University of Padua

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University of Padua
Università degli Studi di Padova
Latin: Universitas Studii Paduani
MottoUniversa Universis Patavina Libertas (Latin)
Motto in English
Liberty of Padua, universally and for all
TypeState-supported
Established1222
RectorProf. Giuseppe Zaccaria[1]
Students65,000
LocationPadua, Veneto, Italy
Sports teamsCUS Padova (http://www.cuspadova.it/)
AffiliationsCoimbra Group, TIME network
Websitewww.unipd.it/

The University of Padua (Italian Università degli Studi di Padova, UNIPD) is in Padua, Italy. It was created in 1222. It is one of the oldest European universities and the second oldest in Italy. As of 2003, the university had about 65,000 students.[source?]

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The university is usually said to have been founded in 1222 when a big group of students and professors left the University of Bologna. They did this to look for more academic freedom ('Libertas scholastica'). The first subjects to be taught were law and theology. The curriculum got bigger quickly, and by 1399 the institution had divided in two: a Universitas Iuristarum for civil law and Canon law, and a Universitas Artistarum which taught astronomy, dialectic, philosophy, grammar, medicine, and rhetoric.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Università degli Studi di Padova - Rettore Prof. Giuseppe Zaccaria". UniPd.it (in Italian). Università degli Studi di Padova. Retrieved 2009-10-26.

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