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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.

Hangar Lab - le professioni del futuro

What are the professional profiles requested today by the cultural business, and what skills do they need to have? New specializations linked to the world of music, cinema, theatre and performing arts in general, that represents an opportunity for those who want to work in this area, but that today are still not well known by those who start a course of studies.

Hangar Lab – laboratory promoted by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Piedmont Region and by the Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo together with the DAMS of the University of Turin – organizes a cycle of ten free meetings. In every meeting a different protagonist, a different representative of the cultural professions will share their own experience and their own journey.

The cultural business, or the (almost) Business, quoting the title of the new text cured by Hangar, today has 1,5 million employees and a turnover of almost 90 billion euro (the 6% of the national GDP – Symbola-Unioncamere 2017 data). These are numbers that can keep growing and offer further employment opportunities especially to young people: main innovators of the cultural system.

The meeting will take place at the Media Lab “Guido Quazza” of Palazzo Nuovo, in Via Sant’Ottavio. The first three meeting are scheduled for February.

 

Wednesday, 14th February (11 o’clock) guest Matteo Negrin, manager of the Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo. Designer and manager of the culture, and expert in the development of innovative devices for the involvement of new people in the production and use of the cultural product.

 

Wednesday 21st February (11 o’clock) guest Gianluca Gozzi, creator and artistic director of the TODAYS festival of the Città di Torino. Producer of several events and international independent concerts, he has also been the creator, founder and factotum first of the sPAZIO211 and then of the BLAH BLAH club.

 

Wednesday 28th February (11 o’clock) guest Olga Gambari, independent curator and journalist. She works with La Repubblica and with Flash Art. She is the artistic director of the project  artesera.it and of the festival on independent production nesxt.org.

 

For enrollment and more info: info@hangarpiemonte.it | dams@unito.it   | www.hangarpiemonte.it

Orient@mente

Do you have to take an admission test or a test of minimum requirements at any University?

To start your studies in the best way possible the University of Turin offers you a very useful tool: it is called  Orient@mente, it is an online platform that enables you to do several tests of biology, chemistry, physics, logic and mathematics with automatic evaluation.

Orient@mente is also useful to review, not only in preparation for an admission test, but also for ongoing exams. If you want to review, increase or integrate your basic knowledge throughout secondary school, you can try the Corsi di Riallineamento  (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics).

If you are a foreign student who wants to attend an Italian university or a student interested in Erasmus, the cathegory Internazionalizzazione will offer you language courses, statistics and information on international mobility.

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

The Erasmus announcement for the year 2018-2019 is online. It is dedicated to all the students that are interested to do, in the year 2018-1019, a period of studies of a minimum of three months and of a maximum of twelve months in another Institute of one of the foreign Countries that has signed a bilateral agreement in the field of the program Erasmus+ with the University of Turin.

The application form must be submitted by 1 pm of Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The application form is available only in electronic form.

The announcement and all the details are available in the dedicated section of the portal of the University.

More info:

Sezione Mobilità e Didattica internazionale – Direzione Attività Istituzionali, Programmazione, Qualità e Valutazione

Phone: (+39) 011 6704425

Email: internationalexchange@unito.it

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