The School of Engineering of the University of Pavia (Italy) offers two new international Master of Science programs ("Lauree Magistrali") in Electronic and Computer Engineering. The former has a track on Microelectronics, the latter four tracks on Computer Science and Multimedia, Industrial Automation, Services Engineering and Double Master in Services Engineering. Courses are taught in English by highly qualified professors with an internationally recognized scientific activity. The Computer Engineering MS has Double Degree agreements with three Chinese universities: Tongji (Shanghai), HIT (Harbin), UESTC (Chengdu).
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.