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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.

 

On Thursday, 11 January, the finale of the Zero Robotics came to an end. It is a contest that brought to the Polytechnic of Turin more than 150 students of high schools from eight different European Countries: Italy, Russia Federation, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Rumania, Great Britain.

One of the two winning teams of this edition, BeachPin1701, is entirely Italian, it is composed of students from ITIS “Pininfarina” of Moncalieri (To), ITIS “Galileo Galilei” of Livorno and “Leonardo da Vinci” High School of Treviso. The team won the first place together with the American team Naughty Prions and Lions.

The students of the High School “Cecioni” of Livorno and the High School “Agnelli” of Turin were also awarded. They won the Virtual Final, the finale of the second category of the championship.

The competition, born in 2009 in the Space System Laboratory of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology di Boston (MIT), this year involved almost 70 European Institutes, 100 American Institutes and 50 Australian Institutes, for a total of almost 2000 students.

The finalist students could attend live the last part of the competition that took place on the International Space Station and in video conference with the MIT of Boston and the University of Sydney, where all the students from America and Australia got together to watch the finale.

The finalists competed in the programming of SPHERES (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites), space robots of the size of a bowling ball, already used by NASA inside of the Space Station to test instruction cycles, to carry out autonomous rendezvous and docking operations. These machines are also experimentally used for the maintenance and assembly of satellites and for formation flight.

Every team is composed of 5 to 10 students and is coordinated by a teacher of the school, that is a programming expert.

Every year the teams have a mission. This year the students had to deal with the research of primordial life forms (bacteria) on the Encadalus moon of Saturn, drilling samples to bring them to Earth.

At the end of the first phase, the teams were allowed to ally and work together to achieve a more efficient program. The next phase consists of preliminary elimination competition, that only 42 teams passed; the programs of these teams have been directly uploaded for the finale on the robotic spheres present on the Space Station, where the programs of the winning teams have been carried out under the supervision of astronauts.

From 25 to 29 September the Polytechnic of Turin will host the “Open Education Training Week”, the week of training proposed in the field of the international project Erasmus + “OpenMed – Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean countries” coordinated by the Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo – UNIMED. Five European partners and nine University institutes from four different countries of the Southern Mediterranean are committed to the project, intended to stimulate and promote what are known as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP), which are resources and open educational practices, teaching material in digital format made available with licenses enabling them to be reused, modified and distributed. The aim is to offer a growth opportunity to the higher education sector thanks to the sharing of knowledge and teaching tools in partner countries: Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.

The week of meetings at the Polytechnic of Turin – partner of the project – will be focused on fundamentals and approaches to the “open” education. Educators, researches, teachers and students in training or just people that are interested in the subject can attend the meetings. Introductory classes, illustrations of basic principles and group works will provide information and will anticipate the second part of the training journey, which will be completed online in the coming months. In addition to the partner institutions of the project, eight more universities from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Lebanon, for a total of 80 people and 8 countries (3 EU countries and 5 countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean), will take part in the meetings of the week.

The Open Education Training Week represents the first stage of the “Open Education: fundamentals and approaches. A learning journey opening up Teaching in Higher Education” course. At the end of the week, the online stage of the course will begin, during which participants will be able to access the online teaching modules and develop their own project idea of Open Education.

The aim of the project OpenMed is to analyze the good practices with regard to the open education that have already been implemented in the Mediterranean region and to increase the adoption of these models in higher education, also through courses and workshops meant for trainers, like the one that will take place in Turin. The ultimate goal of the project is to protect education as a public good and fundamental human right and promote the role of universities as knowledge centers not only towards student but also beyond institutional limits, especially towards the weaker and disadvantaged groups of the society, such as low-income households, students with disabilities, inhabitants of rural areas and refugees.

The 2nd level Master of “Energy efficiency and sustainability in the industry” aims to train professionals who are able to manage efficiently the energy. It is aimed at recent graduates in Engineering or in other academic technical-scientific disciplines and managers.

15 out of 80 applications were successful. The students selected come from Politecnico di Torino, Università La Sapienza di Roma e from the Universities of Bologna, Padova, Parma and of Calabria region, 14 of them will be awarded a scolarship.

The way in which we produce, provide and consume energy, affects the success of a company. For this reason, it is fundamental to train professionals who are able to use energy resources in an efficient way.

This 1-year Master, which consists of 500 lecture hours and 250 hours dedicated to an internship, will deal with all the technical, planning, management, price-related and normative aspects that the professionals of the Energy Management must be acquainted with, both from an efficient and sustainable point of view, together with a knowledge in the reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions.

The Conference INCOSE on Systems Engineering (CIISE’ 16) will take place in the Aula Magna Lingotto, in Via Nizza 230, on 14th and 15th November 10, 2016 at 8.30 am and will be about the management of the complex systems. The Italian Association on Systems Engineering (AISE) created this conference together with the Politecnico di Torino.

The program of the conference will offer the opportunity to researchers, professionals and Italian and international organizations, which use the Systems Engineering, to meet, debate and have an exchange of views. There will be also: an introductory tutorial, many presentations of articles on both academic and industrial studies and applications, a session dedicated to the tools, a session on Technical Leadership, a poster session dedicated to the students of the Italian University Masters in Systems Engineering and workshops of the working groups of AISE-INCOSE.

The program also includes a visit of the research laboratories of Virtual Reality and Robotics of Thales Alenia Space.

More information and registration to this website.

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

The Centre for Sustainable Futures dell’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia was founded in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino as a result of the decisions taken at the COP21, which took place in Paris in December 2015 and to which 195 countries joined. The Centre aims to develop innovative and sustainable technologies in order to prevent global warming.

One of the challenges of this Centre is to capture CO2 and reuse it as a raw material, but also to develop production technologies that are based on renewable sources.

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, in the Great Hall at the Politecnico di Torino, in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, the Director of the Centre, Guido Saracco, will explain the main targets of the Center to combat global warming: goods and services based on renewable sources, use of carbon dioxide and organic waste as a raw material, development of photo-electrochemical and bio-mimetic systems, storage and reuse of low temperature heat.

There will be also a round table to discuss climate change with professionals in the world of research, industry and economy, to formulate a message that can bring us closer to the solution.

If you want to attend this event, you need to confirm your attendance to: eventi@polito.it

The Chamber of Commerce, the Confindustria of Piedmont and the Politecnico di Torino signed an agreement for the inclusion of students and graduates in companies with principal or secondary offices abroad, because they think that an internship abroad could be a training period that further qualifies the studies at Politecnico.

The agreement also aims to increase the employment opportunities in international companies, to promote and support the launch of research projects and collection of materials for the development of master or doctoral thesis and to promote career guidance paths.

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