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NeuroPsicoTOFest! Tre giorni con le Neuroscienze

The Il NeuroPsicoTOFest  begins with three days (June 27, 28 and 29, 2018) dedicated to neuroscience.

The main actor of the festival will be the Department of Neuroscience( Dipartimento di Neuroscienze), centre for excellence of the Università di Torino, named after Rita Levi Montalcini, great scientist from Turin who took her first career steps in these buildings. Founded in 2012, the department has a multi-disciplinary approach, aimed to join different academic, clinical and biomedical traditions in the study of the nervous system.

At Palazzo degli Istituti Anatomici in corso Massimo D’Azeglio, 52, which houses the Museo Lombroso, di Anatomia e della Frutta, researchers will present the results they obtained and future aspirations of studies carried out until now. During the conference, Turin’s science history will be remembered, as well as its main representants: Carlo Giacomini, Giuseppe Levi and Rita Levi Montalcini. New methods of multidisciplinary analysis, between Neuroscience and Psychology, will also be examined: from non-invasive brain stimulation, to the study of brain mechanisms of traumatic memories, and the subject of Neurodegeneration.

Download the programme (programma).

We advise you to register your participation by filling out the form.

cliniche legali contro la tratta di esseri umani

The University of Turin promotes Law Clinics, already common abroad. The clinical-legal method teaches law based on real cases, by applying codes to concrete contexts. Five clinics have been launched at the Law Department (Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza), each one dedicated to a different issue: inmates and former inmates; refugees and migrants; homeless people; disabled people; and human trafficking victims.

Clinics work like traditional university courses, but unlike the latter, provide more in-depth law concepts, promote social justice and allow concrete access to rights and justice. The history of clinic laws is recent: they started as an experimental project in 2015-1016 academic year, and became fully operational last year. Now, 10 students are participating, divided in pairs among 8 institutions, including Comune di Torino.

The collaboration with the Comune took place in the Anello Forte project (progetto Anello Forte), an initiative  by Regione Piemonte to face human trafficking and exploitation, It aims to identify victims as soon as possible, and consequently to protect them and include them socially. Until now, 19 victims have been identified by the students, who are also establishing 6 legal memories, of which no results are yet available.

The work of the clinic is part of the Third Mission activities: returning knowledge to the area. Alongside education and research, the civic engagement of the University is gaining importance, putting new generations at the service of society, allowing students to have a valid experience in the field and the chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom.

The clinic arranges meetings with the alleged victims – of 11,000 Nigerian women who disembarked in Sicily from Libya, 80% are victims of human trafficking, according to the data from IOM (International Organization for Migration) – and, with the presence of a cultural mediator, it commits to know whether it’s possible to activate international protection. Students then must write a legal record, together with a reconstruction of the victim’s story.

Master in Finance di ESCP Europe al 2° posto nel ranking del Financial Times

ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance (Master in Finance di ESCP Europe) has improved its global position, going up to the second place in the Financial Times ranking list, which analyses the best business schools in the world each year.

According to the most important business ranking list, made by the British economic daily newspaper, the programme has the maximum punctuation for international job placement in the financial sector: it ranks first in career progression and international experience, besides the efficiency of its own career service.

The increase by 48% of the average annual wage of participants – calculated before and after attending the Master – helped topping the list. Three years after graduation, participants are able to earn $111,341 on average, equivalent to 96,000 Euros.

The programme, held in English and French in ESCP Europe’s London and Paris campuses, keeps its place for the fourth consecutive year as the best Master in Finance in the UK, famous excellence market of the financial sector, surpassing   Imperial College Business School and Saïd Business School of Oxford University.

For students who want to work in the bank market as well as in the investment market, the Master in Finance is planned to educate experts in investment banking, both in company finance and capital market. The Financial Times ranking list awards the international nature of the programme and the technical and professional qualities of professors, who work in close contact with finance leaders. This factor is significant to determine its trailblazing reputation.

“The Master in Finance is in a constant dialogue with oustanding actors of the finance sector, allowing to change its content to fit the market needs – maintains Prof. Francesco Rattalino, Director of ESCP Europe Torino Campus -. This practical approach ensures the best quality for the courses, which is supported by the continuous top ranking in the Financial Times list”.

At is 31st anniversary, the ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance keeps developing strong connections with international financial institutions, counting on a dinamic global alumni network.

“The involvement of our alumni community is determining to add high value to the programme – adds the academic director of the Master in Finance, Prof. Philippe Thomas -. Our Alumni are, in fact, very active in the ’Advisory Board. They work in close contact with our teachers to ensure high-quality courses and accurate selection criteria for students”.

