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Friday, 23 October 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. in Palazzo Badini (via Verdi 10) and streamed live on Unito media (, takes place the
workshop “Promoting happiness and well-being: contexts and instruments”, organized by the Department of Psychology and by Movimento Mezzopieno
and aimed at students and citizens in general.

The workshop will deal with the theme of well-being and happiness starting from a scientific understanding of the constructs and presenting the results
achieved by science, in particular psychology, on this topic. The workshop is for 60 students from undergraduate and postgraduate UniTo faculties (Departments of Psychology; Culture, Politics and Society; Economy and Statistics; Neuroscience; Humanities; Medical Science; Public health science
and Paediatric Science).
The participants must register online (registration is compulsory), choosing whether to attend “in presence” or “remotely”; the morning's plenary sessions are streamed live on Unito media ( and are accessible by the citizens as well.

Culture and Tourism in the digital era: the challenge for university students from Politecnico and UniTo kicks off.

The 30 students that will participate in the challenge “Culture and Tourism in the digital era” issued by Contamination Lab of Turin with the collaboration of Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale” will try to answer questions that are very relevant today, such as “How will the digital change the mechanism to valorise identities and artistic heritage? How will the world of exhibitions and history of artworks change? What changes will the actors of the sector undergo?”

The aim is to come to interesting conclusions that combine culture and technology, two fields that are extremely interconnected today and can enhance
the other’s strengths.
Students will come up with solutions to innovate exhibition modalities and restoration to valorise our city’s cultural heritage. They will start from understanding the various factors relative to a specific ecosystem, always keeping in mind the “new normalcy” we are living in that influences our relationship with our cultural heritage. Thus, the aim is to develop idea to answer to the digitalization of culture and its effects.

Research Centre for Women and Gender Studies (CIRSDe) recently published a new guide about Università di Torino programmes with a gender-based
perspective. It is an interesting a helpful tool for any UniTo student to approach and explore gender studies. In fact, it offers an overview on the active courses in the various Departments of Turin that have focused on a gender-based perspective.

There are few Gender Studies courses in Italian universities and we advise you visit CIRSDe website to find out more about Doctorates, master’s degrees or
advanced courses on this subject. In the past few years in Italy, the need to address not only issues related to the disparity between men and women but
also the LGBTQ+ community has arisen. We hope that in next year’s guide we will be able to put more Gender Studies courses, so that the academic world in Turin will be even more inclusive.


We are proud of our heritage, of the millenary culture we fiercely defend and of the artistic works the greatest artists of the country created, but you cannot make a living out of art in Italy. Why is it so difficult to do in a country that can boast 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? One of them is a Piedmontese pride: Ivrea, headquarter of Olivetti and industrial city of the 20 th century.

How is it possible that in the country with the most World Heritage Sites artists have basically no rights? A degree from an Academy of Fine Arts is only
equivalent to one regularly recognized from a university. Welcome to the world of AFAM – Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica, born in 1999, where the labs are unfit for use and the funds do not arrive. The majority of the teaching body does not have a permanent position, year after year their chairs are vacant.

They sign term contract that, due to the many delays and postponements of MIUR, cannot guarantee stability in teaching and this influences students as well, who must often change teachers after the beginning of the academic year. On one side, we have AFAM precarious workers who do not have childcare leave nor sick leave; on the other, students from all of Italy who are not considered university students and do not have the rights tied to this recognition.
We can read on the website of the Ministry for Education, that certainly is not in a positive moment, that “The Ministry contributes yearly to the financial support of AFAMs through several funding lines”, followed by the various contributes to improve teachings, funds for substitute teachers and for equipment. Students, though, are still waiting for an answer from the Ministry (once again there is a delay) regarding the approval of the new study plans. The academic year is about to begin and everything is still uncertain. The Ministerial Decree of the Ministry for University and Research of 14 July 2020 set the distribution criteria of the “Fund for the emergency necessities of Universities, ATAF and research centres”, which allocated 9 million euros for public ATAFs and 1 million for private ATAFs.

