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The Italian Chamber of Deputies approved at first reading a bill which introduces professional Master’s degrees in Dentistry and Dental Prosthodontics (class: LM-46), Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy (class: LM-13), Veterinary Medicine (class: LM-42) and Psychology (class: LM-51). Furthermore, Master’s degrees in Chemistry, Physics also become professional, provided you pass the final exam of the course and “delegification” regulations are approved.

This bill aims at simplifying access to certain regulated professions, in order to enable a more rapid integration into the labour market.
As regards the professionalizing training activities related to the above-mentioned classes of Master’s degrees, this bill provides that almost 30 University Educational Credits are obtained by doing a practical-evaluative traineeship during the course. In this regard, article 102 of Legislative Decree 18/2020 (L. 27/2020) has already established that the Master’s degrees in Medicine and Surgery (class: LM/41) will be qualifying.

As regards Psychology as a profession, the bill provides that part of the professionalizing training activities can be done during a degree course in
Psychological Science and Techniques – class: L-24. The bill also defines specific regulations for the professional practice of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. These professions can be practiced after having passed the final exam of your Master’s degree course.

The program of professional Master’s degrees will have to include:
– doing a practical-evaluative traineeship during the course;
– passing a practical-evaluative test.
However, we have to wait the end of the legislative process for the bill to become an
actual law. Stay tuned

A new master’s degree programme in Psychology applied to digital innovation will be launched from 2021/2022 academic year at the Istituto Universitario Salesiano di Torino (IUSTO), in cooperation with Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Centre.

This is the first degree course in Italy that will train professionals whose role will be to make the human being the main focus of innovative and technological processes, so to ensure that innovation always comes with the respect of certain ethical values.

The subjects of the course include both practical and theoretical study of the relationship between psychology and innovation, artificial intelligence, user experience, machine learning, programming e designing of sustainable products and services that focus on human well-being and social inclusion.
To know more about it, join the online open day on 7 July at 2:30 p.m. 

As every year, the call for applications for scholarships and accommodation servicesin EDISU halls of residences will soon be published.

The halls of residences of Turin, Grugliasco, Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Vercelli are safe and comfortable places. Accommodation is granted by competition: a public call is published every year and the assignment of the beds available takes into account the student’s position in the rankings.

Be ready to apply as soon as the call is published. From this year, not only you must request – from a CAF (Italian National Tax Office) or from the INPS website – the ISEE 2021 Certificate valid for university study allowances, but you also need SPID (Public Digital Identity System) credentials.

If do not own them yet, you have time to request your SPID credentials and ISEE Certificate while you wait for the call to be published.
Remember that Edisu has long activated a Ticketing Service

The annual QS World University Rankings, probably the most widely viewed university ranking worldwide, has been published. The 2021-2022 edition shows a clear ranking improvement of the University of Turin: moving up 36 places from last edition, it now places 485th, thus among the world’s top 500 universities individually highlighted in the ranking (the other universities are ranked by subject) The University of Turin places 13th out of 41 universities in Italy.

Ranking its best position ever, it is in the world’s top 37% of universities ranked by QS, while last edition it placed in the range 520-530th. In Italy, the best university is Politecnico di Milano (placed 142th in the world’s ranking), followed by the University of Bologna and Sapienza University of
Rome.

Significantly, the University of Turin has improved its position regardless of the effects of thepandemic, which have been more dramatic for many international universities, causing them a demotion.

The Torino Chamber of Commerce offers 115 Scholarships to students in financial difficulty due to the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal is to support the new generations, namely those who belong to vulnerable social groups, as they continue their studies. These scholarships will ease the financial burden on families, as their economic difficulties risk to affect the possibility of the young generations to continue their
studies.
The call for scholarships is both for university students and ITS (Higher Technical Institutes) students.

Specifically, these scholarships are reserved to:
Students regularly enrolled or enrolled in the first year of a degree program at Università or Politecnico di Torino for the a.y. 2020/2021 – 90 scholarships;
How to apply: email your application to scuola.lavoro@to.legalmail.camcom.it with the subject “Domanda Borsa di studio Camera di commercio di Torino 2021– Surname and Name of the applicant”, by July 30, 2021 (12 a.m. Italian time).