 “This Master is a programme for those who aim for academic and professional excellence – concludes Prof. Frank Bournois, ESCP Europe’s Dean –. The Master benefits form the important ranking of our business school, and the “2 countries, 2 languages” formula allows students to experience different technical aspects of the profession, as well as to benefit from features of two markets very different from each other, the French and the English market. In particular, or presence in London, the world’s financial centre, makes our programme very attractive to students from every part of the world”.

 

ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance stands out for the following reasons:

 

  • Career progression: World’s 1st place

Calculated based on changes in seniority and on the size of companies for which alumni are working since graduation

  • International course experience: World’s 1st place

Master’s international feature component

  • Career service: world’s first place

Efficiency of counselling service for jobs, personal development, networking events, research and hiring interns, according to analyses by alumni

  • International professors: 78%
  • Goals reached: 1st place

92% of participants has declared having reached the goal for which they decided to attend the Master.

  • Job placement of participants  three years after the Master: 100%
  • Average wage: € 96.000 ($111.341)

 

The Master in Finance is a full-time, one-year programme for students with a first- or second-level degree, with previous work experience. It is made up of three parts, where intensive courses in Paris (September-December) and London (January-April) alternate with an internship of minimum 4 months in a company. A thesis on an individual research project, consistent with the changing needs of the finance sector market,  marks the end of the programme.

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.

Orto Botanico di Torino

The University of Turin has a museum heritage, often little-known outside the usual tourist route. Its university collections include objects and artifacts used to prove academic theories, gathering evidence and teaching students through field lessons.

Gathering to prove. This has always been common to humans since ancient times. Historically, collecting has always been linked to teaching, mostly in the field of natural science. Teaching collections begin when a culture begins: from Hortus medicus of Chinese emperor Sheng Nung, to the gardens of Pharaohs and Assyrian Kings, from the museum-school of Ur to the botanical gardens of Aristotle’s Lyceum  and of the ptolemaic Museion.

Turin’s Botanical Garden is the oldest university museum in Turin: it was founded in 1729 by Vittorio Amedeo II and has almost 300 years of history. The Garden was designed for cultivation and culture: cultivating a large number of plants, and informing about their properties, their uses and their characteristics.

Only recently, since 1997, the museum has opened its doors to the general public, not only academic. According to the website of the Institution, about 8,000-10,000 people of all ages visit the Botanical Garden every year. Going through the Grove, the Alpine Garden, the Garden, the Tropical Greenhouse, the Succulent Greenhouse and the New Greenhouse, visitors can find a variety of scents, colours and biodiversity.

Many events are held during summer in order to experience the idyllic setting of the open-air museum. The programme includes thematic tours, food&drinks, and readings.

The events of the Botanical Garden

Guests of the Botanical Garden

Saturday, June 23,2018 – 5 PM

Sunday, June 24, 2018  – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

The guided tour will show the animals living in Turin’s Botanical Garden.
It is held every last weekend of the month.


Reading in the Garden

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 5 PM

Three artists, Maura Banfo, Jessica Carroll e Paolo Leonardo, will break the natural silence of Turin’s Botanical Garden with a series of short readings.

Evening tour of the Botanical Garden

Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7 PM

Guided tour of the Botanical Garden at twilight, learning about plants and animals in the Grove.


Plant of the month

Saturday, July 7 – 5 PM

Sunday, July 8 – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

Guided tour among plants blossoming in July, with interesting facts, history facts and uses.


Bees and Honey

Sunday, July 15 – from 10 AM to 7 PM

Tour dedicated to bees living in the Garden. Includes honey tasting.

Movie Your Mind

Friday, July 20, 2018 – 8 PM

First event in the 2018 Summer Edition of Movie Your Mind film festival, with opn-air screening and food&drinks in the Garden.


100 useful plants

Saturday, July 21 – 5 PM

Sunday, July 22, 2018 – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

“100 useful plants” is a guided tour, held every third weekend of the month. July’s tour will be dedicated to food, textile and dyeing plants which marked the development of human civilization.


 

Stay updated on the upcoming events, go to the Botanic Garden‘s facebook page!

Torino Pride

Tomorrow, Friday June 15, 2018 at 5.30 pm, in the Corte Interrata of the Politecnico di Torino (Room 8I), there will be a talk on “Il patrocinio al Torino Pride e il ruolo dell’Università nella lotta alle discriminazioni” (“sponsoring Torino Pride and the role of University in the fight against discrimination”).

Almost 50 years after the beginning of the fight for the recognition of fundamental rights, the LGBTTQI* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, etc.) community still has too many unsatisfied and unheard demands. The community is trying to call attention on the dark and too often “slow” times we are living, concerning discrimination, violence and protecting rights.

