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2 The Chancellor s Welcome E stablished in 1606, the University of Cagliari is a public university which offers comprehensive and unique public education, cutting edge research and multi-discipline education

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2 The Chancellor s Welcome E stablished in 1606, the University of Cagliari is a public university which offers comprehensive and unique public education, cutting edge research and multi-discipline education programmes for the student community. These three fundamental and intertwined elements are the foundations for our mission and they provide our students with intellectual vitality that promises to be our university's greatest strength. Thus, the University of Cagliari is committed to guiding and serving its student community by promoting and broadening their knowledge, while at the same time building on and learning from past experiences. High quality teaching is of fundamental importance to our university. With its 6 faculties, 38 undergraduate, 41 graduate and 77 postgraduate programmes, the University of Cagliari s main goal is to provide its students with a high quality education system that will better prepare them for an increasing global community. With about 400 international agreements, our university, together with its undergraduate and graduate students, actively takes part in an educational process which unites our local culture with Europe and the rest of the world. Research and scholarship programmes are important to the University of Cagliari s education system and to the expansion of our comprehension of the world. Our university actively welcomes and promotes the deepening of intellectual thought and supports our faculties and students in knowledge acquisition and the pursuit of new ideas. The University of Cagliari is committed to sharing the results of its research and development in knowledge and to improving the social, economic, cultural and intellectual life of Cagliari and the region of Sardinia. Thanks to the exceptional student body, faculties, staff and administrators, our university is able to successfully carry out its academic mission. It is open to talented people from all backgrounds and values and it sets out to be an institution based on merit that supports open inquiry, as well as fairness, care and excellence in all endeavours. The Chancellor Prof. Giovanni Melis 3 The University of Cagliari and its History Founded in 1606 as the Studium Generalis Kalaritanum, the University of Cagliari is based on the old Spanish universities of Salamanca, Valladolid and Lérida. The originally offered classes were Law, Latin, Greek and Hebrew Literature, the Liberal Arts, Medicine, Surgery, Philosophy and Science. However, during the 18 th century Sardinia, under the rule of the House of Savoy government, significantly modified the university statute with the expansion of the science faculties and institutes. The new university building was designed by the Piedmontese engineer Saverio Belgrano di Farnolasco and it was completed at the end of the 18 th century. Today it holds the Rectorate and the administrative offices. The 19 th and 20 th centuries saw a greater emphasis put on the research activities and the achievement of internationally acclaimed results. The University of Cagliari and its Present Structure The University of Cagliari is a public university. It is one of the largest enterprises in the region of Sardinia due to its international policy and studies, and its numerous agreements with prestigious universities throughout Europe and the world. The university consists of the following courses: Economics, Law and Political Sciences Engineering and Architecture Humanities Medicine and Surgery Pharmacy and Biology Sciences The University of Cagliari comprises of the four main facilities; they are located both in the town centre and on the outskirts: Cittadella di Monserrato is situated within 73 hectares and it is home to Medicine and Surgery, Physics, Biology and Natural Sciences, a number of departments and one to the one of the University hospitals; The area around Piazza D armi plays host to the Engineering, Education Sciences and Humanities faculties; Viale Sant Ignazio comprises the Economics, Law and Political Sciences faculties; The city centre is home to the Architecture faculty in Via Santa Croce, to Foreign Languages and Literature in Via San Giorgio and to Mathematics and Pharmacy in Via Ospedale. There are excellent student facilities including halls of residence, canteens, libraries, sports facilities and museums as well as a variety of shops. Furthermore, the city of Cagliari offers a wide range of social and cultural activities, all of which are reasonably priced. 