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“2030: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” 

Lavazza photo exhibition on sustainable development goals

FROM 30TH October to 10th November

At the Biblioteca Bobbio of the Campus Einaudi

The Green Office of UniToGO and the Biblioteca Norberto Bobbio are happy to invite you to the photo exhibition of the 2018 Lavazza calendar“2030: What Are You Doing?” focused on 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

 

The 2018 Lavazza calendar – a creative project by Armando Testa – and the related exhibition are made by portraits (made by the photographer Platon) of 17 ambassadors committed for environmental, social and economic sustainability, who witness their concrete commitment for sustainable development. Among the 17 ambassadors, there are some important names such as the director of the UN network for Sustainable Development, Jeffrey Sachs, the founder of Slow Food Carlin Petrini, the chef Massimo Bottura, the American actor Jeremy Renner, the ocean activist Alexandra Cousteau, the tennis champion Andre Agassi and others.

 

At the inauguration of the exhibition – on 30th October at 6.00 pm at the Biblioteca Bobbio of the Campus Einaudi – the delegate of the Rettore alla Sostenibilità Ambientale Egidio Dansero and Giacomo Buchi, teacher at the Economics and Management department, will talk with Laura Tondi from Lavazza, about the question at the centre of the exhibition “What are you doing?” for sustainable development. They will also talk about the importance of the awareness of citizenship also with artistic events, such as the urban work of art, promoted by Lavazza and Città di Torino and created by the artist Vesod Brero in Viale Ottavio Mai and presented during the Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile 2018.

 

Challenge Conservazione del cibo e sostenibilità
Dear student/graduate of any subject, do you think you know how to reduce food waste from houses? Do you want to contribute in the realization of a new, flexible and sustainable domestic scenario, linked to preparation and conservation of food? THIS CHALLENGE IS WHAT YOU NEED!

Food waste, caused by the great availability of food at home, is not only a problem of economic resources being wasted, but it also affects natural and energy resources, used is every process of the food chain. Food waste is becoming an always more emerging problem and solutions are close to 0.

This challenge wants to find new and more efficient ways for the conservation of food: ways specially designed for every food and to value the impact on domestic habits.

The fridge is an important part of a paradigm based on speed of preparation and meal consumption, which encourages the spread of pre-cooked foods, leading to the problem of the disposal of the packaging. To which scenarios can lead the introduction of new food conservation methods?


Conservazione del cibo e sostenibilità.
Social dynamics and digital behaviour about the conservation and use of food. A day with a fridge. In collaboration with Fablab and Kynerion.
The call is open to all graduates, master’s degree students and PhD students of the Politecnico di Torino and the Università di Torino.
You can sign in till Monday 29th October 2018, 12.00 am.

Application must be done via Apply (http://apply.polito.it)

In order to put it the application, click on “Registrazione” and fill in your personal information in order to create an account. Remember you will need your fiscal code and ID card.

Once you have received the access details follow these steps:

  • click on “scegli percorso, Aggiungi iscrizione, LABORATORI, Clab Workshop”
  • Click on “Laboratori” on the sidebar, then select the current challenge Clab.
  • Requested attachments are the CV, motivational letter and an optional attachment to best introduce yourself.

Selected students will take part in an interview (modalities will be communicated on 29th).

The challenge will take place
  • from 5th to 8th November 2018 at the Clab, Cortile del Rettorato dell’Università di Torino in via Verdi n°8;
  • on 9th November : the venue has to be decided yet;
  • from 12th to 16th November at the FabLab, in via Egeo n°16

Final pitches will be presented on 19th November in the Aula Clab .(Via Verdi 8)
For more information visit the site.

For further information write to clabtorino@gmail.com

Or call 0116702028-2029-2063


What is “C.Lab – Torino” – Contamination Lab?

C.Lab is the first Italian Contamination Lab as the result of the collaboration of two universities

 

 

A space for students and PhD students of the Politecnico and Università di Torino to discover new learning models and develop innovative projects. C.Lab TORINO – Contamination Lab Torino in promoted and financed by the MIUR: it is the first and only one in Italy to be the result of the collaboration of two universities.

