Covid-19 update: Tor Vergata launches vaccination service for students

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Dear all,

after the long period that has kept us away due to the Covid-19 pandemic and which has imposed general restrictive measures, lessons and work activities are finally resumed.

For this reason, in collaboration with the Policlinico Tor Vergata Hospital (PTV) and the “La Vela” vaccination center, Tor Vergata University of Rome has activated a service dedicated to all students (Italian and international), teachers and technical administrative staff who are yet to obtain their Covid-19 Green Pass certification and who wish to be vaccinated.

Following the publication of the decree law n. 111 of 6 August 2021, which introduced the obligation, starting from 1 September, to present a Green Pass to attend universities, Tor Vergata University wants to make a concrete contribution to the vaccination campaign and facilitate those who want to join it with this initiative.

Starting from today, every day including the weekend, from 17.30 to 19.30, it will be possible to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the centre “La Vela di Calatrava” in Tor Vergata, upon registration on the platform exclusively dedicated to our university community.

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How to get your vaccine

The vaccines available at the centre are: Pfizer, Moderna e Johnson&Johnson

The following requirements are needed to access the vaccination:


Registration

to access the vaccination centre you must make a reservation through the online procedure available at the link ( https://uniroma2.startbooking.it – Vaccine Reservation ) selecting the available date and time on the calendar.

Once registered, you can show up to the appointment at the centre “LA VELA”, located in via dell’Archiginnasio, 00133 Rome.

📌 What you need to take with you:

  • an identification document
  • health card (or a copy of the same)
  • download & fill out Required Documents:
    download all the required documents available in the section below, fill them out (in your preferred language) and take them with you following the procedures indicated.

Students who were vaccined outside Italy or EU

Regarding the students who received other vaccines and certificates differenr than those currently recognized by the Ministry of Health, it should be noted that on 27 August 2021, the MUR addressed a specific question to the Scientific Technical Committee aimed to acquiring further information about the recognition of the vaccines not accepted by the EMA or recognized by the EMA but made in a non-EU country.

The University has arranged the following procedure while waiting for the specific directives to be issued by the competent authorities:

  • Set an appointment with the Welcome Office by clicking on the following link: prenotazioni.uniroma2.it/welcome-office/
  • Go to the appointment and submit the certificate of the vaccine or any other appropriate documentation

Subsequently, the student will be contacted to receive the provisional exemption certificate for the anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, which will allow to obtain the certificate of exemption from the Green pass as required by the ministerial decree 35309 of 4 August 2021 (Certificate of exemption for the anti-COVID-19 vaccine).


Info & Contacts

For any further information please contact the following email addresses:

Translated from the Italian Website

UTV Students Welcome 2021 starting this August

utv students welcome 2021

If you are a new international student, Tor Vergata University’s Welcome Office is here to help you. Like every year the traditional UTV Students Welcome weeks are dedicated to welcoming all of our newly enrolled students and to helping them sort out all the typical problems and difficulties encountered by students when they join a new university in a new country.

This years’ edition of the UTV Students Welcome will be held online and in presence. Below you will find the full list of events, activities and the calendar. For further information don’t hesitate to contact the Welcome Office and remember to follow our social media pages for up-to-date information on all the latest events on campus.

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Buddy Programme
Have you heard of our Buddy programme? Read about it here. If you are a new student and want to get in touch with a Buddy, write to welcome@uniroma2.it indicating your name, surname and your degree course. You will be inserted in the buddy chat of your School in order to receive all the updates. The service will be available from September 2021

Students Welcome 2021: book an appointment with the Welcome Office


Each year the Welcome Office will organize in presence or online meetings dedicated to welcome and orientation activities for all the new students enrolled at Tor Vergata University. International students already in Italy will be supported and tutored in filling the Stay Permit, Health Insurance, etc.

Please book an appointment here: https://prenotazioni.uniroma2.it/welcome-office/ (click on English version – Welcome Office).

Click on the calendar to see the time for each meeting and choose if you prefer online or in presence meeting. Please be aware that each meeting will last 20 minutes.

For online appointments you will receive a Ms Teams link the same date.

