Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Facoltà di Economia

Ready for the 2020-2021 academic year
We are ready to go, ready to start the 2020-2021 academic year.
We have accumulated experience, invested in spaces and technology, guaranteed systems and safety procedures.
Now we are making our quality available.
For the Faculty of Economics, being a University means building, developing, growing, evolving, educating a community of students and teachers whose value is found in the knowledge, the wealth of relationships and the skills that this community is able to express and share.
The current emergency indications - and the physical-technical and social constraints that they bring with them - have strengthened the spread of multi-channel smart learning processes and teaching/learning in order to ensure continuous interaction between academic staff and students and a productive use of available resources (spaces/technologies/times).
All students – not one less – will be able to take part and follow classes and practical sessions
All students – not one less – will be able to take part and follow classes and practical sessions whether they are physically in attendance on campus or connected remotely via live streaming Dual-Mode so that they can build and consolidate their knowledge, develop skills, strengthen and test their competences, in line with the objectives and learning outcomes of their degree programme.  The importance of relations is a priority and at the top of our actions. The technology is not an alternative to didactic activities with physical attendance, but is something added and complementary, if we know how to use it and see its value. The two modes help each other and feed off each other.
We have multiplied and diversified the possibilities of interaction, exchange and comparison
The possibilities of interaction, exchange and comparison with professors/instructors and between students will be multiplied and diversified through direct exchange and good use of the Blackboard e-learning platform, with forums, ‘collaborate ultra’, online interactive lectures, asynchronous talking heads, testimonials, webinars, live feed-back, self-evaluation of course content and intermediate learning assessments.
Following the social distancing rules and in line with the number of places available, everyone will be able to attend classes physically on campus.
Those who for health reasons, whether public or personal, or because of travel difficulties resulting from the rotation of access which might be in force, will be unable to physically attend classes on campus will be able to attend remotely for the entire course of the academic year.

All classes can be attended remotely for the full academic year as set out in the #eCatt plan.
#eCatt brings together all the initiatives that will allow students who cannot come to the University campus to follow courses even though they are far from the University.

Committment of the Faculty of Economics

The Faculty of Economics is committed to:

  • guaranteeing high quality, rigorous teaching;
  • differentiating and strengthening modes of teaching delivery, using multi-channels and a blended approach;
  • making our experience gained in blended master's degree courses available for delivery of master’s programmes, graduate school programmes, and the technology and teaching competences of our ILab and CREMIT research centres;
  • complying with the general provisions of the University's governing bodies regarding the use of the facilities, the organisation of spaces, campus access regulations, in line with the "Guidelines of conduct – SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic Emergency Protocol" developed with the scientific contribution by the Faculty of Medicine and the “A. Gemini” Hospital Foundation, and in full compliance with the national, regional and local regulatory framework.

iCatt to know more and to keep updated

Your personal iCatt page and the iCatt app are the essential tools you can use to search and locate all the information available on the how classes will be held, timetables (rooms are shown for classes on campus or there will be an indication of ‘online class’), on exams and how to access services.

We recommend that first year students start using these two resources as soon as possible.
To ensure compliance with social distancing rules and to deal with the restricted availability of spaces, if necessary, students who attend classes physically on campus will be divided into groups and the days that each group can be on campus (in rotation) will be listed on the app.
Students can check the iCatt app for information on access days assigned to the various groups.
For more details on how your programme will be organised:

By consulting #eCatt  you will find a periodic update of these indications on the basis of the notes that will be developed by the Authorities, the national and local legislative provisions, the University directives and the evolution of the health and social situation, as well as the successive phases of evolution of the Faculty's activities.

Regular updates on this information will be available on #eCatt, which will change in line with notes issued by the authorities, national and local regulations, University directives and the development of the health and social situation, as well as further information in line with how the Faculty’s activities evolve.

Responsibility to build the future  

We have experience, we are prepared, we are ready.
We wish that from this University, from the Faculty of Economics, everyone, absolutely everyone, not one person less, comes to possess a sense and responsibility for progress, has the future in themselves, is responsible for contributing with their own experience, their life story, their commitment and their skills to the development and growth of small and large things, to the realization of small and large projects, for themselves, and with and for others.
We have a responsibility to build the FUTURE.
We want OUR STUDENTS to be part of this building.
We want to take you to the HEART OF REALITY.

Prof. Domenico Bodega
Faculty of Economics
Department of Economics and Business Administration