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Master in Finance di ESCP Europe al 2° posto nel ranking del Financial Times

ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance (Master in Finance di ESCP Europe) has improved its global position, going up to the second place in the Financial Times ranking list, which analyses the best business schools in the world each year.

According to the most important business ranking list, made by the British economic daily newspaper, the programme has the maximum punctuation for international job placement in the financial sector: it ranks first in career progression and international experience, besides the efficiency of its own career service.

The increase by 48% of the average annual wage of participants – calculated before and after attending the Master – helped topping the list. Three years after graduation, participants are able to earn $111,341 on average, equivalent to 96,000 Euros.

The programme, held in English and French in ESCP Europe’s London and Paris campuses, keeps its place for the fourth consecutive year as the best Master in Finance in the UK, famous excellence market of the financial sector, surpassing   Imperial College Business School and Saïd Business School of Oxford University.

For students who want to work in the bank market as well as in the investment market, the Master in Finance is planned to educate experts in investment banking, both in company finance and capital market. The Financial Times ranking list awards the international nature of the programme and the technical and professional qualities of professors, who work in close contact with finance leaders. This factor is significant to determine its trailblazing reputation.

“The Master in Finance is in a constant dialogue with oustanding actors of the finance sector, allowing to change its content to fit the market needs – maintains Prof. Francesco Rattalino, Director of ESCP Europe Torino Campus -. This practical approach ensures the best quality for the courses, which is supported by the continuous top ranking in the Financial Times list”.

At is 31st anniversary, the ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance keeps developing strong connections with international financial institutions, counting on a dinamic global alumni network.

“The involvement of our alumni community is determining to add high value to the programme – adds the academic director of the Master in Finance, Prof. Philippe Thomas -. Our Alumni are, in fact, very active in the ’Advisory Board. They work in close contact with our teachers to ensure high-quality courses and accurate selection criteria for students”.

 “This Master is a programme for those who aim for academic and professional excellence – concludes Prof. Frank Bournois, ESCP Europe’s Dean –. The Master benefits form the important ranking of our business school, and the “2 countries, 2 languages” formula allows students to experience different technical aspects of the profession, as well as to benefit from features of two markets very different from each other, the French and the English market. In particular, or presence in London, the world’s financial centre, makes our programme very attractive to students from every part of the world”.


ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance stands out for the following reasons:


  • Career progression: World’s 1st place

Calculated based on changes in seniority and on the size of companies for which alumni are working since graduation

  • International course experience: World’s 1st place

Master’s international feature component

  • Career service: world’s first place

Efficiency of counselling service for jobs, personal development, networking events, research and hiring interns, according to analyses by alumni

  • International professors: 78%
  • Goals reached: 1st place

92% of participants has declared having reached the goal for which they decided to attend the Master.

  • Job placement of participants  three years after the Master: 100%
  • Average wage: € 96.000 ($111.341)


The Master in Finance is a full-time, one-year programme for students with a first- or second-level degree, with previous work experience. It is made up of three parts, where intensive courses in Paris (September-December) and London (January-April) alternate with an internship of minimum 4 months in a company. A thesis on an individual research project, consistent with the changing needs of the finance sector market,  marks the end of the programme.

Tirocini Fondazione Crui

Fondazione CRUI is promoting a call for the selection of 16 curricular interships in Italian schools abroad.

The network of schools abroad is a resource to promote Italian language and culture, as well as to preserve the cultural identity of Italians and their children.

Internships listed in the call will be held in the 8 comprehensive state schools in Addis Abeba, Asmara, Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris e Zurich.

Interns will carry out researches, studies, analyses and processing useful data for each school’s dossier. Students may also be involved in the organisation of events and help MAECI and school staff in outdoor activities.


Application end date: June 29, 2018
Internship dates: September 17– December 14, 2018

Read the call (LEGGI IL BANDO)

The University of Turin (Università di Torino), will participate as well as other Italian universities

Participating universities (ATENEI PARTECIPANTI AL BANDO)

Submit your application (INVIA LA TUA CANDIDATURA)

Contact the Internships Office of Fondazione CRUI only through email at the following address:

What is Fondazione CRUI?

Founded in 2001 in the Conference of Italian University Deans (Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane) to provide services to universities, Fondazione CRUI has always focused its attention on innovation and job placement for university students.

