Collegio Ghislieri (Pavia)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Collegio Ghislieri (Pavia)

The Collegio Ghislieri was founded in 1567 by Pope S. Pius V. and falls under the patronage of the Italian President. It is acknowledged by the MUIR as an “Institute of outstanding cultural qualification”. This sixteenth century building is situated right in the historical centre of Pavia, not far from the main seat of the University and the Arts faculties. It houses approximately 200 male and female students. A separate residential block, not far from the Schools of Science, was set up a few years ago for graduates following post qualification programmes.

This residence (Ca’ della Paglia) plays host to 40 graduates in 40 self-contained studio apartments and also provides a room cleaning service, internet and a computer room. Ghislieri College is a founder member of the University School of Advanced Studies and is the seat of the School for the Integrated Management of the Environment, the School in Nuclear Technologies and Ionizing Radiation and the School in Methods for Complex Systems Management.

The College is also the seat of the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions, together with the University of Pavia and the Bocconi University in Milan. Admission is through national public examination (minimum school leaving mark: 80/100) with one written and two oral tests. Details of the examination can be found on the college website Student upkeep is to a large extent sustained by the College as the required fees are proportional to parental income; many places are entirely exempt from payment.
Services and facilities

Residential services: accommodation in single study bedrooms (many with en-suite bathrooms, some rooms accessible by students with mobility impairments), full seven-day catering service, room cleaning.

Resources and facilities for study and leisure activities: a well-furnished library (100.000 books), two computer rooms, free Internet access (also from individual rooms), newspaper reading room, TV lounges, film library (1200 films), gym, tennis court and playing field.

Cultural and formative activities: internal foreign language courses (beginners and advanced), in-depth subject talks, conferences and seminars on various issues including current affairs, tutoring services, international exchange schemes with Europe (St. John’s College, Cambridge, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, The University of Geneva, Zurich, Mainz, Maximilianeum College, Munich) and the United States (University of Oregon), study grants to facilitate further studies in Italy and abroad, opportunities for work placements in companies, modern and classical music concerts.

Ghislieri College also organizes, funds and coordinates university courses (Courses on the Principles of Logic and other courses from the School of Medicine), which are accredited by the University of Pavia.