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Academic Glossary

Shortened Degree Program
It is possible to shorten a specific course of study (Bachelor/Master Degree) through the recognition, by the University, of cfu for studies completed prior to enrolment at the University.

 

Academic Year
Period in which the educational activities take place. In LCU, the academic year starts on October 1 of year "n" and ends on September 30 of the following calendar year ("n+1"). With reference to the examinations related to the Bachelor Degree/Master Degree courses, including the final dissertations for Bachelor Degree and Master Degree, the last useful session of that a.y. ends on March 31 of year "n+2".

 

Course Year
The year of the course of study (Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree) in which the student is enrolled. The ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes) Established by D.P.R. of 1.02.2010, n. 76, will supervise the national public system of quality assessment of universities, and public/private research bodies receiving public funding.

 

Rounds of Exams
Date on which a student can take a Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree exam within the session. The University normally schedules five rounds of exams, during the exam period, broken down as follows:

  • two rounds of exams (at least 7 days apart) between the first and second semester;
  • two rounds of exams (at least 7 days apart) between June and July;
  • oone round of exam on September.

All rounds of exams must be planned before the submission of the graduation application, whose deadlines are established by the Academic Senate. For the out-of-course students and for all the students who have completed all the didactic activities related to the Courses of Study, the University will organize a series of extraordinary rounds of exams in the march-may period and in the october-december period, without prejudice to the possibility to participate to the other already established rounds of exams. 

 

University
Università degli Studi “Link Campus University”, in short: LCU.

 

Educational Offer
Any activity organized or planned by the University in order to ensure the cultural and professional training of students, with reference, among other things, to teaching courses, seminars, practical exercises, workshops, small group teaching activities, tutoring, orientation, internships, projects, final dissertations, individual study and self-study activities.

 

Scholarships
A sum of money assigned to students based on merit criteria and/or economic conditions in order to allow them to attend academic studies (Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Academic Masters).  

 

Academic Calendar
A scheme where the periods related to the educational activities (classes, exams, graduation sessions, deadlines for enrollment,...) are indicated.

 

Research Centres
The aim of the Research Centres is to promote and carry out scientific research activities, to design, promote and integrate undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate educational activities, to carry out consulting activities, refresher courses and training activities that do not involve the provision of CFUs. The Research Center is activated by deliberation of the Board of Directors of the University. The organization and functioning of the Research Centres are governed by specific Academic Regulations.  

 

Certificates
The University issues, also in telematic form, in accordance with current legislation, certifications, certificates, copies, extracts and other documents related to the educational career of students, without prejudice to the right to safeguard personal data as provided for by the current legislation on certification and administrative transparency. Upon request of the students enrolled in any course of study (Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degrees, Academic Masters), the Academic Office will issue certificates related to the documented partial career of the student in accordance with the exams taken so far and the university credits achieved.

 

University Credit (CFU)
The University Credit is the unit of measurement of the entity of work required for the achievement of the educational objectives indicated for a specific course of study. University Credits are assigned for the participation in hours of lectures, exercises, workshops, seminars and similar activities and to the hours devoted to individual study. The student will acquire the cfu associated to a specific teaching after passing the final test. The university training credit corresponds to 25 hours of total commitment per student.

 

Classes of Bachelor's Degrees and Master's Degrees
Study courses of the same level having the same qualifying educational objectives, the same essential educational activities and aimed at similar professional outlets, are grouped into classes identified and named by Ministerial Decree. The name of the study courses is established independently by each University and does not coincide with the name of the degree classes.

 

Disciplinary board
It is a body of the University, comprised of five full-time university professors. The Disciplinary Board is responsible for carrying out the preliminary investigation phase of disciplinary proceedings against professors and researchers and for expressing its final opinion on the matter. The functioning and composition of this body are regulated by art. 16 of the Academic Statute (cfr art. 16 Academic Statute).  

 

Board of Auditors
It is a body of the University. The aim of the Board of Auditors is to verify the regular performance of the economic, financial and patrimonial management of the University (see art. 15 of the Academic Statute).

 

Joint Committee
The Joint Committee is comprised of six professors and six students of LCU. It is responsible for monitoring the educational offer and the quality of teachings, as well as for the identification of specific indicators for their evaluation. The members of the Commission are appointed by the Academic Board of Directors (see art. 17 of the Academic Statute).

 

Board of Directors
It is a governing body of the University. The Board of Director is a collegiate body, comprised of 21 members, with strategic, organizational and supervisory purposes. Its functions are described in detail in art. 7 of the Academic Statute.

 

Executive Committee
It is a body of the University. The Executive Committee is a collegiate body, which deals with the administrative management of the University. In particular, it exercises the functions provided for in art. 10 of the Academic Statute.  

 

Technical-Supervisory Committee (CTO)
In accordance with the final and transitional provisions of the Academic Statute, pending the constitution of the statutory bodies, the functions and powers of the latter are exercised by the Technical-Supervisory Committee (CTO) composed of the President of the Link Campus University Foundation, who presides over it, and four members appointed by the President of the Link Campus University Foundation.

 

Degree Course
The Degree Courses are governed, in compliance with the relevant regulations in force, by the Academic Teaching Regulations as well as by the respective teaching rules and regulations. In order to be admitted to a degree course it is necessary to have a high school diploma or another qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable. The qualification obtained at the end of the course is the LAUREA (Bachelor's Degree). In order to obtain the Degree, the students must acquire 180 university credits. The degree course is articulated in three years.

 

Master's Degrees
The Master's Degree Courses are governed, in compliance with the relevant regulations in force, by the Academic Teaching Regulations as well as by the respective teaching rules and regulations. In order to be admitted to a Master's Degree course it is necessary to have a Bachelor's Degree or another qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable. The qualification obtained at the end of the course is the LAUREA MAGISTRALE (Master's Degree). In order to obtain the Master's Degree, the students must acquire 120 university credits.

 

Single Cycle Degree Course
The Single Cycle Master's Degree Courses are governed, in compliance with the relevant regulations in force, by the Academic Teaching Regulations as well as by the respective teaching rules and regulations. In order to be admitted to a Single Cycle Master's Degree Course it is necessary to have a high school diploma or another qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable. The qualification obtained at the end of the course is the LAUREA MAGISTRALE (Master's Degree). In order to obtain the Single Cycle Master's Degree, the students must acquire 300 university credits.

 

Advanced Training Courses
Course of scientific specialization; refresher courses; continuing training courses allowing the development of professional skills. These courses, while providing for the development of skills and abilities at a higher level, do not lead to the awarding of a qualification but will result in the issuance of certificates of attendance. The duration varies depending on the didactic structure and the skills that the course provides. Those who have at least a bachelor's degree can attend higher education courses. It is generally reserved for a limited number of participants. The University can also promote the courses in collaboration with other bodies and institutions.

 

Specialization Courses
The specialization courses are governed by the relative didactic regulations, in compliance with current legislation. The aim of the specialization courses is to provide the student with knowledge and skills required in the exercise of particular professional activities. The specialization courses are established exclusively in application of specific legal provisions or European Union directives. he qualification obtained at the end of the course is the Diploma of Specialization. In order to attain the Diploma of Specialization, the students must acquire the number of CFU provided for in the ministerial decree, without prejudice to any different provisions laid down by specific laws or European Union directives.

 

Research Doctorate Courses
In order to be admitted to a research doctorate course, it is necessary to hold a Master's Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Research Doctorate Courses provide the necessary skills to carry out highly qualified research activities at universities, public bodies or private individuals. Upon completion of the research doctorate course (which will have a duration of no less than 3 years) the student will acquire the title of Research Doctor. The final examination consists in the presentation and discussion of an original final dissertation, which shall be performed only once. Universities, with their own regulations, control the establishment of research doctorate courses, the rules on how to access and obtain the title, the educational objectives and the related program of studies, the duration, the contribution for access and attendance, how to grant and the amount of scholarships for doctoral students exempt from contributions for access, as well as the attendance to the courses provided.

