Main features

Main features

The Galilean School of Higher Education is an opportunity that the University of Padova offers each year to 30 students, enrolling for the first time in the first year of either a Laurea Triennale (1st-cycle Degree) or a Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico (Single-Cycle Degree).

Students are admitted to the Galilean School after a very selective procedure, including both written and oral examinations.

Admitted students become part of a community, the Galileiani, accommodated free-of-charge, enjoying a series of dedicated services and sharing their learning and experience. A college is entirely dedicated to their didactical activities and their community life.

The Galileiani attend the regular courses and activities of their chosen Degree at the University of Padova, and in addition they must attend the internal courses and seminars given at the Galilean School. After obtaining their Master degree at the University of Padova, they write an additional, final Galilean thesis in order to receive the Galilean Diploma.

The internal courses of the Galilean School are combined with workshops and seminars, held by professors of the University of Padova and lecturers from Italian and international universities. Students have the possibility to make visits and internships at the research centres and Industries related to their Msc thesis.

Galileiani are assisted by personal tutors, who help them choose the most suitable courses and provide a support in studying and research. As only 30 Galileiani are admitted each year, there is an excellent student-lecturer ratio, meaning a continual dialogue and cultural exchange. The objective is to give students a method that combines a set of disciplines, in order to create a varied, yet complementary range of knowledge, sticking to the example of Galileo Galilei himself.

 

Main features

Main features

The Galilean School of Higher Education is an opportunity that the University of Padova offers each year to 30 students, enrolling for the first time in the first year of either a Laurea Triennale (1st-cycle Degree) or a Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico (Single-Cycle Degree).

Students are admitted to the Galilean School after a very selective procedure, including both written and oral examinations.

Admitted students become part of a community, the Galileiani, accommodated free-of-charge, enjoying a series of dedicated services and sharing their learning and experience. A college is entirely dedicated to their didactical activities and their community life.

The Galileiani attend the regular courses and activities of their chosen Degree at the University of Padova, and in addition they must attend the internal courses and seminars given at the Galilean School. After obtaining their Master degree at the University of Padova, they write an additional, final Galilean thesis in order to receive the Galilean Diploma.

The internal courses of the Galilean School are combined with workshops and seminars, held by professors of the University of Padova and lecturers from Italian and international universities. Students have the possibility to make visits and internships at the research centres and Industries related to their Msc thesis.

Galileiani are assisted by personal tutors, who help them choose the most suitable courses and provide a support in studying and research. As only 30 Galileiani are admitted each year, there is an excellent student-lecturer ratio, meaning a continual dialogue and cultural exchange. The objective is to give students a method that combines a set of disciplines, in order to create a varied, yet complementary range of knowledge, sticking to the example of Galileo Galilei himself.