 members to
the current 34 members, among
which are some of the oldest
European Universities.

The University of Pavia participates

in the Coimbra Group Student
Exchange Network (CG SEN)
together with other 17 Universities.
This Exchange program is open to
students from all Faculties who are
regularly enrolled at least in their 4th
academic year. The selected
students will spend a 3-6 month
period of study and research
abroad during which they will work
on their degree paper. It is not
possible to take exams during the
exchange period. Any activities
carried out will be fully recognised
by the home institution as an
integral part of the students
University career.


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Universities participating in the CG SEN:

1. Universitt Graz AT
2. Universit Catholique de Louvain BE
3. Universit de Genve CH
4. Universitt Gttingen D
5. Universitt Heidelberg D
6. Universitt Jena D
7. Julius-Maximillians-Universitt Wrzburg D
8. Aarhus Universitet DK
9. Universitat de Barcelona ES
10. Universidad de Salamanca ES: for students of Law, Economics,
Geography, History, or Spanish Language and Literature only
11. Universit de Poitiers F
12. University of Turku FIN
13. bo-Akademi FIN
14. Etvs Lornd University Budapest HU
15. Universit degli Studi di Pavia I
16. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen NL: for students of Pharmacy only
17. Universidade de Coimbra PT
18. Uppsala Universitet SE

Further information about the CG SEN program at:

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U.S.A. Exchange Program

During the last ten years the University of Pavia established a U.S.A.
Students Exchange program with:
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132
Ph (415) 338 1293 - Fax (415) 338 6234 -

ISEP (International Student Exchange Program)

1616 P Street NW - Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036
Ph (202) 667 8027 - Fax (202) 667 7801 -

Every year, the University of Pavia hosts students coming from each above
mentioned University for one academic year. Students find
accommodation in a University Residence.


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Konstanz ERASMUS Mundus Course

The University of Pavia directly MEEES - Masters in Earthquake

cooperates with the University of Engineering & Engineering
Konstanz in a Student Exchange Seismology
Program that offers students of any (
level and degree the possibility to Coordinator: IT - Universit degli
study and carry out research Studi di Pavia - Rose School
abroad. Other Universities involved:
An amount of 30 months to be UK - Imperial College London
divided among all applicant GR - Panepistimio Patras
students is available every year. FR - Universit Joseph Fourier
Students are exonerated from the Grenoble
payment of University fees in the The MEEES program aims to provide
foreign Institution. The University of higher-level education in the field
Pavia offers Konstanz University of Earthquake Engineering and
students free accommodation in Engineering Seismology. Graduate
Pavia. students involved in this Erasmus
Mundus Masters course have the
See also the University of Konstanz
possibility of following one-year
MSc programss on either
Earthquake Engineering or
Engineering Seismology. In
addition, this Masters envisages
also the possibility of students
following an 18-month study
program that leads to the Masters
degree on Earthquake Engineering
and Engineering Seismology. If
following the Engineering
Seismology option, students will
acquire the ability to design,
execute and evaluate assessments
of seismic hazard for site-specific
engineering projects, for
earthquake loss assessments, and
for emergency planning scenarios.
Students following the Earthquake
Engineering option will acquire the


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ability to undertake seismic design language is English. Admission to
of new structures and the the course depends mainly on
assessment and strengthening of academic qualifications, past
existing structures. The combined professional experience, reference
option of Earthquake Engineering letters and English proficiency.
and Engineering Seismology will Coordinator: Prof. Gian Michele
enable students to acquire Calvi - e-mail:
technical Ph. +39 0382 516911
competence in both these areas. Info: Saverio Bisoni
The MEEES consortium comprises e-mail:
four academic institutions, namely Ph. +39 0382 516911
(i) the University of Pavia and its
ROSE School, (ii) the University of CICOPS
Patras, (iii) the University of The University Center for
Grenoble Joseph Fourier and (iv) International Co-operation and
Imperial College London. Students Development, CICOPS, was
must follow courses and/or carry established in 1987.
out dissertation research projects in Its aim is to promote co-operation
at least two of the first three of with Developing Countries and
these institutions. Different taught stimulate relations between Pavia
modules will correspond to equally University and the Universities of
varying credits, defined according Developing Countries. This is
to the European Credit Transfer achieved by developing all types
System (ECTS), depending on the of cultural, scientific and technical-
number of work/study hours (each professional co-operation (public
credit is equivalent to 25 hours of and private) in order to broaden
work). Masters dissertations, the study of the social and
required for the attainment of the economic problems of these
degree, may correspond to a countries and help to solve them.
number of credits varying between
12 and 24, depending on the This is what CICOPS does in detail:
effective duration of the research- collaborates in preparing and
work effort employed by the managing co-operation plans and
student. MEEES graduates will be projects;
awarded Masters degrees by those promotes cultural, scientific, and
institutions where they obtained the technical-professional training of
minimum requirement of 24 credits officials and intermediate cadres
(i.e. the Multiple Degree modality from both Developing Countries
has been adopted). The official and Italy, also with the aim of


