To University students: on this page you will find some information regarding the management of the university for the Covid-19 emergency.

This page will constantly be updated but the official information will always be the one communicated via email; therefore, it is recommended to check your e-mail daily.

We invite all students to visit the following websites:

February 1-7, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: none

February 8-14, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: none

February 15-21, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: none

February 22-28, 2021
Positive cases: 1 (UNISG staff)
Quarantined classes: none

March 1-7, 2021
Positive cases: 2: 1 UNISG staff + 1 student
Quarantined classes: none

March 8-14, 2021
Positive cases: 2: 1 UNISG staff + 1 student
Quarantined classes: none

March 15-21, 2021
Positive cases: 1 student
Quarantined classes: none

March 22-28, 2021
Positive cases: 5 students
Quarantined classes: 1

March 29 – April 4, 2021
Positive cases: 10 students
Quarantined classes: 8

April 5 – 11, 2021
Positive cases: 12 students
Quarantined classes: 8

April 12 – 18, 2021
Positive cases: 4 students
Quarantined classes: 0

April 19 – 25, 2021
Positive cases: 2 students
Quarantined classes: 0

April 26 – May 2, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: 0

May 3 – 9, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: 0

May 10 – 16, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: 0

May 17 – 23, 2021
Positive cases: 0
Quarantined classes: 0

May 24 – 30, 2021
Positive cases: 1 student
Quarantined classes: 0

May 31 – June 6, 2021
Positive cases: 3 students
Quarantined classes: 0

PCR tests can be made at Bra Medical Center,(strada Montenero 3).
You can take the appointment with the medical center (usually they make the tests in the mornings), then:

– you go to Città di Bra Clinic (http://www.ccbra.it/ – strada Montenero 1) to pay the fee (102€);
– once the ticket is paid, you can go to the medical center to get the test done.

 

 

Updates


Dear Students,

With the approaching start of university activities for the academic year 2021/2022, we confirm that, to date, and based on the information currently available, academic activities will be carried out in person and, in addition, attendance will once again become mandatory1. In the event of a health emergency, academic activities will be carried out with the methods implemented previously, i.e., remote learning and the online registration of lessons. 

As established by Legislative Decree 22/04/2021, n. 52, modified by the Legislative Decree 6/08/2021, n. 111 (to be converted into law), to access University facilities and participate in academic activities, you must possess a COVID-19 “green certification” (see attachment). 

All students, in particular international students, who encounter difficulty in participating in the vaccination campaign (or in receiving their second dose in Italy), are invited to ask for information from the Academic and Registrar Office (segreteria@unisg.it) by email, indicating “VAX COVID” in the subject of the message, by September 6, 2021. 

To access the facilities, students are required to complete and sign the self-declaration attached to the end of this communication, to be communicated to the Academic and Registrar Office, by September 6, 2021 or by an earlier date in the event students access University facilities between September 1, 2021 and September 6, 2021. 

Students who do not sign and submit the attached self-declaration, and therefore may not attend in person classes, are required to inform the Program Coordinator, with the Academic and Registrar Office in cc. For such students, the Program Coordinator will determine an alternative educational plan, providing additional teaching material and, possibly, registering lessons online. 

IMPORTANT: All other measures to prevent and fight the pandemic already in place will remain in force. We underline that the possession of a “green certification” is an additional requirement and not a substitute for measures already in place. Maximum attention must be observed in the use of masks, respiratory and hand hygiene measures, as well as social distancing protocols. 

The Rector 

Prof. Andrea Pieroni 

Attachmenet: Nota_Green_Pass_Studenti_26-08-2021_ENG

Dear Students,

Following the passage of the province of Cuneo in the orange zone, we are pleased to confirm the restart in presence of the lessons of all courses from Monday, April 26, 2021.

Some additional useful information:

Academic calendar: we invite you to regularly consult the academic calendar, as some activities may continue to only be offered online.

Recording of lessons: for the benefit of students unable to return to Pollenzo, all in-person lessons will continue to be recorded and made available online.

Academic Tables Dining Hall: the meal distribution service will continue in both Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the staff of the Academic Tables.

Library: Access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the Library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and in-person activities necessitates the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through the use of the dispensers located in the University.

The Rector Prof. Andrea Pieroni

Dear Students,

we inform you that, according to the current measures, the province of Cuneo will be in the “red zone” until Sunday, April 18. Considering that the Government and the Piedmont Region will define over the next weekend if the province of Cuneo will pass from the red zone to the orange zone, in order to plan well in advance the didactic calendar for next week, we confirm that from April 19 to 23 all classes will be held at a distance, with the exception of laboratory and practical activities, such as tastings.

