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His spectacular adventures on the top of the world, from the summits of his beloved Cervino to Pakistan, China and Patagonia, have made him very famous. Hervé Barmasse, mountaineer but also writer, photographer and director (he debuted in 2015 with the book “La montagna dentro” and filmed the award-winning films “Linea Continua” and “Not so far away”) tells his challenges to the impossible, face to face with its limits, his fear and his friend, the mountain. Because mountaineering is adventure, passion, love, but also difficulty and risk: it’s the courage of man who puts own his life at stake.

But the mountaineer “son of the Cervino” – guest on January 23rd of the NICO, the Institute of Neuroscience of the University of Turin – will also talk about a special challenge, the one with vertebromidollar pathology, won thanks to the progress of neurosurgery, exercise and willpower.

Spinal cord injuries – due to road accidents, sports accidents or accidents at home – are a problem with a dramatic impact on public health, as they cause serious disabilities with serious social, welfare and economic repercussions. “One of the greatest challenges of research is to be able to stimulate the regeneration of injured nerve fibres through innovative experimental therapies“, says prof. Alessandro Vercelli, scientific director of NICO, the Institute of Neuroscience of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation – University of Turin. ” To face it at best, we decided to join forces, creating a research group that brings together complementary approaches: the clinical approach of the neurosurgeon with that of basic research, developed by developed by NICO’s anatomists and physiologists”.

The new research group will be held by the Rector of the University of Turin and President of the Cavalieri Foundation Ottolenghi Gianmaria Ajani, Vice President of the Paolo Bertolino Foundation and Prof. Giancarlo Panzica, Director of the Department of Neuroscience “Rita Levi Montalcini”. The neurosurgeon Diego Garbossa (Director of the School of Specialization in Neurosurgery at the University of Turin – City of Health and Science of Turin) and the researchers Marina Boido and Annalisa Buffo (NICO – Department of Neuroscience) will explain to the public the transition from the clinical approach to basic research on spinal cord trauma and regeneration in the spinal cord.

On Tuesday 23rd January at 11:00 a. m. at the Aula Magna of the Institute of Anatomy of the University (ground floor – Corso Massimo D’ Azeglio 52, Turin). Free entry until all available seats are available.


Barbara Magnani – Communication and Press Office

Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin

You can find online the new announcement of selection for Out of Left Field for the Photography Section of Autofocus 9, the international contest of Vanni Occhiali dedicated to young artists and to free creativity.

After the conclusion, in November 2017, of the selections for Exhibition, Video and Performance sections, you can start to submit an application and compete to win the Photography Award.

Which are the new possibilities, views, dialectics, paths that are opening into the field of spontaneous and urgent reflection that photography is carrying out on its self, on both a conscious and not conscious level? Out of the field comes form a new expression of the international urban language, and it means: unexpectedly, suddenly and surprisingly.

The expression comes from a technical terminology of baseball. It’s a title that wants to turn the attention on everything that is happening beyond territories that are conventional and known for the photography activity.

At the contest are admitted projects of artists (individual or groups) between 18 and 35 years that live in Italy or in an European country.

The selected project will be presented with a personal exhibition at the project space Autofocus inside the Vanni’s showroom in Turin. It will take place at the same time of the  Salone del Libro, in may 2018, and it will be equipped with a catalog and a subsidy of production of 500 euros.

The competition announcement can be downloaded from the website page dedicated to Vanni Occhiali.

The picture is part of Meandro Rosso, of Paolo Bandinu, the winner of the video section of the Autofocus 8.

On the geometric lattice of the roads of Turin we are designing different routes, itineraries on board of trams, routes on foot,  by car. After that there are also the most creative routes, the real trips: those made by bike. The lovers of the category will understand these feelings: speed, breeze on the skin, quick reflexes, legs that go up and down, changes of direction and jolts. Sometimes Turin is not welcoming for cyclists, in fact it is often hostile, smoky and cold. But bikes overcome all the imposed barriers and  they make their way through everything, they run from one place of our city to another, crossing always the tram rails.

Torino in Bici

Torino in Bici  is the portal of the Comune di Torino dedicated to the promotion of soft mobility. With lots of advice and suggestions it wants to show a different topography of Turin, the one traced by the wheels of bikes. The section Muoversi in Bici informs about all the useful tools and possibilities for the urban cyclist, and it shows how to overcome the street challenges of the city and of the suburbs.


Bunet (Bike Urban NEtwork Torino) is maybe the most useful and original, even in the name, of the presented tools. It is a tool designed to calculate and to share your own routes made by bike. From the starting point to the arrival point you can choose between a more peaceful and comfortable route or a more direct and fast one. The characteristics of the route can be seen through a graphic that specifies the percentages of speed, linearity and safety. Bunet uses, as digital map, OpenStreetMap (OSM), a project intended to create world maps with free contents, updated everyday by free and independent users. The map used for the service could, therefore, not be fully complete or updated, but it’s steadily improving.

