Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
1° periodo lezioni - GEM Oct 2, 2023 Dec 22, 2023
2° periodo lezioni - GEM (febbraio/marzo) Feb 12, 2024 Mar 26, 2024
2° periodo lezioni - GEM (aprile/maggio) Apr 3, 2024 May 11, 2024
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale - GEM - 2 appelli Jan 9, 2024 Feb 10, 2024
Sessione estiva - GEM - 2 appelli May 13, 2024 Jul 20, 2024
Sessione autunnale - GEM - 2 appelli Aug 27, 2024 Sep 30, 2024
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale - GEM - dicembre 2023 Dec 21, 2023 Dec 21, 2023
Sessione invernale - GEM - aprile 2024 Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024
Sessione estiva - GEM - luglio 2024 Jul 16, 2024 Jul 16, 2024
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2023 Nov 1, 2023
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2023 Dec 8, 2023
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2023 Jan 7, 2024
Vacanze di Pasqua Mar 29, 2024 Apr 2, 2024
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2024 May 21, 2024
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2024 Jun 2, 2024

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Law Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Argentini Marco

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Branca Eleonora

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Bullado Emanuela

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Butturini Daniele

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Cordiano Alessandra

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Ferrari Fabio

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Flor Roberto

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Fratea Caterina

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Gaudenzi Barbara

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Giusti Marco

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Guaraldo Olivia

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Ligugnana Giovanna

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Lucietto Gianluigi

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Mariani Enrico

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Nicolini Matteo

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Omodei Sale' Riccardo

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Pasini Margherita

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Polin Veronica

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Pontrandolfo Stefania

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Protopapa Venera

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Tronca Luigi

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.

2° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2024/2025

1 module between the following
1 module between the following
1 module between the following
Final exam
It will be activated in the A.Y. 2024/2025
1 module between the following
1 module between the following
1 module between the following
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Further language skills
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Training or project work
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Teaching code



Olivia Guaraldo



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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



1° periodo lezioni - GEM dal Oct 2, 2023 al Dec 22, 2023.

Courses Single


Learning objectives

The course aims at introducing and discussing some of the major issues concerning political philosophy, especially those related to the contemporary global challenges that interest this field of research. What are the main political challenges of our present? What are the conceptual tools at our disposal to understand and possibly solve new and unprecedented emergency crises, conflicts, global risks? The course will tackle these themes by using both philosophical texts and literary, cinematic tools in order to broaden the political and cultural comprehension of phenomena. At the end of this course students will have acquired the following skills: - Knowledge of the major concepts of modern and contemporary political theory - Ability to apply such concepts to the understanding of contemporary emergency phenomena of political nature (conflicts, wars, migrations, humanitarian crises, terrorist attacks). - Ability to elaborate complex analyses of emergency situations, able to include and relate to eachother theoretical, historico-political, and contingent aspects of emergency, in order to favour peaceful solutions of conflicts). - Ability to critically analyse media, governmental, and public representations o emergency phenomena. - Ability to project, implement and disseminate communicative products (cultural, humanitarian, civic) informed by respect for human dignity and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites and basic notions

General notions on modern philosophy, the history of political thought, modern and contemporary history.


The contemporary transformations of war and the place of democracy.
According to Rupert Smith, division commander in the first Gulf War, commander of the UN forces in Bosnia and deputy supreme commander of NATO, the war of armies facing each other in the open field no longer exists, but in the global scenario of widespread and persistent conflicts we find ourselves faced with low intensity wars, mostly fought 'among the people' whose battlefield are the streets, houses, squares and the victims are mostly civilians. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, however, further complicates the picture of contemporary war, not only due to the massive deployment of ground troops, in what is a real invasion, but also due to the 'hybrid' strategies with which the war itself was prepared and legitimized. Waging war no longer only concerns armies and states but also global communication networks, from satellites to social media.
The course initially aims to retrace the ways in which modern war has been thought of in the West and the political use of violence has been legitimized through the analysis of some important political thinkers (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Kant, von Clausewitz, Schmitt and others). Subsequently, the contemporary transformations of war will be analysed, combining them with an analysis of the ways in which political violence is implemented to repress requests for active participation in countries undergoing transition to democracy. Which practices, which conceptual models and which experiences bring into play the contemporary transformations of the political use of force? The course will try to analyze and understand these aspects, also providing a theoretical-practical framework of the contemporary transformations of war and violence through the analysis of specific case studies discussed in class.


Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Didactic methods

Lessons based on the interpretation and deepening of the texts in the program, on the class discussion of concepts and phenomena related to the exam program, on the analysis of specific 'case studies' with the help of audiovisual material. The teaching method is essentially based on the active participation of the students, constantly tickled by questions to undertake the discussion in class - with the teacher and with each other. Furthermore, students are invited to make oral presentations in front of the class on topics of the course or related to them.

Learning assessment procedures

The exam discussion will begin with a presentation by the student of a case study (concept, event, fact, phenomenon, etc.) freely chosen and prepared based on the texts in the program. Afterwards, the teacher can request an in-depth study on that case, concept, fact, or on other topics addressed in the course and contained in the texts. For attending students: the preparation of the presentation for the oral exam may also be inspired by the discussions that emerged in class, and possibly by additional materials distributed in class.
For non-attending students: The exam program is the same, including additional texts that will be delivered in class and then made available on the moodle platform. The examination procedure will be entirely based on the texts in the program, but it can in any case start from the presentation of a case study (see above).

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Evaluation criteria

The oral exam will verify that the student has read the entire bibliography in the program and knows how to return it to the teacher with language properties, argumentative ability, individual elaboration. The student will also be assessed on the ability to master the topics and to know how to apply them to concrete contexts, offering reasoned readings of the phenomena analyzed in class and in individual study.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

Participation in class discussions and oral presentation of in-depth analyzes prepared in groups or individually will contribute 40% of the final grade. The remaining 60% will derive from the assessment of analytical, argumentative and communication skills, as well as from the originality demonstrated in the oral exam. For non-attending students, the final grade will depend entirely on the assessment of analytical, argumentative and communicative skills, as well as on the originality demonstrated in the oral exam.

Exam language

italiano (eventualmente inglese per studenti Erasmus)

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

This initiative contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. More information on sustainability
Ridurre le disuguaglianze (GOAL 10) Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti (GOAL 16)

Type D and Type F activities

1° periodo lezioni - GEM From 10/2/23 To 12/22/23
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° An introduction to Emergency Management D Matteo Nicolini (Coordinator)
1° 2° Operation of the “3° Stormo”, theoretical and practical logistics management and planning in emergency contexts D Matteo Nicolini (Coordinator)
1° 2° Infrastrutture, logistica e industria: strategie ed azioni nella nuova globalizzazione D Giovanna Ligugnana (Coordinator)
1° 2° Civil protections: the role of local councils D Matteo Nicolini (Coordinator)
1° 2° Tai-Ti aiuto io F Alessandra Cordiano (Coordinator)
1° 2° Università e DSA – Metodi e strategie per affrontare lo studio ed il percorso universitario (Edizione 2023) D Fabio Ferrari (Coordinator)
2° periodo lezioni - GEM (febbraio/marzo) From 2/12/24 To 3/26/24
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Project work - Gestione delle emergenze in Italia F Matteo Nicolini (Coordinator)
2° periodo lezioni - GEM (aprile/maggio) From 4/3/24 To 5/11/24
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Project work - Gestione delle emergenze in Italia F Matteo Nicolini (Coordinator)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Project Work - The emergency phase: civil protection interventions F Matteo Nicolini (Coordinator)

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.

Student mentoring


Internships are aimed at enabling students to gain direct knowledge of the world of work and to acquire specific professional skills.

Internships are carried out under the responsibility of an individual lecturer, and can be carried out in professional firms, public administration bodies and companies recognised by the University of Verona.

Any CFU credits gained by doing internships will be recognised and recorded by the University in accordance with the relevant University regulations in force (Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari).

For further information on internships, please go to:

Language skills


List of thesis proposals

theses proposals Research area
Analisi e riorganizzazione delle strutture comunitarie Various topics
La social network analysis applicata allo studio dei contesti colpiti da eventi catastrofici Various topics
L'intervento sociale in situazioni d'emergenza Various topics
Politiche d'intervento in condizioni d'emergenza Various topics
Terzo settore e gestione delle situazioni d'emergenza Various topics

Gestione carriere

Student login and resources