Gender-neutral bathrooms are coming to the Politecnico di Torino. Unisex toilets have already made their first appearance in an Italian university before: in fact, the first gender-neutral bathrooms were first inaugurated last June, at the University of Pisa. In autumn, the feasibility study for these new toilets might already be finished: the students of the Alter.Polis union, who had already brought forward a proposal to improve the university spaces, asked to add gender-neutral bathrooms to the existing ones, but the Academic Senate informed the public that the possibility of simply renovating the existing ones to make them unisex is not excluded.
The current academic year is about to come to an end and the new one is right around the corner, while we are experiencing a more serene but still very volatile phase of the pandemic.
Some new guidelines concerning the teaching methods for the new academic year 2022/2023 have recently been approved by the University of Turin. These guidelines provide a first look at how the study activities will be organized in the coming year.
The first important decision regarding teaching methods is the fact that classes will take place at university, to encourage active participation of students during classes and foster social relations
• Remote learning and streaming services will be made available exclusively for make-up classes, and only for a limited percentage of the total amount of teaching hours (max 20% of the total number of hours).
• However, laboratory activities and all the other practical activities are excluded from remote learning and streaming services.
• From the beginning of October, unless the government rules otherwise, the exams will also be held exclusively at university, with the sole exception of students who have testepositive for Covid-19 or feel physically debilitated because of it.
More information regarding the matriculation and enrolment processes will be published in the coming weeks, whereas all deadlines will be set one at a time.
Applications for the third edition of the First Level University Master degree in “Planning, communication and management of cultural tourism”, activated by Università degli Study in Turin (Department of Cultures, Politics and Society – leader; Department of Informatics; Department of Management) are open.
The master degree, which will be presented with a webinar on October 7, aims at providing a specific and targeted preparation to operate in the world of cultural tourism in a wide range, providing technical and managing skills to train professionals, both in the public and private sectors.
The Master is addressed to graduates with any kind of degree of the old and new system (I and II level) who are interested and passionate about culture and tourism, as well as workers interested in a professionalizing course.
Visit the website www.masterculturaeturismo.it to have more information about the master degree presentation and detailed programme.
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
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
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.