For face-to-face appointments, the address is Via Cracovia 50 (Rectorate / Welcome Office).

For any doubts write to: welcome@uniroma2.it

📅 EVENTS CALENDAR

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📅 7 September 15.00 – Online
Meet our Students – Abdul Wahab
Tor Vergata Students Welcome presents: Meet our Students.
Abdul Wahab Khan a student of MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING at UTV will tell us about his experience in Rome.


Join Meeting

erasmus and overseas students welcome


📅 8 September 12.00 – 13.00 – Online
Erasmus+ & Overseas Students Welcome
An online event dedicated to all incoming Erasmus+ and Overseas students who need information and tips on how to enjoy their time here in Rome at UTV.


Join Meeting

CLICI – Italian language courses from October to December 2021

Clici Italian Language Courses 2021

The CLICI – Centre for Italian language and culture of Tor Vergata University of Rome  organizes extensive Italian language courses (60 hours) for foreigners from 15th October to 22nd December 2021.

In the first semester of the academic year 2021-2022 CLICI is going to provide on-site courses only for some classes of absolute beginners. The classes for all the other levels and a certain number of classes of absolute beginners are going to be run online and remotely.


Classes Schedule

The on-site courses (60 hours) consist of 3-hour lessons to be held twice a week in the afternoon. The online courses include 40 hours in synchronous mode (20 lessons of two hours each, held twice a week on the Zoom platform) + 20 hours in asynchronous mode for a total of 60 hours.

The courses are free for all foreign students enrolled at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. All information on the enrolment procedure is available at http://clici.uniroma2.it. Registration opening: 15th July 2021.

⛔️ Registration deadline: 10th September 2021.

How to Enroll

Students who are absolute beginners in Italian language are requested to register on CLICI’s platform without taking the placement test.

Students who are not beginners are requested to register on CLICI’s platform and to take an online interview for the speaking skills assessment on one of the following dates: September 3rd, 7th, 8th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 2021

It is possible to register up to a week before the chosen date.

The online placement test has to be taken remotely starting from 30 August and in any case at least 2 days before the online interview.

Students who passed CLICI’s Italian language final exam on 14 or 15 June 2021 have to register on CLICI’s platform without taking the placement test and they will be included in a class of the following level.

CLICI contacts

Clici Office: Campus X, Via di Passolombardo 341, 00133 Roma
Email: info.linguaitaliana@uniroma2.it
Site: http://clici.uniroma2.it
Tel. +39 06 725991027-30

Join Tor Vergata’s Buddy Programme

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The Buddy programme foresees a support and a welcome from the enrolled students to the new students in collaboration with the Welcome Office.

The first months are the most challenging: students need to familiarize with a new academic context, non-resident students with a new city and international students also with a culture and traditions different from their own.


A warm welcome can make the difference

If you want to support a new student in overcoming the same difficulties you might have faced at your arrival, you can apply to become a buddy, who will be an important reference during the first adaption period.

What does a Buddy do

  • He/she contacts the students whom he/she is matched after their arrival
  • He/she participates in cultural events and activities addressed to buddies and new students
  • He/she helps new students become familiar with the campus and its facilities
  • He/she facilitates the understanding of the didactic organization: structure of the academic year, lectures, exams
  • He/she helps students get to know the city and its opportunities
  • He/she addresses the student to the competent offices for specific issues

Why to become a Buddy

  • You will get to know different cultures of the world without moving away from home
  • You will make new friends
  • You will improve your English language knowledge and be able to practice other foreign languages
  • You’ll develop skills and contacts which will turn out to be useful in the job market 

Who can apply to become a Buddy

Students regularly registered in the academic year 2020/2021 at  Tor Vergata University of Rome, who will continue their studies at the University of “Tor Vergata” for the a.y. 21/22.

The Buddy will support students enrolled at the first year in the a.y. 2021/2022


How to apply

It is possible to apply by filling out the following online form below (available in Italian and in English)

Duration of the programme

The programme has a duration of four months (based on the opening of enrollments and/or the beginning of the lessons).


Training

The Welcome Office will support you in acquiring the necessary skills to exercise at best your role as a Buddy, will assist you throughout the period in which you will volunteer and will invite you to take part in meetings, games and events (online or in presence) in which you will strengthen your relationship with the new students.

Informative material will be sent by e-mail.
The Buddies will be matched with new students on the basis of the attendance to the same study programme and of personal interests, revealed through the form.

According to the number of applicants, the buddies will be matched with one or more students.


For new students: how to get in contact with a Buddy

If you are a new student and want to get in touch with a Buddy, write to welcome@uniroma2.it indicating your name, surname and your degree course. You will be inserted in the buddy chat of your School in order to receive all the updates.


Contacts

Welcome Office
Tor Vergata University of Rome
E-mail: welcome@uniroma2.it

Tor Vergata celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

World day for cultural diversity

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, affirming culture’s contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, acknowledging further the natural and cultural diversity of the world, and recognizing that cultures and civilizations can contribute to, and are crucial enablers of, sustainable development.

CUG – the Single Guarantee Committee of the Tor Vergata University of Rome – in order to celebrate this valuable and important day properly – although fairly limited due to pandemic conditions – is proposing to realize an online project. But we need your collaboration to make this beautiful day enjoyable while appreciating the cultural diversity surrounding us.


Call for Artists and Keepers

We would like to invite Tor Vergata’s students to propose an artist or an important artwork from their land of origin, one that they can introduce on May 21st through a personal interview to the artist or to a person strictly connected to the artwork; the interviews and the artistic elements will be presented in a virtual event on May 21st.

This event would be an opportunity for all of us to appreciate all the colours of cultural diversity in unique personal stories/experiences. The format and the schedule of the event will be furtherly defined according to the number and kind of proposals received.


Specifications: Kinds of cultural elements and creative arts fields

The person to be interviewed has to be directly connected to the artwork (ie, the director or a keeper in a museum) or a publicly recognized artist in creative fields, such as: painting, architecture, sculpture, literature, music, performing and cinema. Hybrid and/or other artistic fields not mentioned in this list will also be welcome.

To propose an artist or an artwork and the person directly connected to it send an email to welcome@uniroma2.it, specifying your name, the name of the artist /artwork and the State or Region of reference of the artist /artwork.

Event Info & Contacts


Deadline: 25th April 2021 (*postponed)
Contacts: Florinda Magliulo & Marco Tirone
Email: welcome@uniroma2.it

ErasmusJobs: Bridging the skills gap for the Erasmus Generation

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Participating in a mobility experience increases the long term employability of students. (Erasmus Impact Study 2014). However, at the same time, youth in Europe is facing huge challenges to find a job right after graduation due to the challenging labour market and the lack of skills and working experience. For employers, a mobility experience is generally considered an asset as 64% believe international experience is important, but eventually, the obtained transversal skills and knowledge are the aspects that matter the most (92%). Why are the skills gained through a mobility experience not clear and why does this lack of recognition still exist?

In response to this, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is launching ErasmusJobs, an Erasmus+ KA2 project, to bridge the skills gap for the Erasmus Generation. The project is a collaborative cross-European partnership between ESN, Masaryk University, LEO-NET, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA, European Institute for Industrial Leadership, UNIVERSITE DE MONS, European University Foundation, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” and Expertise in Labour Mobility B.V.


From Education to Labour Market

ErasmusJobs project aims to bridge the skills gap and enhance the transition from education to the labour market. Building on the core principle that a mobility experience reduces long-term unemployment, the project aims to clearly identify the skills gained during a stay abroad and make those more understandable by employers. In order to achieve that, ErasmusJobs brings together many stakeholders to ensure a future of employable Erasmus+ alumni.

The project aims to identify the obtained skills and translate these to the CV and labour market. It aims to create tools to identify such skills and work on the recognition of skills with employers and the industry, to create understanding. Finally, the project intends to create a common understanding of how these skills can be mapped and raise awareness among employers.

Building on that, the project will create a platform for all involved stakeholders to advertise, recognise and recruit for specific transversal key competences. The platform, similar to ErasmusIntern.org, will help Erasmus+ Alumni to better advertise skills gained through a mobility experience, volunteering, or other non-formal learning.

