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The Ministry for University published the decree regarding the traditional TOLC medical admission test: the exams will take place in April and July in presence. As explained in the decree, the exams will take place in presence and each candidate will choose an institute during the application.

The exams will be completed on the digital platform CISIA in designated positions, which will be arranged by each institute according to a later decree that will be published by the general Management of the Ministry.
The new medical admission test 2023 will have a duration of 90 minutes and will take place in presence in April and in July. All students at the fourth or fifth year of high school can participate. You can apply for the TOLC exams on the website of CISIA www.cisiaonline.it.

You can attempt 4 times and use your best results out of all.
The questions of the new medical admission test, the TOLC-MED, will be split as follows:
 7 reading comprehension quizzes about topics studied in schools – 15 minutes;
 15 biology quizzes – 25 minutes;
 15 chemistry and physics quizzes – 25 minutes;
 13 mathematics and logical reasoning quizzes – 25 minutes.

 

The University of Turin is among the best universities in the world according to the Arwu (Academic Ranking of World Universities), the international ranking created by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy and published in August 2022. UniTo is ranked fifth among the 46 Italian Universities, equally with the University of Bologna, the University of Naples Federico II and the Politecnico di Milano.

Worldwide the University of Turin is positioned between 201-300 among 2.500 universities, behind La Sapienza, the university of Rome (between 101-150 worldwide) and the Universities of Milan, Padua and Pisa (between 151-200). The
ranking system was created considering six indicators: graduates and professors with Nobel prizes or Fields Medal prizes; the most quoted researchers; articles on Nature or Science; number of publications on Web of Science; per capita performances.

In the new edition of the Subject Ranking of Shanghai in August 2022 UniTo has positioned between 51-75 in Food Science and Technology, between 76-100 in Agricultural Sciences, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Physics and in Veterinary Sciences. Other excellent positions were reached by Dentistry’Oral Sciences, Mathematics and Medical Technology, which are stable in the top 200.

The applications for ITS courses of information and communication technologies of the two-year period 2022/2024 are now open until Friday, September 16. The courses will take place in Via Jacopo Durandi
10, Turin. The two-year curricula have a total duration of 1800 hours (1200 hours in lecture halls and 600 hours of internship in companies).

In order to be accepted into the course you have to pass an admission test, since the number of available slots is limited.
The applications are now open for the courses of the two-year period 2022/2024 until Friday, September 16.
The courses are aimed to Italian residents who have a five-year high school diploma. People under 35 years of age are given priority.

Click here to see the website of the ITS Foundation for information and communication Technologies. Higher Technical Institutes (ITS) are schools which offer a high specialization in technology, and
they were established to respond to the demand of companies for new and highly technical and technological skills. These schools offer free two-year post-diploma courses which turn their students into higher technicians who are able to obtain a position in strategic sectors of the economic and productive system, bringing their highly specialized skills and innovation skills into the companies they work for.

ITS schools issue a diploma of higher technical specialization, a qualification recognized nationally and internationally. This diploma comes after an upper secondary education diploma and before a
university degree.

The procedure for the refunding of the transport fare and/or the bike sharing service started yesterday, on Thursday, September 1, 2022, and is addressed to all students of the Politecnico di Torino. The procedure is to be started by December 21, 2022 in the section “Abbonamenti studenti” (Students’ subscriptions) that you can find in the Portale della Didattica.

The requirements for the refund are:
 Full time registration to the academic year 2022/2023;
 A specific number of ECTS that are not part of your academic curriculum and were achieved between August 10, 2021 and August 10, 2022.

The refundable subscriptions are both transport fares used to reach the Politecnico and bike sharing services, purchased between July 1, 2022 and December 21, 2022, and have
a duration of at least 90 days.
The percentages of the refund are different based on your ISEE (an indicator of the economic conditions of families seeking financial aid from the government), from a minimum of 10% to a maximum of 97.5 %.
The refunds will start in February 2023.

InformaGiovani in Turin organises an orientation meeting about the ITS, highereducation curricula that require a High School diploma and prepare students for the real-world requirements of professional life.

Have you ever heard of ITS?
You have a High School diploma but you are seeking something different from a university?
Would you like to learn more about innovative post-high school curricula with high employment rates?
You finally obtained your high school diploma and you are at a crossroads: university or not?

There are free two-year curricula financed by Regione Piemonte through European funds and by the Ministry of Education, University and Research that allow you to obtain a technical level qualification: They are called ITS, Higher Technical
Institutes (Istituti Tecnici Superiori), top-class centres, highly specialised in technology. There are many options and all of them are in line with the
requirements of the job market.

The InformaGiovani Centre, in collaboration with the ITS system of Regione Piemonte, organises an orientation meeting at the Biblioteca Civica Centrale in via della Cittadella 5, on Monday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m.

How to participate
The meeting is free for everyone.
On TorinoGiovani you can find mor information about:
 Higher Technical Institutes
 Post-high school education possibilities, excluding universities
 Orientation services

The meeting is part of the so-called Settembre della Formazione, a venture started by the InformaGiovani Centre in Turin that organises meetings and workshops to help you decide how to go on with your education path.

The live event organised by the InformaGiovani with the collaboration of StudyInTorino will take place on Monday, September 19, at 3:00 p.m. at the Polo del Novecento in Via del Carmine 14. You will be informed about the procedures to enrol in universities, the services to which all university students have access and the next deadlines.

You have a high school diploma but you still do not know which university curriculum is the right one for you?
What are the available services for students?
Deadlines are not so clear to you?

InformaGiovani organises a meeting at the Polo del ‘900 to help students choose their curricula from universities with open admissions and to inform them about administrative deadlines and students’
services.
We will talk about these topics with: Study in Torino, the service of the Comune di Torino that gives you all the useful information about students’ curricula, opportunities and rights (for example scholarships, …)

How to participate
The meeting is free for everyone. It will take place at the Polo del ‘900 in via del Carmine 14.
You can find more information and be up to date with the latest news on: Facebook and Instagram.

Gender-neutral bathrooms are coming to the Politecnico di Torino. Unisex toilets have already made their first appearance in an Italian university before: in fact, the first gender-neutral bathrooms were first inaugurated last June, at the University of Pisa. In autumn, the feasibility study for these new toilets might already be finished: the students of the Alter.Polis union, who had already brought forward a proposal to improve the university spaces, asked to add gender-neutral bathrooms to the existing ones, but the Academic Senate informed the public that the possibility of simply renovating the existing ones to make them unisex is not excluded.

The current academic year is about to come to an end and the new one is right around the corner, while we are experiencing a more serene but still very volatile phase of the pandemic.
Some new guidelines concerning the teaching methods for the new academic year 2022/2023 have recently been approved by the University of Turin. These guidelines provide a first look at how the study activities will be organized in the coming year.

The first important decision regarding teaching methods is the fact that classes will take place at university, to encourage active participation of students during classes and foster social relations
among students.

Remote learning and streaming services will be made available exclusively for make-up classes, and only for a limited percentage of the total amount of teaching hours (max 20% of the total number of hours).
• However, laboratory activities and all the other practical activities are excluded from remote learning and streaming services.
• From the beginning of October, unless the government rules otherwise, the exams will also be held exclusively at university, with the sole exception of students who have testepositive for Covid-19 or feel physically debilitated because of it.
More information regarding the matriculation and enrolment processes will be published in the coming weeks, whereas all deadlines will be set one at a time.

The call for applications for this year’s housing services and scholarships, which you can find here, has recently been issued by the Ente Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario del Piemonte – Edisu (Regional Body for the Right to University Education of Piedmont). From 9.30 am, on July 21 st , it will be possible to apply for these services online.

Remember that in addition to the SPID (digital ID) you must meet the criteria of the ISEE (an indicator of the economic conditions of families seeking financial aid from the government) valid for the right to university study. The ISEE must not exceed € 23,626 and it takes into account the income of the applicant in the year 2020 and his/her assets as of 31/12/2020.

What is the scholarship?

It is a sum of money, split into two instalments, which is awarded to the winner of a public competitive exam among university students who are enrolled full-time or part-time at universities in the Piedmont region and meet the economic criteria indicated in the announcement to qualify for the exam.

What are the housing services?
The housing services consist of supplying students with an apartment, assigned by the Edisu body, in one of the university halls of residence in Turin or in other cities in the Piedmont region where university courses take place. The apartment cannot be chosen by students.
The requirements for applying for the scholarship and the housing services are the same. On the other hand, the deadlines for submitting your application and the dates of publication of the rankings are
different.

DEADLINES
SCHOLARSHIP AND ACCOMMODATION APPLICATION: 2 September 2022 at 12 pm (Italian time)
SCHOLARSHIP ONLY APPLICATION: 30 September 2022 at 12 pm (Italian time)

10 agreements for discounts and price reductions on shared means of transport, which the University of Turin offers to its
students, have been signed.

These agreements are the result of the inclusive project Muoviti bene con UniTo (Move well with the University of Turin),
which was activated in 2021 to create an offer that tries as much as possible to meet the needs of the university community and
encourages a real change in students’ mobility habits towards sustainable transportation.

The Muoviti bene con Unito project comprised several phases: after the university had searched for the best urban transportation experts in Turin, it issued a call for tenders to ask transportation experts to come up with the best offer at a subsidized rate for the community of the university. After having received and analysed the proposals, the Green Office and the Mobility Manager wrote a questionnaire to identify those elements that the university community considered most relevant to encourage and increase the use of shared means of transport. Over 4,000 people, including students and university employees, expressed their preferences and the results of this questionnaire were the subject of a public meeting between universities and urban transportation experts, which led to the possibility for companies to present another offer that is even more specific to the needs of the university.

Several urban transportation experts have presented improvement proposals which have resulted in the creation of the agreements that are now active
The active agreements are:

• PUBLIC TRANSPORT: CAVOURESE:
• CARSHARING SERVICES: ENJOY and SHARENOW;
• ELECTRIC MOTOR SCOOTERS: ZIG ZAG;
• ELECTRIC MOTOR SCOOTERS: LINK, HELBIZ, DOTT
and VOI;
• BICYCLE-SHARING SYSTEM: [TO] BIKE

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