The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions, with its foundations existing as early as the 9th Century. An edict by King Lotharius recognizes that a higher education institution was already established in Pavia in 825, which was mainly devoted to the study of law. He then appointed it as the main education site for Northern Italy. Enlarged and renovated by the Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, it became the University of the Duchy, officially established as a Studium Generale by Emperor Charles IV in 1361. After a period of social unrest and hardship in the 16th and 17th centuries, the rebirth of the university occurred in the second half of the 1700s with the radical reforms of Maria Theresa and Joseph II of Habsburg. Until the 20th Century, it remained the only university in Lombardy. Currently University of Pavia has about 26000 students, 1800 international students and 1800 professors, lecturers, native language teachers and administrative staff. University of Pavia offers 92 Undegraduate and Graduate Degree programs, and 24 Doctoral Programs. The University of Pavia has 18 Departments and 30 Libraries and 1 University Language Centre. It has an International Networks with more than 400 International partnerships and 700 Erasmus exchange agreements. Among the 18 Departments, the Department of Drug Sciences coordinates the degree programs in pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry and technology, and and it is involved science and the more industry-based disciplines in the pharmacological, chemical-pharmaceutical and technological-pharmaceutical fields.
Role within Force Repair
UNIPV has a strong know-how in the characterization of bioadhesion and viscosity/viscoelastic properties of polymeric based materials. Moreover UNIPV possesses an expertise in the evaluation of the mechanical properties of UNIPV polymeric structures. The competences have been focused on the designed and the development of polymer based formulations for wound healing and skin reparation and regeneration. In ForceRepair, UNIPV will evaluate the bioadhesive properties and the contractile forces of the formulations developed in the project.