 

1st Level Academic Masters
It is a course of scientific specialization, permanent and recurrent higher education. Upon completion of the 1st level Academic Masters, the students will obtain the title of 1st Level Academic Master. In order to be admitted to a 1st Level Academic Master, it is necessary to have a Bachelor's Degree or another qualification obtained abroad equivalent to it. In order to obtain an Academic master's Master, the student must acquire at least 60 CFU.

 

2nd Level Academic Masters
It is a course of scientific specialization, permanent and recurrent higher education. Upon completion of the 2nd level Academic Masters, the students will obtain the title of 2nd Level Academic Master. In order to be admitted to a 2nd Level Academic Master, it is necessary to have a Master's Degree or another qualification obtained abroad equivalent to it. In order to obtain an Academic master's Master, the student must acquire at least 60 CFU.

 

Course of study
Qualunque corso che preveda il rilascio di un titolo accademico: corso di laurea, di laurea magistrale, di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, di specializzazione, di dottorato di ricerca e corso di master.

 

Integrated Course
Course whose lessons are divided into several modules or subjects related to each other. The integrated courses require passing a single exam covering the entirety of its contents (the course may be held by more than one teacher).

 

CRUI (Conference of Italian University Rectors)
Association of Rectors of State and non-State Universities.

 

CUN (National University Council)
Elective body representing the members of the university system (Professors, Researchers, Students, Technical-Administrative Staff). The CUN submits opinions and proposals to the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research regarding: objectives of university planning; criteria for the use of the rebalancing share of the ordinary financing fund for universities (FFO); general criteria for the organisation of university studies; didactic regulations of the university; scientific-disciplinary sectors.

 

DAMS
Acronym for Disciplines of Arts, Music and Performing Arts. DAMS enrolls students in the interclass degree program Communication and DAMS (Media and Performing Arts). DAMS uses a number of dedicated logistic facilities within Link Campus University.

 

Dean
The most senior tenured professor on the University faculty. At LCU, the Dean of the University chairs the Joint Teaching Committee.

 

Research Department
Organizational structure of LCU that has the task of promoting and coordinating the research activity of the University, as well as identifying innovative areas in the field of research and education. The organization and operation of the Research Department are governed by art. 18 of the University Statute.

 

Diploma of maturity
Qualification issued by secondary schools in the Italian education system. It allows access to Bachelor's Degree courses.

 

Diploma Supplement
The University issues, as a supplement to the certificate related to the degrees awarded, a certificate (Diploma Supplement) which contains, according to models conforming to those adopted by European countries, the main indications regarding the specific curriculum completed by the student to obtain the degree. This certificate is written both in Italian and in English (see art. 29 of the Didactic Regulations).

 

Director General
It is a figure included among the bodies of the University. The Director General oversees the execution of all activities of administration, organization and management of the University (cf. Art. 13 of the Statute).

 

Director of the Academic Office
It is a figure who performs an administrative role. The Diractor of the Academic Office supervises and coordinates all administrative activities within the purview of the Academic Office and collaborates with the Rector in the performance of his activities

 

Right to Education
It is a right guaranteed by article 34 of the Italian Constitution. It takes the form of a series of interventions of an economic nature (scholarships, exemption from payment of taxes, etc.) implemented to ensure that all students, especially the less wealthy, have the opportunity to complete their studies.

 

ECTS
The ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System) The ECTS scale is a kind of € (euro) of university education that aims to make homogeneous the different evaluation systems in place in European countries and to make transparent the educational offer of each university institution in order to facilitate student mobility within different countries and training systems. The ECTS scale is therefore a statistical interface between different grading scales that makes it possible to read in a consistent way different numerical evaluation systems and also different evaluations within the same system.

 

Equivalency
Equivalency is a form of academic recognition based on the analytical evaluation of an international higher education qualification with the aim to verify its correspondence, in level and content, to a similar Italian university qualification so as to define it as equivalent and thus give it the same legal "weight" by defining it as "equivalent".

