I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. As we all know, 2021 has been very challenging and we, as a Department, have tried to adapt and evolve to the rapidly changing scenarios.
It has been my pleasure to serve as the Acting Head. It has been difficult and taxing, but equally rewarding. I wish to thank you all for the patience and support during my service. At the same time, I also apologize with those of you with whom I might have been abrasive at times; my intentions were good.
A special appreciation goes to the GO colleagues; you did a superlative job. We had some disagreements, but your professionality was never doubted. We are extremely lucky to have you all.
Finally, I wish to express my best wishes to the colleagues leading the Department in 2022. Let's keep fostering transparency and openness. Good luck!
Stay safe and see you next year, Claudio