COVID-19 EMERGENCY AND 2020/2021 UPDATES
ONLINE CLASSES AND EXAMS
Please be informed that all face to face classes are suspended until 31st July.
Online classes are available on ELLY or TEAMS; faculties are uploading materials on ELLY platform. In order to access ELLY, it is necessary to log in to the platform (there’s one ELLY for each Department) and to choose each single course listed on your Learning Agreement. If you need more information on how to use Elly, you can read this Tutorial.
Exams in presence are suspended until 31st July 2020. Only online exams (both written or oral) are allowed. Information about the exam sessions are available on the University Departments home pages.
The University official platform used to sit exams in MS Teams. Please find here an easy guide on how to sit online exams.
Be informed that faculties will contact registered students to explain them in detail how the exam will be carried out.
Before sitting the exam, remember you must show an identity document, so, please, be sure to have it close to you before starting the examination.
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GRADUATIONS (Double Degree students)
How to deliver your dissertation.
We inform you that the University has implemented a new procedure on the ESSE 3 Platform to present your graduation application and to upload your dissertation document.
In order to avoid the physical presence at the administrative offices, each student can easily access the platform and upload the thesis (PDF format) and its attachments (PDF format), submitting them to the approval of the Supervisor and the Professor (Supervisor) can approve or decline the application.
To those who have already submitted their works, they do not need to implement further actions.
From March 9th, as per the adopted measures, all students will have to follow the online procedure.
On the Atheneum web portal, you can find a practical guide for students and teachers.
The Graduation dates and the deadlines to deliver the thesis will be published by the Departments and the Faculty Councils on their web pages and an extraordinary graduation session is foreseen by June 15th 2020 (academic year 2018-2019) following the schedules established by each Department and published online, together with the useful information and deadlines.
This session is open to students that already submitted their thesis or that prefer to avoid the online graduations.
No extraordinary fees will be asked for this session which is not yet confirmed, due to the current situation and the Covid19 precautionary measures.
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Face to face traineeships are suspended.
Since last 20th April, trainees can take internships in smart working mode.
Please contact both your Home and your Host Institution Coordinators to agree your traineeship programme.
CLOSING YOUR EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE IN PARMA
As a consequence to the running emergency measures, the University International Division (Erasmus and International Home) has set a list of procedures you can follow in order to close your mobility period. Please find them here.
LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND STUDY-ROOMS
Due to Coronavirus emergency, all library buildings at the University of Parma are now closed and access to print material is not available. Nevertheless, in line with University guidance, libraries are open online in order to reduce any possible inconvenience to users (https://www.biblioteche.unipr.it/it).
Be informed that all electronic resources such as journals, databases and ebooks are available in the usual way: just login with your University email username and password, or, outside the University network, via VPN system.
We are working with publishers to make more resources available as soon as possible: to get better results in your research, you may access two distinguished webpages according to the topic area of interest:
• electronic resources related to medical scientific area are available on our website
• electronic resources related to humanities area are available on our website.
You will find lots of information there to guide you to relevant online resources for your subject area. Updates are added regularly in chronological order and are accompanied by a few words of explanation.
On the other hand, if you search for newspapers, magazines, ebooks for leisure or easy reading, you are suggested to use the online libraries belonging to the Parma Library System (Sistema Bibliotecario Parmense). This is the first Italian network of public libraries dedicated to digital loan. Emilib offers a free remote access to ebooks, national and international newspapers and magazines, music, audio books, open source resources and so on.
You can register for digital loan online.
It offers free access to ebooks, music, videos, dictionaries, films, language courses, audio books, e-learning material, videogames, databases and further material. You can access also via the National Library Catalogue.
Since 2001 all University libraries have adhered to Sistema Bibliotecario Parmense, a network of more than ninety libraries related to Comune di Parma (city libraries), to local institutions in Parma district, , ecclesiastic institutions, national and private schools, state libraries such as Biblioteca Palatina. At the end of 2019 the online catalogue included more than 2.200.000 titles. The University of Parma registered staff should always login with their University username and password and they will be admitted to the loan as soon as the library buildings will be opened.
If you have any queries please contact the relevant library via email (you can check the list of our libraries on: https://www.biblioteche.unipr.it/it/biblioteche). Library staff is answering to users’ requests via email, online forms, chats and social networking. The University Libraries facebook page is updated constantly.
The following canteen will be closed up to 15th June 2020:
Ristorante Self-Service “Campus”
Ristorante Self-Service “Grossardi”
Bar Paninoteca “Campus”
Bar Paninoteca “Cornocchio”
Bar Paninoteca “Kennedy”
Campus – Podere La Grande.
FRONT DESK OFFICES
All the front desks offices are closed until 15th June 2020.
Back-office activities regularly run in Smart Working mode.
THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 (Post-COVID Phase 3)
Abiding by Notes of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and with the aim to protect health of students, professors, staff and the whole community our University has decided to offer both online and restricted access face-to-face courses to students for fall/winter 2020/2021.
- lectures, students' reception, exams and graduation session are delivered in mixed mode (face-to-face and remote);
- for degrees in health professions, internships may be carried out in smart-working or presence mode;
- for any other discipline, internships (also in external enterprises) may be carried out in smart-working or presence mode;
- professionalising training may be carried out in smart-working or in presence mode;
- compulsory labs and practical activities in presence, if applicable, abiding Ministry Decree n. 58 (29th April 2020);
- orientation activity is performed in mixed mode;
- mobility for studies and training, inbound and outbound, either in physical or virtual mode.