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Not sure where  to study on SundaysEmergency Infopoint Torino thought about it!

From Sunday, January 14th and for every Sundays the Emergency University Group will open the Infopoint, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the form of a study hall for university and non-university students, in Corso Valdocco 3.

Free Wi-Fi and pc workstations available.

You can find online the new announcement of selection for Out of Left Field for the Photography Section of Autofocus 9, the international contest of Vanni Occhiali dedicated to young artists and to free creativity.

After the conclusion, in November 2017, of the selections for Exhibition, Video and Performance sections, you can start to submit an application and compete to win the Photography Award.

Which are the new possibilities, views, dialectics, paths that are opening into the field of spontaneous and urgent reflection that photography is carrying out on its self, on both a conscious and not conscious level? Out of the field comes form a new expression of the international urban language, and it means: unexpectedly, suddenly and surprisingly.

The expression comes from a technical terminology of baseball. It’s a title that wants to turn the attention on everything that is happening beyond territories that are conventional and known for the photography activity.

At the contest are admitted projects of artists (individual or groups) between 18 and 35 years that live in Italy or in an European country.

The selected project will be presented with a personal exhibition at the project space Autofocus inside the Vanni’s showroom in Turin. It will take place at the same time of the  Salone del Libro, in may 2018, and it will be equipped with a catalog and a subsidy of production of 500 euros.

The competition announcement can be downloaded from the website page dedicated to Vanni Occhiali.

The picture is part of Meandro Rosso, of Paolo Bandinu, the winner of the video section of the Autofocus 8.

On the geometric lattice of the roads of Turin we are designing different routes, itineraries on board of trams, routes on foot,  by car. After that there are also the most creative routes, the real trips: those made by bike. The lovers of the category will understand these feelings: speed, breeze on the skin, quick reflexes, legs that go up and down, changes of direction and jolts. Sometimes Turin is not welcoming for cyclists, in fact it is often hostile, smoky and cold. But bikes overcome all the imposed barriers and  they make their way through everything, they run from one place of our city to another, crossing always the tram rails.

Torino in Bici

Torino in Bici  is the portal of the Comune di Torino dedicated to the promotion of soft mobility. With lots of advice and suggestions it wants to show a different topography of Turin, the one traced by the wheels of bikes. The section Muoversi in Bici informs about all the useful tools and possibilities for the urban cyclist, and it shows how to overcome the street challenges of the city and of the suburbs.


Bunet (Bike Urban NEtwork Torino) is maybe the most useful and original, even in the name, of the presented tools. It is a tool designed to calculate and to share your own routes made by bike. From the starting point to the arrival point you can choose between a more peaceful and comfortable route or a more direct and fast one. The characteristics of the route can be seen through a graphic that specifies the percentages of speed, linearity and safety. Bunet uses, as digital map, OpenStreetMap (OSM), a project intended to create world maps with free contents, updated everyday by free and independent users. The map used for the service could, therefore, not be fully complete or updated, but it’s steadily improving.

Cycle tourism

The section Visitare Torino in bicicletta is, instead, dedicated to the presentation of bike routes in the urban territory and in suburbs, with the possibility to have access to a guide of bike routes, divided for every territory. The route offers the possibility to have a detailed knowledge of the territory and its green areas, with a succession of details and unexpected shortcuts. For every route there is a linked descriptive card and a gpx file that can be used on GPS navigation devices and smart phones.

Here is the list of the routes:

Corona delle Delizie

The route Corona delle Delizie delineates a lane of 112 km dedicated to bikes. This is a mix of bike lanes, bike routes and rural streets that connects Royal Residences to metropolitan parks, crossing the most beautiful fluvial, rural and historical places of the different districts. Thanks to the Corona in Bici App, that can be downloaded from the Play Store or App Store, you can discover the beauty of the territory riding a bike, equipped only with your phone. The App takes advantage of the geolocation giving the opportunity to orient oneself into the route, calculating the distance between the starting point and the arrival point. The sharing and the interaction through social media is also possible.

The Erasmus announcement for the year 2018-2019 is online. It is dedicated to all the students that are interested to do, in the year 2018-1019, a period of studies of a minimum of three months and of a maximum of twelve months in another Institute of one of the foreign Countries that has signed a bilateral agreement in the field of the program Erasmus+ with the University of Turin.

The application form must be submitted by 1 pm of Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The application form is available only in electronic form.

The announcement and all the details are available in the dedicated section of the portal of the University.

