Flood emergency – Extraordinary measures for our community and flood-affected areas

Lessons, exams, internships/workshops and final exams

Measures taken until 31 August: 

  • In-class lessons with blended mode and compulsory recording. If professors are unable to attend in person, classes will be online with compulsory recording;
  • In-person oral and written exams. Online exams are available for students who make a justified request, or if professors are unable to attend in person;
  • Online language proficiency tests;
  • Extraordinary exam sessions in June and/or July;
  • In-person internships/workshops. Online mode or possibility of rescheduling, also beyond the established deadlines, is allowed in case of particularly difficult situations; 
  • Blended mode for final exams according to the requests of graduating students.

There will also be an extraordinary graduation session in September, where not already scheduled.

Financial support measures for students

The following financial support measures will be adopted for students affected by the floods:

  • Extraordinary financial support to be assigned by means of a call for applications. The terms are being rapidly finalised to ensure the most timely intervention possible;
  • Exemption from tuition fees for a.y. 2023/2024.

Part of the necessary funds was promptly made available by the Student Council, which drew on their available funds for improving student services.

Measures to support flood-affected areas

To support the most severely affected cities and areas of the Multicampus, our University will provide its scientific expertise in the fields of climate change adaptation, hydrology, hydraulic engineering, crop management and the recovery of flooded fields, landslide management and assessment, geomatic methods for detection and monitoring, telecommunication systems and networks during emergencies. Four specific groups of experts have already been established, and I wish to warmly thank them. They will be available to public institutions both for immediate support and for medium- and long-term plans.

Our University will also support specific scientific projects of UniBo researchers aimed at promoting the safety and sustainability of our areas, and will organise cultural and social initiatives for fundraising purposes

Finally, arrangements are being made to donate PCs no longer used for research activities to local public bodies and associations.

Published on: 23 May 2023