Requirements to apply:
1) must be enrolled in one of the following courses for a.y. 2020/2021: Bachelor’s degree, Master
Degree, Single Cycle Degree Program, including the new Higher Education degrees in Art and
Music1;
2) must be under the age of 31;
3) must reside in the Metropolitan City of Turin;

4) must have ISEE value no higher than €25,000;
5) must have obtained at least half the CFU credits allocated for each academic year completed.
Students enrolled in the first year of one of the above-mentioned degree courses are not expected
to meet this requirement;
6) must be facing economic hardship as defined in art. 3 of this Call.
B) Students attending ITS (Higher Technical Institute) degree courses in the a.y. 2020/2021 n. 25
scholarships

The economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting the possibility to continue the studies, are due to:
– job loss or work suspension (i.e. furlough – suspension of employment) affecting one parent or the household income earner in 2020 or in the period between January-April 2021;
– revenue loss of 30% in 2020 (compared to the previous year) for one parent/household income earner (self-employed worker or owner of a business);
– death of a parent/household income earner (self-employed worker or owner of a business) due to COVID-19

Such financial difficulties must be well documented; in case a parent/houselhold income earner
died, you must provide the self-declaration affidavit (in accordance with article 46 T.U. – D.P.R. no.
445- 28.12.2000), together with a document certifying COVID-19 as cause of death.

The first seminar on LGBTQ+ Rights was conducted on 10 May 2021 by the University of Turin, which systematically addressed the main topics connected to the LGBTQ+ community from a legal perspective.

The seminar was organized by Marco Pellissero, Professor of Criminal Law, and Antonio Vercellone, researcher in the field of Civil Law. 11 meetings took place, each of which dedicated to a particularly relevant topic for the LGBTQ+ community. Guests from all Italy were invited. Althought partecipation to the seminar was initially limited to students attending the fourth and fifth year of Law, after the first meetings the seminar was opened to the public.

The first meetings focused on topics that are dominating political debates, such as Civil Unions and Surrogacy. Alongside the legal topics, also interdisciplinary contributions, such as the historical excursus of Prof. Maya de Leo, and some speeches from LGBTQ+ rights activists
were made.

Politecnico di Torino, Università di Torino, Università del Piemonte Oientale, Università della Valle d’Aosta – Université de la Vallée d’Aoste and Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo have recently signed an agreement for the reciprocity of library services.

The commitment is to guarantee reciprocal access to library facilities, in accordance with the rules in force in each university. Users will be identified by presenting their university ID card or “smart card”. Thanks to the agreement, therefore, students, teachers and technical staff of each university will be able, free of charge and under a reciprocal regime, to use many of the services offered by all the libraries of the signatory universities: from home loan to
photocopying and printing services from the Internet – in compliance with the regulations in force – to inter-library services, that is the possibility of receiving at one own library volumes and copies of articles or parts of volumes owned by other libraries. Users from all the universities will also be guaranteed access to the bibliographic and documentary heritage of the universities, with the proviso that users will only be able to access electronic resources from the computer workstations available on the premises of the libraries hosting them.

It will also be possible to use the computer workstations and surf the web to carry out bibliographic research and access documentary resources, selected in line with the mission and objectives of study, research and documentation of the libraries.
The universities also undertake to cooperate in organising refresher and training initiatives for staff and in implementing further joint inter-library projects.
In this way, the foundations are laid for the implementation of projects aimed at innovating strategies and practices concerning both digital library services and the promotion of open access to cultural and scientific resources.

Finally, in the medium and long term, the wish of the promoting universities is to collaborate in the construction and enhancement of knowledge through the culture of books – paper and/or digital – in order to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of the territory, thus favouring the achievement of common objectives in the field of Third Mission.