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helping them join international or these countries, at low cost.
Developing Countries bodies; This initiative was in response to
encourages student exchanges needs emerging in the field of
between Pavia University and university co-operation and is a
Universities in Developing Countries, concrete contribution to improving
with informative and cultural aims existing scientific contacts or
or in order to co-operate in setting up new ones.
emergency actions; Researchers from Developing
it is involved in informing, training Countries are given priority for
and orienting Italian personnel and CICOPS scholarships but not
civil service volunteers set to work exclusively so. Flexibility margins are
in Developing Countries; advisable, providing the
if requested by the Foreign researchers give an important
Ministry, the European Union and/ contribution in the sphere of co-
or other Bodies, it organises courses operation and development.
and seminars for training, qualifying During their stay, the scholars hold
and updating personnel set to work seminars in their Faculties and
in co-operation & development Departments at our University and
departments and offices. undertake research jointly with our
In the course of its activities, teachers. In the past years we
CICOPS co-operates with CSPE - have had scholars from Algeria,
Center for the Study of Non- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China,
European Peoples Cesare Cuba, Czech Republic, Georgia,
Bonacossa of Pavia University, and Guatemala, India, Iraq, Kenya,
also co-operates with similar Italian Palestine, Poland, Tunisia, Vietnam,
and foreign institutions. Zimbabwe.
In November 1996 the CICOPS PEACE Program
Technical-Scientific Committee (Palestinian European American
approved an important scholarship Cooperation In Education)
project for researchers from
The University of Pavia takes part in
Developing Countries.
the PEACE Program, founded in
It was considered that, as part of
Jerusalem on November 1st 1991
the university co-operation initiative
and based on the right to
with Developing Countries, Pavia
education and culture as a
University could offer 1-2 months
universal principle.
scholarships to researchers from
Its also represents a support


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program to Palestinian Universities,
under the patronage of UNESCO
and the European Commission.
The PEACE Program helps students
and lecturers of Palestinian
Universities by giving them to
opportunity to continue study and
research work during the closing
periods of their Universities, in the
spirit of academic solidarity and
with the purpose of giving a valid
contribution to the peace process.
About thirty European Universities
and six Palestinian Universities (Al-
Quds, An-Najah National, Birzeit,
Bethlehem, Gaza Islamic, Hebron)
participate in the Program.
In November 2001, our Prof. Gianni
Vaggi (Faculty of Economics) was
elected Vice-President of the
Steering Committee of the Program.

Solidarity Fund
The University of Pavia, jointly with
CICOPS, offers 5 one-year
studentships to students coming
from the Middle-East. Each award
amounts to 10.000. Studentships
can be renewed and extended for
further two years to enable the
students complete their academic
studies, provided the students
applying for the extension meet
the necessary requisites and
sufficient financial resources are

