Posts by Michele Covolan

The master in management of the Business School ESCP Europe is on top of the Financial Time ranking and it is once again first in Italy.


The program, which ranks 5th globally, stands out for the international character of the study experience, quick employment, gender equality and goals reached in terms of employment and average salary.


The Master in Management of the international Business School ESCP Europe is also in 2018 the best course of study in Italy and it ranks fifth globally, according to the annual Financial Times ranking. The ranking takes into account the management training before employment. See here the whole ranking.

With its six campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, the school consolidates its position at the top of the ranking, which is the international baseline parameter for the choice of enrolment in the masters of the 100 more important business schools in Europe, Asia and Australia, which have been classified following 23 criteria, divided into four big areas.

The MIM of ESCP Europe stands out for the international character of the study experience, quick employment, gender equality and goals reached in terms of employment and average salary, equal to 69.865 euros (81.282 dollars), ranking higher than the Bocconi University (2nd in Italy, 6th in the world), the LUISS Guido Carli (3rd in Italy, 89th in the world) and the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano (4th in Italy, 95th in the world). 98% of students who attended the master find employment within only three months from graduation. The ranking considers the multiculturalism of the school and the program, the quality of teachers, the salary of the students who have already graduated and the career development within three years from getting the Master’s degree.

In addition the MIM of ESCP Europe in among the best worldwide as regards the point “international course experience”, how much is the Master exposed internationally and it is given by: student composition (86% international students) and teachers (78%), the structure of education, the range of post-program job opportunities for the students.

“ESCP Europe’s mission is to inspire and educate the leaders of tomorrow and the results of the ranking prove that we are achieving what we wanted. Year after year we move up the table of the Financial Times, being first in Italy for the programs of international degree – said Francesco Rattalino, director of ESCP Europe Torino Campus-. One of our strengths is the international character of teachers, students, but also of the companies we work with, where the students will work.”

Having studied abroad is one of the reasons of the success of graduates of ESCP Europe in employment and their satisfaction about the program.

“This ranking shows how one of the fundamental values of ESCP Europe is “diversity”, both cultural and in gender – said Francesco Profumo, president of ESCP Europe Torino Campus- . in the current society too little women fulfill leadership roles and one of our goals is to educate manager women, who will close the gender gap. In the Master in Management we even saw an overtaking. In fact, of the 892 students, a good 52% are women. This is an important signal of change, which will bring positive effect in the business world in a near future.”

“We are happy of this position: it reflects our commitment in educating the next international managers – adds Frank Bournois, Dean of ESCP Europe-. Timing couldn’t be better to celebrate our 200° anniversary. In fact, from January 2019, in all the campuses ESCP Europe many events will take place and they will involve the wide international community of the school.”

“ESCP Europe goes on ranking in the first positions thanks to assessment criteria that are crucial in our global strategy – concludes Léon Laulusa, Dean for Academic and International Affairs di ESCP Europe –. “this international recognition strengthens the development policy created by the school in order to educate a new generation of international leaders throughout the combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus educational programs and teachers who are extremely active in the research”.





Porte Aperte Alliance Française

Saturday 15th September 2018, Turin will be talking French! At the Alliance Française of Turin is scheduled an open day: a full day speaking French in order to discover all the activities of Alliance, from courses of teaching and certifications in French for adults, children and teenagers, to cultural events, proposed in collaboration with different organizations: from big institutions to little associations. The open house day , which will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Via Saluzzo 60, offers a rich program of free entry activities for people of all ages. During the day there will also be the opening of the exhibition Asterix et La Transitalique, on the creation and realization of the last comics album of the series created by lbert Uderzo and René Goscinny, about a travel to Italy.

Program of the day

9.00 – 17.00:  meeting with educational heads for free French level tests, personalized advice and guidance on the wide range of French courses and ateliers for adults, children and teenagers and enrolment with the promotion Riciclo&Risparmio

10.00 – 12.00:  workshop for people of all ages with the illustrator Cecilia Campironi:  A chaque pied sa chaussure/every foot should meet its shoe based on the book of the same title published by  Editions Cambourakis: it is a funny role game in which every participant can tell their own story through the invention of a pair of shoes. This is also a playful occasion to get children and adults closer to the French language through creativity.

10.30 – 11.30 e 15.30 – 16.30:  free trial French class, beginner level. The first 20 people enrolled in the A1 course will be given one textbook for free.

