All posts tagged studyintorino

Tirocini Fondazione Crui

Fondazione CRUI is promoting a call for the selection of 16 curricular interships in Italian schools abroad.

The network of schools abroad is a resource to promote Italian language and culture, as well as to preserve the cultural identity of Italians and their children.

Internships listed in the call will be held in the 8 comprehensive state schools in Addis Abeba, Asmara, Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris e Zurich.

Interns will carry out researches, studies, analyses and processing useful data for each school’s dossier. Students may also be involved in the organisation of events and help MAECI and school staff in outdoor activities.

 

Application end date: June 29, 2018
Internship dates: September 17– December 14, 2018

Read the call (LEGGI IL BANDO)

The University of Turin (Università di Torino), will participate as well as other Italian universities

Participating universities (ATENEI PARTECIPANTI AL BANDO)

Submit your application (INVIA LA TUA CANDIDATURA)


Contact the Internships Office of Fondazione CRUI only through email at the following address: tirocini@fondazionecrui.it


What is Fondazione CRUI?

Founded in 2001 in the Conference of Italian University Deans (Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane) to provide services to universities, Fondazione CRUI has always focused its attention on innovation and job placement for university students.

Promoting internships for university students and graduates is an activity held by the Fondazione since 2001. high quality standards for internships as well as interns are guaranteed, thanks to the collaboration with important public and private entities, and to an advanced management and selection system in which candidates’ universities take part in.

Fondazione CRUI, as referee for the entire university system, finds strategic partners with which it organises internships. Its goal is to ensure Universities and its students will have a highly educational and useful experience for the development of a conscious approach to the job market, while offering host entities the opportunity to select their own interns among excellence in all Italian universities.

Sciopero docenti UniTo

The Movimento per la Dignità della Docenza Universitaria have announced a strike during the next summer exam session of 2017/2018 academic year, from June 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018.

Professors who will take part in the strike will not administer the first programmed exams. The following exams of the summer session will take place regularly.

It will be possible to schedule extraordinary exams:

  • from the fourteenth day after the day of the strike, if there’s only one exam from June 1 to July 31, or if there are 5 or less chances per year of re-taking the exam set ofr the day of the strike
  • approximately 7 days after the day of the strike, for graduating students, Erasmus students, students with specific health issues or pregnant students.

We guarantee therefore at least one chance of taking every exam during the summer session.

Based on the principles of the right to strike, professors are not obliged to communicate their intention of striking beforehand.

For further information, visit the Movimento per la Dignità della Docenza Universitaria website, on Sciopero giugno-luglio 2018 (2018 June-July strike) page. At the end of the page you will find in-depth documents, for Professors and Researchers taking part in the strike, with important clarifications for students as well.

In particular:

  • Integrazione indicazioni per sciopero 24-5-2018.pdf, is a document structured in questions and answers, providing precise and operational information on the striking method of professors and researchers (e.g. how a possible extraordinary exam will take place and how to schedule one; rules for students who have the urgency of taking the exam)
  • Indicazioni dettagliate per lo sciopero 8-5-2018.pdf, is the initial document, where you can find information about the reasons for the strike and basic instructions on how a strike works.

UniTo is completely available to help minimize the inconvenience for students.

Updates will be posted on unito.it, in the “News” section of the homepage.

Humanities in a day

The University of Turin invites you to the first day dedicated to humanistic research: on Wednesday, June 13, from 9AM to 6PM, at Palazzo Nuovo (via Sant’Ottavio – 20, Turin) researchers will tell you about their projects through scientific posters, talks and guided tours in the research centres.

Livestream on www.unito.it/media from the morning.

Below are the groups involved:

  • Department of Philosophy and Education Science
  • Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Historical Studies
  • Atlante Linguistico Italiano
  • Centro Studi Gozzano Pavese
  • Centro Interdipartimentale Cinedumedia
  • Centro Interdipartimentale MeDiHum
  • Laboratorio di Fonetica Sperimentale “Arturo Genre” (Experimental phonetics lab)
  • Laboratorio Fotografico e Topografico del Dip.to di Studi Storici (Photographic and topographic lab of the Department of Historical Studies)
  • StudiUm Lab.

The initiative was planned by Research and Third Mission – Humanities centre and by Sezione Valorizzazione della ricerca e Public Engagement – Agorà Scienza, in collaboration with FRIDA – Forum della Ricerca di Ateneo.

  •  a 60-poster exhibition
  •  an area where PhD students will explain how to become researchers (…if you survive the PhD 😉
  •  a round-table discussion on the future of Humanities
  •   two sessions with #UniTo researchers
  •   five research centres open to the public

The detailed programme is available on the dedicated page of the UniTo website.

