Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma – UNINT adopted a safety protocol in application of the measures ordered by the competent authorities to deal with the Covid-19 emergency.
The University, in compliance with national and regional regulations, launched the Return to University Plan, for the so-called Phase 4. It regulates access and staying at UNINT.
COVID-19 Risk Prevention and Management
University Contact Person for Covid-19
The University appointed Dr. Laura Gentili as UNINT Contact Person for Covid-19. She is in charge of the prevention and control protocols, as well as the management procedures for suspected or confirmed Covid-19 cases in the University.
Covid-19 Cases Notification
The University follows specific procedures to identify suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19, promptly manage the contact tracing and effectively implement the appropriate prevention measures.
Following receipt of notification of confirmed positivity to Covid-19, the UNINT Contact Person for Covid-19 activates the contact tracing process for the 14 days preceding the positive covid swab. Those present at the lessons attended by the positive person receive notification via e-mail from the UNINT Contact Person for Covid-19 together with the instructions for returning to the University.
In the event that the UNINT Contact Person for Covid-19 is informed of a confirmed Covid-19 case among students or teachers during an in-person class, this will be suspended until the next day, but guaranteed in streaming. A notice to leave the building will be issued in order to allow the disinfection and sanitation of the facilities, according to the procedures provided for by the protocols in force. It is recommended to leave the premises in an orderly fashion, keeping a safe distance and following the exit routes.
If the positivity is notified outside the University opening hours, the related communications will be transmitted through the UNINTouch app, the University Telegram channel and the institutional website. It is therefore recommended to download and / or update the UNINTouch application and to use the University Telegram channel in order to receive real time information.
Guidance for ending quarantine and returning to University
In order to end isolation and return to University, students, professors, and technical and administrative staff who were positive to Covid-19 are required to send to the UNINT Contact Person for Covid-19: the certificate of negative test result and the Self-certification for Returning to University. Forms for students/professors and technical and administrative staff are available at the following links:
Guidance for ending self-isolation and returning to University
The following indications are reserved to:
According to the provisions of the Ministry of Health, the University allows the return:
In any case, in order to return to the University, it is necessary to fill in the Self-certification for Returning to University Form available at the following links. For students, please note that filling in the Self-certification for Returning to University Form is essential to unlock your credentials for booking in-person classes.
In order to guarantee a safe environment, on 28 October 2020, the Academic Senate resolved to automatically apply disciplinary sanctions to students who fail to comply with the provisions relating to Covid-19.
In particular, people not wearing or improperly wearing their face mask, even outdoors, will be suspended from in-person classes for a period established by the Rector up to a maximum of 4 weeks. In case of recidivism, students may be suspended from in-person classes for the whole semester. If the recidivism occurs after 15 November, the suspension may concern both the first and the second semesters.
However, other disciplinary sanctions for misconduct may be applied to all components of the University community: students, academic staff and technical and administrative staff.
In-person and live streaming classes
Starting from the Academic Year 2020/2021, students are given the opportunity to attend classes both in-person and live streaming. This possibility will be guaranteed even after the pandemic emergency is overcome.
Live streaming is supported by the Everywhere platform. The platform is easily accessible through any Internet-connected device using the MyUNINT credentials received after enrolment. Within Everywhere, it is possible to access all the University classes, selecting the Academic Year, your Faculty and your Degree programme. Each course has its own virtual classroom from which you can access the material (audio, video, presentations, slides, etc.) inserted by the professor and participate in live streaming classes. Advanced tools that enable interaction such as chat, forums, and shared whiteboard are provided by the platform. To access Everywhere click here.
Access to the classrooms and seat reservation
The University is equipped with an attendance management software linked to the UNINTouch app. It allows students to reserve their place in the classroom accordingly to the number of students attending each class and the social distancing rules.
To access the classrooms, it is necessary to make a reservation within a certain number of days (defined in the UNINTouch App) and, in any case, at least one day before the class students wish to attend. Reservations can be made until there are no more places available. In the event that the capacity of the classroom does not allow for the presence of all students, the alternation between them will be guaranteed. It is forbidden to swap the reserved seat, in order to ensure the effectiveness of the sanitization processes carried out. Students without the reservation QR Code cannot access the University.
Each student has a maximum number of hours that can be booked for each course. Once exceeded this number, it will no longer be possible to reserve a seat for that specific course. The hours of in-person attendance are calculated according to the number of students enrolled in the course and the overall capacity of the classroom.
In the event that 16 hours before the start of the lesson there are still places available in the classroom, even students who reached their maximum number of hours can book their seat; last-minute booking does not affect the hours that each student can book. Last-minute reservations have been introduced with the dual purpose of: ensuring the presence of the maximum number of students in the classroom, notwithstanding social distancing; providing the opportunity for the most willing students to participate in as many classes as possible.
Following the reservation, the student receives an e-mail with a PDF file necessary to access the University, called "Premises Access Card" (QR Code).
Booked lessons can be cancelled at any time until the day before the class takes place.
For further information and for checking the user manual, please click here.
Please note that in order to access the reservation system through a smartphone or tablet, it is necessary to update your UNINTouch app. Alternatively, it is possible to access it through a web browser at the following link https://intouch.unint.eu/timetable/
Student reception with academic staff and technical and administrative staff
Student receptions with teachers are mostly performed in the remote mode. In exceptional cases, it is possible to reserve an in-person reception with the administrative staff. However, the premises are not accessible without proof of booking confirmation.
It is possible to book an appointment with the Student Secretariat only for the following services:
The access to the library is free.
Student mobility for study or internship purposes
UNINT students who were carrying out mobility programmes for study or internship purposes enjoyed the support of the University in the event of early or sudden return.
The International Relations and Mobility Office is constantly in contact with UNINT EU and Extra EU partners in order to exchange information on the initiatives implemented by each university in the fight against the pandemic.
According to the provisions of the European Commission, mobilities that have been planned as in-person activities can be initiated in "virtual" mode. Mobility programmes should be planned considering a period of in-person activity abroad (physical mobility), where the health situation allows it. Should the restrictions persist, the duration of physical mobility may be reduced in favor of a longer duration of the virtual one, or it may be considered to introduce a period of interruption between the two periods, provided that: the activity is carried out by the end of the established contractual period; the minimum duration established in the Program Guide is respected. In the event that the persistence of restrictions due to the health emergency does not allow participants to complete the mobility with a period of physical activity abroad, even an entire period of virtual mobility will be considered eligible.
If the student, once arrived in the host country, is forced to observe a period of quarantine, this period will be accounted for in the determination of the mobility total duration and the relative economic contribution.
Curricular internships can be carried out in-person or remotely, depending on what has been agreed with the host company, body or institution.
If it is not possible to carry out an external internship neither remotely nor in person, curricular internships may be carried out within the University (offices, research projects, Third Mission, etc..) or be replaced by workshops or seminars. This measure aims at allowing students to graduate on time.
If the host institution allows it, internships in health care can continue.
UNINT University provides a counselling office, open weekly to all students and coordinated by Dr. Alessandro Frolli. Click here to discover more.