 

Exam
Mode of assessment of the student's individual preparation. It consists of a written and/or oral test to be taken at the end of an educational activity. The minimum grade for passing the examination is 18/30. The maximum grade that can be achieved is equal to 30/30 and potentially, in exceptional cases, 30/30 with honors. In the calculations of the averages, the grades of 30/30 with honors are considered equal to 30. The evaluation of profit in the examinations may take into account the results achieved in any tests or interviews taken during the course of the corresponding teaching course. All oral and written exams are public. The competent teaching body shall regulate modalities and access limits to the sessions in order to allow the smooth running of the tests. In case of written exams, the candidates will have the right to review their own papers after they have been corrected. Passed exams cannot be re-taken (see art. 22 of the Academic Teaching Regulations).

 

Midterm
Written and/or oral test to be taken during the course (normally mid-semester), to allow the professor to identify potential issues and adopt corrective strategies. The professors can assign a grade or a judgment, at their own discretion, and decide to use this assessment tool to reduce the program related to the final exam.

 

Final Exam (Final Dissertation)
At the end of the course of study, the student must take a final exam. The modalities and contents of the final exam are provided for in the Regulations related to the Course of Study . The final exam can be taken only after having passed all the exams related to the Degree Course and having acquired all the credits specified in the regulations of the Degree Course. The grade of the Final Exam is expressed in hundredths (from a minimum of 66/110 to a maximum of 110/110 with honors).

 

Attendance
The student's participation in the educational activities provided for a specific course of study. The didactic regulations of the courses of study establish whether or not attendance is compulsory.

 

Foundation, University, Management
LCU is controlled by LCU Foundation, whose aim is to ensure the pursuit of specific institutional purposes, provides for the organization of all services necessary for the operation of the educational and research activities in the University, even by entrusting entrusting them to the Management Company (Gestione Link S.p.A.).

 

Enrollment
The administrative procedure that every student must carry out in order to enroll for the first time in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

 

Teaching course
Subject Matter. It is identified by a name and by the scientific disciplinary sector to which it belongs. Each course is assigned a number of cfu that the student can acquire after passing the final exams.

 

Equivalent course
Educational activated in a specific course of study and entrusted to a specific professor, which is included in the learning pathway related to another course of study . The students of the two courses of study attend the planned training activities together and take the final exam under the responsibility of professor in charge of the course.

 

Propaedeutic course
A course is defined "propaedeutic" when the students must pass a specific exam before taking the exam related to a course placed in the following semester or academic year. The propaedeuticity of a specific course is established in the Didactic Regulations of the Courses of Study.

 

Honorary Degree (Laurea Honoris Causa)
It may be conferred by the University on people who, for their achievents or scientific publications, have come to be deservedly famous for their outstanding expertise in a specific subject matter. The resolution of the School Council conferring the honorary degree must be taken by a majority of 2/3 of the votes and approved by the Minister of Education, University and Research. The honorary degree confers all the rights of the ordinary degree.

 

Multidisciplinary Bachelor's Degree
If the didactic system of a Bachelor's Degree Course meets the requirements (qualifying educational objectives and basic and characterising training activities) belonging to two different classes, the university may establish the degree course as belonging to both classes. At the time of enrolment, the student indicates the class in which he/she intends to pursue the degree. The students may however modify their choice, provided that said choice becomes final at the time of enrolment in the third year (Art. 1, paragraph 3, Ministerial Decree 16.3.2007). At the end of the degree course, the student obtains the degree in the course with the name chosen by the University and in the class for which the student has opted.

 

Multidisciplinary Master's Degree
If the didactic system of a Master's Degree Course meets the requirements (qualifying educational objectives and basic and characterising training activities) belonging to two different classes, the university may establish the master's degree course as belonging to both classes. At the time of enrolment, the student shall indicate the class in which they intend to pursue the master's degree. The students may however modify their choice, provided that said choice becomes final at the time of enrolment in the second year year (Art. 1, paragraph 3, Ministerial Decree 16.3.2007).

 

Record Book
The document that accompanies the students during their academic career. The record book shows the students' matriculation number, the year of registration, the exams and the grades obtained. The record book can also (or exclusively) be in digital format.

 

Guidelines
Document issued by the Academic Office of LCU containing a series of guidelines on the elaboration and submission of the final dissertation.

