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Affitto campi cus gratuito

Last week to benefit from the initiative launched by CUS Torino for students and Politecnico di Torino staff members.

 

By showing your CUS Card until June 29, you can RENT A FIELD FOR FREE!

 

The fields are the following:

VIA PANETTI 30: by showing your CUS CARD you will have an hour of free rent, from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 4PM, choosing a sport among #Beachvolleyball, #5-a-sidefootball and #Tennis. Reservation is compulsory: please call 011.6056231.

CORSO SICILIA 50: by showing your CUS CARD you will have an hour of free #Tennis court rent, from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 10 AM, and from 2 PM to 3 PM. Reservation is compulsory: please call 011.6615488
(You must wear tennis shoes)

VIA ARTOM 30/a: by showing your CUS CARD you will have an hour of free rent of #Beachvolleyball fields from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 AM to 9 PM. Reservation is compulsory: please call 011.0197623

WASTEMOB2018

The WASTE MOB competition to raise awareness on littering is back. A clean-up event along the Po River organized by City of Turin, University of Turin, Politecnico, CUS Torino and Amiat Gruppo Iren

This year, during the “Festival of sustainable development” and the initiative “Let’s clean up Europe”, Città di Torino, Università, Politecnico, CUS Torino e Amiat Gruppo Iren will team up to make the embankment of the Po River more beautiful and safe, starting from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. In fact, the embankment is one of the most important  areas of Turin’s landscape;

Where and when?

May 27, 2018

Meet-up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in the area between Lungo Po Armando Diaz and via Alfonso Bonafus, at 2.00 PM.

Ends at 5.30 PM.

Last year, 150 participants collected 140 kg of waste in 5 kms. This year, we hope to exceed the number of 500 participants. Everyone is free to register: you can participate in a team as well as individually, by registering on the website www.letscleanuptorino.it (minors must be accompanied by a parent). Each participant will receive a welcome kit with a t-shirt and bags for the clean-up.

Program:

2.00 PM: Meet-up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in the area between Lungo Po Armando Diaz e via Alfonso Bonafus. Distribution of t-shirts and bags

2.30 PM: Start of the competition

5 PM: Arrival in Piazza Vittorio Veneto

5.30 PM: Final speech by authorities

Chiara Appendino, Mayor of the City of Turin

Riccardo D’Elicio, CUS Torino

Guido Saracco, Dean of the Politecnico di Torino

Egidio Dansero, Green Office Unito – Representative of the Dean of Sustainability

Patrizia Lombardi, Green Team Polito – Dean representative

Christian Aimaro, President of Amiat Gruppo Iren

International University Challenge 2018

The international university challenge is back on the Turin university sport fields.

The event, dedicated to sport competition among students from Unito and Polito, will be held from Tuesday 22nd May and Saturday 9th June 2018, at the CUS Torino di Via Panetti 30.

The competitions will involve different kinds of sport, starting from women’s and men’s five-a-side football, to beach volleyball and to mixed volleyball (4 vs 4). From men’s basketball (3 vs 3) to women’s and men’s tennis. Each team may enter a tournament of its choice.

With an enrolment fee of 15 euros, students will be allowed to take part in a tournament and in the conclusive cocktail party and they will receive as well the official T-shirt of the event for free.

Please, download the enrolment form here (qui) and send it to the email address tornei@custorino.it. You can also take it in person to the CUS info points in Unito and Polito or to the reception desks Braccini and Panetti.

BREAK/CUPS: I bicchierini da caffè Bibo reinventati dagli studenti del Politecnico

Break/Cups has been an Open Innovation project organised by the Innovation Design Lab (IDLab) for Bibo, the leading company in the production of disposable plastic for the food market.

 

The workshop involved 28 2nd and 3rd year-students of the bachelor’s degree in Design and Visual Communication and students of the master degree in Systemic Design of the Polytech of Turin (Politecnico di Torino) with the aim to develop a new and modern concept of the disposable coffee cups, trying to innovate the product, its communication and the services for its distribution and employ.

