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Open day ESCP Europe Torino

The Open Day ESCP Europe is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

The event will give the opportunity to potential students to discover something more about ESCP Europe, which is the oldest business school in the world, it was founded in 1819. With its six campuses, based in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, the school has a European identity with a global perspective. The Italian campus of ESCP Europe was founded in Turin in 2004. It offers a wide range of intercultural and multi-campus courses: first level degrees, 5-years degrees, Masters, MBA and Executive education.

During the Open Day each candidate will have the opportunity to speak individually with staff, professors and alumni, and to discover all the courses of the Campus of Turin.

The event is free, but reservation is recommended via email to:

Creative Days IED Torino

Like every year in January, Creative Days IED Torino are about to start. The Istituto Europeo di Design offers a great chance to students , who are attending the 4th and 5th year of high school and are interested in creative professions, to find the best course of study for their passions. The first appointments will take place from January 2017: they will present every single IED Torino course in Design, Fashion and Visual Arts and make creative aspirants work in designer clothes!

During Creative Days, IED organises free workshops with a limited access, which allow students to work in a team building a real project in the areas of interest, under the guidance of professors and experts in the field. At the end of the workshop, IED Turin will also release a certificate of participation for school credits.

The first workshops will be those of Visual Arts.

The Photography workshop will be inaugurated on 31st January 2017, followed by those of Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation and Advertising Communication in February and April.

It will be then the turn of the laboratories of the School of Design, which in February will explore the world of Interior, Product Designers or Transportation.

As for Fashion field there will be workshops in Fashion Design and Jewellery Design and Accessories in April.

For those who want a 360 ° panorama on the world of design, creativity and design methodology, IED will also organise Design Thinking workshops.

All activities will take place at IED Torino, in Via San Quintino 39, from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

If you want to attend the Creative Days IED TURIN, you must reserve your place by a web registration.


The ranking of the Italian public universities, drawn up by Sole 24 Ore every year, has just been published.

Politecnico di Torino emerges victorious: it makes a leap forward five places compared to last year and, therefore, earns 7th place in the overall ranking, preceded only by the Politecnico of Milano, if you consider only polytechnic university.

The new edition of the university ranking by the newspaper uses 12 indicators to assess the quality of teaching and research of Italian Universities. In the case of teaching they evaluate indicators, such as the quality of teachers, the conditions that allow students to graduate, the possibility to offer work experience and internships abroad, as well as contacts with other Italian and foreign universities. As for the research subject of assessment were the quality of scientific research, the quality of PhDs and the ability to get external founds.

On the basis of these twelve indicators, the remarkable growth of the Politecnico di Torino (+ 5 positions in a year) stands out; just the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia could do better, 6 positions more than last year.

Also the University of Turin ranked better than last year, but just one position higher, however it’s a result that must not be disdained, because Sole 24 Ore explains, Polytechnic Universitys have their own characteristics, and make their own competition on the basis of the characteristics of engineering and architecture students, that, on average, are more punctual than their colleagues in the humanities.


The exhibition “Nativity. Masters and young artists of the Accademia Albertina interpret the theme of the New Start” will take place from 20th December, 2016 to 22nd January 2017 at the Pinacoteca Albertina.

The exhibition, curated by Luca Beatrice, Professor of art history and contemporary art Critic, is organized on the occasion of the Christmas period as an opportunity of confrontation between teachers of the main courses of the Accademia Albertina and some outstanding students. This year the Nativity is the theme that students have developed artistically.

Nativity is an exhibition of sixty works that want to interpret the theme of the New Start, taking account of the Catholic roots of our tradition, but also of a secular vision, that is open to cultural diversity and of faith, which is the foundation of civilization and tolerance. Different styles, techniques, languages ​​and means are used: from figurative painting to conceptual art, from video to installation, from sculpture to photography, from folk art to fine mental expressions and many other solutions, stimulated by varied and unorthodox interpretations of the subject, some more literal, other more free.

The exhibition enables visitors to enjoy the best creative works of the Accademia Albertina – which, particularly in recent years, has been hosting students from all over Italy and from abroad – in a truly international perspective, reflecting a variety of glances, visual creativity and cultures that are the revealers of our time.


The National Agency for Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) present its reports, which assess the quality of the Italian University and Research.

The University of Turin got the 12th place in the assessments, which have been made over a period of eight months and involved 118 thousand jobs, created between 2011 and 2014 by 60.000 teachers and researchers.

The rector Gianmaria Ajani says he is satisfied with the result, since the University of Turin is “one of the few universities in the North, that confirmed previous assessments.” In fact – he adds – “only our university and Trieste confirmed their ranking, while there is a great revival of universities of Central and South Italy, which had been penalized in previous assessments.” If someone asks the rector the secret to get the same rank, he answers that the result is due to the decisions taken in recent years: they worked on the selection of research products, asking departments to focuse their energies in their own best areas.

The Politecnico di Torino has been ranked 22nd, but Rector Gilli stresses “this type of ranking rewards especially generalist universities, active on several fields of research.” However, “we ranked 25th in the previous survey, so we have recovered three positions and if we consider only Polytechnics, we surpassed Milan, that stood before us, and that is now 25th”, he affirms proudly. For this reason, it will be important to examine the rankings, that are based on the evaluation of individual departments, which will be published by Anvur in the next few days.




Enrollments for the II Level Master in Design for Arts and Cultural Innovation are now open.

The master, offered by the Politecnico di Torino, deals with strategic and planning aspects in the fields of art and design and aims to train cultural mediatiors among workers in the field of architecture, of the art system and the public.

The master was created after a careful assessment of cultural and business characteristics of the area – Turin – that allowed to identify the multidisciplinary training needs of professionals, who, in addition to a solid humanistic background, can also develop projects for new business and cultural production models through the use of new technologies.

The Master in Design for Arts and Cultural Innovation offers a comprehensive and structured training course, which allows participants to address strategic and planning aspects, particularly in the arts and design sector. The course aims to train cultural mediators among professionals in the field of architecture, of the art world (artists, curators, gallery owners, journalists, technicians) and the public.

The deadline for applications is scheduled for 16th January, 2017.

For more information, please visit the website of the Master.


A seminar on “Urban Food Policies: research and cooper-action between North and South” is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm, in the Room B3 of Campus Luigi Einaudi. The event is organized by the General Direction of development cooperation (MAECI) and the University of Turin as an initiative on the occasion of the World Food Day.

Urban food policies are a new possibility of development cooperation, of thought and political action, also in Italy, thanks to the incentive of international experiences and initiatives, as well as the launch and the spread of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. Talk about urban food policies means connecting and stimulating a systemic vision of a plurality of actions and projects towards a more sustainable horizon. The seminar is an occasion to inform people about initiatives on this theme, which are organized by the Italian cooperation and by the most important international organizations, that deal with nutrition, confronting them with experiences and initiatives in Turin and Milan, with a view of local partnerships between North and South of the world.

Representatives of DGCS, FAO, World Food Program, CIHEAM of Bari, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, University of Turin and institutional and social actors of food system in Turin and of development cooperation will speak during the meeting.


The community of the University of Turin, both students and staff, is invited to participate in MobilitaUniTO, the first survey on home-university trips. The survey, which involves most of the Italian university realities, aims to provide an overview of the ways in which users of the University move from home to the place of study or work.

The aim of the survey will be then to encourage and facilitate future choices related to the mobility, in order to make the university a sustainable place that is also easy to reach by public transport, bike sharing, car pooling, etc.

The questionnaire is organized by UniToGO, the Green Office of the University of Turin, the new coordination structure and project on environmental policies in collaboration with the National Coordination of Mobility Manager of Italian Universities.

If you want to participate in this survey, you can fill in the questionnaire until 27th January 2017.


Last call to submit your applications for the Degree Prize for Master’s Thesis concerning the City of Turin. There’s 3.000 euros up for grabs: 1.500 for the winner, 1.000 for the second place and 500 for the third place.

You can partecipate in the contest – organised by the Association Emeritus Advisors of the City of Turin – if you are born after 1st January 1986 and if you have never participated in previous editions.

The application deadline is scheduled on 19th December 2016, at 3.00 pm.

If you want to know more, please check this website.


The University of Turin strengthens its efforts to revolutionize the food industry: it’s the only Italian institution among the founders of the European consortium EIT Food, and also the winner of the Food4Future competition.

The promoter of the competition, the European Institute for Technological Innovation (EIT), has selected the best proposal for the creation of a scientific and technological reference community on diet, which will create sustainable food supply chains through revolutionary initiatives of business innovation and of university and vocational training.

The result is the consortium EIT Food, made up of 50 members of the European Union and associated countries, in a partnership of leading companies of this sector, universities and research institutions, that will work together for 7 years with an investment of 1.2 billion euros, in addition to 400 million euros from funds that the European Commission allocated for the initiative.

The goal of the consortium is to transform the way we produce, distribute and consume, thus creating a sustainable ecosystem that protects consumers’ right to a healthy diet and, at the same time, takes care of the environmental sustainability; all this should also have positive effects on the competition of European economy on global scale.

The project concerns the university and not only in the research field.
Among the EIT FOOD objectives there are:

  • The creation of curricula for students and professionals in the food manufacturing sector
  • The implementation of international exchange programs for students in the sector
  • The launch of a Master of Science in Food Systems (Food Systems)
  • Activation of interactive courses, workshops, as well as MOOCs SPOCS online
  • Incentives to new businesses (startups)

The University of Turin, as member of EIT FOOD, will play an active role in shaping the future of nutrition, which is a priority in the agenda of the European Commission. It will deliver cutting-edge European skills to reshape the European food industry in terms of health benefits and sustainability, in order to transform the “produce-use-throw” system into a new circular bio-economy model.

According to Peter van Bladeren, Vice President Nestec, Global head Regulatory and Scientific Affairs for Nestlé and Chair of the Interim Supervisory Board of EIT Food: “The EIT Food is committed to create the future curriculum for students and food professionals as a driving force for innovation and business creation; this will give the food manufacturing sector, which accounts for 44 million jobs in Europe, a unique competitive edge“.