 

Link Academy
It is the DAMS-related counterpart to the Research Center, responsible for promoting the educational activities of the DAMS courses. Its function is to propose and coordinate internships and supplementary activities.

 

Manifesto of studies
The General Manifesto of studies contains the educational offer of the courses activated for the academic year in question and the general rules for enrolment and registration. The Manifesto contains the didactic regulations of the courses of study. The Academic Senate, upon justified proposal of the Schools, deliberates and makes public, by 31 May of each year, the General Manifesto of Studies related to the following academic year. The main information contained in the General Manifesto of studies is published in the Student Guidelines (see Art. 11 of the University Teaching Regulations).

 

Matriculation (number of)
Upon enrollment, each student is assigned a code consisting of a few numbers and letters. Said code represents the students' ID, which is required for all the certifications and services granted University.

 

Module
Each course may consist in one or more modules (cycles of lectures, tutorials or seminars). Individual modules may also be taught by different lecturers, under the overall responsibility of one of them. A number of credits is associated with each module.

 

Evaluation Board
It is an Academic Body. The Evaluation Board carries out an internal analysis of the teaching and research activities as well as of services for the students, including those in support of study, also through the analysis of costs and returns and research productivity. The Evaluation Board issues an annual report on the activity reviewed. The Evaluation Board is comprised of five members, also external to the University, and is appointed by the Board of Directors, upon the approval of the Academic Senate. The organization and functioning of the Evaluation Board are defined by specific Academic Regulations (see art. 14 of the Academic Statute).  

 

Additional Learning Requirements (University Debit)
For the admission to a Bachelor's Degree or the Single Cycle Master's Degree Course, the students must possess the qualification prescribed by the current regulations and must have or have acquired an adequate initial preparation. The methods for the verification of the initial preparation are determined by the Didactic Regulations of the Degree Course. The assessment tests can also take place at the end of preparatory training activities carried out by the University. If the student fails the assessment test, the students will have to fulfill specific additional learning requirements (university debit). In order to facilitate the fulfillment of the additional training obligations, the competent teaching structures may carry out integrative training activities. Additional learning requirements are not configurable in the master's degrees. In order to be admitted to a master's degree course, it is required the possession of the degree prescribed by current regulations, as well as the possession of curricular requirements specified in the didactic regulations of the Master's Degree course and the adequacy of personal preparation verified according to methods defined in the aforementioned didactic regulations. The curricular requirements consist in the possession of a Degree in a specific Class and/or in the possession of specific skills certified by the acquisition of a certain number of CFU in specific scientific-disciplinary fields. Possible curricular integrations in terms of CFUs can be acquired by enrolling in single courses and passing the related exams before enrolling in the Master's degree program.

 

Educational Offer
The educational offer of the University. It consists of all the courses of study currently available at Link Campus University.

 

Didactic Regulations of a course of study
It is a set of norms regulating the course of study. In particular, the didactic regulations of a specific course of study shall determine: the name and the educational objectives of the course; the general framework of the educational activities; the CFU assigned to each educational activity and to each disciplinary field; the characteristics of the final exam for the attainment of the title.

 

Academic Bodies
The Academic Bodies of LCU are the following:

 

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee
  • Academic Senate
  • Rector
  • Director General
  • Evaluation Group
  • Board of Auditors
  • Disciplinary Board

The Academic Statute, which can be found on the University's website, governs the composition, organization, and functions of each Academic Body. Interested parties are individual persons, groups of persons or organizations having an interest in the results or performance of the course of study and in the professional figure obtaining a degree from a specific course of study. The following are part of the Interested Parties: the students, both those enrolled in the course and those potentially interested in enrolling; their families; all the organizations that can make use of the professionalism of the graduates; the teaching staff; the structure (Faculty, University) of the course of study; the competent Ministry; the social partners; any partners that contribute to the course of study; etc...

 

Study Plan
It is the student's educational pathway. The study plan lists all the educational activities that must be carried out in order to attain a bachelor's or master's degree. The study plan is drawn up by the Academic Office, in accordance with the student and is approved by the Academic Senate.

