Coronavirus: precautionary measures

Padova, 11 April 2020

The Prime Ministerial Decree of 10 April 2020 extended the so-called lockdown to 3 May 2020. Consequently, the measures put in place by the University for the management of the epidemiological emergency by COVID-19 are further extended until 3 May 2020.


Padova, 12 March 2020


Dear Students,

the Department of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno" has pursued in recent weeks a very prudent line of conduct with regard to the protection of the health.
We intend to pursue this objective also facing this growing emergency.

Considering the communications received this morning from the University governance, we would like to point out the following measures:

1) Teaching, research and administrative activities will be carried out 100% off-site starting tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020.

2) Access by professors and administrative staff to the facilities located in Via del Santo and Via Bassi must be limited exclusively to the retrieval of materials and documents useful for the carrying out of their activities.

3) Any other form of access to the facilities located in via del Santo and via Bassi that is not due to a strict emergency will not be allowed; in any case, the authorization of the Dean and Secretary of the Department will be required.

4) All educational, curricular and administrative activities will be carried out online, in such a way as to ensure the proper conduct of activities.

5) Concerning the administrative assistance activities, it will not be guaranteed the connection to the usual telephone lines of the offices. Therefore, we invite users to contact the staff through institutional e-mail addresses: 

6) The access of students, post-doc research fellows, PhD students, and temporary staff is not allowed in the facilities located in Via del Santo and Via Bassi until further notice.

For further information, read the FAQs on the Italian Government's #ImStayingHome Decree (March 11 Decree).

I will further update you as the situation evolves through the official website of dSEA and all official channels of communication, in accordance with the provisions of the competent Authorities.

Warmest regards.

Giulio Cainelli
Head of The Department of Economics and Management “Marco Fanno”


Padova, 9 March 2020 

Precautionary measures on dSEA Internships


Dear students,

according to the most recent updates of the Ministry of Health, Veneto Region and the Chancellor of the University of Padua, we inform you that:
All internships carried out in hosting institutions located in any region of Italy and abroad follow the instructions given by the same hosting institutions.
In other words, it is therefore the hosting institution that decides independently with the trainee:

A- to activate or continue the internship in person, following all the hygienic-sanitary measures required by the situation;
B- alternatively, to activate or continue the internship in smart-working (the count of the hours of internship continues);
C- alternatively, to suspend the internship (the internship hours count stops).

Whatever solution is found, we kindly ask students to communicate the chosen solution together with the supervisor, to: where mail subject is: INTERNSHIP OPTION - CORONAVIRUS

In addition to this:

- All documents relating to authorized internships from now on will be shared by the DSEA Internship office with the trainees in PDF format by email: it is no longer necessary for students to collect the originals from the office;
- Likewise, the return of internship documents to the DSEA Internship office will be exclusively in PDF format;
- The support of the DSEA Internship Office continues online.

While we understand that these are restrictive measures, we are sharing them with you in the perspective of offering to our society the highest level of collaboration to risk containment, hoping that we all can return soon to normality.
In case there is a specific need, the Department will identify solutions that guarantee everyone the chance to graduate on time.

These indications remain valid for everyone, from today and until new communications restoring pre-emergence conditions.
We invite you all to check your e-mail inbox regularly together with the dedicated website .


Padova, 28 February 2020 

Precautionary measures on dSEA Classes

Dear Students,

I would like to inform you that on Monday, 9th March 2020, classes will begin although exclusively in distance learning mode: you will be able to access online all the teaching materials.
We are doing our best in order to avoid further delays for the spring semester.

We will inform you in due course when the traditional in presence lectures will be possible.

The exams scheduled for the current week (from 24 to 28 February), are re-scheduled and the new exam session will be during the period 9 March to 20 March. Further details will follow.

The dates of the Final Examinations of the Degree Course in Economics (TrEC) and the Degree Proclamation Ceremony, remain confirmed (go to the dedicated page).

The session dedicated to Master's Degrees, scheduled from March 2 to 6, has been rescheduled in the week from March 16 to 20.

All further activities scheduled for next week will be rescheduled.

I will further update you as the situation evolves through the official website of dSEA and all official channels of communication, in accordance with the provisions of the competent Authorities.


Warm regards.

Giulio Cainelli
Head of The Department of Economics and Management “Marco Fanno”


Padova, 23 February 2020 

The University of Padova is paying great attention to Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) developments.
Currently there are no cases related to the virus in the Department of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno", but as precautionary measures, we inform you that the lessons of Undergraduate and Graduate Courses, PhD Programme and Master, and the examinations - scheduled in the week from 24 to 29 February - are postponed to the following week.

All University study rooms and libraries are closed to the public.

The recovery of lessons and exams will be communicated as soon as possible on this site and on official communication channel.

In the week from 24 to 29 February, office access and opening times of the student services, and all the activities characterized by unmonitored access implying ongoing student aggregation, are to be suspended.

For those of you planning to take final exams in the next week - prior to returning to the Home Country - we will ensure an opportunity to take the exam, once the situation will be clearer.

We will be in touch with all the community as soon as possible through all official communication channel - please stay alert.

In the week from 24 to 29 February, access to offices will be suspended. Should you need any information, the International Office will provide prompt responses via online modes:

phone: + 39 049 8271232 - 1290
Skype: international_economia_unipd


With regard to dSEA Internships, please note the following information:

  • the presence of students in compulsory and optional curricular internships already activated (i.e. with a start date equal or inferior to 23/02/2020) is to be considered suspended until the first of March 2020. Absences or smart-working -limited to the period of suspension- have to be agreed directly between the intern and the company supervisor and communicated via email to;
  • the start date of all internships pending approval will be rescheduled as the evolution of the present situation allows the return to regular activities. As usual, students who have already uploaded their training project will receive an automatic e-mail when it is authorized and ready for withdrawal;
  • should the suspension of activities continue, the Department will identify alternative and compatible measures to ensure the possibility of graduating within the upcoming sessions. 

With regard to Stage & Placement Office please note that:

  • the email and telephone support is active: Stage & Placement Office; phone: + 39 049 8271270-1280
  • reception, consulting and collecting documents in person in not possible;
  • curriculum review and personalized appointments are suspended.

For further information, you can also contact the student services staff:

Teaching Office
phone: + 39 049 8271230

Orientation Service
phone: + 39 049 827 1226

We invite all the students to check the institutional mailbox regularly on order to be constantly updated and to regularly check the following website: