Coronavirus: current measures extended due to continuing state of emergency


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Update May 9

EXAM DATES
All dates for the IV period (economics and humanities) are online since earlier this week. The dates for the summer session (June 3 - 27) will be online on Monday, May 11th. It's been a long process, due to the complexity of the online exam procedures: thank you for your patience and understanting.

INTERNSHIPS
In compliance with the safety regulations currently in place, the agreements for curricular internships will be reactivated from 18 May. All activities may be carried out in presence, remotely,  or in mixed mode depending on the availability and needs of the host organization, based on the training project agreed upon by the company/institution and the university tutors. All the interventions already planned and the services offered remotely for international internships remain in place.

POST LAUREAM INTERNSHIPS
These depend on the regulations issued by the Veneto Region, which should be published shortly. We will keep you posted on any development.

LIBRARIES
The university libraries will reopen on May 13th. Please notice that we will only activate some of the services, once again in compliance with the safety and security dispositions issued by the Italian Prime Minister and by the President of the Veneto Region. Below, please find detailed instructions.

SERVICES ACTIVE FROM MAY 13th

1. BOOK LOAN

The loan service is reactivated, by appointment only.The service will be offered on given days (cf. below) from 10 am to 1 pm, with reservations every 15 minutes to prevent gatherings. Users must wear adequate protection (mask and gloves) and must present their university badge for identification purposes.    

The CerCa’ bibliographic resources portal at the link https://www.unive.it/pag/40453  allows you to check which (if any) library has the book and the book location within the collection. Users will have to check the availability of the book based on title, author and location.
Book requests are then sent to the libraries where the books are located using the "Loan booking" form available at the following links:         
BAUM  https://static.unive.it/prenotazioni/p/baum-pp        
BAS     https://static.unive.it/prenotazioni/p/bas-pp        
BEC     https://static.unive.it/prenotazioni/p/bec-pp        
BALI    https://static.unive.it/prenotazioni/p/bali-pp

Failure to show up at the appointment or a delay of more than 10 minutes will lead to the cancellation of the request, which will have to be re-submitted.
Arriving early at the library does not determine the right to enter, unless authorized by library staff.
Students without the university ID badge will not be admitted, even if they have booked correctly.
Stopping to read the books taken out on loan in the library is not permitted.

Addresses and opening hours of the loan service:
BAUM: Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà loan desk, from Monday to Wednesday, from 10 am to 1 pm;
BEC: San Giobbe loan desk, from Tuesday to Thursday, from 10 am to 1 pm;
BAS: Science Campus - Edificio Alfa loan desk, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm;
BALI: the language buildings are closed, loan desk: Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà from Thursday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm;
CFZ library services: email to  cfz-books@unive.it - the building is closed, a loan desk will be decided from time to time.Volumes held in repositories that are currently closed are not available.

2. PHOTOCOPYING OF JOURNAL ARTICLES
Libraries are reopening the photocopying service for articles in paper only format, by appointment only.Users must wear adequate protection (mask and gloves) and must present their university badge for dentification purposes.    

The CerCà bibliographic resources portal at the link https://www.unive.it/pag/40453  allows you to check which library holds the journal and where it is found in the collections (“location”). After identifying the title, author, year and the issue of the magazine, and having checked in the catalogue that the issue is actually owned, users must write to the holding library, at the addresses listed below, and wait to receive confirmation of appointment:        
BAUM:  baum@unive.it        
BEC:  bec@unive.it        
BAS:  prestitibas@unive.it        
BALI:  bali@unive.it
The library sets a date and time of appointment with at least one day’s notice. The library will set the appointment taking into account the number of items requested, in order to prevent gatherings at the photocopiers.
The library will find the issues or works requested and make them available at the information/reception desk, where users can collect them to make the required photocopies.
The service does not apply for articles that can be found online.
Failure to show up at the indicated time or a delay of more than 10 minutes will lead to the cancellation of the request, which will have to be re-submitted.
Arriving early at the library does not determine the right to enter, unless authorized by library staff.
Students without the university ID badge will not be admitted, even if they have booked correctly.
Stopping to read in the library is not permitted.