 

Learning platform
A tool available to students to supplement their teaching activities: it contains notices, information and multimedia materials made available by teachers and the University.

 

Adjuct Professor
Non-tenured teaching staff holding an intellectual work contract stipulated with the University for the performance of teaching activities with a highly specialized and professional content. The types of contracts stipulated by the Universities are governed by art. 23 of Law n. 240/2010.

 

Professor Emeritus/Honarary Professor
A full professor who has been retired or whose resignation has been accepted may be awarded: a) the title of professor emeritus if the professor has served at least twenty years as a full professor; b) the title of honorary professor if he has served at least fifteen years as a full professor. These titles are granted by decree of the Minister of Education, Universities and Research, upon deliberation of the School to which the interested party belonged at the time of leaving the service. Emeritus and honorary professors are not entitled to academic prerogatives.

 

Full Professors
It is the highest-ranking academic role. Law n. 240/2010 (Gelmini Law) introduced new rules on the recruitment of full professors, providing that each University shall proceed to the call following the completion of public procedures in which the evaluation of scientific publications, curriculum and teaching activities of the candidates are carried out. Those in possession of the national scientific qualification (introduced in the Gelmini Law) and professors already in service at other Universities may participate in said public procedures. The activities carried out by full professors and the related duties are defined by law (art. 6 Law n. 240/2010). Under the system in force prior to the Gelmini Law, the role of full professor was achieved after the completion of comparative evaluation procedures announced by the individual universities. At the time of the call, the professor was appointed extraordinary professor. After three years of "extraordinary professorship" the professor was subject to the judgment of a Selection Boad appointed by the MIUR for confirmation of the role of full professor. Extraordinary professors and full professors are considered "professori di prima fascia". Law n. 240/2010 abolished the period of extraordinary professorship.

 

Associate Professor
It is the intermediate academic role. Law n. 240/2010 (the Gelmini Law) introduced new rules on the recruitment of associate professors, providing that each University shall proceed to the call following the completion of public procedures in which the evaluation of scientific publications, curriculum and teaching activities of the candidates is carried out. Those in possession of the national scientific qualification (introduced by the Gelmini Law) and professors already in service at other universities may participate in these public procedures. The activities carried out by associate professors, as well as their duties are defined by law (art. 6 Law n. 240/2010). Under the system in force prior to the entry into force of the Gelmini Law, the role of associate professor was achieved upon completion of comparative evaluation procedures announced by the individual universities. After three years from the call, the associate professor was subject to the judgment of a Selection Board appointed by the MIUR for confirmation of the role of associate professor. Law n. 240/2010 abolished the institution of "confirmation in the role of associate professor". Associate professors are considered "professori di seconda fascia".

 

Proposal
Form available in the Academic Office in which the project of the thesis (master's degree) is defined. The original copy must be filled in every part and signed by both the supervisor and the student. All students must submit the proposal within the prescribed deadlines for each graduation session.

 

Pro-Rector
The Pro-Rector is appointed by the Board of Directors upon proposal of the Rector. The Pro-Rector is a member of the Academic Senate and shall replace the Rector in case of absence or legitimate impediment, in the performance of the functions for which he is responsible.

 

Commitment regime for adjunct professors and researchers
The commitment regime for adjunct professors and researchers is governed by the current legislation (art. 6 Law n. 240/2010). This regime can be: a) full-time; b) fixed-term. Each regime corresponds to a specific annual hourly commitment. The interested party must choose a specific commitment regime at the moment of acceptance of the position. In case of transition from a regime to other, the interested party must submit the application before the beginning of the academic year. The interested party is then bound to maintain the chosen regime for at least one academic year.

 

Academic Regulations
Regulations providing the common rules for the organization of teaching activities, the didactic systems, and the management of the courses of study.

 

Regulations of the Courses of Study
The Regulations of the Courses of study provide - in accordance with the didactic organization of the course - the organizational details of the individual courses of study (such as, for example, the list of courses and other educational activities, the different curricula, the teaching and examination methods and any attendance requirements).  