A place where students and PhD students of different subjects can meet and where contamination and intersection of knowledge and points of view enables to try new learning models and to develop innovative entrepreneurial or social projects, with a strong connection with the territory. This is the idea that inspired the Contamination Labs: places created inside universities in order to give students “a stimulating environment for the development of innovative entrepreneurial projects”, as the guidelines of the MIUR, which promotes the initiative, explain.

C.Lab TORINO will offer to students of the Università di Torino and Politecnico an informal and creative environment, where they can follow innovative extracurricular university courses, in order to get new skills and propose innovative solutions to the emerging challenges of the territory and markets.

C.Lab TORINO was created to find solutions to the challenges that society, companies and institutions will issue to the 100,000 students of “Torino Città Universitaria”. Through the contamination of different skills , students and PhD students, to which the project is addressed, will receive useful tools to face the labour market from the entrepreneurial point of view, by finding innovative solutions, with the possibility to set up new start ups.

From the educational point of view, C.Lab TORINO proposes labs on computer “challenges”, based on three main policies: proposals of students and PhD students, in a bottom-up logic; proposals of universities, on significant themes for development of territories; proposals of companies, public and private institutions, to face critical themes.

The project C.Lab TORINO is part of the prospect of the Entrepreneurship Education, with the aim of creating social value and promote entrepreneurship culture, innovation and sustainability.

The C.lab TORINO wants to give an important contribution to the development of the city and the territory, expanding the action of universities in Turin, favouring citizens and the local reality.

The conditions of this collaboration between the two universities are the incentive to start productive relations between the main actors of the area, for the sharing of knowledge and skills, aimed at achieving a bigger competitiveness on the international and national market.

With a total funding of about 900,000 euros (of which 300,000 euros from the MIUR and almost 600,000 euros from the Politecnico and Università), C.Lab TORINO is among the 16 winning projects selected among 68 candidates from universities from all over Italy.

 

SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI - DIARIO DI UN'APPRENDISTA ASTRONAUTA
The astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, protagonist of the missione Futura of the Italian Space Agency, on the occasion of the publication of her new book “Diario di un’apprendista astronauta”, will present her professional and human experience, the long journey that took her to the International Space Station.
The proceeds will be entirely given to UNICEF Italia by the author.

Where and when:

Politecnico di Torino

Aula Magna, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 – Torino

Saturday 27 October 2018 – 5.00 pm

When the racket engines were started up, I fulfilled the biggest dream of my life.” For almost 7 months Samantha Cristoforetti has been into orbit around the Earth on the International Space Station. In her book “Diario di un’apprendista astronauta” (Diary of an apprentice astronaut), she tells the busy life on board, with the amazed eyes of who becomes, day after day, a space human being: from science to repairing the toilet, from the arrival of cargo spacecrafts to walks in the space with the colleagues, from alarms to routine, from big events to little discoveries, from  rites to cutting hair. The journey which took her up there was long. Years of absolute dedication from her childhood dream, years spent with suitcases in the hand through three continents, through occasional meetings and  strongly wanted encounters, through languages and cultures, nature and technology, efforts and long waits, joys and sorrows: all in order to learn how to become an astronaut. Samantha Cristoforetti will tell the story of the long journey, which took her to the launching pad and the days she spent on board the Space Station.

Samantha Cristoforetti was born in Milan in 1977 and she grew up in Malé (Trento). She got the master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospsace Engineering  at the Technical University of Munich, after an Erasmus in Toulouse and an year in Moscow, for the research thesis. From 2001 she attended the Accademia Areonautica (the Italian Air Force Academy), getting a degree in aeronautical science. She got the licence of military pilot in the US and then she was allocated in the 51° Storno di Istrana, on a AM-X aircraft. She is officer of the Areonautica Militare, with the rank of captain. In 2009 she entered the Astronaut Corps of the European Space Agency and in 2012 she was detailed to the Expedition 42/43 on the International Space Station, a long-term mission at the disposal of the Italian Space Agency. The launching of the spacecraft Soyuz took place on 23rd November 2014 from the cosmodrome Baikonur, in Kazakhstan. Samantha spent 200 days in space, sharing her experience trough her logbook and on Twitter (@Astrosamantha).