3. DOCUMENT DELIVERY
Documents will be delivered upon request and by appointment      

4. ALL REMOTE SERVICES ARE ACTIVE
Help-desk, advice on accessing electronic resources, bibliographic research, courses and specialist support

5. CONSULTATION AND INTERLIBRARY LOANS ARE SUSPENDED


Update April 11

please be informed of the new calendar for all academic activities that Ca’ Foscari has devised in response to the continuing state of emergency.

CLASSES AND EXAMS
All activities will be operated remotely, with distance learning procedures.   

Economics and Humanities       
Classes, fourth period: until May 23rd       
Exams, fourth period: May 25 – 30, 2020       
Exams, summer session: June 1 – 27   

Science and Technology        
Classes: up to May 30th        
Exams, summer session: June 1 – 27, 2020      

Modern Languages       
Classes: up to May 24th       
Exams, summer session: June 1 – 27, 2020

FINAL PROJECT/THESIS
We maintain our intention to celebrate graduation days as promised. However, any such celebration will necessarily have to be postponed, and to comply with the social distancing measures to be adopted after the end of the current state of emergency.

Deadlines

  • Online application (w/ stamp payment): May 1 – 20, 2020;

  • online title and abstract modification: until June 10, 2020;

  • application acceptance / reject by thesis advisor: May 21 – 25, 2020;

  • exam / internship transcripts: July 10, 2020;

  • withdrawal: 10 July 2020;

  • final thesis upload : 5 – 15 July 2020;

  • anti-plagiarism report: 21 – 23 July 2020;

  • final exam report (bachelor)  / thesis defenses (master): July 27 – August 1.

Rules for applicants

Students wishing to apply for graduation during the summer session must not be missing more than 24 ECTS (except those attributed to final exam / internship / any supernumerary exams / any exam initially scheduled in March and subsequently postponed). The limit does not apply to students who graduate before the standard course duration.
Students applying for graduation must then complete their exams by the first exam round of the summer session.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AND LIBRARIES
Graduating students in need of bibliographic material please keep in mind that using your unive.it credentials you have access to all the electronic resources of the university library system. All relevant information is available at the following link: https://www.unive.it/pag/4759/

In addition, the university library system has set up an ad-hoc service to help students who are unable to find the documents they need. In any such case, students please follow the link http://www.unive.it/sba (alas, only Italian there) and then the links to the individual libraries you find at the “Help desk” tab. You requests will be served in coordination with your thesis supervisors.

STUDY PLAN
Graduating students will be allowed to modify the study plan, in paper form, until May 20, 2020.

INTERNSHIP
Students who have not yet taken any internship or cannot complete the planned internship due to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 emergency will receive (unless they have not yet received) information on the alternative options proposed by their department, via the associated campus service.

MASTER'S THESIS
All procedures will be held remotely unless otherwise communicated as the current emergency evolves. Please consult the following web page for any news: https://www.unive.it/pag/8752/. For further requests please use the link https://www.unive.it/data/35210/, and select "Student and degree / degree careers".

Update: April 3 - 2.15 pm

All current safety measures will be extended until April 13, 2020.

Update: March 23 - 10.15 am

EXAMS

The exam period originally scheduled for the week of March 23 s extended to two weeks from March 23 to 27 and from March 30 to April 3. All exams, whether oral or written, will be held remotely during these two weeks.  All written tests will be transformed into oral exams or carried out remotely according to the instructions you will receive from your instructor. For each exam, please check your instructor's web page at the tab "avvisi"/"notices". Any exam (whether oral or written) scheduled for the week of March 23 and currently rescheduled will be held on the week March 30 - April 3, on the same days and times defined by the original schedule.

Given the current state of continued emergency, imagining to have face-to-face exams in May, as initially planned, is no longer an option: therefore, even when postponed, the the written tests would be  carried out remotely.

 Consequently, postponing all the written tests (to be carried out remotely) to the end of the fourth period would create an unsustainable accumulation of exams. The only alternative would be to extend the session beyond limits that would however endanger other deadlines. All in all, we would have a too dense and heavy exam session, in which the chances to take most exams would be only virtual and not real.

ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES

During the temporary closure of Ca’ Foscari’s libraries due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can make use of the university’s vast collections of resources, which you can easily access from home.
There are plenty of online resources available, including over 2 million e-books, more than 60,000 e-journals and 84 databases, all of which can be explored by using Ca' Foscari's library portal, cerCa'.

