The Conference will be hosted at the main facilities of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in Bolzano, the capital South Tyrol. More information about the University, the town and the region are below.

Those that intend to reach the University facilities at the rime of the conference, if the regulations in force will allow that, are asked to get in contact with Renate Folie (email: event(at)unibz.it ) starting from September 6th. All the instructions will be given about how to reach the rooms where the conference will be managed. Delegates are very welcomed to visit us if restrictions will be eased. In this respect, we are going to update periodically this page about the Covid-19 situation. Please consider that the regulations in force in South Tyrol might not coincide with Italian regulations.

As of April 20th, the situation is getting better in South Tyrol and in Northern Italy after a very large number of cases reported during the winter months. Of course, this has caused severe issues in our hospitals, saturation of Intensive Care Units, and, sadly, many people have passed away. The vaccination campaign is progressing slowly, but the unibz staff has been already offered the chance to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Many people who have voluntarily participated in this campaign are waiting to receive the second dose. In South Tyrol, all the shops have reopened at the end of March, but their timetable is limited. Cinemas, theaters, gyms and swimming pools are still closed. As for bars and restaurants, just take-away and delivery services are allowed. People living in South Tyrol can move freely inside the region, but they cannot visit other Italian regions or go abroad, unless there are some documented urgent necessities. A curfew is in force from 10 PM to 5 AM. It is expected that all these restrictions will be gradually lifted starting from the beginning of May. At unibz, the classes intended for first-year students (for both Bachelor and Master programs) are taking place in a mixed modality, i.e. students can choose to attend lectures in presence or online. All seminar rooms are equipped for hybrid events, which will facilitate the hybrid format of TFC21. All other classes are taking place online only. No external visitors are allowed in the unibz campuses.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The University is featured by its trilingualism in research and teaching, i.e. English, German and Italian.

Bolzano is the main town of the alpine region of South Tyrol, and is considered the door to Dolomites, included in the UNESCO list of the world’s protected natural paradises since 2009. Bolzano is a 100000-inhabitant town at the confluence of the rivers Etsch/Adige, Eisack/Isarco and Talfer/Talvera. The center, the main square, the grocery open market and the covered walkway are just a stone’s throw away from the University building; don’t miss a visit. More about Bolzano can be found here.

South Tyrol (Südtirol, Alto Adige), officially the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, is trilingual too. While German and Italian are the official languages in all its territory, the main language in some valleys is Ladin. South Tyrol is especially known for its beautiful mountainous landscape, towns, villages, incredible network of marked paths and bike lanes, spa and ski resorts. Beyond tourism, the main economic sectors include the Food & Beverage, automotive, ropeways, sport equipment and textile industries.