Here is some useful information:

Academic calendar: we invite you to continuously consult the calendar of lessons as some activities may still take place in-person.

Academic Tables: the meal distribution service will be guaranteed in Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the Academic Tables staff.

Library: Access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and to in-person activities requires the use of personal protective equipment (mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through use of the dispensers located in the University.

Best regards,

Didactic Office

Dear Students,

we inform you that until Friday, 16th of April, all lectures will be held remotely, with the exception of laboratory and practical activities, such as tastings.

Here is some useful information:

Academic calendar: we invite you to continuously consult the calendar of lessons as some activities may still take place in-person.

Academic Tables: the meal distribution service will be guaranteed in Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the Academic Tables staff.

Library: Access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and to in-person activities requires the use of personal protective equipment (mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through use of the dispensers located in the University.

Best regards

Didactic Office

FOR STUDENTS OF THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Dear Students,

In light of the provisions described in the most recent Ministerial Decree issued yesterday, March 12, 2021, given the passage of the Piedmont Region from the orange to the red zone, we inform you that all lectures and exams are confirmed remotely until April 6, 2021. The laboratory and practical activities, such as tastings, specific focus groups and research projects involving small groups, remain confirmed in presence.

FOR STUDENTS OF THE MASTER PROGRAMMES

Dear Students,

In light of the provisions described in the most recent Ministerial Decree issued yesterday, March 12, 2021, given the passage of the Piedmont Region from the orange to the red zone, we inform you that from Monday March 15 to Tuesday April 6, all lectures will be held remotely, with the exception of laboratory and practical activities, such as tastings, specific focus groups and research projects involving small groups.

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Here is some useful information for all programmes:

Academic calendar: we invite you to continuously consult the calendar of lessons as some activities may still take place in-person.

Academic Tables: the meal distribution service will be guaranteed in Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the Academic Tables staff.

Library: Access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and to in-person activities requires the use of personal protective equipment (mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through use of the dispensers located in the University.

The Rector

Prof. Andrea Pieroni

FOR STUDENTS OF THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Dear Students,

Having taken note of the provisions of the ordinance of the President of the Piedmont Region from yesterday, March 5, 2021, and having regard for the indications of the CoReCo (Regional Coordination Committee of Piedmontese Universities), we inform you that from Monday March 8 to Saturday March 20, all lectures will be held remotely, with the exception of laboratory and practical activities, such as tastings, specific focus groups and research projects involving small groups.

Here is some useful information:

Academic calendar: we invite you to continuously consult the calendar of lessons as some activities may still take place in-person.

Academic Tables: the meal distribution service will be guaranteed in Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the Academic Tables staff.

Library: Access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and to in-person activities requires the use of personal protective equipment (mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through use of the dispensers located in the University.

The Rector

Prof. Andrea Pieroni

FOR STUDENTS OF THE MASTER PROGRAMMES

Dear Students,

Given the indications of the Regional University Coordination Committee of Piedmont, we inform you that next week’s academic activities for your program are confirmed, for now, in-person.

Of course, if, in the next few days, a government measure reclassifies Piedmont as a “red zone”, all activities will be provided exclusively online, with the exception of experiential / laboratory activities.

Here is some useful information:

Lessons calendar: we invite you to continuously consult the academic calendar as some activities may be provided exclusively online.

Lesson recordings: for the benefit of students unable to come to Pollenzo, the University guarantees that all in-person lessons will be recorded.

Academic Tables: the meal distribution service will be guaranteed in Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the Academic Tables staff.

Library: access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and to in-person activities requires the use of personal protective equipment (mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through use of the dispensers located in the University.

The Rector

Prof. Andrea Pieroni

Dear Students,

Following the Prime Ministerial Decree of January 14, 2021 and the subsequent indications of the Regional University Coordination Committee of Piedmont, we are pleased to confirm that academic activities for all programs will start up again beginning on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Naturally, if, in the next few days, a government measure places Piedmont in the “red zone”, all activities will return to being provided exclusively online, with the exception of experiential/laboratory activities.

Some additional useful information:

Academic calendar: we invite you to regularly consult the academic calendar, as some activities may continue to only be offered online.

Recording of lessons: for the benefit of students unable to return to Pollenzo, all in-person lessons will continue to be recorded and made available online.

Study trips: Study trips scheduled until March 5, 2021 will be carried out exclusively online. To this end you will receive more details from the Tutor Office.

