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Laureati: occupati sì, ma a quale prezzo?

Okay, graduates work, but at what price? AlmaLaurea, the interacademic group which carries out statistics and tries to make offer meet demand through the publication of the CVs of just graduate students and of the job place offered by companies, found out that graduates are employed, but they remain poor.

The last survey, which has involved 71 Universities and 620 thousand graduates from 2011 onwards, produced the following data: three years after graduation, the employment rate is 82% for those with a five-year degree and 83% for those with a two-year one. However, data regarding the remuneration graduates earn a year after having been employed are not so positive: 1.110 euro net monthly. Five years after graduation, wages increase but remain inferior to 1.400 euro net monthly.

But what is the situation in Piedmont like? The picture that emerges from the data published by the newspaper L’Espresso about the situation of young people a year after graduation does not look very good. The situation of the six sectors in which appear data about Universities of Piedmont is the following:

 

Legal Sciences 

For three-year and master degrees (not single-cycled ones) in legal sciences and services, the percentage of employed graduates is 26,3% of the total, with an average wage of 965 euro monthly.

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies

In Turin, 86% of graduates in this discipline are employed a year after degree and earn an average wage of 1239 euro.

The University of Eastern Piedmont has the same percentage of employed graduates but with a slightly inferior wage of 1090 euro monthly.

Biology and Geology

The University in Vercelli records 50% of employed students a year after degree with an average wage of 976 euro.

 

Physics, Informatics and Mathematics

58.1% of graduates in scientific disciplines at the University of Turin is employed a year after degree, with an average remuneration of 1100 euro monthly.

Agricultural, Food, Zootechnical and Veterinary Sciences

As regard the University of Collegno, for three-year and master degree, the average employment rate a year after degree is 73,5% with an average retribution of 1128 euro. Worrying data emerges for single-cycled five-year degrees in Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences: the employment rate is 69.2% with a wage of only 774 euro monthly.

 

The Turin Polytech (Politecnico di Torino) was in charge of the Italian stand at the Shenzhen Design Week, the most important event about design organised in China, of which, this year, Italy was the guest of honour. The Municipality of Turin was present at the opening

 

The Shenzhen Design Week of this year came as an Italian edition, with a significant presence of the city of Turin. The exposition, entirely devoted to design, took place from 20th to 30th of April in the Chinese city internationally recognised as capital of design and innovation and twinned with the city of Turin.

After all, Turin was promoted as World Design Capital already in 2008 and, in 2014, was the only Italian city to be included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, to which belong 26 cities worldwide, like Berlin, Saint-Étienne, Helsinki, Montreal, Shanghai and Singapore. All these cities are committed to developing and exchanging competences at an international level with the aim of strengthen the participation in design issues.

Far from being merely a strategic means for urban policies configuration, design is for Turin one of the keys for economic and social development, in close connection with the values of sustainability and decision-sharing, which have become pivotal for creating new opportunities of economic and social growth. That was the reason of the turinese institutional presence in the Asiatic city.

At its second edition, the Sherzhen Design Week is considered one of the most important events about design organised in China and this year Italy has been the guest of honour.

The Italian participation has been developed throughout the whole week through conferences, seminars and workshops that took place in the about 1300m2-large Italian stand. The setting up has been designed by the Italian Designers Association (IDA) and the Department of Architecture and Design of the Turin Polytech and can be visited up to the 4th of May.

The activity has been carried out through the base that was opened in this area by the  Polytech in 2015, the “South China- Torino Collaboration Lab”, born out of the collaboration between the Polytech with the prestigious South China University of Technology (SCUT).

 

From micro to macro: Italian designers in the South of China

The project which has been brought to China this year illustrated the project of a spoon as well as those of contemporary cities. The stand wanted to offer a completely Italian perspective of design, aiming at improving the projects of micro objects which could be interactive and inserted in a wider system. The projects, all made by Italian designers, have been developed according to different scales and are divided into four categories: Object & Fashion, Interiors & Furniture, Architecture and Urban & Territorial Planning.