The academies of fine art and the conservatories used to be just like universities, but the fascist regime made them into educational institutions, downgrading their situation. Only at the end of the 90s did they gain equivalence to universities and were they put under the supervision of the Ministry for University and Research, a difficult story right from the start. The recognition from universities of the academical credits, the so called CFAs, is a complex procedure and often those credits do not count in universities.

Often people think that art cannot be anything but a hobby, something to pass the time with, but for many professionals it is a job that has to be recognized just like any other. We are not able to appreciate the beauties of our country, we are not able to manage the funds allocated to art and culture, maybe the reason is that there is the prejudice that nothing can be gained from art but it is not true: art is moving toward an impressive digitalization. Art Industries exist and make millions: augmented reality, technological equipment for a completely safe museum experience, 3D technologies. Expressive models are adapting to any situation, but it looks like the art market is fated to remain prerogative of few chosen ones.

We should start from recognizing the fundamental rights of students and teachers and then we can learn to appreciate the artistic heritage of our country.
Such heritage needs graduates from the 20 academies who know how to appreciate and care for what has been left on its own for so long. A state that
allocates only 4.1% of its GDP to education cannot consider it as a main player in the growth and formation of artistic minds that can better Italy.

Call for application for the admission to the two-year course of study 2020-2022.

Fondazione ITS Biotecnologie per il Piemonte opens the time period in which students can submit their application to participate in the selection of the following courses:

Chemical and Biotechnological industrial production

Higher technician diploma for the quality of products and biotechnological processes system.


Industrial biotech applications for sustainable production and innovative materials

Higher technician diploma for R&D of biotechnological products and processes


Production and maintenance of medical devices and telemedicine applications

Higher technician diploma for the production of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative devices.

Main location: TURIN

The deadline for the submission of the applications is Monday, 12 October. The applications must be submitted following the instructions of Art. 8 of the call for application

Today, 28 September, the first courses at Unito started again. The courses will be held with a “mixed” mode: each professor will choose whether to give their
lecture in presence or remotely via the platform Webex. Regarding the lectures in presence, only a predetermined number of students will be admitted. Those students will have to reserve a seat through Student Booking and will follow specific access instructions.
What is Student Booking? You will need it to access UniTo lessons.
To access the lessons safely, you will need to reserve a seat in the classroom.
How? Go on “MyUniTo Studente” or “Futuro Studente” and reserve your seat with

the “Student Booking” service.
The service is for:
 students registered to a course with an uploaded study plan and attended
/ planned courses. Students with disabilities will have priority access
 freshmen without an uploaded study plan
 future students who registered on the university portal and completed the
registration process with their personal data

The call for the McKinsey & Company competition will be published in the next few days!
Thanks to McKinsey’s camp; Company, Collegio Einaudi will create a competition with € 2,500 gross as study awards.
Students of Collegio Einaudi of the academic year 2020/2021 can participate if they have the following characteristics:
First Generation students (those whose parents do not have a degree) or
Students registered in Turin universities to:
– a Master of Science course
– a Doctorate
in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economy, Statistics.
For more info, join the webinar with McKinsey & Company’s experts on Wednesday, 30 September at 5 p.m.!
You will receive the credentials by e-mail.

Are you creative? Do you study Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Design at Politecnico di Torino? This call is for you!
The deadline for “Intraprendenti” project is tomorrow, 24 September 2020. It’s a
project for Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Design students.
Those that will be selected will work in teams on interdisciplinary and interactive activities to develop problem solving, always with an eye on sustainability.
There is a limited number of possible participants of 200 students. The project is for students of Politecnico of the academic year 2020/2021.
All info is here.

You have until Wednesday, 30 September to apply to the 2020/2021 Holden Academy special edition. What do you have to do?
 A test that will be held remotely or, in certain cases, that will be held at the school in Piazza Borgo Dora 49;
 if you have chosen to do the test remotely you will have to undergo an interview via Skype;
 don’t study for the test, let your creativity flow!
 If you pass the test, you will have a week to sign up.
More info here.

If you have followed one of the online courses of the project and you have just enrolled in UniTo, you can sign up for the exceptional exam Star@Unito.

