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about the University
The University of Padua was founded in 1222 and represents one of the most ancient and prestigious Colleges in the world.
It is especially known by its Motto, Universa Universis Patavina Libertas.
That means Complete liberty for all and expresses the total freedom of thought that the University has always granted its teachers and
Several scientistists, such as Galileo Galilei and
Copernicus; doctors such as Andrea Vesalio and William Harvey, philosophers
such as Pietro d'Abano, Baldo Degli Ubaldi and Michel de
l'Hopital have made Padua one of the main centres for the development and evolution of European culture.
Nowadays, Padua ranks first places in national indeperndent
(Censis - Repubblica and
Comitato di indirizzo per la valutazione della
ricerca) for the quality of its studies.
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