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Student services

Centro Linguistico dAteneo as a foreign language). The

(The Language Centre) Language Centre is an authorized
In recent years, the University of centre for the CILS exam
Pavia has responded to the growth (Certificazione di Italiano come
in international communication by Lingua Straniera) in Italian as a
strengthening its language-learning foreign language. The Centre runs
resources. Some thirty-odd mother- exam sessions in June and
tongue foreign language experts, December leading to the CILS
known as Collaboratori ed esperti certificate awarded by the
linguistici, now provide language Universit per Stranieri di Siena. The
support services for staff and Language Centres website also
students alike. Students and visitors provides details, in English, of
are advised to contact the courses in Italian as a foreign
technical staff in the Laboratori - language for Erasmus students.
Sede centrale located in the Lingua inglese per stranieri (English
Cortile Sforzesco in the Central as a foreign language). The
Campus with regard to the Language Centre is an authorized
Centres facilities and services, centre for Cambridge Assessment /
which include UCLES and hence the PET, FCE,
autoapprendimento, i. e. the self- CAE and CPE exams.
access use in the Language
Centres rooms of an impressive CUS Pavia University of Sports
stock of courses, exam materials, The Pavia C.U.S. carries out
dictionaries, audio and competitive activities both in the
videocassettes and DVD films university circuit (participation in
relating to 50 languages. the University National
Other services provided by the Championships and in national
Language Centre include: and international activities) and in
Lingua italiana per stranieri (Italian the circuit of the National Sports

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Federations in the following basketball courts by reserving in
disciplines: Track, Canoeing, advance while the use of the
Rowing, Volleyball, Rugby, Fencing beach volley courts and the
and Archery. exercise trail is free. All university
It organizes introductory courses students can become members of
aimed at recreation in: Aerobics, the Pavia C.U.S.
Soccer, Canoeing, Rowing, More detailed information is
Physical Conditioning, Modern available from the General Office
Dance, Fitness Mix, Swimming, of the C.U.S. in Via Bassi 9/A (zone
Volleyball, Basketball, Pre-skiing, Cravino) from Monday to Friday
Fencing, Step, Stretching, Archery, from 9:00 to 12:00 and also on
Judo and Tournaments in 7-man Monday and Wednesday
Mens and Womens Soccer, 5-man afternoons from 3.00 to 5.00 by
Mens Soccer, Volleyball, Mens phoning Ph +39 0382 422134 or by
and Womens Beach Volley, Mens consulting the internet site:
and Womens Basketball.
The activities of the C.U.S. are
carried out at the Polo Cravino Disability services
facilities (consisting of three multi- S.A.I.S.D is the Servizio di Assistenza
purpose gymnasiums, a weight- e Integrazione Studenti Disabili i.e.
lifting room, a fencing room, a the service catering for the needs
soccer/rugby field, a soccer/ of disabled students. S.A.I.S.D
archery field, a field for 5-man (Service for the Assistance and
soccer, two beach volley courts Integration of Disabled Students)
and a exercise trail with gymnastic was set up in the 1999/2000
equipment), and at the canoeing- academic year under the
rowing facilities on the left bank of provisions of Italian legislation
the Ticino River. (Legge 17/99) and subsequent
Members can use the field for 5- amendments (Legge 104/1992).
man soccer and the volleyball and S.A.I.S.D offers a service that is

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designed to welcome disabled in Italy. The Office is located in
students to the University of Pavia, via S. Agostino 1, and is open
and to assist them and integrate every Tuesday from 9.30 to 12.30.
into University life. S.A.I.S.D The service has been established
organizes, supports, co-ordinates under an agreement with the
and monitors all the initiatives Questura and is designed to help
relating to the integration of teachers and students from the
disabled students in all aspects of European Union who work for or
University life, making it possible for are enrolled in the University of
them to attend lessons, laboratory Pavia. The Office provides the
sessions, to get access to libraries following services:
and other university facilities. Information relating to the
documentation required for the
For further information see
renewal of authorizations; or write to
Management on behalf of
teachers and students of all the
steps relating to the issue of the
Sportello per I Rinnovi del Permesso
Permesso di Soggiorno (Stay
di Soggiorno (Stay Permit Renewal
Permit) which includes collecting
the required documentation and
A special office has been set up subsequently handing it over the
on an experimental basis to Questura;
facilitate and speed up the Withdrawal of the Permesso di
process of obtaining or renewing Soggiorno directly from the Office.
authorizations to reside temporarily The service is free.

