Degree programmes offered by the University of Trento will resume in face to face mode from next week. In the various locations of the University, the first to start are first-year courses. The safety of staff and students is a priority: access to University buildings is open to holders of the app and vaccination certificate. A warm welcome from the Rector: "Let's start again together to experience our University in person". Positive debut for the new degrees in Management Engineering and Agrifood
UniTrento students are enthusiastic about the beginning of courses and the return to in person teaching and learning from Monday. And this is true for returning students and, most of all, for first-year students, who are starting their journey at the University.
As in previous academic years, they will all be welcomed by the directors of departments and centres and the coordinators of programmes of study. The rector, too, has released a welcome message: "I would like to offer a warm welcome to all our new students. The next few days will be important for you, because you will begin to take your first steps in this University, to get to know your teachers and classmates. But they will also be wonderful days for us, because we are returning to the university that we used to know, in person, that we have missed so much in the last two years".
The opening meetings, usually organized on the first day, are an opportunity to present the services that departments and centres offer to the student community during their studies, including student exchanges and internship experiences. These meetings also provide an overview of the services made available to the student community.
Safety is always a priority, and the University is committed, this year too, to offer a safe study and work environment to limit the spread of Covid-19. The student community and staff will be able to access university buildings using the UniTrentoApp, introduced months ago and recently updated with an option to self-certify the possession of the vaccination certificate.
Lessons will begin on Monday, 13 September, in many of the University's departments. For some - the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, the Department of Economics and Management, the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) and the School of International Studies - classes will start on Monday 20 September. First-year students of the of Centre for Medical Sciences (CISMed) will start academic activities on 4 October, because the national admission test took place days ago and the ranking of admitted candidates has not yet been published.
One of the most interesting services offered to students, especially for those arriving to Trento for the first time, is called "libera circolazione": an annual public transportation pass for the entire province of Trento, that students can purchase at a discounted price (including students enrolled in inter-university courses attending classes in Trento). The public transportation pass is also available to PhD students, Master's students and students from other universities who are in Trento to participate in international mobility programmes. The pass runs from 1st September to 31st August 2022, costs 50 euros and can be purchased online (infostudenti.unitn.it/it/libera-circolazione) after completing the enrolment procedure. The pass can also be validated using a smart card or the Openmove app.
Two new master's degrees make their debut this year. The Master's in Agrifood Innovation Management welcomed candidates from the Philippines, Romania and Germany, which demonstrates that the new programme focused on innovation in the agriculture and food sector, product development and quality assurance processes, attracted a lot of interest including from foreign countries.
While the new master's degree in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering will be presented on Friday 24 September at Polo Ferrari 1 (via Sommarive 5), with an introduction to the course programme and an address by professor Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli (University of California, Berkeley) titled "L’ingegnere di sistema come integratore e manager di competenze eterogenee". Students seem very satisfied also with this new programme of study.