There are three important news for those students who want to join the Erasmus+ program in the next years:

– DOUBLED FUNDING
– NO AGE LIMIT
– ANTICIPATED MONEY

The Erasmus program has been renewed for the next 7 years. Yesterday the European Parliament gave the final green light to the project Erasmus+ for the
years 2021-2027. This program, dedicated to training, youth and sport, will see its funding doubled, going from 14.7 billion in the previous years, to more than 28 billion. In the final phases of the negotiation with the Council, deputies managed to obtain an additional amount of 1.7 billion euros. The new Erasmus+ will offer more instruments and resources that will support inclusiveness. The Commission and EU member states are to present action plans to improve access to learning and mobility for those people who always had fewer possibility to take part in the project.

This includes people with disabilities, people living in poverty or in a remote area or coming from an immigration context.
Subsidies will also be given to those unable to cover the first expenses, for example the purchase of travel tickets or the reservation for accommodation. Furthermore, those applications presenting higher costs due to measures to guarantee inclusiveness will not be rejected.

Compared to the previous Erasmus+, the new program will also be available to students attending adult education programs. This will help people of any age and background to acquire new work and life skills, so that they can better adapt to the changes related to the upcoming green and digital transitions, and to the post- pandemic age of Covid-19. The program, which has already been approved by the Council, will come into effect as soon as it is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Among the orientation activities organized by the department of classical studies, it will be possible to schedule orientation meetings from Tuesday, May 25 th until Friday, June 16 th . This initiative aims to support high school students (junior and senior year) during their process in choosing classical studies at university.

– Which of our majors are involved? Cultural Heritage, Culture and Literature in the Modern World, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Literature, Modern
Languages, Media Studies, History, Education Studies;

– How to schedule a meeting? Fill out the dedicated form ;
– Do you want to know more about this? Contact the Department of Classical Studies Department at the University of Turin.
orientamento.scienzeumanistiche@unito.it
Tel: 011 6705794

Holden Academy is a degree course (yes, it really is!) that will allow you to obtain a diploma that is equivalent to a three-year degree like DAMS. Clearly, the program and the disciplines are Holden-style. The degree course costs 10,000 euros per year, but don’t be discouraged: Holden Academy also has its special student welfare program, which you could find interesting.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scuola Holden awards scholarships to applicants with an ISEE (financial situation certificate) value lower than €40,000.
For a.y. 2021-2022 Scuola Holden assigns fifteen 5,000-euro scholarships for each year of course (15,000 for three years).
Two scholarships maximum will be awarded for each test session.
Scholarship winners must present ISEE 2021 Certificate (standard form), confirmed application form and the signed contract within the week we will have sent the results.
ISEE value must be lower than €40,000.
In case the number of applications exceeds the number of scholarships available, the scholarship will be assigned to the student with the lower ISEE value.
Contact a CAF (Fiscal Assistance Centre) in order to get your ISEE Certificate. Get ready in time, even long before taking the admission test, as waiting times could be long. Scuola Holden will only accept applications submitted within two weeks after the day of the admission test.

LOANS
For a.y. 2021-2022 Scuola Holden assigns twenty 5,000-euro loans for each year of course (15,000 for three years) to the first twenty applicants. No number limit for each test session is fixed: all the loans might be assigned after the first admission test session. Once you get your diploma, you have one-year time before starting to repay the loan, in instalments, to the bank. During your degree course you must pay grace period interests. Then you have a 6-month period to pay off your debt (you can do it even more quickly).All of this is possible since Scuola Holden is recognized by Banca Intesa Sanpaolo as one of the schools which can provide loan facilities to their students. For further information contact segreteria@scuolaholden.it.

BONUS MATURITÀ
Students who completed secondary education in 2021 with 100/100 (applies to Italian maturità exam) will receive a 500-euro reduction on their first-year tuition fees. For the following years the whole tuition must be paid.

BONUS “EVERYTHING-AND-NOW”
Students who will have taken the admission test by the end of June and choose to pay for the first-year tuition all at once will receive a 500-euro discount on the three tuition fees. The second- and third-year tuitions can be paid at a later date.

When it comes to the enrolment, everyone (including scholarship winners and students provided with a loan or bonus) pays a 2,000-euro deposit.
One single financial aid (scholarship, loan or bonus) can be received at a time: no combos allowed.

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