The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest Academic Institutions. It was founded in 825 as a “School of law, rhetoric and liberal arts” by King Lothair I, and in 1361 it was officially established as a “Universitas Studiorum” by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.
Thanks to the reforms implemented during the 18th century by the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and her son Joseph II,the University of Pavia became one of the foremost in Europe, boasting an impressive number of famous Alumni, celebrated Academicians and Nobel Prizes.
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Nowadays the University of Pavia is an Internationalisation-driven University which participates in agreements with worldwide esteemed institutions, an advanced Research University which promotes innovative interdisciplinary projects, and a Job-oriented University which creates powerful networks and strong business chances.
The excellent Student-Faculty ratio guarantees all students a personalized learning path and enhances the quality of teaching and the overall University adventure. Moreover Pavia, with 70.000 permanent residents and over 26.000 students, is a student-sized environment and has been a City-Campus since its foundation, offering the unique experience in Italy – and rare in Europe – of living in one of the 21 University Residences of the City. With a wide variety of both Academic and social opportunities, Pavia is the ideal place to choose for studying and living abroad.