UNIPhD Kick Off Meeting

13dec9:30 am1:00 pmUNIPhD Kick Off MeetingUNIPDhD - Training the next-generation talents9:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Via VIII Febbraio, 2, 35122

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The kick-off meeting of the PhD Programme “UNIPhD – Eight century legacy of multidisciplinary research and training for the next-generation talents” took place on 13 December 2021 in the Bo Palace of the University of Padua. The 12 academic and non-academic core partners of the project, among which the Veneto Region, joined the event.

Eminent academic figures, among whom the Vice Rector for Research, Fabio Zwirner, the Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes, Massimiliano Zattin, the Coordinator of Consulta dei coordinatori dei corsi di dottorato, Leonard Prins and the Head of Research and Business Relations Area, Andrea Berti participated and presented the most relevant aspects of the programme. Moreover, representatives of the Veneto Region and the City of Padua emphasized the impact that UNIPhD will have at the local and regional level



December 13, 2021 9:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+02:00)


Università degli Studi di Padova - Archivio Antico - Palazzo Bo

Via VIII Febbraio, 2, 35122

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  • Andrea Berti

    Andrea Berti

    Head of the Research and Business Relations Area

    University of Padua

    Manager of the University of Padua since 2001, he is the Head of the Research and Business Relations Area. Expert in the protection and valorisation of public research results and business planning of innovative enterprises. Former member of the Board of Directors of Netval, Proton Europe and PNI Cube, and of ANVUR’s Third Mission Expert Commission. Previously, he directed the Human Resources and Finance areas of the University of Padua. Before that he worked in various banks and in the strategic consultancy company McKinsey Italy. He holds a degree in Economic Statistics and an MBA from Dartmouth College (USA).

    Head of the Research and Business Relations Area

  • Carlo Pasqualetto

    Carlo Pasqualetto


    Comune di Padova


  • Fabio Zwirner

    Fabio Zwirner

    Vice Rector for Research

    University of Padua

    Vice-Rector for Research and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 2005. Ph.D. at SISSA in 1987, then at UC Berkeley, CERN, INFN-Padova, University of Rome Sapienza, Author of more than 100 scientific publications. Member (2015-2020) and then vice-president (2019-2020) of the European Research Council (ERC). Member of the Steering Committee of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (2104-2022).

    Vice Rector for Research

  • Francesca Mura

    Francesca Mura

    Head of the International Research Office

    University of Padua

    Francesca is Head of the International Research Office at the University of Padua. She coordinates the working groups (Individual Projects Unit, Collaborative Projects Unit and EU_Research_Hub@Unipd Unit) that assist researchers in accessing international funds and especially funding opportunities offered by the European Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The research support services which she manages are addressed to individual researchers as well as research teams and cover the pre-award / post-award phase, as well the proposal writing activity. She is responsible for the implementation of specific programmes promoted by the University of Padua, financing excellent individual research projects and training initiatives dedicated to PhD candidates, researchers and staff members. Prior to her current appointment she has worked in the field of academic planning, managing mobility programmes and joint degree courses. She acted as project manager for European funded projects concerning research (Horizon2020, 6th Framework Programme, Structural Funds) and Higher Education (Erasmus+).

    Head of the International Research Office

  • Leonard Prins

    Leonard Prins


    Coordinatore della Consulta dei Coordinatori dei Corsi di Dottorato, Università di Padova


  • Massimiliano Zattin

    Massimiliano Zattin

    Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes

    University of Padua

    Massimiliano Zattin is a Full Professor at the Department of Geosciences. Over the past ten years, he has been involved in governance roles such as director of the PhD School and member of the Academic Senate. Since 2021, he has been appointed as Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes. He is the author of over one hundred publications in international scientific journals. Main research interests are about quantification of geologic processes and, in particular, the relationships between tectonics, erosion, sedimentation and climate.

    Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes

  • Santo Romano

    Santo Romano


    Area Politiche economiche, capitale umano e programmazione comunitaria, Regione del Veneto



    • December 13, 2021
    • 9:30 Accoglienza partecipanti9:30- 10:00
      Accoglienza partecipanti
    • 10:00 Apertura dell’incontro10:00- 10:10
      Apertura dell’incontro
      Speakers: Francesca Mura
    • 10:10 Saluti istituzionali10:10- 10:20
      Saluti istituzionali
      Speakers: Massimiliano Zattin
    • 10:20 La Regione del Veneto a sostegno della formazione alla ricerca10:20- 10:40
      La Regione del Veneto a sostegno della formazione alla ricerca
      Speakers: Santo Romano
    • 10:40 Padova internazionale, una città per giovani talenti10:40- 10:50
      Padova internazionale, una citt  per giovani talenti
      Speakers: Carlo Pasqualetto
    • 10:50 Gli obiettivi del Programma Dottorale UNIPhD10:50- 11:00
      Gli obiettivi del Programma Dottorale UNIPhD
      Speakers: Fabio Zwirner
    • 11:00 La realizzazione del progetto11:00- 11:10
      La realizzazione del progetto
      Speakers: Andrea Berti
    • 11:10 UNIPhD come promotore di reti: quali sinergie tra i Partner e i Corsi di dottorato?11:10- 11:30
      UNIPhD come promotore di reti: quali sinergie tra i Partner e i Corsi di dottorato?
      Speakers: Leonard Prins
    • 11:30 Aperitivo in Sala della Basilica11:30- 13:00
      Aperitivo in Sala della Basilica

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