Follow the Facebook event “Humanities in a day”.

 

Progetto Start@UniTo

Are you going to start taking a degree and want to enrol at the University of Turin?
Whatever the degree course you may be interested in, UniTo provides 20 free online courses you can take while attending school, even if you still aren’t a university student.

The Project was made by the Departments of the University of Turin, contributed by the Compagnia di San Paolo.

You will be able to study at your own pace, to train with self-assessment tests and take the exam as soon as you’ll be enrolled. Registering is easy and quick: connect to the Start@UniTO platform and choose the courses you’re interested in, log in with a click and your credentials and start your new studies.

Courses are from first-year subjects of almost all UniTo degree courses – from physics to social science, from information technology to cultural anthropology, from law to languages, from maths to zoology – specifically thought for those who have to start university. They’re readily accessible because they are on a dedicated multimedia platform.

You will find multimedia content you can access at your own pace and you will be able to put yourself to the test through self-assessment tests. Once you complete the course and pass the final test, you will get a certificate of attendance for your first university corse, and you will be able to take the exam as soon as you’ll be enrolled, and your first credits will be registered on your exam transcript.

Start@UniTO helps you start University on the right foot: not only it helps you choose the best degree course for you but also gives you the chance to pass a university exam at the beginning of your career!

Dean Ajani presenting the Progetto Start@Unito.

Enjoy-the-Difference

WHAT IS “ENJOY THE DIFFERENCE” (ETD)?

ENJOY THE DIFFERENCE is a project which started in 2011 from the collaboration between a group of students and professors of the University of Turin, Comune di Torino – Servizio Passpartout and some organizations.

The primary aim of ETD is combining students’ need to find accommodation at a reasonable price with the need of promoting independent life for disabled people, through providing accommodation and improving the social network. The people involved, university students and young people with motor or sensory disabilities, will be housemates on equal terms for a year, during which there won’t be any specific schedule to stick to. The project is for students of the University of Turin and for young disabled people, forming mixed groups of housemates.

WHY “ENJOY THE DIFFERENCE”?

The challenge is to show difference as an opportunity:

  • Because each person has the right at an independent life based on equality, as it is stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Because acknowledging differences must be a starting point, where everyone can find opportunities for improvement.
  • In order to grow, to have new experiences, to put oneself to the test while meeting and getting to know other people.

ETD wants to promote a change of perspective: students and disabled young people together to overcome stereotypes and clichés. Disabled young people wanting to have fun and live their life instead of suffering because of their limitations, and students with a sense of responsibility, ideas for the future and the ability to invent new ways of participating, instead of listless and passive people who drag themselves from one classroom to the next.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

All university students and young people with motor or sensory disabilities who are looking for accommodation can apply to become future housemates!
It’s easy, just fill in the form online here: https://www.centrostudidivi.unito.it/progetti/etd

Murazzi Student Zone

It’s time. Here we go again. Get your books ready…  Murazzi Student Zone is reopening!

 

Inauguration: Wednesday, June 6

Program:
11 AM- 12 PM Press conference
12.30 – 6.30 PM Back to studying!
7 – 10 PM Re-Start Party, with food, drinks and DJ Set!

Follow the event on Facebook!

Thanks to the allocation of over 50 thousand euros, the Murazzi Student Zone will be a reference point again, a welcoming and pleasant  space along the Po River where young people and students can meet and study.

Following the disastrous effects of the 2016 flood, which made the building condemned, on November 25, 2017, an exact year later, renovation work began. Today, it finally ended. The electrical systems have been restored, as well as plaster; entrances; furniture and bathrooms.

Making the study room available is a part of the redevelopment of the arches of Murazzi del Po, where especially university students often hang out.

Follow  Murazzi Student Zone on Facebook.

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

ITS-ICT: calendario degli Open Day

The Fondazione Istituto Tecnico Superiore per le Tecnologie dell’informazione e della Comunicazione (ITS-ICT) opens its doors with a series of open days during which will be presented all the trainings offered for the years 2017-2018:

 

  • Interaction & visual Design 

Higher technical diploma in methods and technologies for designing software systems

 

  • Web & Mobile app development
    Higher technical diploma in methods and technologies for developing web and mobile systems

 

  • Integrated Backend Services
    Higher technical diploma in methods and technologies for the developing of software systems

 

The presentations will take place in Via Jacopo Durandi, 10 – Turin from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. according to the following dates:

 

  • Wednesday 16/05
  • Wednesday 13/06
  • Wednesday 27/06
  • Wednesday 4/07
  • Wednesday 18/07

 

At the end of each meeting, there will be some time for asking questions.

At the end of the presentation, the rooms and the spaces of the ITS will be presented and current students will tell about their experience in the ITC.