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The College System

The University of Pavia, is among
the universities that possess the
most estensive Halls of Residence
system in Italy. The majority of its
students are housed in its 15 Halls.
The most ancient ones date back
to 1564 (Collegio Borromeo) and
1567 (Collegio Ghislieri), while the
two most recent ones (Collegio
Maino and Volta) have been
founded in year 2000. The Halls are
either male or female, catered or
self-catered (with kitchens on each
floor for student use). Most Halls
admit both undergraduate and
graduate students and places are
offered for the academic year
except Christmas and Easter
Although all Colleges are bound by
University Statutes, the funding
status of individual Colleges varies.
Some have independent status;
the majority receive core support
from the regional educational

Students, at the University of Pavia,

are not obliged to be members of
any College in order to gain
admission to the University but a
number of them elect to live in
College. The procedures for
admission and the forms of College
teaching vary across Colleges and
prospective applicants are advised
to contact directly the College of
Special housing Agencies or
announces made by other
students at University can be
alternative accommodation

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ISU - via Calatafimi, 11 - Ph + 39 0382.29218/29275 - fax 0382.29045 - :
- Collegio Fratelli Cairoli (male) - p.zza Collegio Cairoli - Ph +39 0382.23746
- Collegio Gerolamo Cardano (mixed) - viale Resistenza, 15 - Ph +39 0382.301271
- Collegio Lazzaro Spallanzani (male) - via Ugo Foscolo, 17 - Ph +39 0382.22796
- Collegio Lorenzo Valla (mixed) - viale Libert, 30 - Ph +39 0382.24784
- Collegio Castiglioni-Brugnatelli (female) - via San Martino, 18 - Ph +39 0382.33518
- Collegio Plinio Fraccaro (male) - p.zza Leonardo da Vinci, 2 - Ph +39 0382.301371
- Collegio Benvenuto Griziotti (mixed) - via Tavazzani 58/70 - Ph +39 0382.463761
- Residenze Golgi I e II (mixed) - via Aselli 39/43 - Ph +39 0382.510100
- Collegio Alessandro Volta (mixed) - via Ferrata, Ph +39 0382.548511
- Collegio Giasone del Maino (mixed) - via Luino, 4 - Ph +39 0382.376511

Colleges legally recognised by the Italian Ministry of University and

Research (MUR):
- Collegio Borromeo (male) - p.zza Borromeo
Ph +39 0382.3951 -
- Collegio Ghislieri (mixed) - p.zza Ghislieri
Ph +39 0382.37861-
- Collegio Nuovo (female) - via Abbiategrasso, 404
Ph +39 0382.5471 -
- Collegio Santa Caterina da Siena (female) - via San Martino, 17/a
Ph +39 0382.375099 -

Accommodation services
The Centro Assistenza Studenti offers a series of services to University
students designed to facilitate their stay in Pavia and to encourage full
participation in University life. CAI works on behalf of the University of Pavia
to find lodgings and provide general support vis--vis accommodation for
students coming to Pavia as part of the Socrates program.

Centro Assistenza Studenti

Corso Mazzini, 9 - 27100 Pavia - Ph +39 0382 539393 - Fax 0382-539393

The website, is run by Italian students on behalf of

foreign and Italian students. For information:
For foreign students:

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Useful Addresses

Universit degli Studi di Pavia sciences; Interfaculty degrees:

