Posts by Michele Covolan

Starting from 26 October, the new bus line 76N is available to students: it will connect the underground stop Paradiso to the Department of Agricultural
Science and Veterinary Medicine. The bus will be active only on week days, from Monday to Friday, from 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. It will pass every 15 minutes and will be mostly for students who have to reach the University from the underground stop, although any citizen can use this bus.

Friday, 23 October 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. in Palazzo Badini (via Verdi 10) and streamed live on Unito media (www.unito.it/media), takes place the
workshop “Promoting happiness and well-being: contexts and instruments”, organized by the Department of Psychology and by Movimento Mezzopieno
and aimed at students and citizens in general.

The workshop will deal with the theme of well-being and happiness starting from a scientific understanding of the constructs and presenting the results
achieved by science, in particular psychology, on this topic. The workshop is for 60 students from undergraduate and postgraduate UniTo faculties (Departments of Psychology; Culture, Politics and Society; Economy and Statistics; Neuroscience; Humanities; Medical Science; Public health science
and Paediatric Science).
The participants must register online (registration is compulsory), choosing whether to attend “in presence” or “remotely”; the morning's plenary sessions are streamed live on Unito media (www.unito.it/media) and are accessible by the citizens as well.

Culture and Tourism in the digital era: the challenge for university students from Politecnico and UniTo kicks off.

The 30 students that will participate in the challenge “Culture and Tourism in the digital era” issued by Contamination Lab of Turin with the collaboration of Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale” will try to answer questions that are very relevant today, such as “How will the digital change the mechanism to valorise identities and artistic heritage? How will the world of exhibitions and history of artworks change? What changes will the actors of the sector undergo?”

The aim is to come to interesting conclusions that combine culture and technology, two fields that are extremely interconnected today and can enhance
the other’s strengths.
Students will come up with solutions to innovate exhibition modalities and restoration to valorise our city’s cultural heritage. They will start from understanding the various factors relative to a specific ecosystem, always keeping in mind the “new normalcy” we are living in that influences our relationship with our cultural heritage. Thus, the aim is to develop idea to answer to the digitalization of culture and its effects.

Provisional ranking list of 30 October.
Check the provisional ranking list online on your personal page.
Students from Accademia delle Belle Arti are not included in the list yet, since Accademia delle Belle Arti was not able to communicate to Edisu their
students; matriculations. Edisu asks that you not submit a complaint: Accademia will communicate the required data in the next few weeks.
Complaints: from 30 October to 20 November 2020 at 12 o’lock (noon)
Definitive ranking list: 15 December 2020 at 12 o’clock (noon)

Important:
To obtain the second instalment of the scholarship, students must complete the credits indicated in the Call by 10 August 2021. These credits must be registered by the University at the latest by 21 August 2021.
 20 credits for full-time students of bachelor’s, master’s, single cycle master’s
degree.
 11 credits for part-time students

 

Gender gap in mathematics in Piedmont.
In Piedmont, just like in all of Italy, there is a huge gender gap in mathematical
subjects, but why? What can we do to bridge that gap?
On 29 October at 5.30 p.m., we are presenting online the final results of the project “Facing gender gap in mathematics in Piedmont”, funded by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Università di Torino and Fondazione Collegio Carlo
Alberto and led by Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Professor of the Department of Economy and Statistics Cognetti De Martiis of Università di Torino.

TAL.E – Talent for Electronics is a free orientation, training and placement

process for young people talented in electronics, electrical engineering and IT.
Are you between 18 and 28 years of age?
Are you specialized in electronics, electrical engineering or IT?

Then you might be one of the 100 young talented people!
 Access to the labour market
 Seminars
 60 hours of lessons in a residential campus
 15 people will be chosen for internships

Info: http://www.progettotale.it/
Registration form: http://progettotale.it/form.php

Research Centre for Women and Gender Studies (CIRSDe) recently published a new guide about Università di Torino programmes with a gender-based
perspective. It is an interesting a helpful tool for any UniTo student to approach and explore gender studies. In fact, it offers an overview on the active courses in the various Departments of Turin that have focused on a gender-based perspective.

