The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present an international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards..
The programme is structured in two curricula:
- Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE)
- Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS)
Courses are taught in English by highly qualified professors with an internationally recognized scientific activity.
The Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards is jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS).
The University of Pavia is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 825. Many renowned humanists and scientists studied and taught at the Alma Ticinensis Universitas, such as Cardano, a mathematician who found out the Cardanic joint and the solution of cubic equations, and Alessandro Volta, the inventor of electric piles. Nowadays, the multidisciplinary University of Pavia includes nine faculties, three campuses covered by free WiFi access and the largest Residence Hall system in Italy. The University Sports Center (CUS) offers modern training facilities for track and field, canoeing, rowing, volleyball, rugby, fencing, archery, sports for physically disabled persons, aerobics, basketball, swimming and sailing.
The University School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS), is the last step of a long lasting higher education process started on 825 when King Lotharius appointed Pavia, the ancient capital of the Lombard kingdom, as the site for higher education of his kingdom. IUSS Pavia fulfils, since 1997, an advanced teaching and research model successfully implemented by other prestigious institutions in Italy, like the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa. Due to the completeness of its education and training fields, which allows a strong interdisciplinary approach, the mission of IUSS is that of contributing to the growth of a small number of ed students by offering them, at any step of their higher education, qualified programs enhancing their capabilities and knowledge. IUSS Pavia is also committed to scientific progress by preparing young researchers and developing scientific research programs.
School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia
Since 1997, IUSS fulfils an advanced teaching and research model successfully implemented by two other prestigious institutions in Italy, the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Sant'Anna in Pisa. The core mission of IUSS is that of contributing to the growth of a small number of students, selected among five University colleges, by offering them, at any step of their higher education, qualified programs at an international level enhancing their capabilities and knowledge in an interdisciplinary fashion depending on the choices, the specific fields and outstanding qualifications of the professors constituting the Faculty. IUSS is also committed to scientific progress by promoting Ph.D. programs and developing research activities at an international level.
Faculty of Engineering
The Engineering Faculty is characterized by the teaching efficiency of its study courses (proved by the performances of its students), the full employment rate of its graduates, the highly qualified teaching staff (which works in many sectors on excellence levels and are internationally and nationally renowned) and the importance of the relations with the external economic environment, which allow to maintain the teaching and research in constant relation with the productive reality.
University of Pavia
The University of Pavia is in a way unique not only because of its prestigious historical origins and top quality achievements, but also due to its leading and promoting role in the so-called “Pavia System”, characterized by 20 colleges and residences where thousands of students can live, study and play sports. The oldest residences, named Collegio Borromeo and Collegio Ghislieri, were built in the 16th century; more recently other colleges for male and female students were founded through both public and private initiatives.
EDiSU is in charge of all the activities and services for the so called “Right of Study”, which are aimed to give the necessary support to those students who are, following the sentence of the law, “capable and deserving, although under-resourced”. Such activities and services provided by EDiSU can be summarized in two main types: those attributed by means of competitions and those offered to the general student body. The first includes activities and services related to housing in the Colleges and Residences as well as economic benefits (Scholarships and special subsidies, foreign exchange student service and related scholarships). The second type of activities includes a whole series of services: tutorships, orientation, foreign languages mathematics and support courses, food and refectories services, sports activities, transportation discounts, cultural activities.