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01 Oct 2021

The official start of our University’s 800th Anniversary

The official opening of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua takes place during the ceremony for the handover between the outgoing rector Rosario Rizzuto and the incoming rector Daniela Mapelli

01 October 2021 10:00 Export to Calendar

Aula Magna di Palazzo del Bo

Via VIII febbraio, 2
Padova, Pd 35122 Italia

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10:00Inizio della cerimonia


Università di Padova
Website: unipd.it

The Aula Magna of Palazzo Bo hosts the official handover ceremony of the rectorate office from outgoing Rector Rosario Rizzuto to Rector-elect Daniela Mapelli on Friday, October 1 at 10 am.

The event includes institutional greetings by Vice-President of the Veneto Region Elisa De Berti, Mayor of Padua Sergio Giordani, and the Prefect of Padua Raffaele Grassi, followed by the speech by the outgoing rector, speeches by guest rectors and the first speech by the new rector.

As the Official Start of the University’s 800th Anniversary, the entire ceremony will be streamed live on the University’s social media channels.

Daniela Mapelli will be the first woman to become a rector in the history of the University of Padua, the same university where in 1678 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia – receiving a degree in philosophy – became the first woman graduate in modern history.