Promoting internships for university students and graduates is an activity held by the Fondazione since 2001. high quality standards for internships as well as interns are guaranteed, thanks to the collaboration with important public and private entities, and to an advanced management and selection system in which candidates’ universities take part in.

Fondazione CRUI, as referee for the entire university system, finds strategic partners with which it organises internships. Its goal is to ensure Universities and its students will have a highly educational and useful experience for the development of a conscious approach to the job market, while offering host entities the opportunity to select their own interns among excellence in all Italian universities.

Orto Botanico di Torino

The University of Turin has a museum heritage, often little-known outside the usual tourist route. Its university collections include objects and artifacts used to prove academic theories, gathering evidence and teaching students through field lessons.

Gathering to prove. This has always been common to humans since ancient times. Historically, collecting has always been linked to teaching, mostly in the field of natural science. Teaching collections begin when a culture begins: from Hortus medicus of Chinese emperor Sheng Nung, to the gardens of Pharaohs and Assyrian Kings, from the museum-school of Ur to the botanical gardens of Aristotle’s Lyceum  and of the ptolemaic Museion.

Turin’s Botanical Garden is the oldest university museum in Turin: it was founded in 1729 by Vittorio Amedeo II and has almost 300 years of history. The Garden was designed for cultivation and culture: cultivating a large number of plants, and informing about their properties, their uses and their characteristics.

Only recently, since 1997, the museum has opened its doors to the general public, not only academic. According to the website of the Institution, about 8,000-10,000 people of all ages visit the Botanical Garden every year. Going through the Grove, the Alpine Garden, the Garden, the Tropical Greenhouse, the Succulent Greenhouse and the New Greenhouse, visitors can find a variety of scents, colours and biodiversity.

Many events are held during summer in order to experience the idyllic setting of the open-air museum. The programme includes thematic tours, food&drinks, and readings.

The events of the Botanical Garden

Guests of the Botanical Garden

Saturday, June 23,2018 – 5 PM

Sunday, June 24, 2018  – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

The guided tour will show the animals living in Turin’s Botanical Garden.
It is held every last weekend of the month.

Reading in the Garden

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 5 PM

Three artists, Maura Banfo, Jessica Carroll e Paolo Leonardo, will break the natural silence of Turin’s Botanical Garden with a series of short readings.

Evening tour of the Botanical Garden

Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7 PM

Guided tour of the Botanical Garden at twilight, learning about plants and animals in the Grove.

Plant of the month

Saturday, July 7 – 5 PM

Sunday, July 8 – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

Guided tour among plants blossoming in July, with interesting facts, history facts and uses.

Bees and Honey

Sunday, July 15 – from 10 AM to 7 PM

Tour dedicated to bees living in the Garden. Includes honey tasting.

Movie Your Mind

Friday, July 20, 2018 – 8 PM

First event in the 2018 Summer Edition of Movie Your Mind film festival, with opn-air screening and food&drinks in the Garden.

100 useful plants

Saturday, July 21 – 5 PM

Sunday, July 22, 2018 – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

“100 useful plants” is a guided tour, held every third weekend of the month. July’s tour will be dedicated to food, textile and dyeing plants which marked the development of human civilization.


Stay updated on the upcoming events, go to the Botanic Garden‘s facebook page!

Indagine AlmaLaurea 2018

Last Monday, June 11, 2018, the AlmaLaurea 2018 report on the Profile and the Employment Status of Graduates was presented in Turin. Of all graduates involved, there were 6,597 from the Politecnico, of which 3,412 first-level and 3,185 second-level graduates.

The profile of the interviewed graduates confirms the high percentage of international students: 9,1% of first-level graduates (compared to 3,1% in Italy) and 13, 4% of second-level graduates (compared to 4,6% in Italy). The outcome on university experience was significant: 9 out of 10 graduates stated they are satisfied with their general university experience.

For PoliTo’s students, entering the job market already begins during university years. 46,4% of graduates has done an internship recognized by their university: 42,2% of fisrt-level graduates and 51,0% of second-level graduates (considering those who did it only during the first three years, the percentage goes up to 69,8%).

As for the employment profile, the study shows that the majority of these young people continue studying after their Bachelor’s degree course, therefore postponing their entrance to the job market after their Master’s degree course. Among first-level graduates who have never applied for a Master’s degree, therefore they started to work, the employment rate is 76,7%, compared to 71,1% nation-wide.

