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PoliTo scala le classifiche dei ranking

The path recorded in recent years by the Polytechnic of Turin in international rankings is a path that is constantly growing. The University is also among the best technical universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, one of the most accredited international rankings, which highlights the areas of excellence in training and research. The ranking, which is already at the seventh edition, analyzes over 1100 universities and scientific institutions around the world: among these, the Polythecnic ranks 33rd university in the world for the macro-area Engineering & Technology.

An evident growth in the last three years: in 2016, in the Engineering & Technology area, the Polytechnic ranked 66th and the following year it registered already a significant improvement reaching the 52nd place; in 2018, then, a leap forward of almost twenty positions, up to the 33rd, which follows the excellent world ranking in the ranking, again of the QS agency, Graduate Employability Ranking of last September, which saw the Polytechnic at 1st place in the world for Graduate Employment Rate.

In the Ranking presented on 28th February  2018, the University confirms excellent placings in all its business secrtors, ranking among the “Top Universities” of the world in 10 subjects and 3 of the thematic areas (Engineering & Technology, Natural Sciences and Arts & Humanities) present in the QS World University ranking. The parameters taken into consideration concern the Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation, estimated through a statistical survey conducted by QS, the number of quotes present in scientific publications and some bibliometric indexes including the H-index. The performance of the Polytechnic of Turin has significantly improved in particular in the Employer Reputation, where the University earns 10 points, confirming the increased international consideration among companies and factories.

As for the individual areas, the Polytechnic improves its ranking in all three disciplines in which it is part of the Top 50 universities of the world: for Civil & Strucutural Engineering it ranks 34th in the world, gaining a position with respect to the last year; for Architecture / Built Environment moves to position 41 from the 46th in which it was in the 2017 ranking; finally, for Electrical Engineering it earns the 50th place, while in 2017 it was more than in the 50th position. Even in History of Art, a subject introduced in the ranking only this year, the Polytechnic obtained an excellent result, ranking 24th, thanks to its high performance in the Academic Reputation.

Good results also in Computer Science & Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences, in which the University ranks among the 100 best Universities in the world; and in Art & Design, Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, which find the University ranked in the group of the best 150. The other discipline in which the University ranks among the 200 best Universities in the world is Physics & Astronomy.

“I am extremely satisfied with these results, which confirm how in recent years our University has consolidated and considerably increased its international reputation”, underlines dean Marco Gilli, who continues: “The fact that a serious agency as QS has one more time given such gratifying recognition to our Polytecnnic, after the excellent result on the employment status of the graduates who saw us first in the world, confirms that by now the quality of our research and training activities is recognized and appreciated in all our fields of activity , from Engineering, to Architecture and Design “.

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.

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR MOMOWO VISUAL IDENTITY INCLUDING THE LOGO AND ONE PROMOTIONAL OBJECT.

CLARIFICATIONS
Participants can submit their projects for MoMoWo visual identity (including logo) and one promotional object until 11.59 pm on March 14th. The registration form should be sent attached to the project proposal.

LAUNCH 26th January 2015 – DEADLINE 14th March 2015

Description: the activity is devoted to the conception of MoMoWo visual identity and to the design of one promotional object.

The winners will be announced at the “Festival dell’Architettura” in Turin 2015.
The promotional objects manufactured will be disseminated during Public Presentations and the carrying-out of project activities.
Logo will be published on all publications, thus remaining visible beyond the term of the project.

 

See more at MOMOWO website.

concorso the grand challenge

Competition of communication and creativity “Climate Change – the grand challenge” 2015 edition.

The association Shylock University Theater Center of Venice, in collaboration with the University Ca ‘Foscari of Venice, announces an international competition of communication and creativity for published and unpublished works, with the theme “Climate change”.

The competition is sponsored by the National Commission of UNESCO, Ministero per l’Ambiente Expo 2015, WWF Italia, Legambiente, CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici).

Deadline: April the 15th, 2015.

Admissible works: creative and journalistic pieces, art, music and entertainment, street art and so on. There are two thematic sections:

1. ClimateChance – Opportunities in change
2. WWW – When Water Wins: water and climate change

More info here:
www.cut.it
www.unive.it/cambiamenticlimatici