Dear colleagues, fellow professors,Dear colleagues, fellow students,Dear colleagues, members of the administrative staff,
I have been thinking a lot about how to address you at the beginning of this academic year. How can I put into words the gratitude I feel for your strength and enthusiasm shown so far? There has been a huge effort made by everyone to continue providing learning and teaching in these unprecedented circumstances. What can be said at a time like this, outside of the Aula, to keep all of us motivated?
One week ago, we participated in the 2020 Graduation Ceremony, which took place in an atypical manner. And, although the pandemic introduced a lot of restrictions and we had to give up some of our traditions, the Hippocratic Oath was uplifting and full of hope. I am very proud of the University's 1700 graduates! Not only because they have reached the end of a difficult but beautiful academic journey, but also because they went through a complicated academic year and adapted so well to the challenges brought by the epidemiological situation. I imagine that it was difficult for our graduates to be without friends and family, but we made sure that they enjoyed this festive moment by watching, live, the broadcast of the whole ceremony. [ read more ... ]