More info:

Sezione Mobilità e Didattica internazionale – Direzione Attività Istituzionali, Programmazione, Qualità e Valutazione

Phone: (+39) 011 6704425


On Thursday, 11 January, the finale of the Zero Robotics came to an end. It is a contest that brought to the Polytechnic of Turin more than 150 students of high schools from eight different European Countries: Italy, Russia Federation, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Rumania, Great Britain.

One of the two winning teams of this edition, BeachPin1701, is entirely Italian, it is composed of students from ITIS “Pininfarina” of Moncalieri (To), ITIS “Galileo Galilei” of Livorno and “Leonardo da Vinci” High School of Treviso. The team won the first place together with the American team Naughty Prions and Lions.

The students of the High School “Cecioni” of Livorno and the High School “Agnelli” of Turin were also awarded. They won the Virtual Final, the finale of the second category of the championship.

The competition, born in 2009 in the Space System Laboratory of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology di Boston (MIT), this year involved almost 70 European Institutes, 100 American Institutes and 50 Australian Institutes, for a total of almost 2000 students.

The finalist students could attend live the last part of the competition that took place on the International Space Station and in video conference with the MIT of Boston and the University of Sydney, where all the students from America and Australia got together to watch the finale.

The finalists competed in the programming of SPHERES (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites), space robots of the size of a bowling ball, already used by NASA inside of the Space Station to test instruction cycles, to carry out autonomous rendezvous and docking operations. These machines are also experimentally used for the maintenance and assembly of satellites and for formation flight.

Every team is composed of 5 to 10 students and is coordinated by a teacher of the school, that is a programming expert.

Every year the teams have a mission. This year the students had to deal with the research of primordial life forms (bacteria) on the Encadalus moon of Saturn, drilling samples to bring them to Earth.

At the end of the first phase, the teams were allowed to ally and work together to achieve a more efficient program. The next phase consists of preliminary elimination competition, that only 42 teams passed; the programs of these teams have been directly uploaded for the finale on the robotic spheres present on the Space Station, where the programs of the winning teams have been carried out under the supervision of astronauts.

The inauguration of the Academic Year 2017-2018 of the Business School, took place on Friday, September 22, with 10% more students enrolled. The Business School is acknowledged as one of the best schools worldwide not only for its interdisciplinary and multicultural educational approach but especially for the international education provided, which is unique, with six establishments in six big European cities: Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. Year after year, the number of students attending classes in the headquarter of Turin continues to increase. After a strict selection, the admitted students are 261, of 24 different nationalities, from Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia and USA. The overall percentage of internationality is 34%, with a great part of Asian students (6%), reaches its peak in the IFBM class with 63% of foreigners of 30 students studying for a master’s degree. In Italy ESCP Europe is distinguished by the speed of making a career and for the placement offered by its Master’s programs: in fact, the percentage of placement through internship is of 100% within a month and a half after the end of the lessons. 97% of students (Career Office data) is employed before the end of the course of studies, finding employment in different areas of work: from Finance to Consultancy, from the industrial sector to the tertiary sector.

From 25 to 29 September the Polytechnic of Turin will host the “Open Education Training Week”, the week of training proposed in the field of the international project Erasmus + “OpenMed – Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean countries” coordinated by the Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo – UNIMED. Five European partners and nine University institutes from four different countries of the Southern Mediterranean are committed to the project, intended to stimulate and promote what are known as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP), which are resources and open educational practices, teaching material in digital format made available with licenses enabling them to be reused, modified and distributed. The aim is to offer a growth opportunity to the higher education sector thanks to the sharing of knowledge and teaching tools in partner countries: Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.

The week of meetings at the Polytechnic of Turin – partner of the project – will be focused on fundamentals and approaches to the “open” education. Educators, researches, teachers and students in training or just people that are interested in the subject can attend the meetings. Introductory classes, illustrations of basic principles and group works will provide information and will anticipate the second part of the training journey, which will be completed online in the coming months. In addition to the partner institutions of the project, eight more universities from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Lebanon, for a total of 80 people and 8 countries (3 EU countries and 5 countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean), will take part in the meetings of the week.

The Open Education Training Week represents the first stage of the “Open Education: fundamentals and approaches. A learning journey opening up Teaching in Higher Education” course. At the end of the week, the online stage of the course will begin, during which participants will be able to access the online teaching modules and develop their own project idea of Open Education.

The aim of the project OpenMed is to analyze the good practices with regard to the open education that have already been implemented in the Mediterranean region and to increase the adoption of these models in higher education, also through courses and workshops meant for trainers, like the one that will take place in Turin. The ultimate goal of the project is to protect education as a public good and fundamental human right and promote the role of universities as knowledge centers not only towards student but also beyond institutional limits, especially towards the weaker and disadvantaged groups of the society, such as low-income households, students with disabilities, inhabitants of rural areas and refugees.