You can find the database list under Banche dati [ITA] and the e-journal catalogue with all of the titles for which the university has a subscription at Periodici elettronici [ITA].

Remote access to full texts is possible when using your university credentials (matriculation number and password).  Please follow these instructions: Accesso remoto risorse elettroniche
For further information or for additional help with the use of electronic resources and the portal cerCa’, please fill in this online help form: Chiedi aiuto [ITA].

For technical problems due to your VPN’s installation, proxy settings or your institutional credentials, please contact the Call Centre.

From home it is also possible to access ARCA, Ca’ Foscari’s research repository, as well as the full-text documents and photographs of other digital archives (see archivi digitali [ITA]).

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Update: March 20 - 4.37 pm
Please be informed about the following measures which we adopt in compliance with the new provisions by the Italian Government.

CLASSES 

We confirm that all classes are operated remotely with distance learning procedures, with the only exception of the classes that require on-site laboratory experiments. All distance-learning classes are held on the days and times defined by the standard academic calendar.

The start date for classes of courses structured in sub-terms scheduled on the fourth period is postponed to April 6th, 2020 so as to allow to catch up with contents left behind and make the necessary room for exams. 

Classes of all other courses continue according to the original academic calendar.

Lab classes that require on-site experiments will be rescheduled.

EXAMS

Courses structured in sub-terms: The exam period originally scheduled for the week March 23 – 27 is extended to the two weeks March 23 - 27, March 30 - April 3. All exams, whether oral or written will be held during those two weeks remotely. 

All written tests will be transformed into oral exams or executed remotely according to the instructions you will receive from our instructor. possible. For each exam, please check your instructor's web page at the tab "avvisi"/"notices"

Any exam (whether oral or written) scheduled on the week 23-27 and currently rescheduled will be held on the week March 30 - April 3, on the same days and times defined by the original schedule. 

Courses structured in terms: We confirm the academic calendar and the associated exam schedule currently in place. We will communicate how these exams should be operated in due time, as the situation evolves.

FINAL EXAMS – LAUREA TRIENNALE DEGREES

We confirm the new deadline of April 15th to upload thesis projects.

FINAL EXAMS – LAUREA MAGISTRALE DEGREES

Final exams / thesis discussions will be performed remotely, as previously communicated. All graduating students will receive instructions by the president of their examining committee in due time.

MASTER AND PHD PROGRAMS

All the above provisions apply to Professional Master and PhD programs as long as they are not in contrast with regulations specifically defined for those programs.

LIBRARIES, STUDY ROOMS, STAGES, TUTORSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, OFFICE HOURS, FRONT OFFICE

The current provisions remain in place.

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

All mobility procedures, whether incoming or outgoing are stopped.  We are in constant contact with the Ministry of University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to facilitate the return of our students abroad.

TUITION FEES

We confirm the new deadline of June 15th for the payment of the third installment.

Update: 13/03 - 6.36 pm

please be informed about the following measures, which we adopt in compliance with the new provisions by the Italian Government as of March 11th, 2020. Unless otherwise communicated, all provisions below will remain in place from March 16th to April 3rd, 2020

CLASSES 

All classes are operated remotely with distance learning procedures, with the only exception of the classes that require on-site laboratory experiments. All distance-learning classes are held on the days and times defined by the standard academic calendar.

Classes of courses structured in sub-terms scheduled on the fourth period will start on March 30th, 2020.

Classes of all other courses continue according to the original academic calendar.

Lab classes that require on-site experiments will be rescheduled.

EXAMS

Courses structured in sub-terms

All exams are postponed to the week March 23 – 27 on the same days and times as those originally scheduled during the week March 16 – 21. Any exam anticipated to the week March 16 – 21 will be held on the days and times defined by the original schedule.

All oral exams will be carried remotely with distance-learning procedures. For each exam, please check your instructor's web page at the tab "avvisi"/"notices

Written tests will be transformed into oral exams whenever possible. Your instructor will provide all relevant information.

All exams that, for any reasons, are not held by March 27th will be rescheduled at the end of the (fourth sub-) term.

Courses structured in terms:

We confirm the academic calendar and the associated exam schedule currently in place. We will communicate how these exams should be operated in due time, as the situation evolves.