 

The meeting is organized by the Politecnico di Torino and Unione Industriale di Torino, in collaboration with ASI, ESA and the publishing house La nave di Teseo. Moderator: Michele Bellone, scientific journalist.

Reserved seats in the Aula Magna are sold out, but you can follow the event in the adjacent rooms (Aula 3, Aula 5) and in streaming on Facebook.

For organizational matters, it is compulsory to give a credit by 12.00 am of 26th October to relazioni.media@polito.it

 

Invitation to the initiative

Olivetti Design Contest

It’s called Olivetti Design Contest, the Industrial Design competition promoted by Olivetti, the famous company of Ivrea, protagonist of an age-old history of research and innovation and operating still today in the ICT sector. The contest, which takes place this year for the third time, is addressed to students of some of the most prestigious Italian and international institutes. Among the ones of Turin there are the IAAD – Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design and the DAD, il Dipartimento di Architettura e Design del Politecnico di Torino.

The contest will award a prize to the projects that will present an original contribution to the realization of a smart chair and/or a fiscal printer. The jury will examine the projects, considering conceptual elements of the work, the quality of the realization and the possibility of development from the commercial point of view, taking of course into account the values of Olivetti: guidance to the client, innovation, experience, excellence and proactivity.

There will be three winning projects, to which, for each one of the two topics will be given a prize of € 2,000 (first place), €1,500 (second place) and €1,000 (third place).

The participation to the contest is free, and it is possible to participate for the design of both topics or just one. All participants have to be students enrolled in the universities and academies pointed out in the 2nd point of the current regulations at the moment of the first sending of materials.

If the project is developed by more than a student, all the team will participate in the contest.

Digital works will have to be sent by email, at the email address info@olivettidesigncontest.com

Download  here the public note for all the details.

Io Lavoro 2018

A moment of contact between supply and demand of labor: on 24th and 25th October 2018, at Lingotto Fiere in Turin the fair IOLAVORO will take place once again, for the 22th time. StudyinTorino will be present and ready to give useful information on university counseling.

What is IOLAVORO?

IOLAVORO is the job fair which puts in direct contact companies that are looking for staff and people who are looking for a job.

IOLAVORO is an important moment of contact between supply and demand of labor, an occasion for young people and adults to have access at the same time and in the same place to many services and opportunities in the labor market: from welcoming to career guidance, till the direct contact with the company, which can turn into a real business relationship.

IOLAVORO was created to assist who offers employment  and who is looking for a job. The event is promoted by Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino and Città di Torino, and organized by Agenzia Piemonte Lavoro (APL), in collaboration with the Job Centres of the Provincia di Torino and of the Regione Valle d’Aosta, the Agenzia Liguria Lavoro, the French Employment Services Pôle Emploi of the Rhône-Alpes region, Eures (European job mobility portal) and the Inps.

Here the poster of the event.

Organizzazione Agenzia Piemonte Lavoro – Ente Strumentale della Regione Piemonte Via Avogadro, 30 10121 Torino (Italy)
info@iolavoro.org
www.iolavoro.org

Test di ammissione per l’a.a. 2019/20 in Cile, Brasile e Perù

The Politecnico di Torino has started the program “TOPoliTO: attracting international Top students at the Politecnico di Torino” , in order to recruit high-quality international students for the inclusion in courses of bachelor’s and master’s degree. The presence of a relevant number of international students in the university is a cultural value for the university and an opportunity for the region and its economic system.

In an always more competitive European and global framework (also from the educational point of view), the program wants to strengthen the ability of attracting talented international students, who can gain access to bachelor’s and master’s degree courses of the university and who will profit from the Italian culture and scientific tradition.

According to the program, in October and November will take place admission tests for the bachelor’s degree courses of Engineering (the candidate can decide to take the test in English or Italian), of Design and Visual Communication (test in Italian) and of Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning (test in Italian), for the academic year 2019/2020 in Chile, Brazil and Peru.

In particular, on 19th October there will be the tests in Santiago, in the Italian School “Vittorio Montiglio”, on 26th October in Valparaiso in the Italian School “Arturo dell’Oro”, on 27th October in São Paulo in the “Colégio Dante Alighieri” and on 9th November in Lima in the Italian school “Antonio Raimondi”.