The most significant datum concerns second-level graduates one year after graduation: 86,4% of second-level graduates of the Politecnico is employed. This percentage is far higher than the average in Italy, 73,9%, and it is increasing compared to last year’s percentage, 83,7%. This confirms the upward trend registered by the Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 as well, made by the British institute QS by calculating the relation between the employment percentage of graduates and the average of Italian universities analysed in the ranking. The Institute certifies that the Politecnico di Torino is the first university in the world which guarantees job opportunities to its graduates.

Latest data from Almalaurea show that the percentage of employed people still increases five years after graduation, reaching 95,3%.

The wage difference between second-level graduates of the Politecnico and the Italian average is significant:  1,429 euros net per month compared to an average wage of  1,153 euros a year after graduation, and 1,741 euros compared to 1,428 euros five years after graduation.

“Th data presented today by Almalaurea confirm an upward trend which has become fundamental for our university. It’s a good sign, for students and their families, who in always larger numbers choose the Politecnico also for its job opportunities. We want to keep offering these opportunities in the future years as well, thanks to the organization of courses with a focus on diverse knowledge, teamwork and a cross-curricular challenge. This will be possible thanks to a more consistent use of innovative teaching methods, with more fieldwork, in order to create more impact on the society and increasing critical skills necessary to train future engineers, architects, designers and planners”, commented the dean Guido Saracco.


Test di ammissione Polito

All degree courses of the Politecnico di Torino require an admission test, and only a limited number of students who obtain the best scores can enrol.

The test is compulsory and different for each candidate. It consists of a set of questions, which are automatically and randomly selected by a computer. Each test has the same level of difficulty. It takes place in the Computer Labs of Politecnico’s main building or in previously-chosen venues in Italy or abroad.

Below are the next dates for the admission tests

For the Politecnico’s degree courses, followed by the initial and final date for enrolment


·         Admission tests for Bachelor courses in Engineering

Bando di selezione per l’area dell’Ingegneria.(Call for admission to Engineering courses)

Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On July 17 the test can be taken in Vèrres as well, and on July 18, it can also be taken in Biella.


From Monday, April 16,

to Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12 PM

Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31, 2018

On August 30 the test can be taken in Vèrres as well, and on August 31, it can also be taken in Biella.


From Friday, May 18

To Tuesday, August 28 at 12 PM

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – TIL session, for non-EU students living abroad From Friday, May 18

To Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12 PM


·         Admission tests for the Bachelor course in Architecture

Call for admission to the Bachelor course in Architecture will be published after the decree from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

Thursday, September 6, 2018 (in aggiornamento)(updating)



·         Admission tests for Bachelor course in Design and visual communication

Bando di selezione per Design e comunicazione visiva.(Call for Admission to Design and visual communication)

Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018 From Monday, April 16 to Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12 PM
Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31, 2018 From Friday, May 18 to Tuesday, August 28 at 12 PM



·         Admission tests for Bachelor courses in Territorial, urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning

Bando di selezione per Pianificazione territoriale, urbanistica e paesaggistico ambientale. (Call for Admission to Territorial, urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning)

Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018 From Monday, April 16 to Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12 PM
Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31, 2018 From Friday, May 18 to Tuesday, August 28 at 12 PM



(prove di ammissione ) Admission tests from past years are available online.

Further information on required knowledge(conoscenze richieste), minimum scores for admission and/or how to apply for admission tests can be found in the specific section (sezione) of the website.

If you are finishing high school and still have doubts on which course to attend next year, StudyinTorino encourages you to read 2018/2019 course catalogue and the orientation page in the Politecnico website.



ESCP Europe

ESCP Europe together with Tsinghua University 
for an international Bachelor’s degree between Europe and China

Starting from the 2018-2019 academic year
students of Bachelor in Management (BSc) will be able to study in Cina


During the three-year course students are required to change campuses once a year, in order to know the reality and the culture of three different countries. Each student will choose a different campus each year, during three years:

  • First year: London, Paris or Beijing (at Tsinghua University)
  • Second year: Madrid, Paris or Turin
  • Third year: Berlin or Paris

Three years after its launch on an international university level, the Bachelor in Management (BSc) – Bachelor’s degree programme of the ESCP Europe business school – widens its horizon thanks to the partnership with Tsinghua University of Beijing, one of the best universities in the world.

The three-year course will be held in three different countries: other than in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris and Turin, young aspiring managers will have the opportunity to study at the new academic partner, in China. Students may choose to begin in September 2018 at Tsinghua University and study for the following years in the other European branches of the business school. Courses will be the same as for first-year students in ESCP EurOpe campuses, but contextualised to the Asian market.

The Bachelor in Management is an exciting, original and engaging programme which combines different subjects: the classics of management, such as marketing and finances, with humanities, among which psychology and sociology, language and self-development courses. Moreover, it includes internships and social projects, allowing students to acquire complete multidisciplinary knowledge. The goal is to create a bridge between university and the job market, preparing students for an international career in the current extremely diverse economic sector, encouraging them to trace a new world map.

First-year lessons, including in China, are held in English, as are the lessons of the second year in Turin. While it is possible to choose between English and the local language in the following years in the campuses of London, Madrid, Paris and Berlin. The partnership will also allow students from Asia to obtain an European Bachelor in Management (BSc).


“As an European business school, we have chosen to develop a programme between China and Europe which is perfectly aligned with our international strategy and with our goal of training future leaders – explains Léon Laulusa, Executive Vice-President e Dean for academic affairs and international relations of ESCP Europe“Even though it is the world’s second economic power, China isn’t well-known in the Western world. Not everyone knows, for example, that in 2017 among the 500 biggest companies in the world in terms of turnover, there were 109 Chinese companies. Or that the 40 biggest Chinese companies yield over 17 trillion euros, exceeding the GDP of the whole European Union”.


“Chinese economy is still unexplored and offers thousands of opportunities, so it must be analysed closely – explains Prof. Francesco Rattalino, Director of ESCP Europe Turin Campus -. This Bachelor’s degree course meets the needs of young people who want to obtain a qualification as fast as possible, in order to have the best tools to face the job market in the most efficient and competitive way. ESCP Europe wanted to accelerate the development of the programme, answering the growing demand of studying in China made by students with a strong international inclination. Tsinghua University e ESCP Europe aim to the same level of excellence, welcoming students from the best high schools”.


“One of the greatest advantages of this study programme in China is the possibility of interaction for students from all over the world – maintains Margot Drancourt De Lasteyrie, Director of China Projects in the International Affairs Department di ESCP Europe -. Twenty years ago, I had the privilege of studying in Shanghai, but at that time international and Chinese students didn’t have the chance to attend lessons together. What better way to know a country that having local friends? The possibility of studying in China for a year further improves the internationalization of students and the international opportunities for their career”.

Since its launch, the Bachelor in Management has attracted considerable interest internationally: 286 students are currently enrolled, coming from 54 countries, 5% of them from China.

Applications for next year are still open. The deadline id July 10, 2018.

What is ESCP Europe?

Established in Paris in 1819 as the world’s first Business School, ESCP Europe is one of the most renowned schools internationally and always comes first in rankings of Business Schools. It has 6 campuses in Europe – Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw – and trains students to an international career in management. In Europe, about 4.600 students and 5.000 managers, coming from 100 different countries, enrol every year. ESCP Europe offers complete programmes of General Management and Masters. The alumni community has 50,000 members of 200 different nationalities, and is active in 150 countries. Its Turin branch is open since 2004, thanks to the support of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris, the Camera di Commercio di Torino, the University of Turin, the Politecnico di Torino and many partner companies.

A few numbers…

Currently, there are 400 Chinese students in ESCP Europe, 600 are expected in the years to come. While in the past years there were:

  • 34 students in 2017 – 2018
  • 23 students in 2016 – 2017
  • 23 students in 2015 – 2016

250 to 300 students from ESCP Europe go to China every year to study (semesters during Master’s degree or Double-degree programmes) or for internships.


home food

The University of Genoa introduces “home food”, lunch-rooms where students can heat up and eat   comfortably their homemade meals. “Siamo stanchi di mangiare in corridoio, di non trovare posto per studiare, di mangiare cibo freddo” (We’re tired of eating in the corridors, not finding a place to study, and eating cold food”) protested loudly, a few weeks ago, the Spazi-entiti of Turin, a group of students who, ant Luigi Einaudi Campus, denounced the lack of places to eat their homemade meals. While UniTo hasn’t lifted an finger, Genoa is an example to be followed.

The inconvenience of lunchtime is common. In Genoa as in Turin, students must organise their day at university, deciding what and where to eat, fitting in lunchtime between classes. So a few decide to take their food from home: cointainers and tupperwares. Then they begin looking for a place to eat their meal, unbdobtedly cold.

