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SM'Art disegna il tavolo!

SM’Art, a furniture company based in Orbassano, launched yesterday the first edition of the contest “SM’art projects” (Progetti SM’art) for young creative designers who had attended design classes and art schools of the region. The task is to make a project of a furniture table, entirely realised with the materials produced by the company.

The contest is open to Italian and foreign under 30 architects and designers and to the students of the following Universities and Institutes of Piedmont:

  • Turin Polytech (DAD Department of Architecture and Design)
  • IED European Institute Design of Turin (students from the courses of Product Design and Interior Design)
  • IAAD Institute of Applied Art and Design of Turin (students from the courses of Product Design and Interior Design)
  • Fine Arts Academy of Cuneo (students from the courses of Product Design and Interior Design)

Participants in the contest must be 18 or older.

 

The jury, composed of highly skilled members from the sector of decorative panels and semifinished products for the furniture industry, will choose three winners in three different categories:

  • Best idea in the whole
  • Best colour idea
  • Best concept

The contest is open to individuals and small groups (up to 3 members). The draft, which must be original und unpublished, pain of exclusion from the contest, shall be accompanied by a short presentation of the project. Participants will be showed SM’art’s materials on the holding, an executive will be at their disposal for the technical details and for the provision of useful samples.

Registrations within 30th June through form.

Delivery of the prototypes within 15th October.

Further information is available on the notice of competition (bando).

Medicina e digitale: nasce il nuovo master in Telemedicina

The new Master for Telemedicine (Master in Telemedicina) of Turin Polytech, which has been realised in collaboration with the Association for University Settlings and Advanced Training in the Canavese and which is supported by ASL TO4, Althea Group, Medical Line Consulting, 3B srl and Cooperativa Sociale EDEREC, is intended for professionals that works closely to the healthcare sector: the biomedical engineers,who own skills about technology and its areas of use, and the healthcare professionals(doctors, nurses and other figures), who are aware about the assistance need of the population and the characteristics of the patients who can benefit from the service.

 

The rapid increase of the use of the information technology in all spheres of our life is affecting more and more the healthcare sector and an increase in the adoption of digital medical equipment is to be expected, both for the individual professional and for the polyclinics and social-care services. So there is the need of healthcare professionals able to cooperate with biomedical engineers, in order to correctly insert the technology in the social-care processes.

 

Today, it is difficult to plan the evolution of the demand for these skills, as currently the services which employ these technologies are relatively few. However, the entire medical sector is more and more oriented towards a medicine “at home”, enhancing the home care using telemedical technologies. These technologies will provide a better quality of the service and a reduction of indirect costs, contributing to the reduction of the demand of patient hospitalisation. In the future, skills acquired through the master will become more and more necessary for the good functioning and the adequate planning of services that will be made available for patients in a more widespread way, reducing the distances between doctors and patients and redefining the relationship with healthcare structures.

 

The Master, which will be hold at Polo Universitario Officina H of Ivrea, will last 18 months and provide 60 academic credits. The maximal number of participants is 25. the inscriptions on the website will soon be opened.

2WheelsPoliTo vince le gare del 1° round del Campionato Italiano Velocità

An extraordinary weekend for the two-wheel team of Politecnico of Turin, 2WheelsPoliTO, has just finished. Thanks to the Italian Motorcycle Federation’s support, the team takes part to the most important Italian speed championship on track, in the Premoto3 class, with two motorbikes with a cylinder capacity of 250 cc and a four-stroke engine.

The season has begun last weekend with the races in Misano Adriatico on the Grand Prix motorcycle track “Marco Simoncelli”, where the young racers of the team, Alberto Surra from Turin and Nikolas Marfur from Rome, competed with roughly thirty peers.

On Friday, Alberto obtained a sensational pole-position, establishing the new record of the track, while Nikolas reached the fifth place of the starting grid. In the first of the two races, the turinese recer arrived first, confirming his result in the second race, where he placed himself at the top of the board, with more than 20 points ahead his rivals. While fighting for the first places during the first race, Nikolas slided down his motorbike, luckily without injuring himself, and obtained the eight place in the second race.

The placement is the result of the hard work during the winter period, when team members, unhappy with the result of the last year (second in the final of the championship), continued the development of their prototype.

It’s an historical brace for a university team in a semi-professional competition like the Italian Speed Championship, a result which has been achieved also thankds to the enthusiasm and the willingness to improve of those who participate to the project, working at it or supporting it.

The result is even more important if we consider the first place in the classification “Costruttori”, in front of important companies in the motorcycle sector, both Italian and international.

Next date: beginng of May on the international track of Mugello, where the 2WheelsPoliTO and its racer will have to defend their first place.

Mercoledì di Nexa: Il futuro dell'istruzione e della formazione professionale (IFP): sfide e opportunità introdotte dalla trasformazione digitale

In a globalised and fast evoluting word, digital technologies have quickly spread and economy, labour market and our societies in general are changing at a faster rate that even before.

For economy, digital technologies are an important engine for growth, competitiveness and innovation capacity. For the labour market, digital technologies are a challenge for the existing jobs, specially for those involving routine activities, and an opportunity for creating new ones, mainly linked to the so-called digital economy. In this context, skills’ requirements are changing and having digital skills is becoming more and more important for education and training systems.

“The future of education and professional training: challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation”

Tonight, Wednesday 11th April, at 6 p.m. we will meet at the Centro Nexa su Internet e Società of the Turin Politecnico in via Boggio 65/a, Turin (1st floor), in order to discuss about challenges and opportunities resulting from the digital transformation and to introduce the latest initiatives of the European Commission for improving the digital skills of the education institutions in member states.

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Polito: il nuovo master per esperti di reti in fibra ottica

Photonics for Data Networks and Metrology, this will be the name of the new, innovative master course at Turin Polytech.

5G, HD videos, contents of virtual and augmented reality, growth of cloud services, synchronisation of networks and Internet of things: all these technologies are becoming more and more important in our daily life. However, due to their massive use , they will lead in the years to come to a huge increase of the data traffic and of the demand for networks synchronisation. That’s why photonic networks have to be more and more widespread and elastic and to offer innovative services, in order to meet this growing demand.

For this reason, professionals able to deal with this transformation will play a fundamental role. The new II level Master course Photonics for Data Networks and Metrology of Turin Polytech has been specifically created for these professions of the future. It has been created in collaboration with INRiM and other 17 institutions, like companies, research centres and consortia: AGH, Clonets, Cisco, ISMB, Juniper Networks, LPL, MenloSystems, Oclaro, PSNC, Seven Solutions, SM Optics, Synopsys, Syrte, TIM, Telecom Infra Project, Top-IX, Ustav..

The fact that so many partners are involved in supporting the initiative proves that there is a need for a vertical and multidisciplinary knowledge about these new issues. The program is also supported by the EU through the project H2020-INFRAINNOV-CLONETS and will offer both theoretical and practical lessons as well as a final stage in a European company or research centre.

The aim of the Master is to provide multidisciplinary competences and knowledge about transmission and photonic networks but also about the principles of metrology and of distribution of time/frequency connection on telecommunication infrastructures based on optical fibre transmission. The program is intended for students having different backgrounds, from ICT graduates to physics and metrology graduates and will create hybrid professional figures that will be able to develop and administrate cutting-edge photonic networks, in order to support a growing traffic that will also require the distribution of time/frequency connections from and within metrology centres.

The Master is leaded by Professor Curri from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni ) of the Turin Polytech in collaboration with Doctor Calonico from INRiM and is a full-time program lasting an academic year that will start on September 2018 and finish in November 2019.

#Prendinota Reload: 5 concerti con l’Orchestra Rai

#Prendinota, the subscription dedicated to the students of UniTo, PoliTo and of the Conservatory, returns with the new formula #Prendinota Reload, a promotion that will be active from 15th March and will include 5 concerts of the Rai Symphony Orchestra at a total price of 15 euros. Each student can purchase up to two booklets.

To access the promotion, valid until 28th March, it is necessary to go to the “A. Toscanini” Rai Auditorium in Via Rossini 15, in this time slots:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday (10 am – 2 pm)
  • Thursday and Friday (3 pm – 7 pm)

You will have to show the smart-card or any other document certifying the enrollment at the University or at the Conservatory.

Schedule of concerts

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, 8 pm

KAZUKI YAMADA director | BERNARDA BOBRO soprano I | SABINA VON WALTHER soprano II | PETER SONN tenor | MAGHINI CHOIR | CLAUDIO CHIAVAZZA choirmaster | Music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Friday, 13th April, 2018, 8 pm

MARK ELDER director | STEPHEN HOUGH piano | Music by Antonín Dvořák, Sergej Rachmaninov, Edward Elgar

Thursday, 26th April, 2018, 8.30 pm

PIETRO MIANITI director | CARLO ROMANO oboe | LUCA MILANI clarinet | ETTORE BONGIOVANNI cornet | ANDREA CORSI bassoon | Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein

Friday, 18th May, 2018, 8 pm

JAMES CONLON director | Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Strauss

Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 8 pm

JAMES CONLON director | ERIK TOMAS TOMASSON baritone (The Dutch) | KWANGCHUL YOUN bass (Daland) | AMBER WAGNER soprano (Senta) | SARAH MURPHY mezzo-soprano (Mary) | RODRICK DIXON tenor (Erik) | MATTHEW PLENK tenor (helmsman of Daland) | MAGHINI CHOIR | SLOVAKIAN PHILARMONIC CHOIR | Music by Richard Wagner

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 “.

Castello di Valentino

The Castello del Valentino is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. It is now 20 years that the castle is at  the heart of a enhancement project of the Politecnico di Torino, that aims to restore it not only for the academic community but also for the whole city.

The meeting will take place today, Wednesday, 7th February, at 2.30 pm, and it represents a moment of reflection on the steps already taken and on what remains to be done. The actors involved in the enhancement project in the last few decades will be involved.

Furthermore, the restoration project of the Cappella of the Castello del Valentino will be presented.

Speakers:

Politecnico di Torino:

Marco Gilli, Dean of the Politecnico di Torino

Costanza Roggero, Scientific handler for restoration

Paolo Mellano, Head of the Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)

Patrizia Lombardi, Head of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)

Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism:

Valerio Corino, Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Giuse Scalva, already Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Laura Moro, already Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Maria Carla Visconti, already Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Stefania Ratto, Archaeologist

3.30 pm: Inspection of the areas of the Castello that will be enhanced.

You can find here the flier of the event.

 

admissions tests

You can find online the dates for the Politecnico admission tests for the academic year 2018-2019.

  • 13th March 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 17th May 2018
  • 17th/18 th July 2018
  • 30th/31st August 2018
  • 13th September 2018 (for non-EU students living abroad with foreign licence)

The procedure for the test registration, that at the moment allows only the enrolment, will be available from mid-February approximately. For the registration you have to login to Apply Polito.

The first registration is necessay to:

  • enroll in the admission test (please consult the webpage Iscrizione al primo anno to have all the necessary information);
  • have acces to all the general information related to the courses;
  •  find educational material and practice tests;
  • consult the FAQ and the updates about the procedures to follow to become a student at the Politecnico of Turin.

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.

 

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