4 UNICA in numbers Faculties 6 Departments 17 Bachelor courses 38 Masters courses 41 Combined Bachelor and Masters 6 Teaching Staff 1063 Administrative Staff 1045 Foreign students 539 Visiting professors 90 Agreements 484 Libraries 26 The Italian University System Italy was one of the four countries that first engaged in the creation of the so-called European Area of Higher Education (Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998), thus starting the higher education reform known as the Bologna Process (Bologna Declaration, June 1999) that was being implemented all over Europe. The aim of the Bologna Process was to create a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) based on international cooperation and academic exchange that was attractive to European students and staff as well as to students and staff from other parts of the world facilitating their mobility. The University of Cagliari follows the Bologna Process and, in accordance with this, it has adopted a higher education system based on the three levels of study. 5 Bachelor Undergraduate studies consist of the 1 st degree courses (Laurea L) which aim to guarantee undergraduate students have an adequate command of general scientific principles and mastery of methods. The general entry requirement is the Italian secondary school qualification (Diploma di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore) which is awarded for passing the relevant state examination after completion of 13 years of compulsory schooling. Equivalent foreign qualifications may be accepted, however, admission to individual degree courses may be subject to specific requirements or an entrance test. First degree courses last 3 years and the Laurea (1 st Degree and Bachelor Level of the Bologna Process) is awarded to undergraduates who have earned 180 ECTS credits. The Laurea di primo livello prepares you for the labour market and provides access to degree programmes of the 2 nd level. Masters Graduate studies include the Laurea Magistrale and the Master Universitario di 1 livello - MU1. The Laurea Magistrale (Master Level of the Bologna Process) aims at providing graduates with an advanced level of education for highly qualified professions in specific sectors. Entry onto the Laurea Magistrale course is allowed following the completion of the Italian 1 st degree (L) or a comparable foreign degree; admission is subject to specific course requirements determined by individual universities. Workload: 120 ECTS credits; length: 2 years. The final degree is awarded to graduates who have met all curricular requirements and produced an original dissertation. A limited number of 2 nd level programmes, namely those leading to professions regulated by EU directives in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine are defined as single cycle degree programmes (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico). Entry is achieved with the Italian Secondary School leaving diploma or an equivalent foreign qualification; admission is always subject to entrance exams. Curricula consist of a programme of 5-6 years and a total number of ECTS credits. All Lauree Magistrali grant access to research doctorate programmes as well as to all other degree courses of the 3 rd level or allow transition into the world of work and regulated professions. PhD Specialisation Schools Postgraduate studies cover the following types of degree courses: Dottorato di Ricerca - CDR (Research Doctorate Programmes, PhDs); Corso di Specializzazione - CS (Specialisation Courses); Master Universitario di 2 livello - MU2 (2 nd Level University Masters). A Dottorato di Ricerca aims to train postgraduates for advanced scientific research or for professional appointments of the highest level; they make use of suitable teaching methods such as up-to-date technology, study periods abroad 6 and internships at specialist research centres. Entry is granted following the completion of a Laurea Magistrale or an equivalent foreign degree; admission is subject to the passing of very competitive exams. The course length must be minimum 3 years. It is necessary to write an original dissertation in order to be awarded this degree: Dottorato di Ricerca DR (Research Doctorate); the corresponding title is Dottore di Ricerca. Specialisation Courses are devised to provide postgraduates with the knowledge and ability to practice highly qualifying professions; the majority of courses are based in the bio-medical field. SC were also established for advanced education and professional training within different contexts. They were established in accordance with specific Italian laws or EU directives; entry requirements include a Laurea Magistrale or an equivalent foreign degree and admission is subject to the passing of a competitive entrance examination. The final degree is called a Diploma di Specializzazione and gives the title of Specialista. Other Qualifications First level Masters - MU1 consists of advanced scientific courses or higher education studies open to those with a Laurea or a comparable foreign degree; admission may be subject to additional conditions. The minimum course length is 1 year. The degree Master Universitario di 1 livello - MU1 (1 st Level University Masters) is awarded to graduates who have earned at least 60 credits. The MU1 does not allow you to follow PhD programmes nor other 3 rd level degree courses. Second Level Masters - MU2 consist of advanced scientific courses or higher education studies open to those with a Laurea Magistrale or an equivalent foreign degree; admission may be subject to additional conditions. Studies last a minimum of 1 year. The degree (Master Universitario di 2 livello - MU2) is awarded to postgraduates who have earned a minimum of 60 credits. 