Covid-19 update: Lessons, Exams, Graduation etc - New Procedures Starting January 7

Information the University updated procedures following the recent increase of covid-19 infections in the Lazio Region.

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The recent increase in covid-19 infections has prompted the Lazio Region to bring the Region back to the Yellow Zone: the state of emergency has been extended until March 31, 2022.

Below are the new measures that will be adopted by the University for the months of January and February 2022: the goal is to safeguard teaching continuity for the benefit of students who are unable to participate in presence teaching or curricular activities, allowing them to participate remotely.

The following measures, adopted as a matter of urgency, are subject to updating on the basis of further governmental and / or ministerial provisions:


Lessons

The teaching activity will be carried out in mixed mode, in presence or remotely, in order to guarantee everyone the opportunity to participate remotely through the live streaming of the lessons.

For those who intend to attend in person, access will be allowed up to the maximum number of seats available in the classrooms.

The number of places available has been redefined in compliance with the safety protocols aimed at safeguarding and protecting the health of all members of the university community by restoring the distance of at least one meter.

The control over the number of accesses will be guaranteed by booking on the "Delphi" portal, which will limit access to usable seats for each classroom.

Faculties are required to adopt the planning of teaching activities in compliance with these guidelines, taking into account their own internal needs.

The booking of face-to-face lessons through the "Delphi" portal can be made from at least 4 days before the date of the lesson you intend to attend until the day before and until all seats are available.

Online booking implies that the student is signing a mandatory self-certification on the state of health and compliance with the rules imposed by the safety protocols.

For access to the classrooms and other premises of the University, teachers and students must be in possession of the green pass and wear the FFP2 mask.

Medical Area :

:Update:: For professionalizing courses in the medical area in which compulsory attendance is required, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine guarantees, in compliance with the MUR Guidelines, maximum attendance in all theoretical and practical activities of all courses.

Remote lessons will be guaranteed to students positive for COVID-19 or in quarantine (certified by medical certification) or for foreign students who are unable to return to Italy.


Exams - Written and Oral

The exams will be held in mixed mode in order to ensure that all students who request it have the opportunity to take the exam via Teams.

The reasons why students can apply to take the online exam are the following:

- Covid positive students;
- Quarantined students;
- students from outside Rome;
- frail students or frail family situations;
- foreign students unable to return to Italy;

The conditions described above must be self-declared on "Delphi" while registering for the exam. Registration will be guaranteed up to two days before the date of the exam itself.

If one of the reasons listed above occurs to the student after test registration deadline (two days before) if the student is regularly enrolled in the exam on Delphi, it will be possible to submit a justified request to take the test remotely via Microsoft Teams.

This request must be sent to the President of the Examination Commission who, having assessed the adequacy and objective feasibility of the same, will be able to accept the request.

The exams can be carried out in person only if the premises guarantee the safety distance. Students can access all the exam sessions available within each exam session.

::Update:: Teachers who are in quarantine, isolation, in a situation of fragility or family fragility, can carry out the exam sessions exclusively online. In this case they must promptly inform the students that the exams will take place remotely.


Curricular and Educational Activities (Laboratories, Internships, Thesis etc)

To help students who are unable to participate in educational or curricular activities (Laboratories, Internships, Thesis etc) and for students with disabilities and specific learning disabilities, when possible, curricular and didactic activities can be carried out remotely.

All training activities, curricular activities and any other test or verification that are functional to the completion of the educational path will be recovered.

The absences accumulated by the students are not counted for the purposes of any admission to final exams as well as for the purposes of the related assessments.

For courses that take place mainly remotely, it will be possible to maintain the exams electronically through the Teams platform and the procedures already in use at the University.


Final Test/Exams (Graduation, etc)

The final tests for the attainment of the qualifications (ex. Graduation) will be carried out in mixed mode.

Those who opt for the in presence mode can bring up to a maximum of two companions for each student (the companions must be in possession of a green pass and must wear FFp2 masks).

In presence modality can be implemented as long as distance and any other safety measures are always guaranteed in relation to the number of undergraduates. The evaluation will be carried out by the Faculty Dean / Macroarea Coordinator.

The reasons why students can apply to take the final exam online are the following:

- Covid positive students;
- Quarantined students;
- students from outside Rome;
- frail students or frail family situations;
- foreign students unable to return to Italy;

To prove the reasons listed above, self-certifications on Delphi will be accepted.


Libraries and Study Areas

The number of places available will be redefined in compliance with safety protocols aimed at safeguarding and protecting the health of all members of the university community by restoring the distance of at least one meter.


Safety Rules

Following the principle of individual and collective safety, presence on the University premises can only take place according to the following rules that students, teachers and staff are required to respect under their personal responsibility:

  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use the special dispensers of sanitizing solutions;
  • if you have symptoms of fever (over 37.5 °), cough, breathing difficulties or other symptoms such as diffuse myalgias, ageusia (lack of taste) and anosmia (loss of smell), you must stay at your home and immediately contact your doctor. General Medicine (or the Continuity Care Service) or, in case of severe symptoms, call 118;
  • keep the distance of at least 1 meter and avoid crowding situations;
  • in the classrooms, occupy only the seats / positions allowed, marked with specific signs, in order to allow the maintenance of an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter;
  • when you are in the university common areas (classrooms, laboratories, corridors, etc.) it is necessary to always wear an FFP2 mask and proceed with frequent ventilation;
  • avoid shaking hands and hugs and touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • respect the dedicated information signs (entry and exit routes and those provided for internal movements), in order to implement the most effective measures to prevent gatherings;
  • sneeze and cough by covering the nose and mouth with the crook of the elbow or with disposable handkerchiefs.

Report a Case

If you are aware of anyone becoming positive to COVID-19 who have accessed the University please inform immediately the Covid 19 University Agent at the address referentecovid@uniroma2.it.

Overseas Call: International Mobility for Study 2022/23

Call for the international mobility of the students regularly enrolled in the a.y. 2022/2023 at Tor Vergata University of Rome.

The goal of this call is to allow the international mobility of the students regularly enrolled in the a.y. 2022/2023 at Tor Vergata University of Rome (and up to date with University Fees and local taxes) within the regular duration, plus one year (DM 1047 del 29/12/2017), of the study cycle.

A mobility period with no grant will be allowed. The goal of these grants is to allow students of Tor Vergata University of Rome to study at an extra-European host university (under an Agreement existing between the two Institutions) to carry out didactic activities that must be consistent with their course of study;

the students must attend classes and do the final exams, they will obtain the title (Degree or Master Degree) only after their return and after the conclusion of the mobility period.

Students that obtained an Overseas grant for study in the past cannot apply again.

Tor Vergata University of Rome determines to allocate 35 grants for students wanting to undertake extra-European mobility for Study.

In case of remaining funds, the number of grants can be increased.

Download the Call for Applications attached.


Overseas Office Contacts

Address:
Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Via Cracovia 50, 00133 Roma
Building D – Floor 0 – Room 002

Office Hours
Monday, Friday 9.00 – 12.00
Wednesday 9.00 – 12.00, 14.00 – 16.00

Coordinator
Mrs Chiara Montanari
+39 06 7259 3509
chiara.montanari@uniroma2.it

Email
students.exchange@international.uniroma2.it

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Christmas Holidays: University Schedule

Find out when Tor Vergata University will close and when it will reopen during the 2021 Christmas holidays.

Wishing all the members of our community a Merry Christmas and Happy holidays, Tor Vergata University of Rome would like to remind you that all offices, libraries and classrooms will be closed in on following dates:

  • from Monday 27 to Friday 31 of December 2021.
  • on Friday the 7th of December 2022.

 

Erasmus+ Funds for Staff Teaching and Training

The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training.

VIU - Venice International University, a partner of Tor Vergata University of Rome, issues Erasmus+ calls for application for study, teaching, and training opportunities in the member universities in the EU, UK, Israel, Russia, and Canada.

Students, professors, and staff of Tor Vergata University are eligible to apply.


Deadlines

Deadlines for the mobility projects funded through the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme have been extended. KA103 mobilities must be completed by September 30, 2022. KA107 mobilities must be completed by July 31, 2022.


Available Funding

Funding varies depending on the destination chosen:

€5500 for mobility to Programme Countries;
€84,000 for mobility to/from Israel;
€77,000 for mobility to/from Russia;
€9800 for mobility to/from Canada.


Keep Up to Date

News about the next calls for Erasmus+ mobility to Programme Countries in the academic year 2022-2023 will be published in December 2021.

Please consider that there will be no call for Erasmus+ mobility to Partner Countries for the first semester 2022-2023.

Calls for Erasmus+ mobility to Partner Countries for the second semester 2022-2023 will be published in June/July 2022 if funding is confirmed by the Erasmus+ National Agency.


How to Apply

In order to apply please visit the VIU website where you will find the Calls for Application.

A sustainable Christmas in Tor Vergata

Starting from December 1st every day advice, Tor Vergata's Sustainable Development office will publish suggestions and tips for a sustainable Christmas.

This Christmas 2021, the Tor Vergata Sustainable Development Office is launching a new awareness campaign for the university community.

Starting from Wednesday 1 December, curiosities, information, suggestions and best practices for a sustainable lifestyle to be implemented during the Christmas period will be published every day on the Facebook page and on the office website.

