As part of the celebrations for the University of Padua’s 800th anniversary, announced the winners of the study prize award named the young scholar who graduated from the University of Padua on June 25, 1678, thus becoming the first woman in the world to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The study prize award is dedicated to the participation of women in the eight centuries of history of the University and aims to give renewed attention to the theme of gender equality by enhancing studies and reflections on the role of women and their presence at the University of Padua and the Italian university system. The award aims to reconstruct the role of women in the history of knowledge, research and teaching as committed authoritative narrators whose work and studies in all scientific fields have left an impactful mark on the University of Padua.
Study prizes are awarded to young scholars who have obtained a master’s degree or a PhD in any scientific-disciplinary field at the University of Padua. PhD students who carry out research activities related to the subject are also eligible for the award.
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The third edition (2020) of the Study Award was given to Giulia Comunale and a special mention award was given to Valentina Scattolini.
The second edition (2019) of the Study Award was given to Valentina Bortolami whose graduate thesis was based on Testing Sexual Categories through Anne Fausto-Sterling’s Works about Intersexuality. Fausto-Sterling is an American sexologist and scholar who has written extensively on the biology of gender and is one of the most influential feminist scientists of her generation. Giovanni Corbioli received special recognition for his work in Nutraceuticals.
The awards ceremony was held on June 25, 2020. Watch a video of the event
The first edition (2018) of the Study Award was given to Francesca Guidolin, for her research work on the figure of women in the academic field. Gaya Spolverato and Daunia Verdi received a special mention award for their work on the presence of women in the academic field of medical-surgical at the University of Padua. Chiara Manfrinato received special recognition for the best product in the field of Nutraceuticals.
The award is made possible thanks to, the Friends of the University of Padua Association, the Alumni Associations of the University of Padua, and Solgar Italia Multinutrient S.p.A.