Posts by Michele Covolan

The Università degli Studi di Torino obtains the second place in the GreenMetric 2019 ranking: this is an international chart based on environmental and social sustainability of university campuses.
Unito once again confirms its second place among the 29 italian universities analised. Compared to 2018, the turinese University improves its position on the international level, ranking 41 st on 780 universities.
The ranking gives a score based on the information and data, sent by universities, about the actions taken and the policies implemented to reduce consumption and enhance sustainability.
This chart takes into account indicators of:
– Infrastructure (university’s general data, green areas and budget for sustainability): 15%
– Energy (consumption and policies to reduce its impact): 21%
– Waste (treatment and recycling): 18%
– Water (preservation and recycling): 10%
– Transport (policies for sustainable mobility in universities): 18%
– Didactics and research (courses, projects and results from researches on sustainability and extension of the overall society’s knowledge):18%
In 2016 the University of Turin established the UniTo Green Office project, with the aim of promoting planning and creating actions and initiatives for more environmental sustainability in universities, also collaborating with local corporations and stakeholders.

Visioni in Movimento” Cinema School with no chairs, is an announcement targeted at young film-makers.
This is the fifth edition, and there’s time until 30 th December to apply for it. “Visioni in Movimento” is an artistic opportunity for exchange, which consists of a long four-stop route to be carried out on foot on the Triestine Carso.
The fifth edition of “Visioni in Movimento” is promoted and realized by Culture Attive with the support of MIBACT and SIAE, within the “Per Chi Crea” program, and with the participation of Gal Carso, in partnership with the Mattador of Trieste and Visionaria of Siena associations, and with the collaboration of the Trieste Film Festival – Alpe Andria Cinema and – italian documentarists association.
For further information, please contact the “Visioni in Movimento” secretary’s office via:

You have time until 20 th Decmber 2019 to file your application form for the Erasmus Announcement 2020/20121 . In December will be hold some orientation meetings:

– 3 rd December, from 14 to 17, Cavallerizza classroom, Via Giuseppe Verdi 9 (in English)
– 13 th December, from 10 to 13, classroom 2, Palazzina Einaudi
– 16 th December, from 13:30 to 16:00, classroom 2, Palazzina Einaudi

The Università degli Studi di Torino created the “UniTo SkillCase” platform, that helps to strengthen and train the so-called soft skills. UniTo SkillCase is a very useful tool for all the recent graduates who are entering the world of work: thanks to its multimedia teaching materials and to some exercises, it is a way to make your various abilities come out.
The portal helps you train 8 skills: efficient communication, focus on objectives and final result, organization and planning, problem solving and solution finding, orientation to stakeholders, teamworking, adaptation to changes and self-empowerment. It is an opportunity for students to get to know and strengthen these 8 broad skills that concern the cognitive aspect, personal efficiency and the relational field, essential in today’s world of work.

The cultural association "Premio Tesi di Laurea su Torino", with the Backing of the City of Turin and of the
Regione Piemonte, set up a degree prize that concerns climate changes. All the degree thesis that have
been discussed over the past few years, no matter in what faculty, can participate.
You have time until the 31 st March 2020 to participate.
To sign up, visit the website.

AUT, a team of students of the Politecnico di Torino, organizes “Diy Architecture volume 2”, which will take place on 6 th December at 14:45 at the Castello del Valentino. It is a talk to share ideas on the topic of architecture for urban regeneration; many organizations of students who work in the field of self construction, and many experts in this sector, will be introduced to the public.
Free access, under reservation.

UniToGO – Green Office of the University of Turin organised the second edition of the event DifferenziamoLo Strano, during the European Week for the Reduction of Waste.
On Tuesday, 19 th November, from 8:30 to 19:30, small electric and electronic waste (RAEE R4), batteries, plastic and cork caps will be collected in three university locations:
Department of Physics (Via Pietro Giuria, 1)
Department of Computer Science (Via Pessinetto, 12)
Palazzo Nuovo (Via Sant’Ottavio, 20)
Moreover, on this day, students, university staff and citizens will have opportunities for Information on this matter.
For further information, visit the website

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures has organised the “Conlanguages and linguistics. Describing, anlysing, creating languages for fictional worlds” workshop. It is open to 30 students that have passed at least one exam of General Linguistics, or of Didactics of foreign languages – 3 course credits. The aim is to increase and strengthen the scientific knowledge of languages and the language, through the analysis of the so-called “conlangs”, “constructed languages”.
These are artificial systems, in opposition to the natural languages that are tradionally studied by linguistics, that have been created with various aims, most of all linked to entertaining, often as a privileged part of “conworlding”, that is the creation of fictional worlds.
Registrations are open while seats last.

On Thursday, 14 th November, at 9:00, at the Cavallerizza great hall, will take place the Word Usability Day .
This day has been organised by the Department of Computer Science, together with the SmartHCI laboratory of the interdepartmental ICxT.
This year’s Word Usability Day is about the Design For The Future We Want, which is inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN). These goals are some of the starting points for a better future: they vary from “good health and well-being” to “gender equality” to “sustainable cities and communities”.
The event is free, but the registration is required.

You have time until 13 th December to apply for one of the 53 scholarships provided by IED – European Institute for Design, to study abroad. You can choose between a three-year course or a Master in Spain: the scholarship will cover 50% tuition fee.
In order to apply, you have to create a project on the interpretation of the topic Respect, for people, futures and places in the complex contemporary landscape, referring to the UN’s SDG – Sustainable Development Goals.
Regolamento Corso Triennale
Regolamento Master
Visit the website for further information.