Pharmaceutical and Medical
Central administration biotechnologies, Scientific
Strada Nuova, 65 - 27100 Pavia Information about medicine,
Ph + 39 0382 9811 - fax 0382 504529 Biotechnologies, Ground water and Hydro geological protection,
Physical Education and Sports
External Relations Technique Preventive and
Ph + 39 0382.9804223 Adaptive Motor Education,
fax 0382 504287 E-Business Management and
e-mail: Technologies; Inter-University
Courses: Mechanical Engineering.
Student administration offices
They are responsible for the Sport - CUS Pavia
administration of the recruitment, The Centro Universitario Sportivo
admission, registration and CUS in Pavia provides a wide range
examination of all university of sports: athletics, canoeing,
students; for the payment of rowing, volleyball, rugby, fencing,
university fees; for the issue of archery, sport for special needs
certificates and diplomas. students, sail, free climbing,
Humanistic Faculties Via Bassi 9/a - Pavia
Via S. Agostino 1 - Pavia Ph +39 0382 422134
Ph +39 0382 98428/4/5/6/8 e-mail web
Open Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri 9.30-12.00 - Mon to Thu 9.30-12.00 and
Wed 13.45-16.15 15.00-17.00 - Fri 9.30-12.00
Faculties: Law, Humanities,
Economics, Political sciences; Disability Services - Servizio di
Interfaculty degrees: Multimedia Assistenza e Integrazione Studenti
and intercultural communication, Disabili - S.A.I.S.D.
Publishing and multimedia Its aim is to welcome students with
communication, Economics, disabilities and to help them in
Politics, and International setting within the University by
Institutions, International and coordinating all academic services
Economic Integration. provided to students with special
Scientific Faculties P.zza Leonardo Da Vinci 16 - Pavia
Via Ferrata, 1 - Pavia Ph+39 0382 984953
Ph +39 0382 9859.49/.54/.58 e-mail web
Open. Mon-Tue-ThuFri 9.30-12.00 Open: Mon to Fri 8.30-12.00
Wed 13.45-16.15
Faculties: Pharmacy, Engineering, Centro Orientamento C.OR.
Medicine and Surgery, It provides students with counselling
Mathematics, physics and natural and vocational guidance before,

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during and after the university
studies; it promotes various Corso Strada Nuova, 65 - Pavia
activities such as tutoring and Ph +39 0382 984217
stages. e-mail -
Via SantAgostino, 8 - Pavia web
Ph+ 39 0382 984218 Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-12.00
e-mail Mon and Wed 15.00-16.00
Open: Mon-Tue-Wed, 9.30-12.30 e The Language Centre - Centro
14.30-16.30 - Thu-Fri 9.30-12.30 Linguistico
It provides students with language
Erasmus Mobility - Ufficio Mobilit courses and multimedia support to
Studentesca learn foreign languages.
It coordinates the international
mobility of incoming and outgoing Corso Strada Nuova, 65 - Pavia
students in the framework of the Ph +39 0382 984476
Erasmus Program; the offer of part- Web
time campus employment for ateneolingue
students; the organisation of leisure Open: Mon- Fri 9.00-18.00
and cultural activities.
Via S. Agostino, 1 - Pavia University Canteens
Ph +39 0382 984302 - Cravino
e-mail via A.Bassi (Ph +39 0382 422130)
web - Collegio Castiglioni
Open : Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri 9.30-12.00 via S. Martino, 18/20
Wed 13.45-16.15 (Ph +39 0382 33518)
- Collegio Fraccaro
International Office - Ripartizione p.zza L. da Vinci, 2
Affari Internazionali (Ph +39 0382 304048)
It coordinates the mobility of - Fast Food
incoming and outgoing students in Corso C. Alberto
the framework of several (Ph +39 0382 33526)
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Living in Pavia

Italy in brief Roman empire and the early

Middle Ages, when it took on the
Area 301.338 Kmq
name of Papia and retained its
Population 57.679.955 million
strength and prestige as a capital
Capital Rome
city under the Ostrogoths and,
Language Italian
subsequently, with Langobards.
Religion Roman Catholic
Having become an independent
Climate Alpine, Continental,
Comune, thanks to its economic
prosperity, Pavia could lay the
Time Zone Central European Time
foundations for a lively urban
GMT + 1
development and the flourishing of
Political System Multy-party
Romanesque art. Among churches,
parliamentary democracy
one the most important is St.
Michaels church, regarded as the
The city of Pavia
masterpiece of the Romanesque in
The city of Pavia was founded on Lombardy. The church is also
the left bank of the River Ticino known as the place where the
more than two thousand years Emperor Frederick the Red-
ago. Nowadays, almost 75.000 Bearded was crowned in 1155, a
people live in this city only 35 km few years after the church had
far from Milan. been built.
Pavia was founded in the 5th Under the Seigniory of the Visconti
century B.C. as a Gaul-Ligurian family, Pavia became the focus of
village; it became a Roman colony one of the most elegant courts of
in 89 B.C. and was called Ticinum. the Italian Renaissance. The
The city was organised in Visconti Castle, was built as an
accordance with the typical armed stronghold and a lordly
structure of a Roman castrum with residence as well. The Castle has a
streets meeting at 90-degree powerful quadrangular structure
angles - still to be appreciated in and a very nice courtyard,
the structure of the modern city. characterized by the elegance of
Thanks to its favourable strategic its architectural components and
position, controlling the area the airy porticoes and loggias.
crossed by the rivers Ticino and Po, It was Gian Galeazzo Visconti
Pavia played a major political and (1351-1402) who founded the
economic role also during the late Chartreuse of Pavia, in 1396 - one