Academic Tables Dining Hall: the meal distribution service will continue in both Pollenzo and Bra. You will receive more information directly from the staff of the Academic Tables.

Library: Access will continue to be allowed through the booking service, through the communications sent by the Library on a weekly basis.

We remind you that access to the University and in-person activities necessitates the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. mask), safe social distancing and hand sanitation through the use of the dispensers located in the University.

Best regards

The Rector

Dear Students,
we’re reminding you of all the information related to the procedure for moving to Italy.

DPCM

On December 3, the Italian government issued a new decree with provisions valid until January 15, 2021. You can find all the information and insights at the following links:

Italian: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioNotizieNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&menu=notizie&p=dalministero&id=5207

English: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioNotizieNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&menu=notizie&p=dalministero&id=5211

 

Moving to and from Italy

The Ministerial Decree of December 3, 2020 introduced several regulations regarding the return to Italy following stays in foreign countries. In addition to learning more about these regulations by visiting the links above, we recommend that you use both questionnaires specially designed and available at the following links.

Italian: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/

English: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

 

If I have to undergo fiduciary isolation, what should I do?  

1. Check carefully all the information in particular regarding transportation from the airport or station of arrival to your home in Bra.
Regarding the shuttle service, UNISG contacted Travel N.C.C., bus and taxi company with which UNISG collaborates. They can offer shuttle services from Turin and Milan airports in full compliance with the COVID-19 precautionary measures. We have agreed on rates, those interested can contact Mr. Mauro Carosso by sending an email to travelncc@gmail.com (please copy segreteria@unisg.it and servizi_generali@unisg.it in the email) and they will accompany you to the accommodation where you are assigned.

2. The day before your arrival in Bra, you must:
– Fill out this form with all the required information: FORM
– Send it to dipp.alba@aslcn2.it (please cc segreteria@unisg.it ) by using this template:

Subject of the email: Comunicazione isolamento fiduciario  

Email body:

Buongiorno,  

come da accordi con l’Università di Scienze Gastronomiche, invio in allegato le  informazioni relative all’isolamento fiduciario. Nell’allegato trovate i riferimenti  dell’Università per ogni evenienza.  

Cordiali saluti  

The University is available to facilitate communication in case the student is contacted by the local  health authority for a follow up investigation. You can contact the Academic and Student Registrar at  this address: segreteria@unsig.it

Dear Students,

We hereby provide you with the main information regarding the University’s academic activities and services for the month of January 2021.

As you know by now, the measures that the Italian government has had to adopt (those currently in place will last until January 15, 2021) affect the organization of academic activities as well as various student services. The reactive, unpredictable nature of these measures, which continue to be modified and updated based on the day-by-day evolution of the current health situation, only allow for short-term planning.

By Friday, January 15 you will receive updates on the resumption of teaching activities for the month of February and, if possible, even beyond. If, from February 1, 2021, even if it is permitted to return to the classroom to attend all academic activities, UNISG will still continue to provide a distance learning option.

Lessons

  • the January 2021 exam session, as already communicated, will be held exclusively online;

  • the academic activities scheduled on the calendar from January 25 to 29, 2021 will be held exclusively online.

The mandatory attendance requirement remains suspended until otherwise communicated.

Study Trips

In accordance with ministerial regulations, UNISG study trips are currently still suspended. Therefore, students will be compensated monetarily for the trips scheduled for January 2021 according to the procedures already indicated by the Tutor Office (here is a summary).

  • LT2 – TERRITORIAL TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE EU (January 25 – February 5, 2021) compensation of € 1,800.00

In addition to the compensation, the University will provide Virtual Study Trips, whose modalities and schedule of online activities will be officially communicated by the Tutor Office one week before the start date of the trip activities. You will receive further updates as soon as possible regarding supplementary activities that will allow you to obtain the CFUs foreseen by the activity “Travel Practices and Field Experiences”.

In case you have doubts about the compensation mode, you can write to amministrazione@unisg.it putting in cc. tutor@unisg.it

Academic Tables

The Academic Tables will reopen on Monday, January 11 with take-away service both in Pollenzo and Bra.

Library

The Library will reopen for consultation, checking out and returning on Thursday, January 7.

DPCM

On December 3, the Italian government issued a new decree with provisions valid until January 15, 2021. You can find all the information and insights at the following links:

Italian: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioNotizieNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&menu=notizie&p=dalministero&id=5207

English: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioNotizieNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&menu=notizie&p=dalministero&id=5211

Moving to and from Italy

The Ministerial Decree of December 3, 2020 introduced several regulations regarding the return to Italy following stays in foreign countries. In addition to learning more about these regulations by visiting the links above, we recommend that you use both questionnaires specially designed and available at the following links.

Italian: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/

English: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

Dear Students,

On behalf of the Pro Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Nicola Perullo, we inform you, in accordance with the current prescriptions and indications given by the Italian Government, that all lessons will be held remotely until December 19, with the exception of laboratory workshops and other practical activities, such as tastings.

We trust in the collaboration and shared responsibility of all of you in the University community in overcoming this unprecedented crisis.

Dear students,

I would have liked to imagine your period in Pollenzo full of new encounters and hands-on experiences: inevitably, for a few months, we have had to do without and unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, we will have to give up these experiences for some time more. Do not despair, those times will come back.

Nevertheless, there is something I have learned over the years: it is wrong to have too many expectations. Life always knows how to surprise you, and it is right to learn to be surprised and not discouraged despite unexpected changes in plans. These are not simple times, but we must go out there with optimism and creativity. If it is true that every cloud has a silver lining, perhaps even in this pandemic we can grasp something positive. Make the most of this slower and quieter time, take advantage of it to study, asking yourself even more questions, and trying to give new answers: the world is asking for this and needs it more than ever! Covid-19 has undermined certainties and uncovered many limits of our broken system, forcing us to reconsider some aspects with which we have been mistakenly interpreting our society. What better opportunity to give space to new ideas and react to this crisis with new and renewed tools?

I trust in your curiosity and energy, in the will to team up without leaving anyone behind, in your desire to (re)build a sense of community that my generation has completely neglected for too long, in the idea of a different world. You are the reason why I can continue to look to tomorrow with reasonable and well-placed hope. Come on then, let’s learn to ride this wave of uncertainty by projecting and preparing ourselves for a better future for all.

With the certainty that we will be able to travel again soon, for now, let’s travel with our minds – this is the right moment to do so!

A hug, have a good journey and see you all soon,

Carlo Petrini

Dear students,

Please find attached a FAQ document with the necessary information related to:

  • COVID-19 pandemic in Italy
  • Piedmont Region COVID-19 regulations in force from tomorrow, Friday 6h of November
  • COVID-19 Health procedures and advice
  • UNISG services at your disposal

You will receive additional and detailed information about didactics and the other UNISG services tomorrow.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dear Students,

In light of the provisions described in the most recent Ministerial Decree issued yesterday, November 3, 2020, and given the indications of the CoReCo (Regional Coordination Committee of Piedmontese Universities), we inform you that, from Thursday, November 5 to Thursday, December 3, all lessons will be held remotely, with the exception of laboratory workshops and other practical activities, such as tastings.

In other words, all lessons will be held online unless otherwise communicated by your Convenor, or the Tutor Office for all educational activities related to the study trips; they will inform you about which activities can also be carried out in-person in advance.

By tomorrow evening, you can expect to receive more details regarding access to the library, the Academic Tables meal service and, in general, the limitations that will go into effect as a result of the most recent Ministerial Decree.

Trusting that everyone will work together responsibly in taking on this new phase of the current emergency, I send you my warmest regards.

Dear Students,

In light of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we inform you that the Regional University Coordination Committee of Piedmont has requested that all universities limit in-person activities to 25% of the activities foreseen across all their educational programs on offer.

We are naturally working to align ourselves as closely as possible with this new measure, and we therefore invite you to regularly check your academic calendar.

At the beginning of next week, you will in any case receive a communication from the Convenor of your program, to whom you may refer any questions you may have regarding the calendar itself.

Dear Students, Instructors, Administrative Staff,

As a follow up to our communication from Monday, October 5, regarding the obligation to wear masks in both internal and external spaces of the University, we inform you that as of yesterday, October 7, 2020, a measure of the Council of Ministers has:

  • extended the COVID-19 state of epidemiological emergency until January 31, 2021;
  • confirmed the obligation to always wear masks in all closed places accessible to the general public;
  • introduced the obligation to always wear masks in indoor places other than private homes and also in all outdoor places.

Those who do not wear their masks risk fines from 400 to 3000 euro.

The Council of Ministers foresees that a new provision will be issued in the coming days. If there are significant updates, we will keep you informed.

We invite everyone to scrupulously adhere to these provisions, in mutual respect for our health and for the people we encounter in our daily lives.

Dear Students,

  • Given the order of the President of the Regional Council of Piedmont, Alberto Cirio, who from today, Monday October 5, 2020, has introduced the obligation to wear a mask even outdoors in all areas belonging to schools of all levels or in front of them (for example parking lots, gardens, squares and sidewalks in front of the entrances and exits of the institutes),
  • In order to take all measures to protect the health of students, teachers and administrative staff,
  • In anticipation of further measures currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers being put in place,

the University communicates the obligation for students, teachers, administrative staff and anyone who is or transits inside and outside the University to wear a mask. We trust in everyone’ s sense of responsibility.

Dear Students,

We hope this message finds you well.

We are experiencing a situation of great uncertainty in the world, which once again demonstrates how the ecological question and the food question are intertwined and how, together, they represent the two direct questions of the coming decades.

In wishing you happy summer holidays, and thanking you for the affection you have shown us in recent months, we confirm that, in compliance with all the precautionary measures and guidelines imposed by the health authorities, all of UNISG is busy finalizing preparations to ensure the full resumption of all in-person academic activities beginning in September 2020. You will receive detailed communication about your program resuming very soon.

Thanks to our small size and our personalized nature, we will in fact be one of the few universities in the world where this can happen and we cannot wait to see all of you again, in-person.

See you soon, and have a good summer!

Dear students,

As published in Tuesday’s press release, we confirm that the University is working to resume on-campus academic activities as in September.

The following precautions and procedures are being implemented and will be taken in accordance with the government provisions issued to date:

  • Adoption of safety measures in all classrooms. Our goal is to allow the students of every class to attend each lesson in person. In order to ensure compliance with the measures of social/personal distancing, as of now, we expect that the lessons of the Magistrale and the Master’s degree courses will be held in the largest classrooms on campus (e.g. Aula Magna, Aula Miroglio, etc.). The lessons of the Undergraduate degree course will most likely be held in the Sala Rossa (Red Room) of the Agenzia Hotel and in other spaces available in Bra. However, a limited number of lessons may still take place online.
  • Recording of all lessons of these on-campus courses, for the benefit of students who are unable to return to Pollenzo.
  • Start and finish lessons at different times for each program, in order to spread out the demand for the bus, thereby reducing crowding to a minimum. In this regard, we inform you that we have asked the Municipality of Bra and the Piedmont Region to increase the number of trips on the Pollenzo-Bra-Pollenzo line.
  • Implementation of a takeaway service for lunch at the Tavole Accademiche (Academic Tables), in order to avoid crowding at our university canteen.
  • Planning and adoption of measures to allow for the safe participation in study trips.

Each course will receive more detailed information in the near future.

Dear Students of the Graduate Degree,

In the next few days, the Convenor of the program will meet with you to update you on the scheduling of academic activities in the coming months, which will lead you to complete the course of study for this academic year and to resume activities in Pollenzo in September.

Your email dated April 15, for which we thank you, was delivered to us during a period of reflection, which began some days prior on how to evaluate teaching activities offered once government measures prohibited in-class lessons from taking place. Your professors have rescheduled lessons, and are covering the same contents originally planned in the individual course curriculum in a different way from that adopted on campus. As soon as government and Ministry of Education measures allow us, we will resume in-person activities in Pollenzo, where we will have the opportunity to make up, in the forms and ways that your Convenor will clarify to you, the experiential activities that, at the moment, we are forced to postpone.

The academic instruction from the month of March is being taught with the help of e-learning platforms, which have preserved our commitment to reaching the educational objectives indicated to you at the time of your enrollment, and which will allow us to give you the academic title of 2-Year Graduate Degree at the end of your two-year study period. Moreover, your teachers are organizing additional academic activities that will be offered to all students, with the aim of complementing the instruction taught through online lessons. In the next few days, your Convenor will provide you with details on the scheduling of these activities.

For these reasons, we will not be taking into consideration any requests for compensation for these months in which instruction has been provided in a different way from that of in-class attendance, as the quality of the instruction offered and the value of the qualification that you will achieve at the end of your course of study are certainly not inferior.

Your Convenor, in coordination with the Rector and the Director of Didactics, continues to be at your side to support you in this phase. We confirm our commitment to implement all the strategies that will allow us to persevere in this phase and, together, overcome the current emergency.

Communication for students of the Master programs:

Dear Students,

In the next few days, the Convenor of the program will meet with you to update you on the scheduling of academic activities in the coming months, which will lead you to complete the course of study for this academic year and to resume activities in Pollenzo in September.

Your email dated April 17, for which we thank you, was delivered to us during a period of reflection, which began some days prior on how to evaluate teaching activities offered once government measures prohibited in-class lessons from taking place. Your professors have rescheduled lessons, and are covering the same contents originally planned in the individual course curriculum in a different way from that adopted on campus. As soon as government and Ministry of Education measures allow us, we will resume in-person activities in Pollenzo, where we will have the opportunity to make up, in the forms and ways that your Convenor will clarify to you, the experiential activities that, at the moment, we are forced to postpone. If, in the autumn, the conditions are such that returning to Pollenzo proves impossible, academic activities will be administered online, in the manner that will be presented to you by June 30, 2020.

At the moment, academic instruction is being taught with the help of e-learning platforms, which have preserved our commitment to reaching the educational objectives indicated to you at the time of your enrollment, and which will allow us to give you the academic title of Master at the end of your study period. Moreover, your teachers are organizing additional academic activities that will be offered to all students, with the aim of complementing the instruction taught through online lessons. In the next few days, your Convenor will provide you with details on the scheduling of these activities.

We understand that the rescheduling of the academic calendar for the program, decided to provide you with an in-class academic experience in Pollenzo in the fall, has significant implications on the life of each of you. To better allow you to peacefully evaluate the rescheduling of academic activities, we have decided to postpone the deadline for the second installment, equal to €6,000, originally set for April 30, 2020. The second installment of the university fee is therefore divided into two installments, to be paid by the following deadlines: 

  • 1st installment of 2000 Euros: June 30, 2020
  • 2nd installment of 4000 Euros: October 15, 2020

For these reasons, we will not be taking into consideration any requests for compensation for these months in which instruction has been provided in a different way from that of in-class attendance, as the quality of the instruction offered and the value of the qualification that you will achieve at the end of your course of study are certainly not inferior.

Your Convenor, in coordination with the Rector and the Director of Didactics, continues to be at your side to support you in this phase. We confirm our commitment to implement all the strategies that will allow us to persevere in this phase and, together, overcome the current emergency.

Dear Students, taking into account the measures enacted to date by the Italian Government which foresees a state of national emergency which will last, at least, through the entire the month of July, the lessons and activities planned as part of the undergraduate program, including exam sessions, will continue remotely until the summer, including the month of July.

The study trips have not been canceled but rather suspended until further notice, taking into account the evolution of the pandemic linked to COVID-19 as well as the national and international regulations in effect.

You will find attached a useful guide on how to manage your room or apartment rentals for the coming period.

Once again, we thank you for your understanding as well as the spirit of shared responsibility that you have all shown in facing this challenge against which the community of Pollenzo, we are certain, will prevail.

Communication for students of the Master programs:

Dear Students,

Following collective meetings last week with your Convenor, we inform you that, with the information in our possession to date, most of the academic activities for your Master will be postponed to the end of the next summer.

That said, in order not to put your relationship with your instructors and the learning environment so far established here in Pollenzo on hold, beginning in the next few days some of the lessons foreseen in your course of study will be scheduled, as well as some complementary academic activities open to all Master students. In addition, during this period you will also have the opportunity to access lessons available for the other Masters online.

In the next few days, you will receive from the Convenor of your Master more details on the programming of didactic and complementary activities. Regarding all the other aspects, you will find attached an explanatory document with the necessary information.

The epidemiological emergency we are facing has upset our personal and professional lives. Our shared commitment and enthusiasm will allow us to still achieve our goals and overcome this challenge.

The Italian Government and Piedmont Region have ordered some additional measures to keep slowing down the spread of the virus.

In summary:

  • people are allowed to move to another city/town in Italy only for work and health reasons. It was done because some people were still moving from their permanent place of residence to second homes;
  • some non-necessary supply chains have been shut down. Of course, you will be able to buy food, medicines and other necessary goods so nothing has changed from this point of view;
  • public office operations are suspended, essential services are guaranteed;
  • no more than two people can gather together in public spaces.

A new self-declaration form has been issued. Please find it attached together with instructions on how to fill it out properly. Even though we guess these new measures don’t affect your life in Bra more than before, please let us know if you have any particular needs.

Last but not least, it looks like the number of confirmed cases at the national level is going a bit down. While this sounds like positive news, it’s too early to burst into cheers as it may depend only on the cases decrease in the Lombardy region rather than a national trend. Stay at home is still the best practice we can adopt.