7 Grading System, Assessment and Academic Recognition UNICA has adopted ECTS as an accumulation system. ECTS is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme; objectives defined by learning outcomes and skills that will be acquired. The workload refers to the notion of time that it might take an average student to complete the required learning out-comes. ECTS are used as recognition for study periods abroad; 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The student workload for a full-time study pro-gramme in Europe amounts in most cases to 36/40 weeks per year and 1 credit is equivalent to working hours. Italian Credit (CFU) = 25 working hours = 1 ECTS credit The pass mark for examinations is 18 out of 30. The highest mark for examinations is 30 out of 30. An excellent performance is usually graded above 28. In order to get their degree, students are required to prepare a final dissertation to be discussed in front of a board of eleven professors who award a final mark no lower than 66 out of 110. The highest mark is 110 or, for an excellent academic curriculum, 110 cum laude. Academic Calendar Beginning of the Academic Year From 4 th October 2013 First Semester From 4 th October 2013 to 31 st January 2014 Christmas Break From 21 st December 2013 to 5 th January 2014 Examination Period 1 st Term February 2014 Second Semester From 1 st February 2014 to 12 th June 2014 Easter Break From 17 th April 2014 to 21 st April 2014 Examination Period 2 nd Semester June and July 2014 Summer Holidays From 1 st to 31 st August All Sundays plus these following dates are holidays: Feast of San Saturnino (Patron Saint of Cagliari) All Saints Immaculate Conception Christmas Day Saint Stefano New Year s Day Epiphany Easter Easter Monday Anniversary of the Liberation Labour Day Italian Republic Day Ferragosto 9 THE FACULTIES Faculty of Economics, Law and Political Sciences Combined Bachelor and Master s degree (5 years) Law Bachelor Economics and business management Economics and Finance Economics and management of tourism services Administration and organization Political science Juridical Services Master s Managerial Economics Economic Sciences Governance and the global system Politics, land and society Administration sciences Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Bachelor Architectural science Biomedical engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronic Engineering Environmental and land Engineering Mechanical Engineering Master s Architecture Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Environmental and land Engineering Energy Engineering Electronic Engineering Electrical Engineering Telecommunications Engineering Conservation of environmental and architectural heritage Faculty of Humanities Combined Bachelor and Master s Degree (4 years) Primary education Bachelor Humanities Philosophy Cultural Heritage Languages and communication European and non-european languages and cultures Languages for Language Mediation Education science Psychology Communication studies Master s History and society Philosophical and historical-philosophical sciences Archaeology and art history Classic and modern literature and philology Languages for communication and international cooperation Modern European and American languages and literature Specialist text translation Pedagogical and educational services sciences 10 Psychology of development and social and work-related processes Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Combined Bachelor and Master s degree (6 years) Medicine and surgery Dentistry and orthodontics Bachelor Nursing Obstetrics Physiotherapy Biomedical laboratory techniques Medical radiology techniques through images and radiology Oral hygiene Logopedics Medical assistance Environmental and workplace protection techniques Techniques in psychiatric rehabilitation Physical activity and sport sciences Master s Nursing and obstetrics Sciences and techniques in preventive and adaptive physical activities Faculty of Pharmacy and Biology Combined Bachelor and Master s degree (5 years) Pharmacy Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology Bachelor Toxicology Faculty of Sciences Bachelor Chemistry Material Sciences Physics Computer Science Geology Mathematics Industrial Biotechnology Biology Natural Sciences Master s Computer science Mathematics Chemical sciences Physics Geological sciences and technologies Marine bio-ecology Cellular and molecular biology Neuropsycholgy Naturalsciences 11 ON YOUR ARRIVAL The International Student Mobility Office Karalis ISMOKA By statute, the International Mobility Office acts as the General Administration Office. This is the