Starting from 15th October 2018, it is in fact possible to take the exam of online courses, made available by the project Start@Unito.

The exam must be taken in person in the University, after enrolment and after

  1. having finished all courses and passed the final exam;
  2. having filled out the career plan on MyUnito;
  3. having  signed up for the exam on MyUnito.

During the exam, you must bring ID card and the certificate of attendance, obtained at the end of the online course.

But let’s take a step back… Do you know the Start@Unito project?
Whatever may be the degree course you are interested in, UniTo makes available free online teaching, that you can follow even if you are not a university student yet. You can study at you rhythm, practice with self-assessment tests and take the exam as soon as you have enrolled.
Signing up is simple: you just have to visit the platform Start@UniTO and choose the courses you like. You log in with a click, also by using access details of social networks and you can immediately start your new courses.
Start@UniTO  allows you to start university on the right foot: not only does it help you in choosing the right courses for you, but it also allows you to obtain, from the very beginning of your university career, an exam already passed!


This initiative starts as part of the strategies for the improving in quality and efficiency of didactics, in order to promote and make the transition between high school and university easier, throughout the realization and spreading of a series of teaching, entirely online, to get closer to the university system. This allowed students attending the last year of high school (school year 2017-2018) to check their university choice.

Besides evident relapses in terms of orientation, this projects wants to be a tool for facilitation, motivation and support at the beginning of university, considering relapses as a positive sign to reduce the rate of retreat and dispersal.

The project led to the realization of 20 open online courses (usable by all users, who have personal access details in order to grant a simple monitoring of accesses), on wide and general topics, which are preparatory for the university courses of the first year.

At the end of the courses, students will be given a certificate stating the acquired knowledge, that will be necessary to students enrolled in UniTO in the academic year 2018-2019 (bachelor’s or master’s degree) to immediately take the exam. In this way students can get their learning credits in advance compared to the standard degree course.

In addition, the fact that the teaching is open and accessible by everyone will make the project more open to the audience, meaning also people who are not future UniTO students, in accordance with the purposes of “terza missione” and “public engagement” of the university.

Here the list of courses, divided in departments


Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società (department of Culture, Politics and Society)

  • Lessico delle scienze politiche, sociali e internazionali (lexis of political, social and international sciences)


Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’Educazione (department of Philosophy and Educational sciences)

  • Cos’è la filosofia (what is philosophy)
  • Elementi di sociologia e ricerca sociale (elements of sociology and social research)

Dipartimento di Fisica (department of Physics)

  • Fisica (physics)

Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (department of Law)

  • Diritto alla salute (right to health)
  • Europa: istituzioni e diritti (Europe: institutions and rights)
  • Legge e giustizia (law and justice)

Dipartimento di Informatica (department of IT)

  • Informatica e pensiero computazionale per le scienze della natura (IT and computational thinking for natural sciences)
  • Informatica e pensiero computazionale per le scienze umane (IT and computational thinking for human sciences)

Dipartimento Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne (department of Foreign languages, literatures and cultures)

  • Antropologia culturale (modern anthropology)
  • Didattica delle lingue moderne (didactics of modern languages)

Dipartimento di Management (department of Management)

  • Economia e azienda (economics and business)

Dipartimento di Matematica “Giuseppe Peano” (department of Mathematics)

  • Elementi di logica matematica (elements of mathematical logic)
  • Elementi di matematica e storia delle scienze (elements of mathematics and history of sciences)
  • Matematica in e-learning (mathematics in e-learning)

Dipartimento di Psicologia (department of Psychology)

  • Storia della Psicologia (history of psychology)

Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del Farmaco (department of Drug Sciences and Technology)

  • Come nasce e come funziona un farmaco? (how is a drug created and how does it work?

Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi (department of Sciences of Life and Systems Biology)

  • Zoologia generale (general zoology)

Dipartimento di Studi Storici (department of Historical Sciences)

  • Storia contemporanea (contemporary history)

Dipartimento Studi Umanistici (department of Human Studies)

  • Media e comunicazione (media and communication)

Visit the platform Start@UniTO