 

Student Regulation on Tuition Fees and Financial Support
This Regulation governs the administrative procedures related to the registration and enrollment process, as well as the management of the students' careers.

 

General Academic Regulation
The General Academic Regulation provides for the implemention of the provisions of the LCU Statute and governs the functioning of the organs and structures of LCU.

 

Supervisor
Professor holding the chair related to the teaching in whose disciplinary field falls the topic that the student intends to address in the final paper (thesis).

 

Tuition Fee
Registration and enrollment in subsequent years are subject to the payment of a fee, the amount of which is established by the University for each course of study.

 

Rector
The Rector is one of the Governing Bodies of the University. The Rector is appointed by the Board of Directors upon the proposal of the President of the Board of Directors. Each Rector remains in office for a three-year period and can be reappointed just once. The Rector is responsible for the didactic and scientific activities carried out at LCU and exercises the functions provided for in art. 12 of the Academic Statute. The Rector collaborates with the Director of the Academic Office in order to carry out ordinary activities.

 

Full-time University Researcher
Academic role provided for in Law n. 240/2010. According to the previous legislation, researchers became university researchers on permanent contracts following a comparative evaluation procedure announced by the individual universities. Full-time researchers carry out research activities, scientific updates, supplementary educational activities and student services, including orientation and tutoring, as well as learning verification activities. The commitment regime of full-time university researchers is regulated by law.

 

Fixed-term University Researcher
Academic role provided for in Law n. 240/2010 (art. 24). Researchers on fixed-term contracts are holders of a fixed-term employment contract stipulated with the University. The recipients of the contracts are chosen through public selection procedures governed by the universities with their own regulations. There are two types of contracts: a) three-year contracts that can only be extended once (for two years) b) three-year non-renewable contracts, reserved for candidates who have benefited from the contracts provided for in letter a), or, for at least three years, including non-consecutive years, from research grants or post-doctoral fellowships or similar contracts, grants or fellowships in foreign universities. Researchers on fixed-term contracts carry out teaching activities, supplementary teaching, student services and research activities.  

 

Credit recognition
According to the procedures and criteria established in the Academic Regulations, the procedure of recognition of the credits acquired by the students for the purpose of continuing their studies in a course provided by the university is under the responsibility of the School Board of reference. In accordance with the regulations in force, the university may recognize as university credits the professional knowledge and skills certified, as well as other knowledge and skills acquired in post-secondary educational activities to the which the University has contributed (during the development stage or the implementation stage).  

 

Withdrawal from studies
Formal act by which the student withdraws from a course of study. The withdrawal from studies is a written and well-reasoned statement that must be submitted to the Academic Office. The renouncing student who intends to resume the educational path must enroll again and has the right to request the evaluation of the exams taken and the credits already acquired by the School Council, for the purpose of a possible (partial or total) recognition. The renouncing student will have the right to reclaim the maturity diploma handed in at the moment of enrolment.

 

Academic School for Undergraduates and Graduates
Organizational structure of LCU that performs the functions of coordination and rationalization of activities related to the bachelor's degree and master's degree courses. The organization and functions of the School are defined by art. 17 of the Academic Statute.

 

School for the postgraduate activities
Organizational structure of LCU that carries out the functions of coordination and rationalization of activities related to postgraduate courses (first and second level academic masters, Schools of Specialization, Research Doctorates). The organization and functions of the School are defined by art. 17 of the Academic Statute.

 

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is a governing body of the University. It is comprised of the Rector, the Pro-Rector, the Presidents of the Academic Schools and the Director of the Department. The Academic Senate exercises the functions set forth in art. 11 of the Statute.

 

Session
This is the period designated for the implementation of the exams. There is only one exam session, which starts on November 1 of the current academic year and ends by April 20 of the following academic year. Within the session there are five rounds of exam. For out-of-course students and for all those who have completed the didactic activities of the courses provided by the course of study, extraordinary rounds of exams are scheduled in the period between March-May and October-December, without prejudice to the possibility of attending all the other rounds of exams.