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of the most renowned monuments stained-glass windows, the famous
of Renaissance art in Italy. Works on ivory polyptic by Baldassare degli
the building, which stands isolated Embriachi, the marble tombs of
on the flatlands surrounding Pavia, Ludovico il Moro and Beatrice
continued from the end of the 14th dEste (Cristoforo Solari) and Gian
century up to the mid-16th century Galeazzo Sforza (Gian Cristoforo
and marked - together with the Romano).
contemporary Cathedral of Milan - During the Sforza seigniory in Pavia,
the artistic evolution in Lombardy as well as major public buildings
from Gothic to Renaissance style. such as the first core of the
The area reserved for the monks University, the Cathedral started
started being built in the early 15th being built. The building of the
century, including cells, chapter latter monument covered one of
house, scriptorium, dining hall, and the longest time spans ever in the
vestry. The building was completed history of Italian architecture and
in 1542 and was also used as a was especially complex; great
mausoleum for the Visconti masters such as Bramante and
dynasty. There are also a larger Leonardo gave their contribution
cloister, containing small house-like to it. Works started in 1488 under
cells where the monks lived, the architectural direction of
worked and prayed absolutely Cristoforo Rocchi, who was
alone; guest rooms (the so-called subsequently replaced by Giovanni
Dukes Palace, currently Antonio Amadeo and Gian
accommodating the Museum of Giacomo Dolcebuono. The dome
the Chartreuse); the dormitory; a of the imposing building, which
pharmacy; cellars, and storerooms Ascanio Sforza wanted to be built
for grains. The whole complex is in the centre of the city, is the third
surrounded by fields, lawns and largest in Italy - only the dome of St.
vineyards, which once were Peters and the Cathedral of
attended to by the monks. Inside, Florence being larger. The imposing
the church hosts valuable plan of the church, in which an
paintings, sculptures and octagon-shaped core covered by
decorations such as the paintings the dome is merged with a
and frescoes by Ambrogio longitudinal body consisting of a
Bergognone, Bernardino Luini, nave and two aisles, is unanimously
Daniele Crespi and Cerano, the attributed to Donato Bramante,

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who also designed the crypt 1773) and the buildings of the
(completed in 1492) probably central part of the University
modeling it after some Roman officially founded in 1361 by the
monuments. The importance Visconti family, are both built along
attained by this building led also Strada Nuova (the ancient Roman
Francesco di Giorgio Martini and road running north to south). The
Leonardo to Pavia, in 1490; Crypt of S. Eusebio (11thC) still
Leonardos many drawings and connected with a 7thC Arian
sketches for composite buildings cathedral and three Medieval
with a central core show many Towers are in Piazza Leonardo da
similarities with the plan of the Vinci, right behind the main
Cathedral at Pavia. University entrance. The City Hall
When the city fell under Spanish Palazzo Mezzabarba was built in
political influence, it was the 18thC in Corso Mazzini (the
strengthened by ramparts and Roman road running east to west),
bulwarks that made it by G.A.Veneroni. Piazza della
impregnable. In the early 18th Vittoria is the heart of Pavia where
century Pavia became a part of the Broletto (12th 13thC) residence
the Hapsburg domains; building of the Municipality up to 1875 is set.
activities newly flamed up and the A lot of churches make Pavia
city was embellished by late- artistically beautiful: the Gothic
Baroque and Neoclassical palaces. church of S. Maria Del Carmine,
Nowadays tourists and visitors get the late-Romanesque S. Teodoro
impressed by Pavias historical and and, not far from the river the 12th
artistic heritage: the Castello C S. Michele. The Ponte Coperto
Visconteo with its Park, the (covered bridge) is the
Romanesque church of S. Pietro in reconstruction of the fourteenth-
Ciel dOro, dating back to the 12th century bridge that was destroyed
century preserves the bodies of the during the last war bombing and it
two philosophers St. Augustine and leads to Borgo Ticino. The
Severino Boezio and of the Romanesque churches of S.
Longobard king Liutprand. The Lanfranco and S. Lazzaro end this
main theatre,Teatro Fraschini (1771- worthy visiting list.

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How to get to Pavia

Planes via Donegani; tickets at the bus

station, in via Trento e Trieste, and
Pavia used to have an airport in
also at tobacco shops and
the days of flying boats, but now
relies on its proximity to Milan (just
35kms south of Milan) and Information: LINE SpA
excellent road and rail connections Ph. + 39 0382.469293
with Milan and hence with the
outside world.
The international Milan airports are Taxi
Milano Linate and Malpensa. - Piazza della Stazione
(Railway Station Square)
Railway Ph. +39 0382 27439
- Piazza della Vittoria
With the exception of Genova,
(Central Square)
where Pavia is the last major stop
Ph. + 39 0382 29190
before reaching Milan on the
- Piazzale Golgi
Milan-Genova line, surface
(San Matteo Hospital)
transport from airports to Pavia
Ph. + 39 0382 526288
usually requires you to catch a train
from Milan Central Station to Pavia
Hotels in Pavia
going towards Genova/Nice/La
Hotel Excelsior
Spezia. The trip takes about 25-35
Piazzale della Stazione, 5
minutes according to train and
Ph. + 39 0382 28596/26030
time of day.
Hotel Moderno
Transports in Pavia Viale Vittorio Emanuele, 41
Ph. + 39 0382 303401
BUS Fax 0382 25225
The bus service covers the entire
city of Pavia and its outskirts. Uni- Hotel Rosengarten
pass cards are available for the Via Lombroso, 21/23
University students. Uni pass Cards Ph. + 39 0382-526312
can be purchased at the Line Fax 0382-525186
office in Corso Carlo Alberto or in


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Theatres Museo per la Storia dellUniversit
Strada Nuova, 65
Istituzione Teatro Gaetano Fraschini
Ph + 39 0382 984709
Corso Strada Nuova, 136
Fax: + 39 0382 29724
Ph +39 0382 371214/371202
Call Center: 199 112 112
Open: Mon 15.30 - 17 / Fri 9.30 12
Museo di Storia Naturale
Viale Campari, 72
Via Guffanti; Piazza Botta, 9
Ph + 39 0382 572629
Ph + 39 0382 986308
Fax: + 39 0382 986290
Orto botanico (Botanic garden)
via S. Epifanio, 14
Museums Ph +39 0382 984855/4842
Fax: 0382 34240
Musei civici
Open 8.30/12.00; 14.30/17.00.
Piazza Castello
Guided tours: Amici dellOrto
Castello Visconteo
Botanico, Ph + 39 0382 22534
Ph +39 0382 33853
Open: tue-sat.: 9.00-13.30
sun: 9.00-13.00
Monday closed Museo di Mineralogia Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra,
Via Ferrata, 1
Museo della tecnica elettrica
Ph +39 0382 985873
Via Ferrata
Fax: +39 0382 985890
Ph + 39 0382 985250/985252
Open mon-thur 14.00-17.00,
Fax: + 39 0382 422276
fri 9.00-12.00
Museo di Anatomia
Museo di Archeologia
Dipartimento di Medicina
Strada Nuova, 65
sperimentale, Sezione di Anatomia
Ph +39 0382 984497/4425
Fax: 0382 984526
via Forlanini, 8
Ph + 39 0382 987647
Fax: 0382 422117


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Map of Pavia

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Universitas Studiorum since 1361
Published by Universit degli Studi di Pavia
(Publishing design Grazia Bruttocao, DTP Massimo Poluzzi, text coordination Silvia Massara)
Photos: Enrico Ferri, Pierino Sacchi
Printed in Pavia, February 2007 by Tipografia Commerciale Pavese
The information contained in this publication may be subject to change

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