Savona University Campus
The University Campus of Savona, detached site of the University of Genova, was build in the first nineties by a renewal intervention of an old military site. It is a smart Campus powered by an autonomous microgrid and renewable energy sources. This allows it to be almost self-sustained.
The Campus also counts a state of the art new smart building that is completely self-powered by both solar and geothermal energy.
It hosts about 1800 students attending bachelor and master courses in Management and Energy Engineering, Sports Science, Communication Science and Physiotherapy.
It is equipped with a library and a Canteen and provides about 100 places for resident students.
A number of research laboratories and research consortiums conduct studies mainly in the field of energy engineering and environmental monitoring and collaborate with technologic enterprises, also them hosted in two of the buildings of the Campus.
Here in the academic year 1999-2000, thanks to a collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, was established the first Italian master in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
that opened the door for the creation of a new specialization in Physiotherapy in Italy. Thanks to its success (it enrolls 128 students each year) a few years ago was created a clinical outpatients service and a research laboratory (ReheLab - Rehabilitation and Engineering Laboratory) where three post docs fellows and five PhD students work. Main study fields are about the use of the technologies to develop and validate new low-cost devices for rehabilitation, about placebo in physiotherapy and about the body perception and representation in chronic pain.
The Campus is 50 kilometers far from Genova, 140 from Nice and Torino and 170 from Milano, well reachable by highway, train or plane.
How to reach Savona from Genoa Airport
By public transportation
You can reach the Genova Principe railway station by bus, where you can take the train line Genova-Savona: the trip usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. Consult the Trenitalia website for timetables and travel time.
The link between Savona railway station and University Campus is done by taxi service (+39 019808080) and TPL buses n°1 and n°4 (distance of 2,5 km).
You can reach the toll booth of Genoa Airport in about 10 minutes and then continue towards Ventimiglia: Savona is about 45 km from Genoa Airport. (Detailed directions)
The nearest motorway exit from any direction is Savona's. The University Campus is about 2 km away from Savona toll booth.
For more information: Genoa Airport website, car rental.
How to reach Savona from Nice Airport
By public transportation
You can reach the Nice St-Augustin railway station on foot in about 15 minutes (directions), where you can take the train towards Savona: the trip can take up to 3.30 hours. Consult the Trenitalia website for timetables and travel time. The link between Savona railway station and University Campus is done by taxi service (+39 019808080) and TPL buses n°1 and n°4 (distance of 2,5 km).
You can reach the toll booth of Nice in a couple minutes and then continue towards Italy and Genoa: Savona is 150km away (Detailed directions)
The nearest motorway exit from any direction is Savona's. The University Campus is about 2 km away from Savona toll booth (refer to the map above).
For more information: Nice Airport website, car rental.