The University of Padua is a premier Italian university located in the city of Padua, Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 as a school of law and was one of the most prominent universities in early modern Europe.Padua is the second-oldest university in Italy and the world’s fifth-oldest surviving university.
The Department supports staff members involved in both basic science and healthcare delivery. Divisions include pathology, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, anesthesiology, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, radiology, nuclear medicine, dermatology, sport and exercise medicine, nephrology, hepatology, endocrinology and metabolism, haematology, rheumatology, and nutrition.
The main focal areas are medical education, basic research, and clinical investigation. The Department is home to 103 full-time faculty members, 60 MD students, 445 PhD students. In 2011, Department members received nearly 4 million euro in funding from both national and international public and private institutions. It has 15 units able to provide extensive MD and PhD programmes in the fields of academic and basic science.