Each published topic will serve as a starting point to raise attention to social, environmental and economic topics: from classic traditions such as the decoration of the Christmas tree, to the gift of the "Christmas Star" and the inevitable panettone (the iconic Italian Christmas cake).


Engage the Territory

In the past weeks the Sustainable Development office of Tor Vergata has been contacting local activities and associations in order to achieve the founding objectives of the third University mission.

All the initiatives of a solidarity nature that will take place in the Tor Vergata area will be reported on social media and on the website.

Food and clothing collections, donations, special events: these are just some of the activities that will take place throughout the approach to Christmas, and which will be enhanced through disclosure on the University communication channels.


National Initiatives

Further reports will focus on national initiatives, reporting some activities of non-profit organizations and non-profit organizations operating throughout Italy.


Become a leader of sustainability

This will be a different Christmas in which our students, staff and teachers of #unitorvergata will have an extra opportunity to take action in the area where their university is located, and to play a leading role in a more sustainable Christmas.


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ISEEU parificato: instructions and deadlines

The ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) is the tool for assessing, through unified criteria, the economic situation of those who request subsidized social benefits.

International students, who want to access the facilities provided for the right to study, must produce the ISEEU Parificato from a CAF and the related documentation no later than December 17th, 2021.

The documentation must be translated and legalized even in cases no movable or immovable property is owned.

The ISEEU parificato must be sent, along with the translated and legalized documents to the email address caf@uniroma2.it no later than December 17, 2021.

The ISEEU Parificato will be acquired for the recalculation of the installments, after checks on the documentation, starting from 10 January 2022 and no later than 18 February 2022.


LAZIODISCO Scholarship Winners

Also the winners of the LAZIODISCO scholarship are required to submit the ISEEU Parificato and will be subject to checks on what has been declared.

In the event of the scholarship being revoked, the amount of the second installment of the university contribution will be calculated on the basis of the declared income.


Fail to Submit

ISEE All students who do not submit the ISEEU parificato or are unable to produce the documents necessary for the validation of the aforementioned indicator, will be required to pay the fixed annual all-inclusive contribution, “flat tax”, according to the current university tax system.


For more information about the documents you need in order to request the ISEEU parificato visit: Tuition Fees

Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: Future Directions

Teachers, thinkers, educational leaders and social entrepreneurs deliberating dialogically upon the importance of liberal arts education in the 21st century.

WEBINAR: "Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: Future Directions", organised by Elisabetta Marino (Tor Vergata University of Rome) e Bootheina Majoul (University of Carthage).

This one-day online webinar on “Liberal Arts in the 21st Century:Future Directions” aims at bringing together a cross-section of teachers, thinkers, educational leaders and social entrepreneurs to deliberate dialogically upon the importance of liberal arts education in the 21st century.

The event is primarily meant for teachers, students educational leaders to discuss the following themes:

  • Liberal Arts and its changing directions
  • Curriculum design for future Liberal Arts
  • Teaching strategies to overcome existing problems
  • Experiential Learning
  • Internships for learning outside the classrooms
  • Ethos of Liberal Arts

This webinar welcomes scholars and scholars from all over the world, engaged in a reflection on the importance of the humanities in our century. We will discuss the new didactic and methodological trends, on how to face the new challenges that the changing reality places before us, on the important repercussions that our choices as teachers can have on the lives of students.


Event Info

Date: 26 November
Time: 9:30 - 15:30
Location: YouTube channel @unitorvergata

Contacts: globalnetworkofliberalarts@gmail.com

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YUFE Academy - Employees' Wellbeing

An opportunity to learn how different institutions have developed and implemented a wellbeing programme(s) or strategy, from an internal perspective, with the aim of providing inspiration and guidance to others.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new risks to workers' health, both physical and mental. For that reason, YUFE Staff Journey has decided to focus on the theme "Employees' Wellbeing" under the umbrella of the YUFE's second focus area "Citizens' wellbeing".

What to expect?

A series of online lectures, activities and inspiring workshops related to "Employees' Wellbeing", organised by all 10 YUFE academic partners. The topics that will be covered on 1  and 2 December 2021 are:

  • Making Antwerp University an attractive place to work
  • Supporting early career researchers on the institute level - before, during and after the pandemic
  • Mental Health Strategies for Employees
  • Practices that promote work-life balance
  • How we work at Essex: developing people to support the delivery of our strategic ambitions
  • Recovery workshop
  • Mindfulness at Work: Wellbeing of Employees
  • Workers' health in the third millennium
  • Well-being of students, Ph.D. students and employees of NCU in Poland and supporting them by University Centre for Support and Personal Development
  • Measuring wellbeing
  • Multi-location work at the University of Eastern Finland

On the 3rd of December, the University of Essex will chair the Employee's Wellbeing Roundtable. The aim of the event is to share with colleagues how institutions have implemented their wellbeing programmes from an internal perspective, to provide inspiration and advice to other universities.

