Beyond the College

Pavia university system

Pavia is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian universities and the IUSS University, founded by Collegio Borromeo. The University has 18 Departments and all levels of study; it offers 85 degree courses; 19 doctoral courses; 11 1st level and 23 2nd level master’s degrees; 48 graduate schools. A multidisciplinary university in teaching and research. The University has a system of 9 libraries that cover all disciplinary areas, in addition to the libraries of the Museums and Research Centrers, the Manuscripts Centre, the Maria Corti Foundation and the PAD (Pavia Digital Archives) structure dedicated to digital papers by contemporary authors. A dense network of university residential halls has been created around the university since the 16th century, including 4 meritocratic, 3 private and 10 Edisu institutions, which can benefit from the training opportunities of a health and scientific centre of excellence. Living in a university residential hall today means being at the centre of lively and creative cultural activities, with a great tradition, and allows you to have a continuous exchange with Italian and foreign students of every degree course. Not just an educational choice, but also of belonging and having fun in an open community, made of tradition, culture and celebration, in addition to building your first professional network.

The city of Pavia

Just 35 kilometres from Milan, to which it is connected by a suburban railway line, Pavia enjoys all the metropolitan services, combined with the advantages of a smaller, quieter and more evocative environment, with a high quality of life and a series of sports facilities available to students (also through the University Sports Centre). Pavia is a welcoming place for students; about 70 thousand inhabitants and almost 24 thousand students make up the population of this city founded by the Romans (originally called Ticinum), on the banks of the Ticino river, five kilometres from its confluence with the Po river. It is a city of millennial historical and cultural tradition; with its Roman structure, and the centre of the Goths civilization, it became the capital of the Lombard Kingdom and was endowed with extraordinary monumental testimonies, partly still preserved in crypts, inscriptions and decorative sculptural units. Even today, its historic centre on the Ticino river still preserves the charm of its ancient streets, churches and elegant buildings The many events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places and sports activities of the university world create an intellectually stimulating context, and therefore the ideal environment for living and studying.

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