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INFO DAYS allo IAAD di Torino

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For the IAAD, Institute of Applied Art and Design of Turin, it’s orientation time. What better time than the Info Days to visit the new facilities and to get to know better the offered courses of studies?

The Info Days will be a precious opportunity to understand if the design path is the right one for you. Info Days is not only information, it is also dialogue and meeting: with professors, students and professionals of the design world. A moment to come in contact with the design made in IAAD, see the projects done by the students and the collaborations with partner companies.

During the Info Days, the representatives of the orientation, the professors and the students will be available to participants in order to give more information and explanation about the courses of studies, enrolment requirements, internship and job opportunities.

INFO DAYS Schedule:

  • Friday 2nd March
  • Wednesday 11th April
  • Friday 11th May
  • Wednesday 18th July
  • Friday 7th September


Book now your Info Day!

Fabriano has been appointed UNESCO Creative City, and in 2019 will host the 13th Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities Network, a network that brings together Bologna, Pesaro, Rome, Carrara, Milan, Turin, Parma and Alba. The project has been approved by the UNESCO, and it aims at creating connections and interchange between the cities that have made the cultural creativity a cornerstone of their economic development.

The Network operates on seven different cultural areas: Crafts, Arts and Folklore, Cinema, Design, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Precisely on these topics, cities will be able to debate, share their own experiences and enhance their cultural products increasing their diffusion on the national and international markets.

In anticipation of the Annual Meeting UNESCO Creative Cities, in 2019, the Aristide Merloni Foundation, in cooperation with the Comune di Fabriano, has established a competition announcement for the design of the official logotype (coloured, free technique) for the event.

The logotype will be present on the notice, signage, editorial production, website and any other material that has the communicative intentions proposed in it.

It is possible to send your own project until 6th April 2018.

The regulation and more information are available on the website of the event, in the page dedicated to the details of the announcement.

Bruno Fert - fotografia di un interno di tenda di migrante

The exhibition of Bruno FertPercorsi interiori. Fotografie e raccolta di testimonianze”, will be inaugurated today, Thursday, 15th February, at 6pm, at the Alliance française of Turin (Via Saluzzo 60). Fert, French photojournalist, will give a voice to the stories of men and women who are fleeing from poverty and war with a photographic project achieved in collaboration with Medici Senza Frontiere. Fert tells the stories of migrants, takes photos of the interior of the tents and temporary facilities in which they found shelter. They are portraits of men and women, of the places in which they live: dwellings furnished with few things brought to the camps in Greece and France as memories of previous lives.

I decided to meet migrants that cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe, photographing the interiors of their refuges in villages – or “jungles” – both in France and in Greece, and I collected their stories thanks to the collaboration with MSF”, explains Fert. “Dwell is something that we all have in common. Temporary shelters of migrants reflect their personalities in the same way our houses reflect us. I would like people to relate to this common denominator, to enter the house of someone else observing where he/she lives”.

François Dumont, manager of Communication and Advocacy of MSF, will participate at the inauguration to present the commitment of the organization on the topic of migration and to share the testimonies of the people that were helped thorough the migratory route, from the countries of origin to the European borders. The Group of Turin of Medici Senza Frontiere will also offer the try of the viewers at 360 degrees of the Milionidipassi Experience, experience of the exhausting trips of migrants on land and sea, and of the terrible conditions of the refugee camps.

“ We want to put people in the shoes of people that are forced to hit the road, often putting their own life at risk, with the omen that this experience will involve people in helping vulnerable people that we meet every day even in our cities”, explains François Dumont of MSF.

The exhibition can be visited from 15th to 22nd February with the following timetables:

  • Monday-Thursday: 12am – 8pm
  • Friday: 12am- 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Immagine campagna Museo Egizio di Torino

It’s not easy to escape from the stereotypes of Valentine’s Day! There are the traditional celebrations, picture-perfect: those by candlelight, with roses, chocolate and kisses. Every Valentine’s Day the question is the same: how can we still surprise our loved ones?

The Museums of Turin offer you the possibility to spend an alternative Valentine’s Day, with discounts and offers conceived for couples.


Egyptian Museum: Basta essere in 2

The Egyptian Museum, for example, started the offer Basta essere in 2: all those who will come as a couple will have the opportunity to visit the museum with a single ticket. The offer is valid only on a full price ticket.


Fondazione Torino Musei,celebrate Valentine’s Day with art!