17.00: presentation of the program of the cultural activities and collaborations for next autumn about art, theatre, literature, town planning and sustainability with the attendance of:

  • Franca Bruera, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici (department of classical studies) at the Università di Torino, for the presentation of the events organised for the centenary of the death of Guillaume Apollinaire: an international conference, an exhibition at the GAM, a show at the Teatro Gobetti / Teatro Stabile di Torino;
  • Valter Malosti, director of the TPE – Teatro Piemonte Europa, for the presentation of the activities of the Season TPE 18.19 at Teatro Astra and in particular French shows and projects linked to them, developed from the collaboration with Alliance  Française of Turin.
  • Benoît Monginot, Institut Français Italia, for the presentation of the events of the project La natura in città by Urban Center Metropolitano: meetings with French landscape architects and town planners and philosophical follow-ups to study the relationship between nature and cities.
  • Marco Ferrero, FuoriLuogo Asti, for the presentation of the scheduled events with French authors and activities in collaboration with Alliance Française of Turin.


100 years after the death of Apollinaire

9th November 1918 the French great poet, playwright and writer Apollinaire died. The Alliance, together with the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the University of Turin, the “Centre for Modern European Literature” of the Kent University (UK), and the department of “Lettres modernes” of the Paris Nanterre University, organises some initiatives to illustrate the experiences of the first historic avant-gardes in Paris during the First World War.

There will be three events:

  • An international conference at the Rettorato dell’Università degli Studi di Torino with the title Métamorphoses d’Apollinaire- Metamorfosi di Apollinaire. The academic rendezvous, which will take place Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2018 in the Sala Principe d’Acaja del Rettorato, wants to analyse and compare how the work of Apollinaire was accepted during his life and in the decades that followed, till today. How did the pseudonymity, the faces and the masks that the poet wore encourage an acceptance made of evolution, continuity, breakings, metamorphosis and transformations? These questions will inspire the conference Métamorphoses d’Apollinaire – Metamorfosi di Apollinaire, which will involve scholars from national and international research centers. The person to refer to about the event is Franca Bruera of the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the Università di Torino.
  • An exhibition at the GAM with the title Apollinaire e le avanguardie europee, in the Wunderkammer of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Turin. You can visit it from 4:30 p.m. of Monday 22nd October 2018.
  • A show at the Teatro Gobetti /Teatro Stabile di Torino. The pièce, Les Mamelles de Tirésias of the playwright Apollinaire, will take place Monday 22nd October, at 7:30 p.m. at the Teatro Gobetti in Via Rossini 8. The show will be in French with Italian subtitles.


politecnico di torino
Bronze medal for the Politecnico di Torino

94% is the percentage of the students who find employment within an year after graduation from the Politecnico di Torino. This data was confirmed by the new world Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, by the prestigious British QS Institute. The Politecnico di Torino is once again on the international podium of universities which guarantee job prospects to its graduates.

The ability to ensure that its graduates will find an occupation has always been one of the qualities of the Politecnico di Torino. Yesterday, 11th September 2018, the Politecnico was awarded the bronze medal, ranking third in the world (not far from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and the Politecnico di Milano) according to the Graduate Employment Rate, one of the five indicators of the ranking on the employment of graduates, which this year has analysed 500 universities worldwide.

The criteria followed are: the employer reputation, partnerships with companies, the success of graduates in their careers, the presence of companies in the campus and the rate of employment of graduates within an year from graduation. It’s thanks to this last indicator, calculated as the proportion between the percentage of employment of graduates and the average of the Italian universities taken into account, that the Politecnico di Torino ranked third worldwide.

The Politecnico was also good for another indicator, according to which the university ranks second in Italy: the employer reputation, which assesses the reputation that the university has according to the employer. All in all, taking into account the five indicators and the importance they have in the ranking, the Politecnico of Torino is once again between the 121st and the 130th position and so it is in the first quartile of the best universities in the world.

“These results, which have not changed in the percentage of students employed compared to the ones of last year, show how the education of our students is still highly regarded in the labor market. The third position in the world awards our policies, which are successful despite the choice of the Politecnico di Torino to serve the country by welcoming a lot of young people and keeping taxes low. Italy, in fact, really needs graduates if it wants to remain an advanced country (as OECD has just reminded us). Thanks to the actions arranged to professionalize degrees and by proposing a didactics more and more focused on the student and enriched by the presence of entrepreneurs and professionals, we can improve even more this already impressive result”, said the rector Guido Saracco.


Last chances to get to know the educational offer and to apply for one of the university courses of IUSTO, Istituto Universitario Salesiano Torino Rebaudengo.
By taking part in one of the Open Days you will be able to discover the academic programs 2018-2019. It will be a chance to be helped in making a choice about university and professional life.

On the Open Day there will be an introductory part on the educational offer of IUSTO and the academic world, followed by the presentation of every degree course. Students and graduates will talk about their experience. At the reception you will be able to find the staff of the information office, who will be available for interviews to know you better.


