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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 (www.unito.it/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 (www.unito.it/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.

TAL.E – Talent for Electronics is a free orientation, training and placement

process for young people talented in electronics, electrical engineering and IT.
Are you between 18 and 28 years of age?
Are you specialized in electronics, electrical engineering or IT?

Then you might be one of the 100 young talented people!
 Access to the labour market
 Seminars
 60 hours of lessons in a residential campus
 15 people will be chosen for internships

Info: http://www.progettotale.it/
Registration form: http://progettotale.it/form.php

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.

 

Polito: cultura e mobilità studentesca

The management board of the Politecnico has decided to renew for the academic year 2018/2019 the initiatives for mobility and culture which enable students of Polito, who are enrolled full-time, to benefit from reductions on the purchase of travel tickets and  the Abbonamento musei (tickets for museums).

In order to benefit from these initiatives for mobility and culture, students will have to send an explicit request following the procedure available on their personal page by 28th December 2018.

Here are some important news of the academic year 2018-2019, about both requirements to benefit from reductions and the procedures that will followed to allocate them.

From 3rd September 2018, the procedure will give – ONLY TO THE ONES WHO HAVE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS – the possibility to ask for reductions. You can find requirements at the end of this communication. The possibility to ask for the refund of travel tickets will be viewable only after the assignation of the definite contributing level.

 

REFUND OF TRAVEL TICKETS

As concerns travel tickets, it is confirmed the “refund” system: during the online procedure, you will have to attach the scan of the receipt of purchase of the season ticket, in which there have to be biographical data of the student. Season tickets which can be refunded: season tickets purchased from 1st July 2018 to 28th December 2018 which last from 10 to 12 months (tickets lasting a week or a month won’t be accepted) of any transport net, with which you can reach the Politecnico (GTT, Trenitaluian Arriva-Sadem, …).

In contrast to the academic year 2017/2018, also students with a revenue above 30.500 euros can benefit from the reduction, if they have merit requirements, as established in the Legge di Bilancio 2017 and reported in the table below. For everyone, the maximum refund will vary according to the definite contributing level,  according the table which follows.

It will be necessary to fill out the request for reductions (or attest through the procedure that you don’t want to ask for a reduction) by 28/12/2018, so that you have a definite economic level for the academic year 2018/2019.

The refund will be automatically allocated to the student (you cannot decide to leave the sum as credit on the virtual current account or collect it any longer): to fill out the procedure for the request of reductions you will have to select in the section Fees and Reductions of the Online secretary’s office, the mode you want to receive the refund.

ISEE PoliTO Contributing level PoliTO Maximum sum that can be refunded*
till a 30.500 euros 1 – 19 208 euros
from 30.501 euros to 35.500 euros 20 – 24 150 euros
from 35.501 euros to 50.500 euros 25 – 39 100 euros
above 50.500 euros 40 – 75 50 euros

*the value of the season ticket will be refunded if less than or equal the maximum sum; if it is greater, the maximum sum will be refunded.

 

ABBONAMENTO MUSEI (MUSEUM TICKETS)

As concerns the Abbonamento Musei, since in the academic year 2017/2018 many free tickets have been requested and then few have been actually used (with a significant cost for the community), the management board has decided to repeat the initiative for the academic year 2018/2019, but asking the students to demonstrate their real interest with a little sharing to the cost (8 euros.)

The sum has to be given together with the request, following the instructions of the online procedure, as stated before (without deposit, it won’t be possible to conclude the procedure of request).

 

Merit requirements needed to benefit from reductions are established by the Legge di Bilancio 2017, and given below.

REQUIREMENTS TO BENEFIT FROM INITIATIVES FOR MOBILITY AND CULTURE

  • Full-time enrolment in the academic year 2018/2019
  • Enrolment by the normal duration of studies plus a year (till the 4th enrolment for bachelor’s degree, till the 3rd enrolment for master’s degree)
  • Students enrolled in the academic year 2018/2019: no requirements.
  • Students enrolled for the second time in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree: they should have got at least 10 UFC in the period from 10th August 2017 to 10th August 2018
  • Students enrolled for the third and fourth time in a degree course / enrolled for the third time in a Master’s degree course: they should have got at least 25 UFC in the period from 10th August 2017 and 10th August 2018.

 

To get further information on the Abbonamento musei, click here.

Students taking part in the Percorso Giovani Talenti have to follow the same requirements and mode of request established by the initiatives for mobility and culture, in order to get a refund of travel tickets and museum tickets.

As concerns ToBike, reductions are only for students taking part in the Percorso Giovani Talenti.  The online request procedure will be available from half October 2018, after the acceptance of participation to the Percorso Giovani Talenti for the students who participate during the academic year 2018/2019 and for students who were part of it during the academic year 2017/2018 and have the requirement to still take part.

Tools of monitoring and intervention strategies which can reduce time of restoration of damaged infrastructures are now a priority for experts, institutions and economic system.

Wednesday 21st November 2018 – 9.00 am
Salone d’Onore del Castello del Valentino – Viale Mattioli, 39 – Torino

 

The collapse of the Morandi bridge in Geona, such as – barely a month after – the crashing of the viaduct in Calcutta (fortunately without victims), are just some of the examples that put on the spotlight the urgency of monitoring the resiliency of public infrastructures, subjected to the violence of unpredictable natural events, always more frequent.

Besides the consequences in terms of victims, the interruption of a transport net causes, in developed societies, a paralysis which has repercussions, in the long term, on the whole economic and productive system. It is crucial to improve the ability of intervention and restoration in the short term.

Besides the sharing of different experiences, the aim of this international seminar is to create a periodic forum, which can value and promote more efficient tools in the management of structural monitoring.

codice fiscale
A desk for foreign students

 

From today, September 3rd, to September 21st will be set up the temporary desk for the issue of the fiscal code to foreign students, who are arriving for the new academic year. Thanks to an agreement between the university and the Italian Agency of Revenue (Agenzia delle Entrate), also in 2018 newly enrolled foreign students will be able to integrate in Italy more easily.

In this way, in fact, foreign citizens who arrive in Turin for studying, teaching or research will be able to get the fiscal code straight in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, at the enrolment office of the Politecnico di Torino, without going to the Italian Agency of Revenue. This is the second year the students have been given this opportunity, thanks to the good results of last year: in 2017, in fact, during 12 days in which the desk was open, 480 people used this service.

Getting a fiscal code is essential for a stay in Italy: not only is it the first step to enrol in university, but it is also useful for other practical aspects such as signing a rental contract, purchase of a SIM card for you telephone and much more.

The temporary desk will be open until 21st September 2018, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.

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