Training Toolkit and Best Practices

Further aiming to increase the impact, the project will implement a training toolkit for the various stakeholders involved. The toolkit will further ensure that students are aware of their skills, raise awareness in the industry, support career offices and promote the various outcomes of the project through training content.

Finally, the ErasmusJobs project will work to translate all the outcomes of the research, competency profile and skills mapping, to easily understand and implement best practices. A final conference will be organized in Brussels to launch the Job platform of the Erasmus Generation. Several trainings for university staff will be organised, to equip them with the knowledge on how to identify and promote the skills gained by university students through informal learning.

Coronavirus Update 15: Lessons, Exams and Graduation Sessions in Mixed Mode

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From the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021, in compliance with the safety protocols aimed at safeguarding and protecting the health of all components of the university community, the teaching activity will take place in mixed mode, i.e. in presence with simultaneous live streaming (online), guaranteeing priority for activities in the presence of new freshmen.

Exams and the final tests for the achievement of qualifications are held both in presence and online.


Safety Fist: Choose How to Attend

The Rector of Tor Vergata University Orazio Schillaci: “It seems just right to give priority to those who already had to face a very particular final school exam and are enrolling in the 1st year thus experiencing their first impact with the university.”

“The programming for students who will attend lessons on site will follow the alphabetical order criterion. We leave it to the students to decide to attend in presence, if programmed, or to follow at a distance (online), if they believe that this mode ensures them greater safety or in the case of students who live outside Rome.”


Exams

The exams can be carried out in person, ensuring the distancing rules and the use of PPE, without prejudice to the possibility of carrying out the same at a distance, according to the assessment of the teacher. The exams can also be held remotely (online), according to the assessment of the teacher.


Graduation Session

For students who were unable to complete their thesis due to the Covid-19 emergency lockdown extraordinary graduation sessions have been set up until September 2020 with full reimbursement of enrollment in the academic year 2019-20.

The final tests for the attainment of the qualifications will take place in presence. A maximum of two accompanying persons for each student will be allowed, guaranteeing safety distance and any other safety measure in relation to the number of undergraduates.

According to the teaching owner’s assessment, the student will have the opportunity to take the exam tests remotely (online).


International and Erasmus Students

International and Erasmus students will be guaranteed the possibility to attend lessons and taking the final exams/tests online.


Laboratories and Complex Instruments

The laboratory managers regulate, through shifts, access to shared laboratories to the various division and allocation of spaces and the creation of obligatory paths and passages, in agreement with the Director of the Department, in compliance with the indications provided in this Protocol and any specific directives issued by the competent Doctor and the Head of the Protection and Prevention Service (RSPP) also regarding the reorganization of spaces.

The head of the laboratory, in agreement with the Director of the Department, prepares a weekly work plan for the technical staff involved in the management of the equipment and / or employed in the service laboratories, keeping in mind that these are work activities that are impossible to carry out remotely and consequently establishing weekly operating days or only in certain daily time bands.

In order to ensure the physical spacing required by regulations, alternative methods must be provided for sample delivery or collection of results, mainly not in person (e.g. results sent by email, sharing of data folders, workstations outside the laboratories to deposit samples). A maximum number of people including the technician who can be present in the laboratory at the same time must be established, in relation to the free surface of the room, the need for movement typical of laboratory work and the instruments present.


Libraries, Reading and Computer Rooms

Since 6 July 2020, the reading rooms inside the libraries have been open for study. Access must be made by reservation and ensuring safety and physical distancing and on the basis of a specific protocol set by the Head of the Protection and Prevention Service in agreement with the library managers.

Access to libraries is by reservation, with a special app, for a limited number of places. The managers of the libraries organize a consultation service for paper documentation, guaranteeing safety and physical distancing, based on parameters similar to those adopted for research laboratories.

A control service will be guaranteed for the management of any gatherings in the reading rooms. Access to the computer rooms must also be made by reservation and guaranteeing security and physical distancing, on the basis of parameters similar to those adopted for research laboratories.