All interested YUFE students, staff and citizens are invited to participate in this three-day learning experience.

For more details, please see the program here attached and follow the registration link to the event(s) you wish to attend.


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YUFE Academy

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The Virtue of Engagement - The first Online YUFE Alumni event

Join us on November 11, 2021 at 4 pm CET on the first Online YUFE Alumni Event YUFE - The Virtue of Engagement and find out more about the role YUFE has in transforming European education area.

YUFE – The Virtue of Engagement

Wondering how you can co-create the European values in education and science? Curious to know how we can respond to the challenges of the contemporary crisis of democracy? 

Join us on November 11, 2021 at 4 pm CET on the first Online YUFE Alumni Event “YUFE – The Virtue of Engagement” and find out more about the role YUFE has in transforming European education area.

 “We live in a challenging time for the European values of democracy and freedom, which questions the European idea of harmony, peace, and enlightenment. 

Freedom and democracy indexes reveal explicit threats to freedom and democracy: we live in a difficult time for human rights and frequently witness attempts to evade the institutions that preserve liberty and democracy. The urgency generated by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has further underlined our society’s vulnerability and distrust in political elites, institutions, and even in science. The present crisis of democracy is correlated with this century’s crisis of enlightenment that displays a budding culture of ignorance and alternative facts, a cult of amateurism, and different forms of radicalism. I endorse all social stakeholders’ heightened intellectual and political responsibility. This responsibility also comprises universities – researchers and students – who need to recognize these challenges and their causes and inaugurate a transformation of the higher education system in tune with international engagement, long-term work, and sustainable futures. European universities such as YUFE have a unique role and the potential to become the bearer of European higher education and research’s transformation.”

To participate in the lecture, register HERE.

Let’s achieve the YUFE vision together – create the impactful University of the future and an innovative and united Europe!

The lecture will be held in English.

See you online!

Vaccination and Green Pass for Students, Teachers and Staff

Tor Vergata University of Rome in accordance with the Policlinico Tor Vergata Hospital offer the opportunity to all students, teachers and staff to obtain their Green Pass through the vaccination hubs.

Dear all,

As you know, in collaboration with the Policlinico Tor Vergata Hospital (PTV) and the PTV - "La Vela" vaccination center, Tor Vergata University of Rome has activated a service dedicated to all students (Italian and international), teachers and technical administrative staff who are yet to obtain their Covid-19 Green Pass certification and who wish to be vaccinated.

Following the publication of the decree law n. 111 of 6 August 2021, which introduced the obligation, starting from 1 September, to present a Green Pass to attend universities, Tor Vergata University wanted to make a concrete contribution to the vaccination campaign and facilitate those who want to join it with this initiative.

We would like to remind that the service is available for all national and international students, teachers and administrative staff.

Furthermore, the Circular of the Ministry of Health in attachment, n° 50269 dated November 4th, 2021, had implemented the opportunity to book the vaccination to all students vaccinated abroad with a vaccine not authorized/recognized by EMA.

All national students resident in Lazio region or outside Lazio region and international students can book the second or third dose at the vaccination Centre “La Vela” every day including the weekend, from 17:30 to 19:30, it will be possible to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the centre PTV - “La Vela di Calatrava” in Tor Vergata, upon registration on the platform exclusively dedicated to our university community.

The following requirements are needed to access the vaccination:

  • Fiscal code;
  • Be in possession of the Health card (Tessera Sanitaria) or its provisional copy, issued by the ASL;
  • Vaccination certificates in case of second or third dosis

How to register

In order to register you should take an appointment by using the following platform: https://uniroma2.startbooking.it- select Prenotazione Vaccino and choose date and time according to the availabilities on the calendar.

Once registered, applicants must show up at the appointment at “La Vela”, in via dell'Archiginnasio, 00133 Rome, bringing the identification document, health card (or the provisional copy) and vaccination certificate describing the type of vaccine, the number of doses, the batch number and the dates of administration.

For further information: welcome@uniroma2.it

Best regards

Welcome Office
Tor Vergata University of Rome

Italian Language Courses for International Students

Starting the 2nd semester a.y. 2021-2022 Tor Vergata offers Italian courses (online/on-site) to all its international students.

Call for Laziodisco Housing Grants 2021/2022

Application must be sent starting from December 27, 2021 within February 10, 2022

Deadline for Visa procedures postponed to December 31st due to Covid-19 emergency

International students applying to study at Tor Vergata University of Rome will have time until the end of this year to obtain their study Visa.