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April 15, 2020

Postgraduate studies continue at Politecnico di Milano despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Politecnico de MilanoSince the initial spread of coronavirus, Politecnico di Milano in Italy suspended on-campus lessons and established virtual classes.

This started in the first week of March 2020, with 10 study programs being taught via distance learning with 2,500 attendees. The following week at Polimi saw online lessons extended to all the courses, which meant they addressed 50,000 students and involved 1,400 teachers.

The entire academic offerings – including laboratories and studios – are now offered online and students are pursuing their studies as planned despite Covid-19. Graduation exams were also held online, to allow graduates proceed with their further studies or enter the job market without any delay.

Politecnico Milano

In this period of uncertainty, while many universities are closed and delaying studies and graduations, students at Politecnico di Milano are regularly continuing with their lessons, and all the staff are working from home to guarantee ongoing services. With Italy imposing a national quarantine, the university has been constantly communicating with students to maintain dialogue and harmony. Every day the Rector sends a message to all students, professors and staff, describing the situation, informing on decisions made by the monitoring unit and on future plans, thereby keeping the community informed and reassured. In addition, Politecnico di Milano regularly offers its students a mental health and emotional support service called Polipsi, which is now accessible by remote. This is more important than ever during the quarantine, and even campus life keeps on offering cultural events!

To help with the fight against coronavirus, the Department of Chemical Materials and Chemical Engineering at Polimi is currently producing thousands of litres of sanitising liquid for the city of Milan and the Civil Protection of the region. Meanwhile, the Departments of Aerospace Science and Technology, of Energy, of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering are testing materials for surgical masks and individual protection devices. Finally, some Polimi Alumni have developed very useful ideas, such an app called FilaIndiana to keep track of the queue at the local supermarkets or Co-Vida, a portal which brings together all the solidarity initiatives launched in the past few weeks to help people in need in this difficult period.

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Content added on 15th April 2020. 

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