ROME – Universities to reopen under mixed learning system

The majority of universities in Italy will reopen, confirmed University and Research Minister Gaetano Manfredi. Half the lessons will be held in-person, while the other will be held remotely.

“First-year students will be favoured when it comes to in-person teaching because they need stronger guidance,” said the minister.

“Face masks will be mandatory during lessons, as the number of students is still high”, said Manfredi. “There hasn’t been a significant decrease in the number of enrolled students,” he added, noting that “this gives hope for the future.”

Manfredi also confirmed that university exams will be held with the students present as of  September, but the choice of using a mixed system will still be open to faculties and professors.

Study halls and university libraries have also reopened. (Alessandro Follis |

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