FINAL EXAMS – LAUREA TRIENNALE DEGREES

The deadline to upload thesis projects is postponed to April 15th.

The graduation ceremony scheduled on April 17th is postponed. The new date will be communicated in due time.

FINAL EXAMS – LAUREA MAGISTRALE DEGREES

Final exams / thesis discussions will be performed remotely, as previously communicated. All graduating students will receive instructions by the president of their examining committee in due time.

MASTER AND PHD PROGRAMS

All the above provisions apply to Professional Master and PhD programs as long as they are not in contrast with regulations specifically defined for those programs.

LIBRARIES, STUDY ROOMS, STAGES, TUTORSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, OFFICE HOURS, FRONT OFFICE

The current provisions remain in place.

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

In general, we advise all students to avoid moving to or from Italy. All international students, please make sure to contact the International Relations Office at Ca’ Foscari for any further information.

TUITION FEES

The deadline for the payment of the third installment is postponed to June 15th

 

Update: 08/03 - 6.30 pm

Following up to our earlier message of today, please be informed about the following measures which we adopt in compliance with the new provisions by the Italian Government.

Unless otherwise communicated, all provisions below will remain in place from March 9th to April 3rd, 2020

CLASSES 

All classes are operated with remote/on line procedure as communicated last week. Instructors, please check this link  (in italian). All instructors must act accordingly, and make adequate provision for online material and / or audio-visual recording. Exceptions may only be made only for classes which require on-site laboratory experiments: these will be rescheduled.  Any instructor in need of further assistance should contact Teaching.innovation@unive.it and elearning@unive.it  for help. 

EXAMS

As the upcoming exam session approaches, for all courses structured in sub-terms (i.e. all courses associated with the Departments of Economics, Management, Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Humanities), the following applies:

All exams are postponed to the week March 23 - 27. All oral exams with be held with with remote procedures: detailed instructions will be made available with further communication in due time.

In case there are exams which must be held before March 23rd, they will be held remotely. All instructors involved must contact their "campus services"  by March 9th. 

All exams that, for any reasons, are not held by March 27th will be rescheduled at the end of the (fourth sub-) term.

FINAL EXAMS (Laurea Magistrale)

Final exams / thesis discussions  will be performed remotely, as previously communicated. Students please check  this link.

OTHER ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

Ca' Foscari will provide continued support to all activities. In order to comply with the request to limit people mobility we will extend smart  and remote working  procedures as widely as possible. More specifically: 

DEPARTMENT AND GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

Will be held remotely.

SMART WORKING

Detailed instructions will be communicated by the Director General by this evening

TUTORSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

All tutorships are suspended. Internships taking place at Ca' Foscari are also suspended. Internships at other institutions are ruled by the institutions themselves.

STUDY ROOMS

All study  rooms remain closed.

LIBRARIES

Open to authorized personnel (no students).

OFFICE HOURS AND FRONT OFFICE SERVICES

Operated exclusively with remote/on line procedure

EVENTS

Suspended.

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES

Suspended.

ACADEMIC / RESEARCH TRIPS

All academic / research trips to countries subject to access restrictions - namely China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea, Iran - are forbidden.  We also advise not to travel to countries that impose quarantine constraints for incoming-outgoing visitors: please consult the website  www.viaggiaresicuri.it. for detailed information. We additionally invite you all to consider cancelling / postponing your travel plans unless strictly necessary.

Update: 08/03 - 2.15 pm

Earlier today the Italian Government issued a new decree that introduces new provisions for various provinces in the country in response to the emergency: Venice is among those affected. Though more restrictive than the provisions currently in place, the new ones do not affect  distance learning (while they do limit people mobility).

Consequently, like all the other universities affected by the new decree, we will continue our distance learning activities, and continue to provide all the services necessary to support those activities.  Classes and theses will be operated with remote/on line procedures as communicated last week. As to support services, we will activate smart working in all possible cases so as to concur to limit people mobility as requested by the decree. We will follow-up with more detailed instructions later today.

The Rector Michele Bugliesi: "I am fully aware that we all are shocked and alarmed  by the current situation. At the same time, I have no doubt that we all agree that we must be united and act with the sense of responsibility  and participation that the emergency requires".

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Following up to our  communication, please be informed about the following measures which we adopt in compliance with the new provisions by the Italian Government.

CLASSES
Up until March 15th, classes are operated exclusively with remote/on line procedure as communicated last week. Instructors, please check this link  (in italian)
Classes not operated online will be rescheduled. Language classes will be operated as all other classes. Up until March 15th, they will therefore be operate remotely, whenever possible.

EXAMS
As the upcoming exam session approaches, for all courses structured in sub-terms (i.e. all courses associated with the Departments of Economics, Management, Phyposophy and Cultural Heritage, Humanities), given the current state of uncertainty, we anticipate the following measures.

By default, all exams scheduled for the week March 16 - 20 are postponed to the week March 23 - 27. If no further restriction is imposed on academic activities,  all such exams will be held on site (i.e. under the standard conditions). Under any other circumstance, all oral exams scheduled for the period in question will be held online: detailed instructions will be made available with further communication in due time.
In case there are exams which must be held before March 23rd, they will be held remotely. All instructors involved must contact their "campus services"  by March 9th.
All exams that, for any reasons, are not held by March 27th will be rescheduled at the end of the (fourth sub-) term.

FINAL EXAMS (Laurea Magistrale)
Up until March 15th, final exams / thesis discussions will be performed remotely, as previously communicated. Students please check  this link.

TUTORSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
Up until March 15th, all tutorships are suspended. Internships taking place at Ca' Foscari are also suspended. Internships at other institutions are ruled by the institutions themselves.

LIBRARIES AND STUDY ROOMS
Up until March 15th, libraries and study  rooms remain closed
. Libraries will provide book lending services for faculty, students, PhD students and postdocs. Students, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows will need to show a statement by their supervisors certifying the urgency of the texts requested. Please check the following link https://www.unive.it/pag/4756/ for detailed info.

OFFICE HOURS
Up until March 15th, office hours operated exclusively with remote/on line procedure

EVENTS
Up until April 3rd, all events are suspended. They will be rescheduled whenever possible.

FRONT OFFICE FOR STUDENT SERVICES

Students services are operated only at Ca’ Foscari's main site. Students please refer to the standard booking mechanism available for this service.

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES
Up until April 3rd all such procedures are suspended. They will all be rescheduled.

ACADEMIC / RESEARCH TRIPS
All academic / resarch trips to countries subject to access restrictions - namely China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea, Iran - are forbidden.  We also advise not to travel to countries that impose quarantine constraints for incoming-outgoing visitors: please consult the website  www.viaggiaresicuri.it. for detailed information. We additionally invite you all to consider cancelling / postponing your travel plans unless strictly necessary.

SMART WORK

Up until March 15th, the current measures defined by the Director General Decree remain in place for all non-faculty members of the staff.
    
OTHER ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES
Carried out regularly.


 

Update March 01 - 8 p.m.

Following up to our  communication of Feb 28th, in compliance with the new provisions by the Italian Government, the following measures are confirmef  for the week  March 2-8:

CLASSES 

Resumed exclusively with remote/on line procedure as communicated last week. Instructors, please check this link  (in italian)

Classes not available online will be rescheduled

 

FINAL EXAMS (Laurea Magistrale)

Final exams / thesis discussions scheduled  from 2 to 6 March will be performed remotely, as previously communicated. Students please check  this link.

 

TUTORSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

All turorships are suspended. Internships taking place at Ca' Foscari are also suspended. Internships at other institutions are ruled by the institutions themselves.

 

LIBRARIES AND STUDY ROOMS

Libraries and studio rooms remain closed. Libraries will provide book lending services for faculty, students, PhD students and postdoctores. Students, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows will need to show a statement by their supervisors certifying the urgency of the texts requested. Please check the following link https://www.unive.it/pag/4756/ for detailed info.

 

OFFICE HOURS

Resumed exclusively with remote/on line procedure

 

EVENTS

Temporarily suspended and to be rescheduled

 

FRONT OFFICE FOR STUDENT SERVICES

Students services are resumed only at Ca’ Foscari's main site. Students please refer to the standard booking mechanism available for this service.

 

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES

Temporarily suspended as previously communicated

 

OTHER ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

Carried out regularly.

 

Update February 28 - 9.30 p.m.

We still do not know whether the ordinances of the Ministry of Health and of the President of the Veneto Region are confirmed, cancelled or modified. Consequently, in the best interest of all, we have made the following decisions.

