The basic unit for the Italian higher education system is the academic year, which starts on 1st November and ends on 31st October. However, courses can start as early as September/October and, generally, are held thorough the end of May/middle of June. Teaching activities are divided into two semesters: from September to February and from February to July. There are two half–term holidays, at Christmas and Easter, and a summer holiday, from the end of July to the beginning of the courses of the next academic year.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday and, occasionally, on Saturday, both in the morning and in the afternoon. As a rule, lectures are given in Italian, but there are some courses held in English. The University is working towards providing an increasing number of courses taught in English in order to meet the demand for courses accessible to foreign students and researchers. Every year each School publishes a syllabus giving details of courses offered and their contents. Rules to be followed and guidance on individual curricula are also given.
The library system at the
Through the library system web server you can find the location of the libraries and consult the university catalog, which was obtained by transferring the data archived in various formats in years past using aleph 500.
In 2002, the University Federico II also sponsored subscriptions/memberships with many digital scientific resources, selected by components of the Commission for the coordination of access to online databanks and journals, with the financial backing of the three Academic and Administrative Structures in which they can be found.
In order to improve access to the print and digital library resources, a system of integrated (and simultaneous) searches of the various resources available will be completed, by using descriptive metadata which are compatible with the SFX/Metalib platform of Atlantis.
Multimedia learning centers are points of access to the Internet which can be found in various structures of the university. All students who have completed the enrolment procedures at the university will have access to them. The centers all have varying numbers of standard computers (PC and Mac) which are variously equipped. Some sites have equipment for students who are visually challenged. All of them have printers. Reservations are necessary to use the computers, and can be made during the regular hours of operation, by showing either a University ‘libretto’ or the magnetic Federico II card.
For information regarding the configuration and location of the centers, the rules of behaviour, or the hours of operation, consult the website of the multimedia centers
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Please note: before going to the Adisu Offices for the smart card you have to take your Codice Fiscale (Fiscal Code) at the Agenzia delle Entrate (Tax Office), Via Armando Diaz, 11 – Napoli.
In Italy , health-care through the National Health Service (SSN) is available also for foreign citizens who are temporary residents. EU citizens must have the European Health Insurance Card, while non-EU citizens must show proof of coverage by health insurance. Health care is provided by local health enterprise (ASL: Azienda Sanitaria Locale), which releases a card that necessary to access health needs (general and specialised practice, hospitalisation etc.). For detailed information visit : www.aslna1.napoli.it/servizi.asp
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