Moreover, the event aimed at emphasising the significant presence of Italian designers in China.

The stand and the event have been opened by the Italian Ambassador in China Ettore Sequi , with the presence of Marco Giusta, president of the GAI (Italian Young Artists), Councillor for Policies of Support to Turin University City and  for Youth Policy of the Municipality of Turin, twinned with the city of Shenzhen and of Emilio Agagliati, Director of the Culture Department of the City of Turin.

The Turin Polytech has been represented by Michele Bonino, delegate of the Dean for Relationships with China and by Paolo Mellano, Director of the Department of Architecture and Design.

The 22nd of April, took place the Italian day, a day devoted to a reflection about Italian design and its relationships with China: organised by the Polytech of Turin, the event involved also Ole Bouman, a worldwide famous architecture and design critic.

The close cooperation between Turin and China has been also underlined by the Italian day of Research, which took place at the South China University of Technology of Guangzhou.

At the Wushan Campus, the Turin Polytech and the ScUT-South China University of Technology signed the Letter of Intentions for a new Co-Run Program in Urban Desig,

Supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

It is anticipated that the second edition of “Torino Design of the City 2018 –  Verso una città accessibile (towards an accessible city” will took place in Turin from the 12th to the 21st October. The international event counted last year by 113 appointments, 53 locations in the whole city, 60 speakers from 40 different countries, 170 delegates of the

World Design Organization (WDO)™ and more than 14 thousand participants.

 

After almost a year of waiting, Archeo-Physics researchers at the Polytechnic University of Turin have finally obtained the green light from Egypt for the decisive geo-radar measurements from inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun (code number: KV62) in the Valley of the Kings a Luxor. The measurements will be conducted between January 31 and February 6, 2018 with the objective of verifying the presence of empty spaces and/or corridors hidden behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. According to a theory proposed by the English Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, the KV62 tomb could be, in fact, part of a larger tomb belonging perhaps to Queen Nefertiti.

According to Professor Franco Porcelli, main investigator of the research group coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Turin, three different last-generation radar systems will be employed for this research. In this way, the possible existence of hidden structures of relevance archaeological site adjacent to the tomb of Tutankhamun can be established with a 99% degree of confidence. One of the tasks will be to cross-check the geo-radar measurements with data obtained last May using a different non-invasive technique, based on the three-dimensional mapping of the electrical resistivity of the subsoil around Tutankhamun’s tomb. The May data suggested the presence of suspicious cavities in the rock a few meters away from KV62. The geo-radar measurements from the inside of KV62 will help understand whether these suspicious cavities are indeed real and directly connected with KV62.

For this research, a team of experts has been put together, belonging to two departments of the Politecnico di Torino (the Department of Applied Science and Technology and the Department of Environmental, Territory and Infrastructure Engineering), in collaboration with a professor from the University of Turin (Department of Earth Sciences) and two private companies, 3DGeoimaging of Turin and Geostudi Astier of Livorno. Terravision, a British company, is also involved in the research, as well as the Egyptian Archaeological Center in Cairo in the role of Egyptological consultancy. The project also enjoys the collaboration of experts from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities under the guidance of former Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty. The research project, supported by the Turin Polytechnic, is sponsored by the Novara Sviluppo Foundation, Geostudi Astier and National Geographic.

 

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

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 Cultural Association Piemonte Mese organizes the 10th edition of the ‘Piemonte Mese Award’ – the youth describe the Piedmont region. It is open to young people aged between 18 and 35 years old and is only for unpublished articles, written in Italian.

These articles will have to present the region of Piedmont from 2 points of view:

  • Culture. Any topic that is related to history, literature, art and architecture, music, theatre, science, customs and traditions.
  • Economics, Tourism, Environment. Business, craftsmanship, innovation; typical products and productions; landscape, nature, ecology, food and wine.

The aim is to help train young students of the communication sciences and to promote the region of Piedmont, by highlighting how unique it is, in terms of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship.
The deadline for the presentation of the articles is 20th November 2016.

Free participation.

For the regulation and all details: www.associazionepiemontemese.org