Even the Fondazione Torino Musei offers the possibility to divide into two the cost of the entry tickets. Throughout today, Wednesday, 14th February, all couples that will go to the GAM, to the Palazzo Madama or to the MAO will be able to enter the museums paying only one ticked instead of two.


“Valentine’s Day Special” At the National Cinema Museum

The National Cinema Museum celebrates Valentine’s Day in the romantic location of the Mole, even here a convenient 2×1: all visitors that will come as a couple will pay only one entrance ticket. Even by purchasing online, one ticket will be worth for two.

Furthermore the guided tour I LOVE CINEMA is scheduled at 6 pm. I is a tour dedicated to love told and experienced by the greatest protagonists of the seventh art, characters narrated through anecdotes, photos and unforgettable sequences. Prices: € 6,00 + Reduced price; Duration: 1 hour and 30. Compulsory reservation at the e-mail – Info: 011- 8138564/65.

Admission Tests Test di ammissione

The Miur website, the portal of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, has published the dates of the admission tests for degree courses with restricted access at national level. The timetable for the academic year 2018/2019 starts on 4th September with Medicine and Surgery.

You can see the dates of the admission tests below:
  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, 4th September;
  • Veterinary Medicine, 5th  September;
  • Architecture, 6th September;
  • Health Professions, 12th September;
  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics in English, 13th September;
  • Primary Education Sciences, 14th September;
  • Health Professions (Master’s degree), 26th October.


admissions tests

You can find online the dates for the Politecnico admission tests for the academic year 2018-2019.

  • 13th March 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 17th May 2018
  • 17th/18 th July 2018
  • 30th/31st August 2018
  • 13th September 2018 (for non-EU students living abroad with foreign licence)

The procedure for the test registration, that at the moment allows only the enrolment, will be available from mid-February approximately. For the registration you have to login to Apply Polito.

The first registration is necessay to:

  • enroll in the admission test (please consult the webpage Iscrizione al primo anno to have all the necessary information);
  • have acces to all the general information related to the courses;
  •  find educational material and practice tests;
  • consult the FAQ and the updates about the procedures to follow to become a student at the Politecnico of Turin.
Main Hall Campus Einaudi

“Become entrepreneurs” is an entrepreneurship introduction course addressed to students, graduate students and doctoral students.

It is an introductory course, (9 classes), minded to stimulate and to increase the entrepreneurial attitudes of the participants. It is also useful to introduce the places of innovation of the university and of the territory, where it is possible to develop entrepreneurial ideas. The aim of the course is to enhance the employment prospects motivating students to acquire an entrepreneurial mentality and the ability to put ideas into practice, providing skills.

The course is proposed in several editions during the academic year, reaching more than one science education areas of the University, in order to facilitate the students’ participation.

The second edition, mainly dedicated to the students of the Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine Courses began on 25th January. They are 9 meetings on a weekly basis: every Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Palazzina Aule-Direzioni – Aule A e C – Largo Braccini, 2 – Grugliasco (TO).

In the academic year 2017-2018, a third edition is scheduled, addressed to the University of Humanities and to the University CLE.

It will start on Thursday 5th April 2018, from 4 pm to 7 pm, it will still consist of 9 meetings that will take place at the Palazzina Einaudi – Aule 2 e 7 – Lungo Dora Siena, 68/A – Torino.

The course is free, the attendance is compulsory and it will give college credits.

For more information:

Direzione Ricerca e Terza Missione – Staff Progetti innovativi di Ateneo – 0116702420

All the information and the registration forms are available at the dedicated section of the University portal.

Here you can find the flier of presentation of the course.

After almost a year of waiting, Archeo-Physics researchers at the Polytechnic University of Turin have finally obtained the green light from Egypt for the decisive geo-radar measurements from inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun (code number: KV62) in the Valley of the Kings a Luxor. The measurements will be conducted between January 31 and February 6, 2018 with the objective of verifying the presence of empty spaces and/or corridors hidden behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. According to a theory proposed by the English Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, the KV62 tomb could be, in fact, part of a larger tomb belonging perhaps to Queen Nefertiti.

According to Professor Franco Porcelli, main investigator of the research group coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Turin, three different last-generation radar systems will be employed for this research. In this way, the possible existence of hidden structures of relevance archaeological site adjacent to the tomb of Tutankhamun can be established with a 99% degree of confidence. One of the tasks will be to cross-check the geo-radar measurements with data obtained last May using a different non-invasive technique, based on the three-dimensional mapping of the electrical resistivity of the subsoil around Tutankhamun’s tomb. The May data suggested the presence of suspicious cavities in the rock a few meters away from KV62. The geo-radar measurements from the inside of KV62 will help understand whether these suspicious cavities are indeed real and directly connected with KV62.

