International ActivitiesThe University of Pavia (UNIPV) was one of the first Italian universities to enact procedures for the internationalization of its academic system. The University of Pavia, together with the Universities of Bologna and Siena, was the first to implement the ERASMUS Programme for foreign students (1988). Similarly, Pavia has been collaborating since the late 1980s, within the framework of the Coimbra Group (a group of the oldest and most prestigious European universities), on a number of projects for the Europeanization of the university system (i.e. implementation of the ECTS credit transfer system). These projects were subsequently approved by the European Union.
Based on its experience at the forefront, UNIPV believes in the need to create opportunities for its students to pursue international careers (offering international scholarships for outstanding incoming and outgoing students) as well as to encourage research activities (financing projects for researchers at UNIPV and attracting scholars from around the world). Using its numerous academic contacts that have been established over the years, UNIPV has been able to create a network of international collaboration that today is represented by over 500 partner universities and research institutions throughout the world. This has led to prestigious recognition within international academia.
The University of Pavia has dedicated a portion of its international funds and human resources to developing countries through the establishment of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS). The International Relations Division is responsible for coordination and implementation of internationalization activities. The Division follows the directives of the university governance and works in collaboration with the Pro-rector for International Relations.
International Relations Office
Strada Nuova, 65 27100 PAVIA
Tel.: +39 0382 98 -4018 -4019 - 4021
Fax: +39 0382 984629