University of Padova has a long and well established history in Nuclear Physics research which is strongly related to the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro [LNL] that is one of the four national labs of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics [INFN]. The mission is to perform basic research in nuclear physics and nuclear-astrophysics, together with applications of nuclear technologies. Strength points are the development of particle accelerators and of nuclear radiation detectors. LNL have been recognized at European level as a Research Infrastructure with Transnational Access. In addition, the Nuclear Research groups of Padova University have expertise on nuclear structure at the limits of spin and isospin, nuclear reaction dynamics at low, intermediate and ultra-relativistic energies, nuclear astrophysics and civil security applications of nuclear physics.