For further information:

Tel: : 011 0371500

Email: info@its-ictpiemonte.it

For further information about technical collages in Piedmont, go to the site  www.itspiemonte.it

The initiative of the Student Senate of the University of Turin in cooperation with the Museum Subscription Association enabled the distribution of more than 3000 discounted Museum Subscription cards to university students.

Huge success for the initiative of the Student Senate in collaboration with the Museum Subscription Association (Associazione Abbonamento Musei): from 19th to 26th March, more than 3000 special discount coupons of the Turin-Piedmont Museum Subscription card have been handed over to the students attending the Università degli Studi di Torino.

The distribution of the card took place in all the faculties and study hubs of the University of Turin. Hundreds of students from the faculties of Agricultural sciences, Economics, Physics, Jurisprudence and Human sciences have patiently stood in line for hours in order to get one of the Museum Subscription Voucher for the discounted price of 11,50 euro for buying a new subscription.

Once they have got the voucher, students will have to load or to renew the subscription directly on their university Smart Card or on the Pyou card within 3 months from the distribution in one of the points of sale of the Museum Subscription network.

The original initiative focused once more the attention on culture and promotion of the local areas, thank to a card that allows the access to the rich artistic heritage of Turin and Piedmont. In fact, there are more than 200 cultural sites which can be visited for 365 from the moment of the subscription: a product already chosen by 130 000 subscriber, who have been joined by this young university students.

That of Turin is the leading University of the project CAPuS – Conservation of Art in Public Spaces, which involves 7 universities, 4 companies, 1 association, 1 museum, 1 research centre and 2 municipalities throughout Europe. Totally, there are 16 European partners, located in Italy, Germany, Croatia, Poland and Spain. A further one is located in the USA.

The project, developed within Erasmus+ “Knowledge alliances”, has been financed by the European Commission and aims at establishing a preservative protocol for urban art, a precious way for regenerating the city. Somewhere in between the spontaneity and the commissioning, urban artworks are becoming more and more important on city walls. However, because of their nature and of the prolonged exposure to adverse weather conditions, this artworks are more likely to deteriorate and their preservation causes some problems.

With the collaboration of companies, universities, art restorers and artist, CaPus will map the deterioration, identifying the suitable products and preservation methods (like the creation of digital archives). Moreover, in order to define a shared operational protocol, CaPus will afect also the courses on offer at University: it will be proposed a lesson plan to be inserted into the academic records and an international master on the subject. In addition, students will be actively involved in the activities of the project, thanks to internships in the partner companies.

Partners of the project will actively analyse alteration processes, define preservation strategies and deal with project communication. Also the Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale (centre for the preservation and the restoration La Venaria Reale) will play an important role, particularly as to regards the analytical part of characterisation of the materials of the artworks, offering a leading contribution to the creation of a training module on the preservation of the urban art. The Italian group is completed by the University of Parma, which will supervise the quality, and Medhiartis ,a communication agency which will curating the visual identity and manage the socials. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia and the Municipality of Turin are associated partners and will cooperate on identification and enhancement of the artworks chosen for the experimentation.

“The CaPus project” says Dominique Scalarone, professor of Materials for preservation and Restoration at the University of Turin and project manager of the whole project “is a unique occasion for facing in an organic, multidisciplinary and innovative way the open question about the preservation of the urban art. Starting with the creation of an international and heterogeneous by vocation partnership, totally in line with the Europeans guidelines in the field of higher education, the project aims at enhancing the cooperation between Universities and private companies in order to develop new knowledge, working opportunities and innovative products. It also aims at raising the awareness of Institutions and general public about the need of enhancing and preserving public artworks. The analysis of the materials which the artists use to realise their works, the study on their deterioration, the characterisation of the products which can be used for their restoration will be important phases of the project, functional to the achievement of the two main goals, that is the definition of a preservation protocol specific for urban artworks and the realisation of a multidisciplinary and innovative training module for university students and art restorers, also available on a digital platform”

Ilaria Saccani, president of CESMAR7, says that :”the ambition of the project is to create permanent alliances within the partnership, in order to combine the experience of art restorers and analytical groups with the knowledge of constituent materials and restoring products of companies involved in the definition of an operational innovative protocol for the preservation of urban art. This will converge into the activation of a training module in the Universities and Academy involved in the project. In this way, the contents and the project methods will enrich and innovate the courses on offer, making them more updated on the new needs of the preservation. Ultimately, the CaPus projects strives for raising the awareness of the institution, but above all of general public, about the sensitive issue of the preservation of urban art: the project will start with the involvement of the artists, in order to clear the borders of the ethic of preservation of an art which in lots of its various forms has an evanescent nature as intrinsic feature”.

12345Next