In Pollenzo, 135 freshmen from 16 different countries are starting their Undergraduate and Graduate Degree programmes at the University of Gastronomic Sciences

On Monday, September 21st, the information and orientation week starts on campus.
On Tuesday, September 22nd, Rector Andrea Pieroni and UNISG President Carlo Petrini give their welcome greetings to the new students arriving from Italy, Argentina, Austria, Korea, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.

Everything is ready for the resumption of attendance-courses at the University of Gastronomic Sciences. On Monday, September 21st, the 89 freshmen of the three-year Undergraduate degree program and 44 freshmen of Graduate degree program will be found in the classrooms of Pollenzo for the first time.

The new students of the three-year course come from Italy, Argentina, Austria, Korea, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States and Switzerland, while those of the Graduate degree course come from Italy, Jordan, the United States and Zimbabwe.

This large international representation is a confirmation for the University of Pollenzo and is also an encouraging sign on the peculiarity of the training offer, which continues to attract aspiring gastronomes from every continent, even in times of epidemiological emergencies like the one of Covid-19.

Each of the foreign students, depending on the country of origin and in compliance with the contrast protocols and the containment of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, has reported their presence to the local health authorities upon arriving in Italy at the invitation and address of the University Secretariat. They also agree to follow the provisions on voluntary isolation if required.

Meanwhile, in mid-September, the students of the Master of Applied Gastronomy and the Master of Gastronomy: Creativity, Ecology and Education have resumed their lessons, interrupted in March. Between September 21st and the first week of October, the students of the Master of Gastronomy: World Food Cultures and Mobility, of the Master in Wine Culture and Communication, of the Master in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing will also gradually return to their classrooms, while the new Master in Agroecology and Food Sovereignty will start.

As scheduled, the lessons are held live in the classrooms, in compliance with the distancing rules and, at the same time, they are video transmitted on the Blackboard platform for those who cannot follow them in person. Furthermore, the teachers are available for tutoring and online assistance on the sidelines of the lessons.

The orientation week opens on Monday, September 21st, with the presentation of various offices and services of the university, as well as an introduction to teaching by prof. Nicola Perullo, Pro-Rector and Director of UNISG Education.

On Tuesday, September 22nd, at 10.30 the Rector Andrea Pieroni and President Carlo Petrini will welcome the freshmen of the Triennale in the Red Room of the Pollenzo Agency, and, at 11.30, they meet and greet the freshmen of the Master’s course in the university’s Aula Magna.

The week continues with informative meetings on the structures reserved for teaching, the anti-Covid provisions put in place by the university to guarantee a safe restart, the methods of administering the lessons that are held simultaneously in presence (in classrooms in Pollenzo and in rooms made available by the Municipality of Bra) and on live video, the new model of the study trips, the new functioning of the Academic Tables (with collection service by reservation for those who have lessons in Pollenzo and delivery into the classroom for those who have lessons in the additional locations in Bra), the Library and other services.

Pollenzo and Bra, therefore, return to welcoming students from all over the world! In the name of an optimistic sign, of recovery desired with great commitment and tenacity by the entire faculty and the administrative/technical staff of the University of Gastronomic Sciences.


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