The Friends of the University of Padua Association was founded in 1989. It seeks to promote the relationship between the University of Padua and the economic and production world, develop permanent ties between the University and former students whose working and professional activities have enhanced its prestige, and support research and teaching schemes, scientific and cultural meetings, awards and other forms of recognition for deserving students and young scholars.
In 2011, the Association entered a new phase in its history and altered its statute. In 2012, a coordinating secretary’s office was introduced and it is conducting a number of prominent initiatives.


  • To promote and support the ties between the production world, companies, institutions, students, researchers and graduates
  • To organize initiatives and activities for the students and scholars of the University of Padua
  • To promote the graduate identity and develop a sense of community and loyalty among former students of the university