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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.

Iscrizioni per studenti internazionali

If you want to enrol at Università degli Studi di Torino and you have a foreign degree, you must submit an admission request online, through Apply@UniTo by the following dates:

  • first call: from February 1, to February 28, 2018 – Closed
  • second call: from March 15, to April 30, 2018 – Closed

For EU students and extra-EU students legally residing in Italy:

  • third call:  from May 15, to June 15, 2018 – Closed
  • fourth call: from July 10, to August 10, 2018 (for first- and second-level one-cycle degree programmes)
  • fifth call: from June 20, to July 10, 2018 (for second-level degree programmes).

The application must be filled in personally. Data and documents must correspond with the truth.

 

The application online procedure is compulsory if you want to enrol for first- and second-level programmes, as well as one-cycle programmes.
In case of a positive result of the procedure, all candidates who are extra-EU citizens applying for a visa will receive a letter of eligibility, written according to the D-model given by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), to be presented at the Italian Embassy for the pre-enrolment procedure.
Results will be given to candidates in the following dates:

  • first call: April 16 – April 30, 2018
  • second call: June 18 – June 29, 2018
  • third call: July 23 – August 3, 2018
  • fourth call: September 1 – October 5, 2018
  • fifth call: October 1 – October 12, 2018

Further information on the dedicated page (pagina dedicata) of the University website.

Summer School italiano per stranieri

The Italian Summer School for Foreigners  takes place twice a year:

July 4 marks the 20th year of Italiano, arte e cultura (“Italian, art and culture”), the Italian Summer School for Foreigners, organised by the Comitato Torino Università Estate (TUE) of the Università degli Studi di Torino, in collaboration with Centro Linguistico di Ateneo CLA-UniTO and Città di Torino.

In 2018, it will take place from July 4 to July 26. The intensive language course, held by qualified professors, include a wide variety of cultural activities: seminars, tours, day trips, tastings and many other opportunities to learn about and appreciate completely the Piedmontese region. For 20 years, the strenght of our Summer Schools has been the chance of combining a high-quality Italian language course with the experience of an unforgettable holiday in Piedmont. A full-immersion in the Italian culture with TUE staff, young interns of the University of Turin and Master students of the Dipartimento di Lingue Straniere in Promozione e Organizzazione turistico-culturale del Territorio.

Since 1998, TUE Summer Schools have started a twenty-year-old tradition of excellence in teaching L2 Italian, becoming a project of promotion of our area and of our cultural heritage for foreigners coming from every part of the world.

The Summer School is oriented towards students, teachers, professors, doctors, researchers and scholarship recipients, but also to freelancers and foreign workers, citizens living in Turin and everyone who is interested in studying Italian. Courses are available in all levels, from pre-A1 to C1, according to the criteria of the Common European Framework of Reference. This year, there will be a chance for foreign students of gaining ECTS credits which they can use in their University.

You can find information on enrolment, costs and stay, on the website www.italianoperstranieri.unito.it.
For further information, please contact italianoperstranieri@unito.it


The Summer School “Italiano, arte e cultura” (Italian, art and culture) turns 20!

We will celebrate on Wednesday, July 4 in Sala Principe D’Acaja of the University of Turin, in Via Verdi, 8.

Programme:

9.30 AM – Welcome

10 AM – Institutional greetings
Prof. Gianmaria Ajani, Dean of the University of Turin
Prof. Lorenza Operti, Vice-Dean for Didactics and Internationalization, UniTO
10.20 AM – Stories and experiences of Torino Università Estate 1998 – 2018
10.30 AM – Internationalization in UniTO: the Torino Università Estate project
Prof. Marie-Berthe Vittoz
10.50 AM – Report of a tour through the culture and beauty of our area
Prof. Laura Pelissetti
11.10 AM – From Italian to cross-cultural influence in film experience
Prof. Teresa Biondi
11.30 AM – Experiences of former participants and interns
11.50 AM – Welcome speech by Città di Torino for the 20th anniversary
Doc. Fortunata Armocida, Relazioni Internazionali Città di Torino
12.10 PM – Presentation of the 2018 Summer School
12.30 PM – Food and drinks

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.

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

G. Peano: matematica accessibile a ciechi e ipovedenti

Researchers from the Math Department G:Peano (Dipartimento di Matematica G. Peano) of the University of Turin have developed the first system that allows the automated creation of pdf texts with mathematical formulae which can be read by blinds or people with visual impairment. The research team is leaded by professor Anna Capietto, who teaches mathematical Analysis and who is the contact person responsible for disabilities of the Department.

This “Made in Unito” invention will be presented next July in Austria, on occasion of the most important event about the subject (International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs – ICCHP), as it is an important breakthrough regarding the access to texts containing formulae. In fact, currently the digital material made available by screen readers and Braille displays is almost non-exhistent. This limitation prevents people with visual impairments from attending scientific studies or choosing some careers.

In the context of LaTex, the most common Markup language, used for the preparation of scientific texts, researchers succeeded in realising an additional package which enables the creation of pdf documents with an accessible mathematical content. By adding a simple line of code to their work, be it didactic, professional or educational, authors of texts containing formulae (even without specific knowledge of assistive technology) can make their work accessible.

Within 2018, the first accessible texts of Mathematical Analysis 1, Linear algebra and Analytic Geometry will be made available for people with visual impairment. Moreover, it expected to improve the accessibility of the entrance texts at University and of the mathematical software Maple and MatLab. The project, which has been carried out since 2012 by 12 people (among them, researchers and research techs of the University, professors of secondary school and professionals from private companies), has been made possible thanks to the contribution of 7 voluntary collaborators with visual impairment, who operate as indispensable experimenters.

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