 

Semester
The semester is the period of the academic year dedicated to teaching activities. In particular, the academic year is divided into two semester, 17 weeks each, separated by a break dedicated to examinations. The introduction of semesters has made it possible to distinguish between the period of the academic year dedicated to teaching activities and the period of the academic year dedicated to examinations.

 

Semester of study abroad
The LCU students will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad, provided that they are up to standard with the exams and have adequate language skills. This experience can take place in the first semester of the third year for those enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree and in the first semester of the second year for those enrolled in a Master's Degree. The student must take courses and pass the relevant exams at the chosen international university. The students admitted to spend a period of study abroad must define with the competent didactic structure the plan of studies and/or activities to be carried out. Any changes to this plan must be approved in the same modality.

 

Scientific-Disciplinary Sector (S.S.D.)
Groupings of subjects identified by the Ministry of Education, University and Research. They are defined in special declarations that describe the scientific-disciplinary contents and are identified by a code.

 

Stage
Educational activities that allow students to come into contact with the labour market during their studies. Most of the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses provide for a period of training or internship in companies or external organizations that have an agreement with the University. This activity allows students to acquire university credits.  

 

Statute
The Statute of LCU (approved by Ministerial Decree 30.03.2012 published in the Official Gazette n. 87 of 13.04.2012) contains the general principles of organization and operation of the University.

 

Full-time Student
A full-time student is a student whose total annual hourly commitment is equal to 1500 hours, corresponding to 60 University Educational Credits (CFU). The full-time student in executive mode is the full-time student for whom classes are delivered at agreed times and days that may differ from those provided by the standard academic calendar.

 

Part-time students
The part-time student is the student whose total annual hourly commitment is equal to 750 hours corresponding to 30 Credits (CFU).

 

Study week
Study week in which classes are suspended. It normally precedes a period of testing and/or exams.

 

Double, multiple and joint degree titles
In accordance with special agreements, the University may also award degrees jointly with other Italian and foreign universities. The conventions regulate the procedures for the awarding of joint degrees or double or multiple degrees. The "joint degree" or the "double degree" are two possible outcomes of an "integrated" course of study. The "integrated" course of study involves a curriculum developed jointly by two universities and regulated by a specific negotiated agreement. All students who participate to the program undertake periods of study with varied duration and contents, alternating between the two academic institutions. At the end of the courses and upon completion of the examinations, they are awarded a single degree signed jointly by the academic authorities of the two institutions ("joint" degree) or the final national degrees of the two institutions ("double" degree).

 

Registration fee
Fixed sum that the student must pay upon registration. The amount of the Registration Fee is defined annually by the Board of Directors of the University.

 

Regional Fee
In order to enrol in courses at state and legally recognized universities, university institutes and institutes of higher education that issue degrees with legal value, students are required to pay a tax for the right to university study to the region or autonomous province in which the university or institute has its registered office. The tax is necessary for the financing of the scholarships and honor loans allocated by the Regions for the to capable and deserving university students without means, in compliance with the principle of solidarity between families with higher incomes and those with lower incomes.

 

Tuition fees
An economic contribution that the student must pay to the University in order to use all the services and attend the educational activities. Students who are not in up to date with the payment of university fees cannot take exams or carry out other activities related to their university career.

 

Final dissertation
In order to attain a Master's Degree, the regulations of the courses of study provide for the elaboration and, if necessary, the discussion of a written dissertation, personally drafted by the student under the guidance of a professor who has the role of supervisor. The thesis must be submitted in electronic format and, if necessary, also in paper form to the Academic Office within the deadlines set by the Academic Senate.  

 

Transfer
The students may transfer: from one Degree Course to another at LCU (internal transfer); from another University to LCU (incoming external transfer); from LCU to another University (outgoing external transfer), Transfer applications must be submitted in accordance with the timeframes and procedures provided for in the Didactic Regulations and the Student Fees Regulations.

 

Tutor
Trusted collaborator of the professor. It supports the professor in the development of teaching activities supervising the students, supporting them and helping them face any issue related to their educational path.

 

Assessment
Assessment of the quality of the services and educational activities provided by LCU, periodically required to the students through the administration of special questionnaires. Such procedure is aimed at ensuring continuous quality improvement.