 

Starting from the needs , the problems and the productive limits, the lab guided the team from the definition of an analysis of the canvas and the pertinent guidelines up to the design of the final concepts.

 

The project teams developed 7 concepts on the theme of the research. These letter brought to the prototypal development of 3 disposable cups for vending machines, which currently are in an engineering phase for the beginning of the production, where team members succeeded in adding value and innovating different aspects which ranges from gestures, to spreading contents up to giving value to the consumed drink.

 

The results of the workshop can be seen in an exposition, opened from 10th to 12th May, at the Sala delle Colonne of the Castle of Valentino

 

PRESENTATION

10th May 2018, 11.00 a.m.

Sala della Caccia, Castle of Valentino, , Viale Mattioli 39, Torino

Speakers:

Paolo Tamborrini,   Coordinator of the Design Curriculum
Paola Villa, Head of Marketing for Bibo Italia S.p.A.
Roberto Dal Zotto, Sales Manager Vendng e Dairy
Paolo Di Santo,CEO Bibo Italia S.p.A.

Students of the Design Curriculum will be present.

Bambini e bambine studenti al Politecnico per un giorno

The initiative “Girls and Boys, a day as university students” is back

Also this year, the initiative “Girls and Boys, a day as university students” sponsored by the Municipality of Turin and the Universities of Turin will take place at the Polytech (Politecnico). Children will be involved in some activities inside the University in order to discover the world of the scientific and technological research. The project is sponsored by the Department of Education of the Municipality of Turin through the Turinese Institution for a Responsible Education (ITER).

From 7th to 9th May, some fourth-and fifth-grades classes of the primary school of Turin will be welcomed at the Polytech with a series of activities the purpose of which is to show to the children the research of the Polytech. Today, 8th May, at 9 a.m. children will be welcomed by the Dean Guido Saracco.

Then, they will get into the earth of the activity:

Vision and color

The laboratory proposes the culture of the vision as training stage of the children and of their personality; the activity allows children to experience vision and colour, measure and proportion with simple supports created ad hoc


Origami and shapes
The activity guides the children through the identification of simple shapes hidden in manufactured ones through a process of recognition and abstraction of significant elements. Their paper modelling allows to understand the theoretical geometrical fundamentals and to learn them in a simple and practical way


Rover DIANA

Children will have the chance to see a rover model in motion. In the coming years, the model will be brought to the Moon by the ITALIA team, a consortium of Italian companies and universities participating in the international competition Google Lunar X-Prize. The purpose of the vehicle is to cover at least 500m and to send to the Earth high-resolution images of an Apollo moon-landing site or of the ones of previous moon missions.


The suspended ball

Children will have the chance to make a bizarre experiment. Everyone knows that taking a little ball made with an iron sheet and letting it go, it will fall to the ground.

We also know that if we take a magnet, there is a magnetic force that attracts the balls and so the little ball will remain attached to the magnet.

But what if the magnetic force of the magnet is the same as the force that makes the ball fall?

It may seem a spell, but in this case the ball remains suspended in the space. Making an object levitate means maintain it lifted up in a stable position without touching it, like some illusionists do in their spectacles.


Inverse pendulum

If you put a pen upright on the palm of your hand, will you be able to make it stand just like a juggler would do? It isn’t that easy, but we could succeed in doing it for some seconds.


Lego Mindstorm

Here’s something you are more familiar with: the Lego bricks. But what do the Lego do at the Polytech?

In the Lego Mindstorm series there are not only bricks for building objects but also a little computer which can be programmed for making little engine move or for reading some sensors (which are contained in the bricks).

For example, we can build a toy-car that in front of a barrier can move back and steer, trying to bypass it.

In short, we only need a bit of fantasy and we can really invent lots of funny projects. During the activity, children will see in motion little Lego robots previously built.


