Posts by Michele Covolan

You have time till 8 February 2021 to apply as a volunteer for one of the projects of the universal Civil Service. The City of Turin and partner institutions have made available 410 places in 59 different projects. Among other things, remember that you must have the SPID digital identity and that you can apply for one of the universal Civil Service projects even if you are enrolled at a university course.

A series of online meetings has been planned, besides all useful information to submit your application that you can find here

The CIFIS (Inter-athenaeum center for higher education teacher training) has started the fourth edition of the training course 2020-2021 to earn the 24 credits required to teach in secondary schools.

The course is aimed at graduates from any university and at students enrolled at the University of Turin, the Polytechnic University of Turin and the University of Piemonte Orientale.
We inform you that you can enroll for:
request for credit recognition: from 9.30 a.m. of 16 December 2020 to 3.00
p.m. of 15 January 2021
entire course 24 CFU (university credits): from 9.30 a.m. of 18 January 2021 to
3.00 p.m. of 5 February 2021.
ALSO: those who already possess the 24 CFU can request the single certification
from 9.30 a.m. of 16 December 2020 to 3.00 p.m. of 15 January 2020.

Would you like to enroll on an open admission master’s degree at the University of Turin? Here’s what you need to do:
Submit the preliminary application by following the procedure and the deadlines of the master’s degree you have chosen. The application can be submitted online or on paper, depending on your study course;

Wait for the result. Remember that every application will be assessed and dates for interviews may be set;
Enroll no later than 20 January 2021. You can find all information on the website

The ranking lists for the scholarship EDISU 2020-2021 has been published. To see the outcomes, login to the Online Sevices, in the section Scholarship,
accommodation service, food service, and select ranking. Students may result winners or excluded.

If a student results winner, he or she will receive the first instalment starting from the end of
December 2020. If a student results excluded, the reason for his or her exclusion will be stated below the outcome.


All the students enrolled in an academic year following the first who have been excluded on 15 December only due to the lack of merit requirements will be included in the extraordinary ranking list which will be published on 18 December 2020 provided that financial funds are available. This ranking list will include those who, with the addition of 5 Bonus Credits Covid-19, will reach the minimum merit requirements specified in the Notice 2020/2021. The amount
of the scholarship for students with bonus credits covid-19 will be 80% of the due amount, until funds are exhausted.

Accommodation service – ranking list 18 December bonus credits covid-19
All the students included in the scholarship ranking list of 19 December 2020 who are already hosted in an EDISU residence as a result of a previous assignment can stay there.
Whereas the students excluded due to the lack of merit requirements in the accommodation service’s definitive ranking list on 21 September, can be hosted in university residences at the end of the scrolling sleeping accommodation's ranking list, only if there are places available.
Otherwise, they can receive 80% of the amount of the scholarship which includes the value of the accommodation service if they have provided a self certification of the house rental price within the terms specified in the notice.

Thanks to the mobility project Erasmus+ Virtual Mobility, as part of the project UNITA – Universitas Montium, you can attend virtual lectures offered
by the universities which are partners of the UNITA consortium and take the related exams, in line with your study path.

In order to implement and enhance joint and flexible programs in the three courses of study, on the basis of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches and with a special focus on innovative pedagogical activities (for example the use of the latest digital technologies), the call UNITA Virtual
Mobility offers 22 places for virtual mobilities during the 2 nd semester of the academic year 2020-2021.

The deadline for application has been extended to 23 December 2020 at noon. You can find the call and all useful information here.
The application must be submitted only online by authenticating yourself with your credentials on MyUniTO and by selecting Iscrizioni (Enrollments) on the
menu, the option Bandi di Mobilità Internazionale (Calls for International Mobility) and then UNITA Virtual Mobility a.y. 2020-2021.

This virtual mobility program does not provide any financial aid. The Erasmus+ Virtual Mobility is considered as a learning experience to
internationalize your academic career: all learning activities done abroad will be recognized on the basis of what has been agreed through the Learning
Agreement for Studies.

Chiara Ambrogio, the researcher of UniTO, the University of Torino, has been awarded 2 million for research The European Research Council, the European Union body which funds scientific research, will allocate 2 million euros to support the study of mutations of the KRAS gene made by Dr. Chiara Ambrogio, of the Molecular Biotechnology Center of the University of Torino.

This gene is one of the main causes of lung, pancreatic and colon cancer. The project on which Dr. Ambrogio is working focuses on the study of the mutations of the KRAS gene, which triggers an anomalous cellular growth, leading to lung, pancreatic and colon cancer.
Find out more about the project on

Which are the best Italian universities? The Censis, with the twentieth edition of the ranking of Italian universities, answers this question.

 The Centro Studi Investimenti Sociali, which is a socio-economic research institute founded in 1964, offers a tool which is useful to clarify the university orientation for all students who are looking for the right career of studies to pursue.

This is a rather complex analysis because it concerns public and private universities which are divided into uniform categories based on their scale. It evaluates available facilities, services, internationalization level, ability to communicate 2.0 and employability.

We are referring to 64 rankings. Let’ see the excellent positions of the universities of Torino, with the Politecnico (Polytechnic University of Turin) which ranks first for the engineering sector,

PolitecnicodiTorino  The ranking refers to bachelor’s degrees in public universities with the points they have obtained.


1. Politecnico di Torino: 104 points

2. Bergamo: 101

3. Bologna: 100.5


Entries in the register of student organisations for the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are now open.
Fill out the application by 18 December 2020!
Every organisation can request for a dedicated area in the university buildings. here you can find all the information and the application form.

Professor Enrica Boda, researcher of the NICO – Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi – and of the Department of Neurosciences of the University of Torino is among the finalists of the woman of the year award 2020. Professor Boda explores the link between multiple sclerosis and pollution. Her project has been financed by the FISM – Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society Foundation and is about the role of the exposure to particulate matter (PM) and of the involvement of extracellular vesicles in the neuroinflammation and demyelination.

What are the mechanisms with which the exposure to PM has effect on the central nervous system during the early stages of life and adulthood?

Here you can read the projects and vote the finalists

Following the latest ministerial provisions applied to limit the risk of contagion from Covid-19 and following the transition of Piedmont to orange zone, from 2 December the study rooms of Edisu Piemonte (the regional institution for the right to university education) reopen to the public. These study rooms were in function before the last lockdown, but the service has been enhanced thanks to the reopening of the study rooms Michelangelo Buonarroti and Ormea.