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Università degli Studi di Pavia

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Blog postJul 10, 2024

Malnutrition in the elderly: a growing health crisis needing a multidisciplinary approach


Blog postJun 20, 2024

Personalised Nutrition, Sustainable Dietary Practices, Shared Food Protocols: The Future of Malnutrition Research


Blog postJun 6, 2024

Childhood Obesity is a public health emergency that can be prevented starting from schools: the Lively project for families, children and teachers


Blog postJun 5, 2024

Principles of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning with examples of applications in the context of nutrition


Blog postMay 13, 2024

The research practice: a chat with PNRR researchers. OnFoods and Spoke 6 at the Sustainable Development Festival


Blog postFeb 29, 2024

How Do Food Policies Influence Daily Lives, Food Choices, and Health? Are They Sustainable?


Blog postJan 23, 2024

Extended research partnerships to restore resilience and defeat malnutrition: UniPv's cascade funding call is open


Blog postJan 22, 2024

Food Politics and Food Security


Blog postJan 17, 2024

The Paradoxes of Abundance. Dialogue between Marzia Migliora, Marco Clementi, Gianni Del Panta, and Martino Tognocchi.


The University of Pavia (UNIPV) was founded as a Studium Generale in 1361 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, with permission by Pope Boniface IX. Medicine was one of the original four faculties.

Currently, there are three hospitals associated with the University. Notable faculty members such as Alessandro Volta, Antonio Scarpa, Nobel Laureate physician Camillo Golgi and other Nobel Prize winners have served in this University. Today UniPv hosts 26K students, 1.8K staff members, and 1.8K international students.

Leader of the spoke

Spoke 06

Tackling malnutrition

To restore resilience and defeat malnutrition

Lead organisationUniPv

Spoke leaderHellas Cena

People involved

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Adele Papetti

Associate Professor

Alfredo Ferrante

Anna Tagliabue

Antonio Di Sabatino

The Organization Profile

The University of Pavia (UNIPV, https://web.unipv.it/) was founded as a Studium Generale in 1361 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, with permission by Pope Boniface IX. Medicine was one of the original four faculties.

Currently, there are three hospitals associated with the University. Notable faculty members such as Alessandro Volta, Antonio Scarpa, Nobel Laureate physician Camillo Golgi and other Nobel Prize winners have served in this University. Today Pavia is a Research University, offering a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary excellent teaching, boasting students, both from Italy and from overseas. Currently, University covers, in its eighteen Departments the macro-areas of Life Science, Technological Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. The University hosts 26K students, 1.8K staff members, and 1.8K international students. QS rankings: #3 in the CENSIS-Italian Universities ranking 2021/22, #11 Italy and #192 Europe ranking in the Times Higher Education-World Universities Ranking 2022.

Research Projects

UniPV has more than 400 collaboration agreements to develop national, EU and international projects with public and private institutions, as well as partner universities throughout the world, and is member of many international networks (e.g. EUA and Netval). UNIPV is currently hosting several EU funded programmes: 10 MSCA actions (3 ITN, 4 IF and 3 RISE), 11 ERC grants (8 Starting, 1 Consolidator and 2 Advanced), and is involved in 29 collaborative R&D projects for a total of 26.5M€.

During the last decade, UniPV gained more than 120M€ total funding (72% from public funds, 23% from private funding and 5% from public/private partnerships). Principal funding bodies are the European Commission (41%), the Italian Ministry of University and Research (17%), other Italian Ministries (MISE, MAE etc., 9%) and Regional Funding (9%). 723 research projects involving UniPV have been approved in the decade 2011/2021, involving around 1.500 researchers; 45% of the approved proposals had UniPV as lead coordinator. Highlights include the Human Brain Project (>2M€ for UniPV), 2 ERC Advanced Grants (in the LS and SH areas), 3 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects and a Pathfinder Transition Grant (LS). With regards to In silico Medicine, UNIPV researchers participate as Co-PIs or coordinators in several EU funded H2020 projects (i.e., PERISCOPE, PULSE, REALNET), and in actions of the Human Brain Project (EBrains, BRAVE). UNIPV researchers are also part of international consortia for large scale sequencing initiatives (iPsych, Lundbeck foundation).

The Multidisciplinary Research Approach

During the last decade, UNIPV conducted important national and international collaboration on the themes and objectives of Spoke 6 research program. This allows UNIPV to participate in this partnership with a multidisciplinary research group with national and international experience, in various areas, ranging from chemistry to nutrition, from law to medicine and including experts in human nutrition, biologists, pharmacologists, chemists, engineers, economists, sociologists, human scientist as well as medical doctors (experts in paediatrics, gastroenterology, endocrinology and clinical nutrition).The huge number of successful projects completed testify the ability of the selected UNIPV team to mitigate the problems that evolve during the development of research activities. At the same time, the high number of scientific projects conducted at national and international level in the most disparate contexts and in fulfilling the needs of both citizens and other stakeholders stands for the problem-solving capacity of UNIPV research team.

Research Collaborations

National and international collaborations are demonstrated by the involvement in National and European projects with active collaborations between University of Pavia and more than 1000 national and international public and private institutions. University of Pavia is a member of the Alliance “European Campus of City- Universities-EC2U”, funded by the European Commission, that brings together 7 historic and multidisciplinary EU universities and 7 municipalities, as well as other socio-economic players in the area (Technology centers, Student associations, Chambers of commerce) in order to create a true pan European campus, build on the following 3 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: #SDG3 Good Health and Well Being; #SDG4 Quality Education; #SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. UNIPV during the last 5 years, has stipulated research or academic agreements with many national and international companies working in the area of food and supplements and has direct exchange activities and research collaborations with all the most relevant international universities bearing a specific research interest in food science and nutrition, including Harvard Medical School and Tuffs University. Of particular interest are the actual collaboration with EFSA, as an Art. 36 listed institution. Noteworthy, one of the researchers of this team has been appointed member of the scientific advisory board of the Council for Agricultural Research and analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forest Policies.