There are few Gender Studies courses in Italian universities and we advise you visit CIRSDe website to find out more about Doctorates, master’s degrees or
advanced courses on this subject. In the past few years in Italy, the need to address not only issues related to the disparity between men and women but
also the LGBTQ+ community has arisen. We hope that in next year’s guide we will be able to put more Gender Studies courses, so that the academic world in Turin will be even more inclusive.

 

We are proud of our heritage, of the millenary culture we fiercely defend and of the artistic works the greatest artists of the country created, but you cannot make a living out of art in Italy. Why is it so difficult to do in a country that can boast 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? One of them is a Piedmontese pride: Ivrea, headquarter of Olivetti and industrial city of the 20 th century.

How is it possible that in the country with the most World Heritage Sites artists have basically no rights? A degree from an Academy of Fine Arts is only
equivalent to one regularly recognized from a university. Welcome to the world of AFAM – Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica, born in 1999, where the labs are unfit for use and the funds do not arrive. The majority of the teaching body does not have a permanent position, year after year their chairs are vacant.

They sign term contract that, due to the many delays and postponements of MIUR, cannot guarantee stability in teaching and this influences students as well, who must often change teachers after the beginning of the academic year. On one side, we have AFAM precarious workers who do not have childcare leave nor sick leave; on the other, students from all of Italy who are not considered university students and do not have the rights tied to this recognition.
We can read on the website of the Ministry for Education, that certainly is not in a positive moment, that “The Ministry contributes yearly to the financial support of AFAMs through several funding lines”, followed by the various contributes to improve teachings, funds for substitute teachers and for equipment. Students, though, are still waiting for an answer from the Ministry (once again there is a delay) regarding the approval of the new study plans. The academic year is about to begin and everything is still uncertain. The Ministerial Decree of the Ministry for University and Research of 14 July 2020 set the distribution criteria of the “Fund for the emergency necessities of Universities, ATAF and research centres”, which allocated 9 million euros for public ATAFs and 1 million for private ATAFs.

The academies of fine art and the conservatories used to be just like universities, but the fascist regime made them into educational institutions, downgrading their situation. Only at the end of the 90s did they gain equivalence to universities and were they put under the supervision of the Ministry for University and Research, a difficult story right from the start. The recognition from universities of the academical credits, the so called CFAs, is a complex procedure and often those credits do not count in universities.

Often people think that art cannot be anything but a hobby, something to pass the time with, but for many professionals it is a job that has to be recognized just like any other. We are not able to appreciate the beauties of our country, we are not able to manage the funds allocated to art and culture, maybe the reason is that there is the prejudice that nothing can be gained from art but it is not true: art is moving toward an impressive digitalization. Art Industries exist and make millions: augmented reality, technological equipment for a completely safe museum experience, 3D technologies. Expressive models are adapting to any situation, but it looks like the art market is fated to remain prerogative of few chosen ones.

We should start from recognizing the fundamental rights of students and teachers and then we can learn to appreciate the artistic heritage of our country.
Such heritage needs graduates from the 20 academies who know how to appreciate and care for what has been left on its own for so long. A state that
allocates only 4.1% of its GDP to education cannot consider it as a main player in the growth and formation of artistic minds that can better Italy.

An actual archaeological and artistic heritage is coming to light in the province of Brindisi. UnderwaterMuse “Immersive Underwater Museum Experience for
a wider inclusion” is a particular international project with the aim to make accessible through innovative methods the submerged heritage of the Bay of
Camerini in Puglia.

Several universities are participating in the project like Università del Salento, Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Foggia and Università degli
Studi di Bari Aldo Moro; they are working together to make accessible this submerged archaeological park with the aid of virtual reality. Specifically,
Politecnico di Torino worked on the 3D metric survey of the Bay of Camerini with drones, lasers, scuba diving operators and ROVs.

You can fill in your study plan, here’s all you need to know:
 go on www.unito.it, click on MyUniTo and select “career plan”
 you will have to have regularly paid tuition fees
 the deadline to fill in or modify the study plan is 30 June 2021
 by 29 January you will have to choose your type of commitment (full
time/ part time)
 regarding courses that require the choice of an educational path/
curriculum, from 8 October to 18 November 2020 you have to fill in the
plan with the courses shared by all the paths and then, starting from 19
November 2020, you can put the specific courses of the chose
curriculum
Important
 If you want to graduate in the extraordinary session of the academic year
2019/2020 do not modify your study plan.

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