160 places available

Public notice for admission 2018/2019

For info and selection go to the detailed document of the Bachelor’s degree.

This academic course is the only one which can be taken both during the week (traditional course, mainly from Monday to Saturday), with 80 available places, and at weekends (mainly on Saturday and Sunday), with 80 available places too. The second option has been designed for the ones who, for personal or professional reasons, cannot attend the lessons during the week.


The APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION must be submitted online by 3rd September for the written test of 5th September and from 4th to 20th September for the written test of 24th September (if there are places available).


Take part in the next OPEN DAY: Friday 7th September from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The entry is free until there are places available, after having confirmed the participation online. Register for the open day here.
The confirmation of participation online is compulsory, and people who accompany must be pointed out in the provided section in the application form.

The event will take place at IUSTO, in Piazza Conti di Rebaudengo, 22 in Turin.


Servizio Civile 2018: due progetti made in Unito

The Community Service (Servizio Civile), which includes voluntary work and active citizenship and is aimed to young people between 18 and 28, makes a new offer with the 2018 public notice, published on the website of Dipartimento della Gioventù. Among the partners and the associations which are going to receive the volunteers starting from the beginning of 2019, there is the Università degli Studi di Torino too, which wanted to develop two specific projects:


The public notice of the national community service is available for all young people who, when submitting the application, have already turned 18 and are not above 28 years of age (28 years and 364 days old) and who:

  • are Italian citizens, citizens of European Union member states or non-EU nationals, legally residing  in Italy.
  • Have not got a prison sentence (even though it is non-final) for more than an year for intentional crime, a prison sentence (even of minor importance) for a crime against a person or for crimes related to illegal possession, use, carrying, transportation, import or export of weapons or explosives or for crimes which involve membership or aiding and abetting to subversive, terrorist or organised crime groups.

To take part in the projects of Unito a high school certificate is needed.



An educational meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th September 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) in the classroom B3 of the Campus Luigi Einaudi. The university and the TESC (Tavolo Enti di Servizio Civile – Institutions of the community service) will present the projects of the Piedmontese institutions and the mode of application. In this occasion it will be possible to ask for more information about duration, commitment, reimbursement, training and schedules.

Applications to participate

You can download the attachments with the application to participate here, under the heading Allegati (at the end of the page).

The application can be submitted:

  • by certified email (PEC):
  • by registered mail  to: Università degli Studi di Torino – Servizio Civile – Via Verdi, 8 – 10124 Torino (for registered mails the postmark will be needed)
  • by delivering in person to the room 407 – 4th floor – Via Po, 31_ Torino, according to the following timetables:
    Mon – Wed – Fry from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Tue – Thu from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Friday 28th September: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The application to participate, properly filled out, must be presented by Friday 28 September 2018.

codice fiscale
A desk for foreign students


From today, September 3rd, to September 21st will be set up the temporary desk for the issue of the fiscal code to foreign students, who are arriving for the new academic year. Thanks to an agreement between the university and the Italian Agency of Revenue (Agenzia delle Entrate), also in 2018 newly enrolled foreign students will be able to integrate in Italy more easily.

In this way, in fact, foreign citizens who arrive in Turin for studying, teaching or research will be able to get the fiscal code straight in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, at the enrolment office of the Politecnico di Torino, without going to the Italian Agency of Revenue. This is the second year the students have been given this opportunity, thanks to the good results of last year: in 2017, in fact, during 12 days in which the desk was open, 480 people used this service.

Getting a fiscal code is essential for a stay in Italy: not only is it the first step to enrol in university, but it is also useful for other practical aspects such as signing a rental contract, purchase of a SIM card for you telephone and much more.

The temporary desk will be open until 21st September 2018, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


An informative day  to visit  IAAD, l’Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (Institute of Applied Art and Design) and know better its courses, among which:

Transportation Design
Interior Design
Product Design
Communication Design
Digital Communication Design
Textile & Fashion Design

Social Innovation Design

An opportunity to meet professors, students and professionals in the field of design, many of which are former students of IAAD.

During the info day, the referees for guidance, professors and students will be available to give further information and clarifications on study programs, enrolment requirements, internships and job perspectives.

Last info day:
Friday, September 7

You can apply to participate here (link).

For further information, please contact  Ufficio Orientamento IAAD (IAAD Guidance Office):

+39 011 54 88 68


In order to apply for an IAAD entrance exam you must:

  • submit your application for the course/s you are interested in. You must send (by mail or e-mail), your CV, with a description of the studies you have completed and your past experiences, a statement of purpose and a small portfolio with your work, in case you have one.
    You will find the application form and further instructions on this link.
  • Pass the entrance exam. International students can have their interview and take the entrance exam via Skype.
    You can find further information on the entrance exam, and the application form on this link.
Last two dates available:
Thursday, September 20
Friday, October 5
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino

This article may help you if you’re interested in applying for one of the Bachelor degree courses of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino.

