2014 International students Welcome Day - AULA MAGNA, University of Padova, Padova, Italy




Duration: 24 months

Course description:

STeDe Master aims to create experts in the area of sustainable territorial development. More concretely it trains professionals to be able to help organizations acting in the territory (enterprises, local communities, civil society organizations) to draft sustainable development policies for economic, social, environmental, international and intercultural management.

The Master concerns the economic competitiveness, social inclusion,  environmental protection, international cooperation  and intercultural relation  challenges of territorial development focussing not only on local communities, but also on enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations. It also aims to offer an example of sustainable territory involving all local organizations, which should have human resources available and able to promote sustainable development.



Partner Universities
listed in order of teaching semester:



Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua), Italy (UNIPD)

The University of Padua traces its origins back to 1222. The motto "Universa Universis Patavina Libertas" - 'complete liberty for all at the University of Padua' - underlines the total freedom of thought that the university has always granted its teachers and its students. The institution consists of 13 faculties that offer 100 first cycle degree courses, 80 second cycle degree courses, 70 Short specialization degree courses, 65 specialization schools (mostly medical ones) and a school of excellence (Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori). Moreover the research departments host over 76 different doctoral programmes, which are grouped in 35 doctoral schools and 4 doctorate courses. It is one of the most important higher education institution in Italy with more than sixty thousand students (40000 at bachelor level, 20000 at master level and 1500 at doctoral level), 230 post-doc researchers, 2300 members of the teaching staff and 2300 members of the administrative staff.



K. U. Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium (K.U. Leuven)

K.U. Leuven was put in place in 1425 and is one of Belgium’s largest universities. As a leading European research university, it offers  high quality education and a wide variety of academic programmes in Dutch and English , supported by high-quality interdisciplinary research, both in the university and in its internationally recognized university hospitals. As a comprehensive university, K.U. Leuven offers 3-year bachelor and 1- & 2- years academic master’s programmes in almost all disciplines. The Leuven Doctoral Schools of Science, Engineering and technology, the Biomedical Sciences and the Humanities and Social Sciences organise the international PhD tracks. European surveys place K.U. Leuven among the top European universities.Leuven participates in 267 highly competitive European research projects (FP6, 03-06), which places it  fourth in Europe; in FP7 (07-13), it participates in over 160 project contracts so far. K.U. Leuven carries out fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation



Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France (Sorbonne)

The Economics Department of the University of Paris 1 is the most important economics department in France, in terms of number of students, including 800 in PhD programmes; number of academic and research staff; quality of its research centres: the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne is the most important Unité Mixte de Recherche of Centre national de la recherche scientifique in the area of economics; number of courses offered, including seven separate Master's programmes with more than 20 specialities; - some of these programmes are jointly organised through the Paris School of Economics.
This great variety of courses is exceptional because they are both general and specialised, theoretical and practical, purely economics-oriented or open to other disciplines.
For a long time it has been involved in a great number of research and development programmes, students and lecturers-researchers exchanges, mobility and cooperation. It has signed more than 150 cooperation bilateral agreements with universities of 55 countries.



Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco, Brazil (UCDB)

Dom Bosco Catholic University is a Community University with public vocation. This institution since its creation, has sought to promote the human, social equity and local development. Teaching and research are focused primarily on citizenship, sustainability and solidarity. 
The cycles of higher studies are composed: 1°) forty courses in social sciences and Humanities, in legal and administrative science, in biology, pharmacy and medical sciences, agricultural, environmental and digital  engineerings,  2 °) 4 Masters : local development, education, psychology, biotechnologies and 3 °) a Doctorate in educational sciences.
The main lines of research in the masters and the doctorate are : transformative education, social solidarity, cultural diversity and interculturality, health, quality of life, environmental sustainability and local development.

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STeDe Secretariat
International Relations Office
University of Padua
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Programme Co-ordinator, Università degli Studi di Padova
Prof. Pierpaolo FAGGI
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Academic director at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Prof. Dominique VANNESTE
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Academic director at Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne

Prof. Patricia VORNETTI

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Academic director at Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco
Prof. Cleonice LE BOURLEGAT
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University of Padua
International Relations Office
Via VIII Febbraio 2
35122 Padova – Italy
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