Enrollment at the University of Eastern Piedmont began yesterday, which in 2021 “enlisted” 6,036 new students. Some limited number courses (such as Biotechnology and Pharmacy) have already sold out while the numbers of those enrolled in the Medicine test are in line with last year despite a decline in the aspiring freshmen of the Health Professions: the tests will be held on 5 and September 15. «The start of registrations is very promising and I expect an overall increase in registrations» comments the rector Gian Carlo Avanzi.
The Upo has 16,352 members, has graduated 41,500 students in 24 years of activity, offers 37 courses in addition to 24 masters, 10 research doctorates, 21 specialization schools, 150 laboratories and 7 hospitals for internships. For Vercelli the academic year 2022-2023 will mark the full implementation of the new department of sustainable development and ecological transition, the eighth of the university officially born on January 1st. The two three-year courses in Green Chemistry and Environmental Management and Sustainable Development and the Master’s Degree in Food, Health and Environment in English were already active since the autumn and entered the “package” of the new department. Wednesday 14 September from 3 to 5 pm in Piazza Sant’Eusebio there will be an open day to introduce structures and teaching. The other two novelties of this academic year concern Novara, with a master’s degree in Law for Economics and Business, and Alessandria with the new professional educator course.
On Monday, enrollments in Drug Sciences opened in advance in Novara (Pharmacy has already sold out 150 places) and in Biotechnology, which has “burned” its 600 places in a few hours: it is always in great demand even by those who try the Medicine test and health professions and wants to try again, possibly, in the future while following lessons with common subjects.
With regard to medical disciplines, the numbers of aspiring white coats have remained almost unchanged: 948 are admitted to the entrance test of Medicine to be held on Tuesday 6 September and of these 630 have indicated the Upo that makes available as first choice 200 seats, 120 in Novara and 80 in Alessandria. There is a slight decrease in the number of candidates enrolled in the test for the Health Professions, scheduled for September 15: they are 875 against 918 in 2021. For the Nursing office in Vercelli, 31 aspiring nurses against 49 places: little competition, in short..
It is not an isolated situation, however: «For Medicine we have always covered all the 200 available places without difficulty, indeed – comments the rector Gian Carlo Avanzi -. Nursing worries me instead, so we have more supply than demand in different locations: it is a profession that unfortunately attracts fewer and fewer young people, for the commitment it requires and for the not so attractive salary “. –CopyAMP code