What do you study at Accademia?

The Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin, one of the oldest in Italy, offers 3-year Bachelor courses, among which:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Decoration
  • Graphic Design
  • Stage Design
  • New Technologies
  • Creative Direction
  • Communication and Enhancement of Artistic and Contemporary Heritage
  • Art Education

Go to the dedicated page(sezione) of the Accademia’s website to know more about the courses and their programs.

The are also 2-year Master courses, which you can find here (link), and everyone who has an Academic Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree can apply.

How to apply

Enrolment in one of the 3-year courses for the 2018/2019 a.y. can only be made online, after having passed the entrance exam.

From July 16 to August 26, 2018, you can apply online for the entrance tests.

It’s possible to apply for only one exam (equivalent to only one course).

The entrance exam consists of a first test, generally practical, which varies depending on the selected course, followed by an individual interview, which also varies depending on the course, and generally aimed at verifying the knowledge of art history from the XIV to the XXI century, and at knowing the reasons, interests and goals of the candidate. If the candidate wishes to do so, he/she can submit a portfolio of previous works in order to allow for an assessment on the level of preparation and past experiences.

Entrance exams will be held from September 10 to September 13.

For foreign students, the interview will also serve to assess the knowledge of Italian specific terminology and concepts of the selected course.

Preparation for the exam is up to the candidate and there are no recommendations about textbooks.

On this link you will find the specific content of the exam, according to the different courses, as well as information on where the exams for the 2018/2019 a.y. will be held.

Applicants who will pass the test will then be able to proceed with the enrolment from September 19 to September 30.

Fees and payments

You can find the rules and regulations for fees and payments of the 2018/2019 a.y. online (regolamento tasse e contributi per l’a.a. 2018/2019).

Exemptions can only be made for the payment of the enrolment fee and the attendance fee, according to the conditions stated in the rules and regulations.

Students belonging to the following categories will be completely exempt from the enrolment fee and university fees:

a)Disabled students whose disability is attested to 66%;
b)Foreign students who received scholarships from the Italian government through cooperative development programs and intergovernmental, cultural and scientific agreements.

admissions tests

July 24 marked the end date of the application for the entrance tests for Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture and Veterinary Medicine. Miur (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) has recently published a report on its website showing the number of applicants. Here’s some data: there are 83,127 overall applicants, of which 67,005 aspiring Medicine and Dentistry students (66,907 in 2017). There are 7.986 applicants for the Architecture exam, while there were 9,340 last year. There are 8,136 applicants for the Veterinary Medicine exam, slightly fewer than in 2017 (8,431). The number of applicants for the Medicine (fully taught in English) exams was 7,660, while in 2017  it was 7,021.

We can see the number of applicants for Medicine has increased, while it has decreased for Architecture. As for Veterinary Medicine, numbers remained constant.
The maximum number of available places has also increased:

  • 9,779 for Medicine (9,100 last year)
  • 1,096 for Dentistry (908 in 2017)
  • 759 for Veterinary Medicine (655 in 2017)
  • 7,211 for Architecture (6,873 in 2017)

As observed by the daily newspaper Sole24Ore, 1 out of 6 applicants will be admitted to Medicine and Dentistry, 1 out of 10 to Veterinary Medicine, while for Architecture the number of applications and of available places are almost the same: 7,986 applications and 7,211 available places. Compared to last year, there are better chances for aspiring architects, doctors and dentists, while it will be worse for aspiring veterinarians.

The exam dates are the following:

  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Prosthetic Dentistry – September 4;
  • Veterinary Medicine, September 5;
  • Architecture, September 6;
  • Health Care, September 12;
  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Prosthetic Dentistry (taught in English), September 13;
  • Primary Teacher Education, September 14;

Health Care (Master’s Degree), October 26.

Seeyousound, un contest per il DAMS

Seeyousound, Turin’s musical film festival, starting on January 25, 2019 for its 6th time, announces a contest in collaboration with Università degli Studi di Torino. The contest involves students from  DAMS, Corso di Laurea in Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo (Degree course in Performing Arts) and aims to promote productions on the relation between images and sounds.

Contestants can submit musical videos, also known as “promotional videos”, or any production which give a new take on the relation between music and images. Videos can be recorded with any technique: with or without CGI; animated; etc. Maximum length is 5 minutes. Images and music must be original.
Each contestant may only submit one video.

Participation is free and may be in groups or individually.
The contest is exclusively for Performing Arts’ students from any city.

For the application, please fill out this form.
For further information, visit the Seeyousound Facebook page, or write to