The talk will analyse the role universities must play in the fight against discrimination, in a time marked by reactionary attitudes and exclusion of diversity. That’s why, along with the full participation of the University of Turin and of the Politecnico to the big party for the rights of the community – Torino Pride 2018 on Saturday, June 16 – there will be an area of discussion and analysis of LGBTQI topics in a particular setting: university.

 

Programme


Welcome

Claudia De Giorgi, Vice-dean for Quality, Welfare and Equal Opportunities Politecnico di Torino

Institutional greetings

Monica Cerutti, Regione Piemonte Equal Opportunities councillor

Torino Pride

Alessandro Battaglia, President of the Organization of Torino Pride

Cug actions from Politecnico Di Torino

Cristina Coscia, CUG President Politecnico di Torino

Cug actions from the University of Turin

Chiara Ghislieri, CUG President Università di Torino

Opportunities for Politecnico’s students

Alessandro Mancuso, Politecnico di Torino’s CUG students representative

Opportunities for Politecnico’s students

Silvia Giannone e Francesca Durando, University of Turin’s CUG students representatives

Thoughts on Coming Out

Margherita Vaccaneo, Alter.POLIS’ students representative


The moderator will be Daniele Marchisio, Professor from the Politecnico di Torino.


Food and drinks offered by the Politecnico di Torino.

 

home food

The University of Genoa introduces “home food”, lunch-rooms where students can heat up and eat   comfortably their homemade meals. “Siamo stanchi di mangiare in corridoio, di non trovare posto per studiare, di mangiare cibo freddo” (We’re tired of eating in the corridors, not finding a place to study, and eating cold food”) protested loudly, a few weeks ago, the Spazi-entiti of Turin, a group of students who, ant Luigi Einaudi Campus, denounced the lack of places to eat their homemade meals. While UniTo hasn’t lifted an finger, Genoa is an example to be followed.

The inconvenience of lunchtime is common. In Genoa as in Turin, students must organise their day at university, deciding what and where to eat, fitting in lunchtime between classes. So a few decide to take their food from home: cointainers and tupperwares. Then they begin looking for a place to eat their meal, unbdobtedly cold.

Paolo Comanducci, dean of Unige, has decided “di rispondere alle sempre crescenti richieste degli studenti” (“to answer the ever-growing requests from students”). Home food rooms are equipped with microwave ovens, tables and chairs, sinks for washing hands and free wi-fi. What about Turin? No concrete answer yet, but the University now has an excellent case in point to consider: the University of Genoa.

 

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.

Un sabato sera alternativo con la Notte dei Musei

The evening of tomorrow, Saturday 19th May 2018, will be different from what you are used to. In fact, the Nights of the Museums, an unmissable event for lovers of culture, comes back. Many museums of the city will open their doors in the evening and at night for the price of one euro. The initiative, now in its 14th edition, aims to promote the local cultural and museum heritage, disseminating it to new and ever different audiences.

 

Open museums:

  • Palazzo Carignano. Open from 18 to 21. The ticket office closes at 20
  • Villa della Regina. Open from 18 to 21. the ticket office closes at 20
  • Musei Reali: Giardini reali (Royal Gardens), Armeria Reale (Royal Armoury), Biblioteca Reale ( Royal Library), sale Chiablese (Chiablese Halls), Galleria sabauda (Sabauda Gallery), Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), Museo di Antichità (Museum of Antiquity), Cappella della Sindone (Chapel of the Holy Shroud). Open from 20 to 23. the ticket offices closet at 22.
  • Fondazione Torino Musei: GAM-Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (City Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art), Palazzo Madama- Museo Civico di Arte Antica (City Museum of Ancient Art- starting from 18), MAO- Museo di Arte Orientale (Museum of Oriental Art- starting from 19), with entrance at concessionary fare of 1 euro up to 23 for permanent collections. Temporary exhibitions will have the ordinary tariff. The museums will close at 23, with the last entrance at 22
  • Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema) from 20 to 23, with entrance at 3,50 euro
  • Planetario di Torino (Planetarium of Turin) : the Planetarium will be open from 18 to 24 ( last entrance at 23), the visit is free of charge
  • Palazzo degli Istituti Anatomici (Palace of Anatomical Institutes): Museo di Anatomia Umana “Luigi Rolando” (Museum of Human anatomy Luigi Rolando), Museo di Antropologia Culturale Cesare Lombroso (Museum of Anthropological Criminology Cesare Lombroso), Museo della Frutta “Garnier Vallletti” (Fruit Museum “Garnier Valletti”. The visit will be free of charge during normal opening hours (10 to 18) and the extraordinary evening opening up to 24. Guided Tours will be available from 21 to 24.

 

 

Good visit!