Cycle tourism

The section Visitare Torino in bicicletta is, instead, dedicated to the presentation of bike routes in the urban territory and in suburbs, with the possibility to have access to a guide of bike routes, divided for every territory. The route offers the possibility to have a detailed knowledge of the territory and its green areas, with a succession of details and unexpected shortcuts. For every route there is a linked descriptive card and a gpx file that can be used on GPS navigation devices and smart phones.

Here is the list of the routes:

Corona delle Delizie

The route Corona delle Delizie delineates a lane of 112 km dedicated to bikes. This is a mix of bike lanes, bike routes and rural streets that connects Royal Residences to metropolitan parks, crossing the most beautiful fluvial, rural and historical places of the different districts. Thanks to the Corona in Bici App, that can be downloaded from the Play Store or App Store, you can discover the beauty of the territory riding a bike, equipped only with your phone. The App takes advantage of the geolocation giving the opportunity to orient oneself into the route, calculating the distance between the starting point and the arrival point. The sharing and the interaction through social media is also possible.

The inauguration of the Academic Year 2017-2018 of the Business School, took place on Friday, September 22, with 10% more students enrolled. The Business School is acknowledged as one of the best schools worldwide not only for its interdisciplinary and multicultural educational approach but especially for the international education provided, which is unique, with six establishments in six big European cities: Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. Year after year, the number of students attending classes in the headquarter of Turin continues to increase. After a strict selection, the admitted students are 261, of 24 different nationalities, from Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia and USA. The overall percentage of internationality is 34%, with a great part of Asian students (6%), reaches its peak in the IFBM class with 63% of foreigners of 30 students studying for a master’s degree. In Italy ESCP Europe is distinguished by the speed of making a career and for the placement offered by its Master’s programs: in fact, the percentage of placement through internship is of 100% within a month and a half after the end of the lessons. 97% of students (Career Office data) is employed before the end of the course of studies, finding employment in different areas of work: from Finance to Consultancy, from the industrial sector to the tertiary sector.

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 World Usability Day (WUD) of Turin will take place in the Aula Magna of the Campus Luigi Einaudi of Turin University, on Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 9:00 am.

It is an annual event, promoted by the User Experience Professional Association (UXPA) and a community of professionals, who work in different fields to ensure that the technology works as a factor in the promotion of the people, the expression, the personal fulfillment and the active citizenship.

The theme of this edition is sustainability, or Green UX. Sustainability, regeneration and sharing are the three key words of the new economic, social and productive models. These have launched a conversion from consumption to re-use, from property to sharing and circularity. At the same time those, who design and offer products and services, are redefining the design in terms of sustainability, sharing and circularity of the future.

The WUD TO 2016 is an opportunity to try out the (re)design with and for people, and new ways to provide services and regenerated, sustainable, circular products, that are able to bridge the physical gap and to create physical a social impact .

The event is open to everyone, but you must be registrated.

For more information, visit 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:

You can find online the call for participation for ‘Start Creation Lab 2017’ of the Business Club of the Department of Economics and Statistics “Cognetti de’ Martiis”.
The project has been realized in cooperation with the Collegio Universitario di Torino “Renato Einaudi” and  “La Stampa”, the media partner that will follow the whole initiative.

It is an initiative of the University of Turin that allows students to explore the world of start-ups and develop their own business idea. They will present their idea to national and international investors.

If you want to find out all the details, you can find the call on the website of the Department of Economics and Statistics “Cognetti de Martiis”.

You can send your application by 11.59 pm on Tuesday, 15 November 2016, by filling out the application form.

You can now submit your application for admission to the second edition of the Master in Healthcare and Hospital Management of the University of Turin, which will be held at SAA School of Management.

The Master aims to provide high-quality skills and to satisfy the constant need of updating and of professional qualification of health workers: the participants will gain a detailed knowledge and technical expertise regarding the ‘hygiene, the organization and hospital management.

If want to apply for the Master, you must have a degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Postgraduate Diploma in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine or a proven ten-year experience in Health care and Hospital management.

Application deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 4.00 pm.

Further details are available on the Master website.

You will find online on the website of the ‘University of Turin’ the new call for part-time collaborations of 200 hours.

Each year, the University offers its students the opportunity to work part time for its various administrative structures, for a maximum of 200 hours per short-listed student per academic year.

The deadline to submit applications is set for Friday, November 18, 2016, 12 pm

For all information related to how you can apply for collaborations, visit the website.