To sign up for the admission test, interested candidates have to register in the website of the university “Apply@POLITO” and follow instructions on the degree course for which they want to take the test, selecting date and place of the test.

In addition, according to the project TOPoliTO, soon the public note for scholarships for candidates who will take the TIL-I, TIL-D e TIL-P in Chile, Brazil and Peru will be published.

In addition, according to the project TOPoliTO, soon the public note for scholarships for candidates who will take the TIL-I, TIL-D e TIL-P in Chile, Brazil and Peru will be published.

For all the details visit this link

WebPages for international students with foreign degree 

Educational offer

For further information write to: international.admission@polito.it 

Politour Run

The “Giornata di Sport al Politecnico” (“Politecnico Sport Day) will be entirely destined to the promotion of sport, with the possibility for everybody to try the activities offered by the Centro Universitario Sportivo of Turin.

When and where

Today, Tuesday 9th October 2018.

Central court, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24.

At 12.30 am, will start the 10th PoliTour RUN, a mile run inside the Politecnico and the Centro di Ingegneria e Sviluppo General Motors Global Propulsion Systems di Torino, to which have been invited people who maintain relations with the university, General Motors and CUS Torino, athletes of the CUS, students of Politecnico and Erasmus students.

This year, for the first time, there will be a challenge among the structures of the university, because part of the places are for components of departments and services of administration of the Politecnico (teachers, staff, PhD students and students with grants) in order to start a competition inside a competition between departments and structures.

Always during the day the “Polo del Poli” will be given to all first-year students.

 

Prepararsi al futuro, the speaking tour conceived by Piero Angela from the awareness of the central role that the science is acquiring today, both in the global and the daily context, will take place once again next Thursday with a new event on the scientific method.

The events of “Prepararsi al futuro”, scheduled from 11th October 2018 to 26th February 2019, in collaboration with Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione per la Scuola, Politecnico di Torino and Ufficio Scolastico Regionale, propose to students an accurate analysis of the present, together with visions and predictions of the future. Through science and research of scientists, sociologist, demographers, doctors and entrepreneurs, the protagonists of the present will try to tell the future.

In the event of Thursday 11th October at 11.30 am, “IL METODO DELLA SCIENZA – Sapere quello che si sa e non sapere quello che non si sa” (THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD – knowing what we know and not knowing what we don’t know”) will take part:

Piero Angela, journalist and writer

Francesco Profumo, President of the Compagnia di San Paolo

Guido Saracco, Rector of the Politecnico di Torino

Fabrizio Manca, General Director of the Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per il Piemonte

Ludovico Albert, President of the Fondazione per la Scuola

Juan Carlos De Martin, rector delegate for culture and communication of the Politecnico di Torino

Piero Bianucci, journalist

Sala Giunta del Rettorato del Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24

Immatricolazioni tardive

Did you know that it is possible to enroll late? From today, 8th October, till next 12th November , the University of Turin allows new enrolments, paying a surcharge for late payment.

Together with enrolment, you will have to sign up for the TARM too. You can sign up until 15th October 2018 for bachelor’s degree and master’s degree courses in Italian concerning the Scuola di Management ed Economia (School of Management and Economics), the Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche (School of Human sciences)  and the Scuola di Scienze Giuridiche, Politiche ed Economico-Sociali (School of law and political, economic and social sciences).

As regards the courses in English, you can sign up for the TARM till 12th October (by 12.30 am). The test will take place on 23rd October 2018 in the Aula Magna of the Campus Luigi Einaudi (Lungo Dora Siena, 100a – Torino).

For further details visit the page of Unito.

benedizione

The Mass for the beginning of the academic year recurs again, with the blessing of students and university transcripts during the week of the School and University.

Pensare con Lode, university pastoral, promotes the special event to start the academic year and receive the blessing of the Lord.

 

The event will take place on Sunday 21st October at 6.30 pm at the parish church of S. Teresa di Gesù Bambino, in corso Mediterraneo 100 in Turin.

 

Here the poster

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