For this research, a team of experts has been put together, belonging to two departments of the Politecnico di Torino (the Department of Applied Science and Technology and the Department of Environmental, Territory and Infrastructure Engineering), in collaboration with a professor from the University of Turin (Department of Earth Sciences) and two private companies, 3DGeoimaging of Turin and Geostudi Astier of Livorno. Terravision, a British company, is also involved in the research, as well as the Egyptian Archaeological Center in Cairo in the role of Egyptological consultancy. The project also enjoys the collaboration of experts from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities under the guidance of former Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty. The research project, supported by the Turin Polytechnic, is sponsored by the Novara Sviluppo Foundation, Geostudi Astier and National Geographic.


The Stumbling Stones (Stolpersteine) are a widespread and participated monument designed and created by the german artist Gunter Demnig, whose ambitious goal is to remember every single deported into the lagers.
To keep alive the memory of the victims of nazi-fascism, the artist produces small brass plates placed on cubes of the size of the classic porphyry of road pavements, then set in the pavement in front of the last house freely chosen by the victim, or the place where the victim worked or studied.
The commemorative stones are reminiscent of the name, date and place of birth and the death or disappearance of the victims. These informations intende to give back individuality to those lives that during the war were reduced to only a number.
The stumbling block, therefore, metaphorically represents the invitation to reflection for those who, walking through the streets of the city, accidentally come across the history and the destinies of people who could have been our acquaintances. So the memory of what has been effectively enters into the streets that we frequent, in everyday life.

Stolpersteine is the “greatest” decentralized monument in the world. The initiative started in Cologne in 1995 and has led to the installation of more than 56 000 stones in various European countries.
These include Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, France and the Czech Republic,
Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Russia.
In Italy, in addition to Turin, there are in many cities including Rome, Viterbo, Siena, Reggio Emilia, Meina, Padua, Venice, Livorno, Prato, Ravenna, Brescia, Genoa, L’ Aquila, Bolzano, Ostuni, Chieti, Casale Monferrato, Teramo.
The installation is activated by individual citizens, associations or institutions that can request a specific stumbling block.

In Turin recently, on January 18th, eight other stumbling stones were laid, in addition to the 85 already present in the city.

Stumbling Stones Torino has been promoted by the Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, by the Jewish Community of Turin, by the Goethe-Institut Turin and by the Associazione Nazionale Ex Deportati (ANED) – sezione Torino, in collaboration with the Istituto Piemonte per la storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea “Giorgio Agosti” (ISTORETO).
Here is the map of poses in Turin, where you can view the location of stumbling stones in the city and consult the corresponding biographies.

New headquarters for the Fashion School

IED Torino recently inaugurated the new spaces for the Fashion School in a dedicated venue (Corso Matteotti, 11 – Turin).

The Academic Courses in Fashion Design and Jewelry and Accessories Design have been renewed with a focus on distinctive content and research areas.

The new cultural orientation today follows a path whose focus is research and innovation on materials and fabrics of the latest generation. The spaces, in addition to the new classrooms for front lectures, also include a tailoring workshop, fabric library and Cintiq classroom with 25 Dell Alienware and Wacom Cintiq 22HD workstations equipped with the latest generation software for Clo3D fashion design, useful in simulation and three-dimensional modeling.

The inaugurated spaces are IED Torino’s response to a growing need for the headquarters to have more and more avant-garde laboratories equipped to support collaborations with the most innovative companies in this sector.

IED Mobility-Lab

IED inaugurates in Turin IED mobility lab – a laboratory for innovation and development on the mobility of the future. The objective of the participatory research laboratory is to investigate the role of design in relation to different themes, such as the movement of people and things and the relationship between transport systems and cities.

At the head of IED mobility lab Luca Borgogno, Design Manager Pininfarina, an ex-student who has been working for years with the headquarters and whose professional experience, developed over twenty years of activity culminating in Pininfarina and Lamborghini, has always focused on research activities on the mobility of the future.

With the start of the IED mobility lab activities, the Turin office confirms for the 15th year the participation at the next International Motor Show in Geneva, presenting the latest concept car created by the historic Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with the European Design Center Hyundai.

The concept is also the result of the project participation initiated by the headquarters with a selection of leading international companies: Sila Group, project partner, Sabelt and Protocube Reply, technical partners.

For more info visit the IED Torino website.