Translated from the Italian Website

UTV Students Welcome 2020/21 Online Edition

UTV Students Welcome 2020/21 Online Edition

If you are a new international student, Tor Vergata University’s Welcome Office is here to help you. Like every year the traditional UTV Students Welcome weeks are dedicated to welcoming all of our newly enrolled students and to helping them sort out all the typical problems and difficulties encountered by students when they join a new university in a new country.

Because of the covid-19 outbreak this years’ edition of the UTV Students Welcome will be fully held online. Below you will find the full list of events, activities and the calendar. For further information don’t hesitate to contact the Welcome Office and remember to follow our social media pages for up-to-date information on all the latest events on campus.

💻 Online Activities 2020

Enrollment support meetings:
When: Starting from 5 August, 2020
What: if you have finalized the procedure on Universitaly platform, the Welcome Office will contact you by email and help you through the enrollment process or offer support if you’re having difficulties
Where: Microsoft teams (you will receive by email a link for the online meeting)


Welcome online:
When: Starting from 26 August, 2020
What: each week the Welcome Office will organize online meetings dedicated to welcome and orientation activities for all the new students enrolled at Tor Vergata University.
International students already in Italy will be supported and tutored in filling the Stay Permit, Health Insurance and Pass card for transportation in Rome modules.
Where: Microsoft teams (you will receive by email a link for the online meeting)


🎟️ Admissions Info

Admitted students receive a link to connect to the meeting directly from the Welcome Office, for all others it will be possible to book an appointment, sending an email to welcome@uniroma2.it with your name, surname, the course of study, date and hours of the appointment: We will answer you with the link to participate in the meeting.
You don’t need to download anything but just click on the link.

📅 Calendar


* Wed, 2 September
10:00 – 12:00 (in English)
12:00 – 13:00 (in Italian)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Mon, 7 September
12:00 – 13:00 (in Italian)


* Tue, 8 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


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* Wed, 9 September
14:00 – 15:00 (in English)
“Welcome from our students: let’s meet Rojin”
Let’s meet our student, Rojin Tajmir, who is now in her 5th year Pharmacy degree at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Join the meeting to find out about her experience with UTV and life as an international student in Rome.

MEETING ENDED


* Thu, 10 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)


* Fri, 11 September
11:00 – 12:00 (in English


* Tue, 15 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Wed, 16 September
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Wed, 17 September
11:00 – 12:00 (in English)
12:00 – 13:00 (in English)
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Thu, 18 September
10:00 – 11:00 (in English)
11:00 – 12:00 (in English)


* Wed, 23 September
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Thu, 24 September
15:00 – 16:00 (in English)


* Wed, 30 September
15:30 – 16:30 (in Italian)
“Meet our Students:  Leonardo”
Let’s meet our student, Leonardo, who is now a student of Beni Culturali at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Join the meeting to find out about his experience with UTV and life as an international student in Rome.

MEETING ENDED


* Tue, 6 October
14:00 – 15:00


* Fri, 9 October
11:00 – 12:00


* Tue, 20 October
11:30 – 13:30 (in English)
“Meet our Students:  Judah & Saurav”
Let’s meet our student, Judah and Saurav, who is are are currently students of Engineering Sciences at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Join the meeting to find out about his experience with UTV and life as an international student in Rome.

JOIN MEETING

📝 Students Welcome Events

Presentation of activities and organizations available at the campus of #unitorvergata or in the city of Rome.

When: Starting from 26 August, 2020, presentation of our services in English:

Where: youtube channel unitovergata, playlist “Students Welcome 2020” – facebook unitorvergata

Contacts:
Email: welcome@uniroma2.it
Website: Welcome Office Page
Facebook: Tor Vergata Orienta

Stay Permit Support by UTV’s Welcome Office

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Do you need help in filling out your stay permit or your stay permit renewal? Tor Vergata University of Rome’s Welcome Office offers support to all its students and future students.

Please book an appointment with the Welcome Office by sending an email to: welcome@uniroma2.it

And don’t forget to check out the Students Welcome 2020 for further support with accommodation, taxes payment, enrollment and many other useful information.