CSI, NCIS: verità e finzioni sulla scena del crimine

Is the science which solves cases? Is it as simple as fictions make us believe? CSI, NCIS… science at the crime scene between truth and fiction will answer to these and other questions today, 7th May at the Auditorium “Cavallerizza Reale” of the University of Turin from 5p.m.

The event, organised by the Associazione Amici dell’Università di Torino has already aroused a lot of interest, there will be more than 400 participants. For booking you can call the number 011 660 42 84  or sending an email to info@amiciunito.it.

This exceptional interest is mainly due to the success of TV series but how real their settings?

Luciano Garofano, former Commander of the RIS Carabinieri of Parma and president of the Italian Forensic Science Academy answers to this questions:

“Fictions have timeframes that lead to accelerating and simplifying the work of the RIS; we must respect norms , which requires formalities in respect of the right of the individual: in real life we need to verifying, to summon all the parties and real times are extended in order to respect the laws. In addition, we must take into consideration serious and impeding problems: on one hand science is now offering to us incredible possibilities, so that a minimal hint is enough to have immediately available results, on the other hand however we are still lagging behind as regards procedures at the crime scene. So, for some aspects, we made lots of progress in the lab activity but the attention devoted to the crime scene as not improved at the same time. The techniques have improved the sensibility but also increased the risk of “innocent contamination” ; we need to make something in terms of training and improving procedures”

What’s the medical examiner’s point of view?

Roberto Testi, local health medical examiner of the City of Turin finds TV-series with his “colleagues” as protagonist interesting and often amusing.

“Actually, the reality is very less romanticized but sometimes more interesting than fictions. The reality has intuitions and offers some sparks that screenwriters cannot even imagine”

Scientific investigation will substitute the traditional one?

“Absolutely not” says Garofano “because scientific investigation must always be conceived in an optic of integration with traditional investigation. This latter offers the sparks without which the scientific investigation could not exist and vice versa”.

During the meeting, it will also be talked about the psychological approach to the criminal. Georgia Zara, Associated Professor of the Psychology Department of the University of Turin, deals with “sex offenders” and men who mistreat or kill women.

my field of action is the phase which follows the sentence of the author of the crime, evaluation of the risk, social danger, how to deal with individuals with a sexual crime background..

With the Forensic medicine I’m working on a study on 264 women killed in the area of Turin from 1970 to this day; we are trying to understand what are the dynamics, the risk factors, the kind of relation with the murderer, what brought to the murder.

The psychologist plays a fundamental role, especially in understanding the risk of a criminal relapse. Why does an individual who has started a criminal career carry on with it? Often, the criminal careers of some individuals absorbs their whole life. Understanding the risk process at the core of this mechanism means be able to act at preventive level and intervene at a behavioural level on the factors that generate criminality”

And we come back to TV and to the question, if so many criminal programms coul have a negative impact on the spectators.

How has the profession of the scientific investigator transformed itself during the years?

Sergio Festa, retired Chief Warrant Officer , already operating in the RIS Carabinieri of Turin answers the question:

Here in Turin, from a three-drawers wardrobe containing cameras and magnifying glass , we created a laboratory. For us, the first turning point happened in 1990, with the investigations on Donato Bilancia (serial killer operating between Piedmont and Liguria) and the case of Erika and Omar (the Novi Ligure murder). A turning point in particular as to regards the faith given to the forensics that allowed to solve these cases”

The second part of the meeting will be devoted to the training. How can you become a scientific investigator, which kind of studies and specialisations are requested? All what you need to know in order to become a real “Gil Grissom” will be explained by Professors of the University of Turin among whom Giancarlo Divella (Forensic Medicine) and Cristina Giacoma (Sciences of Life and Biology of the Systems).


Speakers

Luciano Garofano, former Commander of the RIS Carabinieri of Parma and President of the Italian Forensic Science Academy

Sergio Festa, retired Chief Warrant Officer , already operating in the RIS Carabinieri of Turin

Roberto Testi, local health medical examiner of the City of Turin

Alessio Ferrara Forensic Biologist

Paolo Garofano Laboratory Director Forensic Biology

Alberto Mittone Criminal attorney at the Court of Turin

Onelio Dodero member of the group Organised Crime and Urban Security of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Turin

Georgia Zara, Associated Professor of the Psychology Department of the University of Turin

Giancarlo Divella Ordinary Professor in Forensic Medicine and Director of the Graduate School in Forensic Medicine of the University of Turin

Giuliano Carlo Geminiani, Director of Criminal and Forensic Psychology at the University of Turin

Cristina Giacoma, Director Sciences of Life and Biology of the Systems

Marco Vincenti, Director of the Chemistry Department of the University of Turin

 

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