Chemistry turns into electricity

The idea is to show how the science can be applied and obtain technological solution that we use daily. Also an apparently tough and difficult subject as the chemistry can become funny and magical.

So, some activities that can be realises directly by children are proposed:

  • realising a simple battery with everyday things ( copper and zinc in a lemon and measuring some electrical parameter or lighting a led)
  • split the water in hydrogen and oxygen using a solution of water and bicarbonate, two drawing pencils … and a battery

finally there will be an only demonstrative activity: variation of the volume of gas contained in balloons due to the lowering of the temperature with the employ of liquid nitrogen, or production of carbon dioxide due to the decomposition of calcium carbonate with an acid.


Team H2politO

It will be explained the functioning of an hybrid vehicle, with an electrical a thermal engine, which allows to consume less fuel. The vehicle has been projected for participating in student competitions of low consumes, where all the vehicles are devised and realised by student s who want to conceive the mobility in the city in a “greener” way.


Team racing

The Team Racing (Squadra Corse) is a student team of the Polytech of Turin which was created in the winter 2010 from the idea of 10 students who loved engineering and motorsport.

The aim is to project a competition single-seat car every year in order to take part in the Formula SAE Championship for students from the best Universities worldwide. The Championship was created in 1981 from the idea of the Society of Automotive Engineers.


POLICUMBENT

Are you curious about knowing which is the fastest bike of the world and why isn’t it used at the Giro d’Italia? Do you want to discover what a velomobile is?

The student team Policumbent studies, design and realises human-powered vehicles in order to face the sporty and the everyday mobility challenges. A research which is something in between science, engineering and sport for exploring the limits of human skills. Some of the realised prototypes and new projects will be exposed and presented and, with a bit of luck, there will be the chance to do a little pedalling.


HISTORY GROUP

It will be presented the scale model of the roof of the Castle of Valentino and there will be a little introduction of the story of the architecture of the Royal House of Savoy

Career day PoliTo

Yesterday, Thursday 19th April, more than 90 companies have met grad students and graduates from the Polytech. Moreover, a CV Corner has been created, in order to help students to improve the writing of their CV

The ability to guarantee a direct collocation in the labour market has always been one of the plus offered by the Turin Polytech (Politecnico di Torino), as testified also by the international ranking Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, published last fall by the prestigious British institute QS. According to the ranking, the Turin Polytech is the first University in the world as regards guaranteeing job offerings to its graduates as it is at the first place in the world for the indicator Graduate Employment Rate, which is calculated as the ratio between the occupation rate of the graduates (94%) and the average of the examined Italian universities (76,2%).

Against this excellent background, the Career Day of the Polytech, which has been awaited by graduates in order to meet the representatives of the world of work, returns today as final appointment of the event Orientati al futuro (Towards the future).

The number of the companies taking part at the event and interested in employing graduates from Turin Polytech or inserting them into stages is increasing (this year the event involved more than 90 companies, among which there were lots of new entries) and that testifies the fact that graduates from Turin Polytech are much sought after by companies’ HR.

During the Career Day, beyond meeting recruiters from both national and international companies, graduates and grad students will have the opportunity to participate in specific company presentations.

The event and the challenge which the Turin Polytech is ready to take has been commented by Alumni and the mentor Carla Chiasserini “ the traditional quality of training provided by our University continues guaranteeing excellent jobs offering to our graduates, as testified by data regarding their entry in the world of work but also by the success of initiatives like our Career Day. The challenge we are facing is to ensure that the profiles of our graduates meet the demands of the companies, above all of the small and medium ones which are the driving force of the area and which need innovation now more than ever. For this reason, we will try to create ad hoc meeting moments between the SME and our graduates and to open an even more direct channel between the Polytech and the companies, for the carrying out of dissertations and stage projects and, finally, the employment of our graduates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Free entry until there is place.

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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.

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 “.

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