We expect all academic activities to resume regularly as soon as possible. Meanwhile, all activities will remain in place under the conditions define by the present communication.

CLASSES:  will be resumed from Monday 2 March, exclusively with remote / online procedure

Online courses  will be available on the University MOODLE platform, at moodle.unive.it or directly at the MOODLE course sites. Classes not available online will be rescheduled as needed.

FINAL EXAMS (Laurea Magistrale)

Final exam / thesis discussion scheduled  from 2 to 6 March will be performed remotely, as already communicated.

LIBRARIES AND STUDIO CLASSROOMS

All existing provisions  remain in force.

OTHER ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

All existing provisions  remain in force.

In case the ordinances currently in place are not confirmed,  we will communicate new provisions promptly, in order to facilitate the smoothest restart of all activities.

Update February 28 - 12.30 p.m.

Update on the upcoming thesis defenses in the week from March 2 to 6: all the Master’s thesis defenses scheduled for next week, from Monday, March 2nd to Friday, March 6th will be held online, through the videoconference tool Google Hangouts Meet, an easy to use software that doesn’t require installation or special accounts.

The evaluation committee will therefore be present on the previously scheduled date to complete your educational path.

On the homepage of your UNIVE Personal Area (www.unive.it/areariservatastudenti) you’ll find a tutorial that guides you through the few easy steps to join the videoconference.   

For more information please contact the administrative office of your department.
Update February 27 - 9.40 a.m.

Missed lessons in the week from February 24 to 29: the University is actively working to reprogram the postponed lessons, which could also be delivered online. We kindly invite every student to check for updates on the professors’ pages or directly on the notice board of their course’s website.

Ca’ Foscari strictly abides by the national and regional regulations, working in close and constant contact with the Authorities and other Universities in the Veneto region. We will promptly notify the students about any updates on the situation as soon as a new Regional ordinance is issued.

As of today, the precautionary suspension of all academic activities aimed at students (including graduations) is still in effect until March 1st, as decided by Regional authorities.

Update February 23 at 13:00

Dear colleagues, dear students,

following up on yesterday's notification, please be  informed  that the suspension of lessons and exams,  already in place from Monday 24 February and until Saturday 29 February, is extended over the same period to degree / doctoral exams, meetings, faculty office hours and in general to all activities involving students and / or people outside the university  such as conferences, events, seminars, dissemination and scientific initiatives.

All such activities will be for reprogrammed (if possible) as soon as possible. As to recruitment procedures, all decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis and communicated by the personnel in charge.

 

Again, in the interest of everyone's safety, libraries and study rooms will be closed from February 23 to March 1.

 

Until otherwise communicated,  all faculty and staff members will continue to work according to their regular schedule, with the exception of those residing in restricted mobility areas, who must stay home and will be justified.

 

We are in close and constant contact with the regional and national crisis units and with the competent ministries. The regional toll-free number for information on the situation is 800 462340. We will update you promptly, as the situation evolves.

 

The Rector

Michele Bugliesi

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Dear colleagues, dear students,

over the past two days we have received news about some cases of Coronavirus 19nCoV infection in Veneto. This is a situation that requires appropriate measures and great attention.

First of all, I invite the entire academic community to comply with the prescriptions that the regional crisis unit has issued and will issue based on the evolution of the infection. In particular, the following prevention measures are recommended (WHO note and MUR address line):

• Wash your hands often with water and soap or disinfectant gel

• When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or handkerchief, then wash your hands

• Avoid contact with anyone with fever and cough.

As to the academic activities, in order to reduce the risk of infection, following President Luca Zaia's  indications  and in coordination with the universities of the Veneto region, all lectures and exams are suspended in all university sites in Venice , Mestre, Treviso and Roncade from 24/02 to 29/02.

Libraries and study rooms will also be closed from 23/02 to 01/03.

The new calendar for lessons and exams will be communicated as soon as possible on the Ca 'Foscari website and on the official communication channels.

For all members the faculty and staff all activities will take place regularly, except for the mobility restriction decided by local ordinances.

Siamo in stretto e costante contatto con le unità di crisi regionali e nazionali e con i ministeri competenti. Ti aggiorneremo tempestivamente man mano che la situazione si evolve.

Il rettore

Michele Bugliesi