ACED-Io T (Safe cities through Cloud and the Internet of Things) project of the Alta Scuola Politecnica, an excellent course created by the Polytechnic of Milan and Turin, promises to enhance the exchange of information between emergency coordinators, operators on the field and citizens in case of floods in the urban environment. The problem of urban floods affects Italy due to the peculiar morphology of the territory. The implementation of the project showed that the main problems are to be found in the communication with the Rescue Coordination Centre, in the integration of information – heterogeneous and often redundant – in possession of different organizations, and in the possibility to receive geo-synched contents by rescuers on the field.

The solution proposed by ACED-Io T consists of a web platform based on cloud technologies that gather and integrate data that comes from different sources such as “open data”, geographic informative systems, semi-structured information in possession of different organizations, putting them together with monitoring data that derives from “Internet of Things” detectors placed in risk areas.

The platform is thought as a support instrument for decision-makers in the comprehension of general evolution of events. In addition to the contribution during emergencies, ACED-Io T allows the collection of data that can be analyzed after the event and that is precious for future planning.

Oggi, venerdì 15 dicembre, dalle 10 alle 16, è l’ultimo giorno di apertura della biglietteria temporanea del Teatro Stabile Torino situata nella biblioteca Norberto Bobbio del CLE – Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100.

Il Teatro Stabile Torino propone agli studenti universitari un abbonamento a tariffa ridotta per la Stagione 2017/2018 – Playlist: 5 spettacoli a scelta, di cui 1 produzione Teatro Stabile Torino, al costo di € 45.00 (in biglietteria) o € 40.00 (on line – escluse commissioni). Inoltre, è possibile acquistarli anche con 18app.

L’abbonamento resta comunque in vendita presso la Biglietteria del Teatro Stabile di Torino (Teatro Gobetti, via Rossini, 8 – Torino – orario 13.00-19.00, da martedì a sabato).

From 13th July to 27th August 2017 it is possible to register online for the admission tests for first-level degree courses (three years) and second-level degree courses (two more years).

Important! Before registering online you have to make the following payments:

  • 15.13€ to be paid into the CCP 1016 account (Postal Current Account) registered to: AGENZIA DELLE ENTRATE – CENTRO OPERATIVO DI PESCARA – TASSE SCOLASTICHE. REASON FOR PAYMENT: ESAME AMMISSIONE A.A. 2017/2018 + [Name and Surname of the future student] (NOT for future foreign students).
  • 50.00€ to be paid by bank transfer to: “Accademia Albertina di Torino” IBAN: IT82Q0623001001000041239789 CARIPARMA Via Giolitti, 1 – TORINO. REASON FOR PAYMENT: TASSA DI AMMISSIONE A.A. 2017/2018 + [Name and Surname of the future student] (In case of payment made by a third party, please write the name and the surname of the future student). IMPORTANT: users are requested to register and pre-enrol at the same moment, bringing the receipts for payments with them.

Access the website on “Servizio Studenti” and select the item “Accademie”.

Access requirements: – In order to be admitted to a first-level degree course you must hold an upper secondary school leaving certificate or another certificate obtained in a foreign university that has to be approved by the Academy in compliance with international agreements. – In order to be admitted to a second-level degree course you must hold a first-level degree certificate or a certificate awarded by another University.

How to give a copy of the documents issued by the Embassies to non-EU students and Foreign Students from the European Union.

Non-EU students: only from 4th September to 8th September at the Albertina Academy – Via Accademia Albertina, 6 – TORINO from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at the Secretary’s Office. Bring a copy of the documents issued by the Embassy or the Consulate (Original copy of the Domanda di Preiscrizione (Pre-enrolment Application), Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco (Certificate of Equivalence of Qualification), Translation of your Diploma, Photocopy of the Passport with a Certified Photo, copy of the residence permit, fiscal code (that you can require at any headquarters of the Agenzia delle Entrate (Revenue Agency)).

Foreign Students from the European Union: only from 4th September to 8th September at the Albertina Academy – Via Accademia Albertina, 6 – TORINO from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at the Secretary’s Office. Bring the certified copy of your Diploma with the official translation by the Embassy or the Consulate of your country of origin, together with the Certificate of Equivalence of Qualification and the photocopy of your ID card.

Only the future students who will enrol within the foreseen deadlines and as explained above will be admitted to the admission tests.

The students who will be admitted will have to register online from 18th September to 30th September 2017 as follows: – Access the website on “Servizio Studenti”, select the item “Accademie”, then select the item “Selezionare il punto 3” and follow the procedure indicated to you.