Self-declaration form 24.03.2020 >

Istructions 24.03.2020 >

The City of Bra Crisis Unit outlined more restrictive measures to be implemented throughout the town in an effort to more decisively tackle the spread of the Coronavirus:

MARKETS – Starting tomorrow, Friday March 20, and until further notice, food and commercial markets of every kind will be suspended in public areas;

PUBLIC SPACES AND RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT – New restrictions on places of gathering, such as parks and public gardens, along with human movement in general, will be implemented: a special order, beyond extending the closures of green spaces in the city, will limit the use of bicycles, the use of bicycle paths and walking, except for permitted reasons (i.e. work purposes, health needs, or other necessities, such as grocery purchases);

CONTROLS – Controls by the #PoliziaMunicipaleBra will continue to take place in the city, with the aim of enforcing these orders and special measures. In addition to their usual duties, the police have added six additional daily patrols (three in the morning and three in the afternoon/evening) dedicated to monitoring compliance. In the past three days, local Bra police officers have checked and retained the self-certification forms of more than 160 people, reporting false statements and acts of non-compliance of 9 citizens to the appropriate judicial authorities. Municipal vehicles will continue their loudspeaker appeals to stay home and limit movement as much as possible in the coming days with the help of Carabinieri on-leave and civil protection forces;

MASKS – The City of Bra is exploring all possible ways to procure personal protective equipment, also in cooperation Chinese contacts from Yongchang, with which the city of the Zizzola signed a pact of friendship in years past. In these last few days, Mayor Fogliato contacted his Chinese counterpart, receiving an indication of the second’s willingness to collaborate. “It is in difficult times such as these that collaborations between sister city communities produce concrete results. Thank you, our friends of Yongchang, for everything you have done up until now, and everything you can do for us in the future,” the Mayor declared. At the same time, through the International Slow City Association, other Chinese contacts have been made with the similar goal of acquiring personal protective equipment, which has become increasingly difficult to obtain.

Help us, and help yourself. Only together will we succeed.

While all the precautional measures are still in place, we inform you that the Government issued a new self-declaration form to prove the necessity of your movements. Please find it attached together with instructions.

We would like to stress a recommendation by Bra town council: even though walks and outdoor sports are permitted when the 1-meter distance is respected, everybody is required to limit movements as much as possible. Before going out, please ask yourself if it’s absolutely necessary. Please find attached the town council message.

Here you are useful government information in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Romanian

Bachelor’s and Two-year Master’s Degree Courses: the exam session scheduled from March 30 to April 9 will  be provided online, as specified in the Rectoral Decree attached.

For your exams, you will be contacted by individual instructors for details on how to participate in these activities online. (Rector, e-mail from 13/3/2020)

Bachelor’s and Two-year Master’s Degree Courses: In the face of the latest ministerial regulations, we inform you that the academic activities for your study program scheduled from March 16 to March 27 will continue to be provided online. (Segreteria, e-mail from 12/3/2020)

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Degree Session: the thesis discussion was confirmed for March 12, 2020, to be conducted remotely as per the rector’s decree (Segreteria, e-mail from 10/3/2020).

Three-year Undergraduate Course: in the light of the most recent decree-law approved by the Italian government and by the Ministry of Health relating to the containment measures against Coronavirus, the university’s didactic trip scheduled in Italy during the week of March 30th to April 4th, 2020, was postponed to a date to be defined (Convenor, e-mail from 9/ 3/2020).

Bachelor’s and Two-year Master’s Degree Courses: the teaching activities of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree scheduled for the week from March 9th to March 13th, 2020, will be delivered remotely (Rector, e-mail from 5/3/2020).

One-year Master: with the information currently in our possession, the teaching activities of the Master courses are suspended and will resume on April 14th, 2020, for the Master of Wine Culture and Communication and April 15th, 2020, for all the others (Rector, e-mail from 5/3/2020).

Contrary to what was communicated yesterday, we inform you that the University’s activities will continue to be suspended, given the decisions that the Ministry of Education, University and Research has taken in the afternoon today, until March 15th, 2020.

Academic Year Opening Ceremony: due to the current contingency and precautionary measures adopted by the University, we inform you that the 2019/2020 Academic Year Opening Ceremony scheduled for Friday, March 13th is cancelled (Rector, e-mail from 4/3/2020).

Bachelor’s, Two-year Master’s and One-year Master’s Degree Courses: with the information currently in our possession, since the geographical area in which we find ourselves is not among those indicated at risk, we inform you that classroom teaching will resume on Monday, March 9th, 2020.

Students who are unable to reach the campus due to restrictive provisions adopted by their countries of origin will be able to follow the compulsory courses through alternative distance teaching methods. For your chosen courses, you will receive a specific email from the titular teachers.

Absences from next week’s lessons will not be noted (Rector, e-mail from 3/3/2020).

