University of Padua

WORLD RANK

2012-13
301-350

Padua, Italy

Region: Europe

  • Overall score Data withheld by THE
  • Teaching
    21.0
  • International outlook
    37.0
  • Industry income
    31.7
  • Research
    21.4
  • Citations
    64.5

For Italy's second-oldest university, established in 1222, the golden age of enquiry spanned the 15th to the 18th centuries, during which the Venetian Republic afforded it a modicum of independence from the Catholic Church. Galileo held the chair in mathematics between 1592 and 1610. The 21st-century university consists of 14 faculties serving 65,000 students.