The official candidates who will run for the post of rector for the 2021-2027 term are Flavio Deflorian, full professor of Materials science at the Department of Industrial Engineering, and Massimiliano Sala, full professor of Algebra at the Department of Mathematics.
In recent days, the Committee for Candidates for the Rectorship – whose members are Carla Locatelli, Franco Mastragostino and Chiara Saraceno - concluded the evaluation of the candidates' profiles, which was then published and can be consulted, together with the documents presented by the candidates, on the website of UniTrento, in accordance with the provisions of the president of the Board of Directors of the University, Daniele Finocchiaro.
At the end of the year, the doyen of the University of Trento, Remo Job, convened the electoral body. Voting will start on Tuesday 23 February (from 9.00 to 17.30), while any subsequent rounds of voting and run-off election are scheduled for 24, 25 and 26 February respectively.
For the first time in the history of the University of Trento, the voting process will be online.
According to the provisions included in the University Charter and in the General Regulation of the University, the candidate who obtains the absolute majority of votes, calculated according to a weighting system, is elected, on condition that at least one third of those eligible to vote, calculated according to the same system, cast their vote. If after three rounds of voting no candidate is elected, a last ballot is held between the two candidates who received the most votes in the third round of voting. The last ballot is valid however many voters cast their vote. In the event of a tie, the candidate with greater seniority as professor is elected or, if the tie persists, the senior candidate.
The electorate consists of tenured professors, researchers, technical and administrative staff, and student representatives, but votes are weighed differently.
Tenured professors, permanent and senior researchers, members of the Student Council, cast full votes.
The votes cast by post-doc researchers, PhD students, research grant holders (law 240/2010) and by researchers employed under law 230/2005 are weighted so that they represent 2% of the votes.
Finally, the votes of the executive staff, technical and administrative staff and language experts employed by the university are weighted so that they represent 4% of the votes.
With further provisions by the doyen, in the coming days the lists eligible voters will be published and the members of Central Electoral Committee will be designated.
For further information visit https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/181/elezioni