office which foreign students must contact on their arrival in Cagliari. ISMOKA supplies foreign students with all necessary help and information; it is responsible for the documentation required for scholarships, the issuing of certificates, helping students find suitable accommodation, organising Italian language courses and forms a link between the academic tutor and the student. On arrival in Cagliari, foreign students must bring the following documents to the office: 1. Passport or Identity card; 2. A certificate from their university stating that they have been awarded an exchange scholarship; 3. Three passport-size photographs which will be used for issuing the student s record book in which all courses taken during the student s stay at the university as exchange students will be recorded; 4. The European Health Insurance Card or an equivalent insurance policy covering the entire period of stay at the University of Cagliari. The International Office will provide foreign students with an information pack and a certificate of attendance declaring their International Exchange Student status at the University of Cagliari. Within 7 days of arrival, students should inform the International Office of their address and telephone number in Cagliari. All duly registered temporary students receive a University of Cagliari fidelity card which allows them to evaluate the quality of their stay at the university and in town. Students that are not participating in an exchange programme and that wish to study at the University of Cagliari must register via the admission office at the chosen faculty. The person responsible for the International Office is the Rector s delegate for foreign relations, Professoressa Giovanna Maria Ledda, aided by the administrative personnel. The person in charge is Mrs. Anna Maria Aloi duly supported in international activities by her assistants: Vanessa Carboni, Stefania Melas, Emanuela Rubiu and Maria Giuseppina Ullu. All the information about ERASMUS in Cagliari for the academic year 2013/2014 can be found on the Internet. Go to the page and click on the Registration for incoming ERASMUS/GLOBUS students 12 THE ISMOKA (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MOBILITY OFFICE KARALIS) Campus Aresu Via San Giorgio n. 12 Ingresso Cagliari Italy Tel: Fax: Website: Opening Hours for Foreign Students: Monday to Friday: Residence Permit Students coming from an EU country do not need a residence permit in order to stay in Italy. However, if the study period exceeds three months they must apply to the local COMUNE (Town Hall) for residency. All non-european students must apply for a residence permit using the pack available from the Post Office. How to apply: 1. Go to a Post Office (you can ask the ISMOKA staff for information) and take the pack with a yellow stripe; 2. Fill in Form 1 thoroughly; 3. Pay to the Post Office using the appropriate postal payment slip. This sum is required in order to issue the residence permit which lasts for between 8 and 12 months; 4. Put all the required documents: Form 1, a revenue stamp, an A4 copy of your ID, the receipt of payment of and all other necessary documents in an envelope, but DO NOT close it; 5. Return the envelope to the Post Office and pay a 30 delivery charge; 6. The post office will give you a receipt with the user ID and password needed to check the status of your application, keep it in a safe place until the application has gone through; 7. You will receive a letter from the Post Office asking you to go to the Police Headquarters (Questura) to have your fingerprints taken; 8. Finally, you will be called back to receive your residence permit. If your documents are lost or stolen you should contact the Questura (Police) or Carabinieri in your district. More information can be found at the following web site: 13 Insurance Students must take out insurance against accidents covering the duration of their stay in Cagliari. The policy covers any accident that might occur during didactic activities and it may be provided by their home university. Students must pay about 6 for accident insurance at the Banco di Sardegna (Monday to Friday 8:20 to 13:20 and 15:00 to 16:30) to the University of Cagliari bank account number 43280, IBAN: IT51TO The reasons of payment must be specified as contributo per la mobilità internazionale spese assicurative. Medical Assistance EU students must have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a temporary certificate as a substitute for the card. This entitles them to the right to access medical assistance provided by the National Health Service. Students who do not have the above mentioned documents have to go to the NHS offices located in Via Romagna 16, Cagliari, at the Ufficio Rapporti Internazionali, tel: , opening days: Monday Friday 8:30-12:30 am, Tuesday 15:30-17:00 and ask for the necessary documents to access the NHS. Non EU students must take out private health insurance in their home country when applying for a visa. The insurance must
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