Degree Session: the thesis discussion, originally scheduled for February 27th, will take place on March 12th, 2020.

For students present on campus, the discussion will be held in Pollenzo. As a precaution, the discussion of each candidate can only be attended by relatives and friends of the graduating student.

For students not present on campus, the discussion will be held via Skype. In this emergency situation, which does not depend on our will, we are unable to organize the Graduation Day ceremony (Rector, e-mail from 3/3/2020).

Bachelor’s, Two-year Master’s and One-year Master’s Degree Courses: pending new ministerial provisions, the didactic activities in attendance (lessons and exams) at the Pollenzo headquarters are suspended until Saturday, March 7th, 2020. The University is taking steps to identify the possibility that some courses may be delivered remotely (Rector, e-mail from 29/2/2020).

Study Trips: Considering the implications related to travel and precautionary measures adopted by different countries, study trips scheduled from March 2nd to March 22nd, 2020, are suspended. The University will send subsequent communication regarding their reprogramming (Rector, e-mail from 29/2/2020).

Graduation Session: we inform the graduating students of the graduation session of February 27th that in the next few days the University will send communications regarding the progress of the graduation session (Rector, e-mail from 29/2/2020).

 

USEFUL INFORMATION for non Italian students


Dear students, in the face of the latest ministerial regulations, we inform you that the academic activities for your study program scheduled from March 16 to March 27 will continue to be provided online.

You will be contacted by individual instructors for details on how to participate in these activities online.

We remind you that University offices continue to maintain regular hours of operation, albeit for the most part remotely and not in Pollenzo.

As you may have heard, last night the Italian Government enacted a new decree in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
In summary, until March 25th, a few more precautional measures have been added as follows:

  • all retail trade activities are suspended, except for sales of food and basic necessities (pharmacies, drugstores, tobacconist’s and newsstands are open)
  • food markets are suspended
  • estaurants, bars, ice-cream shops, pastry shops are suspended. Food delivery is allowed;
  • barbershops, hairdressers and beauty shops are suspended

All the other commercial activities are open. Our BOTTEGA LOCAL is open from 10 am to 6 pm only as sale of food.

Since handling this situation might not be easy, we would like to better understand who is in Bra at this moment and what support we can give you.

If you are in Bra, please reply to this email and specify any needs you may have or foresee.

Remember that the first rule is to stay at home.

We thank you for your understanding.

Dear students, bearing in mind that the situation changes day by day and so, consequently, the Italian Government communications (and we’ll try to inform you promptly), you can find in attachment:
1) a summary of the decree law “I stay home”, enforced from March 10 to April 3
2) the FAQ referred to the decree law, published on the Ministry of Health website
3) the self-declaration form to prove the necessity of your movement

We hope that the documents can be useful for you.

Remember that the first rule is to stay home.

Autodichiarazione

FAQ Decree Law

Decree law by the Prime Minister

Dear Students, we write to you in this complex time to provide some useful suggestions and insight into addressing the exceptional situation we are currently experiencing. We are well aware that this situation is creating problems and anxiety for all of you, especially for those who have come from other countries and who are staying or who have just arrived in Italy. To this end, we would like to provide some clarity into the situation.

Based on the data from the Italian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, the majority of people (about 80%) recover from the illness without needing any special care; those more likely to develop a severe form of the illness are the elderly, and those with serious health conditions, such as hypertension, heart problems, or diabetes, as well as immuno-compromised patients.

The restrictive measures adopted thus far by the Italian government, coupled with the personal hygiene guidelines outlined in attachment, are intended to slow the spread of the virus. This will first and foremost protect those aforementioned at-risk groups and, as a result, limit overcrowding in Italian hospitals.

We therefore warmly invite all of you to follow all the indications in the attached document. In particular, to avoid crowded places and, as much as possible, to stay home.

In addition, please read carefully the following indications:

  • Should you experience flu-like symptoms (fever accompanied by coughing and/or sore throat), you are asked to remain at home. Bear in mind that it is forbidden to go directly to the hospital. Rather, you should immediately call one of the following primary care physicians at Sirio Medica Studio in Bra
  • Only in the event of severe symptoms (such as severe respiratory failure), call the emergency number: 112
  • For general information on Coronavirus infection, call: 1500 or the toll-free number for Regione Piemonte: 800192020

Should you need clarification or have any questions on how best to conduct yourselves, the offices of the University are here to help.

 

Attachments


UNISG FAQ – November 2020

Instructions

Self-declaration form

Town council message

DPCM 11 marzo 2020

DCPM_9-03_2020

DPCM_8-03-2020

 

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