Paolo Comanducci, dean of Unige, has decided “di rispondere alle sempre crescenti richieste degli studenti” (“to answer the ever-growing requests from students”). Home food rooms are equipped with microwave ovens, tables and chairs, sinks for washing hands and free wi-fi. What about Turin? No concrete answer yet, but the University now has an excellent case in point to consider: the University of Genoa.


Sciopero docenti UniTo

The Movimento per la Dignità della Docenza Universitaria have announced a strike during the next summer exam session of 2017/2018 academic year, from June 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018.

Professors who will take part in the strike will not administer the first programmed exams. The following exams of the summer session will take place regularly.

It will be possible to schedule extraordinary exams:

  • from the fourteenth day after the day of the strike, if there’s only one exam from June 1 to July 31, or if there are 5 or less chances per year of re-taking the exam set ofr the day of the strike
  • approximately 7 days after the day of the strike, for graduating students, Erasmus students, students with specific health issues or pregnant students.

We guarantee therefore at least one chance of taking every exam during the summer session.

Based on the principles of the right to strike, professors are not obliged to communicate their intention of striking beforehand.

For further information, visit the Movimento per la Dignità della Docenza Universitaria website, on Sciopero giugno-luglio 2018 (2018 June-July strike) page. At the end of the page you will find in-depth documents, for Professors and Researchers taking part in the strike, with important clarifications for students as well.

In particular:

  • Integrazione indicazioni per sciopero 24-5-2018.pdf, is a document structured in questions and answers, providing precise and operational information on the striking method of professors and researchers (e.g. how a possible extraordinary exam will take place and how to schedule one; rules for students who have the urgency of taking the exam)
  • Indicazioni dettagliate per lo sciopero 8-5-2018.pdf, is the initial document, where you can find information about the reasons for the strike and basic instructions on how a strike works.

UniTo is completely available to help minimize the inconvenience for students.

Updates will be posted on, in the “News” section of the homepage.

Progetto Start@UniTo

Are you going to start taking a degree and want to enrol at the University of Turin?
Whatever the degree course you may be interested in, UniTo provides 20 free online courses you can take while attending school, even if you still aren’t a university student.

The Project was made by the Departments of the University of Turin, contributed by the Compagnia di San Paolo.

You will be able to study at your own pace, to train with self-assessment tests and take the exam as soon as you’ll be enrolled. Registering is easy and quick: connect to the Start@UniTO platform and choose the courses you’re interested in, log in with a click and your credentials and start your new studies.

Courses are from first-year subjects of almost all UniTo degree courses – from physics to social science, from information technology to cultural anthropology, from law to languages, from maths to zoology – specifically thought for those who have to start university. They’re readily accessible because they are on a dedicated multimedia platform.

You will find multimedia content you can access at your own pace and you will be able to put yourself to the test through self-assessment tests. Once you complete the course and pass the final test, you will get a certificate of attendance for your first university corse, and you will be able to take the exam as soon as you’ll be enrolled, and your first credits will be registered on your exam transcript.

Start@UniTO helps you start University on the right foot: not only it helps you choose the best degree course for you but also gives you the chance to pass a university exam at the beginning of your career!

Dean Ajani presenting the Progetto Start@Unito.



ENJOY THE DIFFERENCE is a project which started in 2011 from the collaboration between a group of students and professors of the University of Turin, Comune di Torino – Servizio Passpartout and some organizations.

The primary aim of ETD is combining students’ need to find accommodation at a reasonable price with the need of promoting independent life for disabled people, through providing accommodation and improving the social network. The people involved, university students and young people with motor or sensory disabilities, will be housemates on equal terms for a year, during which there won’t be any specific schedule to stick to. The project is for students of the University of Turin and for young disabled people, forming mixed groups of housemates.


The challenge is to show difference as an opportunity:

  • Because each person has the right at an independent life based on equality, as it is stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Because acknowledging differences must be a starting point, where everyone can find opportunities for improvement.
  • In order to grow, to have new experiences, to put oneself to the test while meeting and getting to know other people.

ETD wants to promote a change of perspective: students and disabled young people together to overcome stereotypes and clichés. Disabled young people wanting to have fun and live their life instead of suffering because of their limitations, and students with a sense of responsibility, ideas for the future and the ability to invent new ways of participating, instead of listless and passive people who drag themselves from one classroom to the next.


All university students and young people with motor or sensory disabilities who are looking for accommodation can apply to become future housemates!
It’s easy, just fill in the form online here: