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Lessons are nearby and Università di Torino has the intention to keep the lessons in person as much as possible. Starting from 1 st September access to university is only allowed if:

1. You have a valid Green Pass (COVID-19 green certificate) that you can
show if requested (read also Regulations effective from 1 st September 2021
for university activities)

2. You can state that:
– you have no symptoms linked to breathing system, loss of smell or taste and/or body temperature above 37.5°C in the last 14 days and, in case of suspect or positive case of SARS-COv2, that you followed the regulations provided by the Ministry of Health
– you are not in quarantine or self-isolation
– you had, as far as you know, no contacts with people who tested positive to COVID-19 tests in the last 14 days
– you followed the instructions given by Regione Piemonte in case you have just returned from abroad

3. You wear a surgical mask (or a mask with higher protection)

4. You track your presence by scanning the QR-code at every entrance point

In order to attend in person courses, you will have to book your seat through student booking. Student Booking is available on MyUniTO Studente, Futuro Studente e Docente.
The service allows you to book your seat in the classroom (for students) and see who booked the seat (for teachers) offering a tool to handle and
control the number of people following the rules and protocols that are now effective.
Who can use Student Booking:
 Students registered to a degree course with a study plan transcript and planned or attended activities.
 Freshmen with no study plan transcript
 Future students, namely those who only registered on the university portal and inserted all personal data for 2021-2022 academic year.
 Teachers, who can see who booked the in-person lessons. Visit the Student Booking page on your MyUnito profile

The new academic year is nearby and it is full of news for the students. Here are the regulations for in- person lessons.
As far as “Università degli Studi” is concerned:
 Access to classrooms will only be allowed to those who have COVID-19 green certificate, the so-called “Green Pass”, and lessons will have to be reserved through MyUnito app.
 It is mandatory to use facemasks, to sanitize one’s hands and to keep the distance.
 It is mandatory to show one’s QRcode before accessing classrooms and to seat in the designated seats.

As far as “Politecnico di Torino” is concerned, the following rules apply:
 Starting from 1 st September, the staff and all students will have access to the classrooms only if they have the Green Pass or a “Certification of exemption to anti-COVID-19 vaccination”, which will be released according to the rules defined by the health ministry.

 Trained staff will verify the certification at the entrance by using devices which observe privacy laws (currently VerificaC19 app). Sample verifications may be carried out.
 Politecnico, together with Regione Piemonte and Università di Torino, promoted a vaccination centre and a service to allow students and university staff to undergo Covid tests at a lower price.

The annual QS World University Rankings, probably the most widely viewed university ranking worldwide, has been published. The 2021-2022 edition shows a clear ranking improvement of the University of Turin: moving up 36 places from last edition, it now places 485th, thus among the world’s top 500 universities individually highlighted in the ranking (the other universities are ranked by subject) The University of Turin places 13th out of 41 universities in Italy.

Ranking its best position ever, it is in the world’s top 37% of universities ranked by QS, while last edition it placed in the range 520-530th. In Italy, the best university is Politecnico di Milano (placed 142th in the world’s ranking), followed by the University of Bologna and Sapienza University of
Rome.

Significantly, the University of Turin has improved its position regardless of the effects of thepandemic, which have been more dramatic for many international universities, causing them a demotion.

There are three important news for those students who want to join the Erasmus+ program in the next years:

– DOUBLED FUNDING
– NO AGE LIMIT
– ANTICIPATED MONEY

The Erasmus program has been renewed for the next 7 years. Yesterday the European Parliament gave the final green light to the project Erasmus+ for the
years 2021-2027. This program, dedicated to training, youth and sport, will see its funding doubled, going from 14.7 billion in the previous years, to more than 28 billion. In the final phases of the negotiation with the Council, deputies managed to obtain an additional amount of 1.7 billion euros. The new Erasmus+ will offer more instruments and resources that will support inclusiveness. The Commission and EU member states are to present action plans to improve access to learning and mobility for those people who always had fewer possibility to take part in the project.

This includes people with disabilities, people living in poverty or in a remote area or coming from an immigration context.
Subsidies will also be given to those unable to cover the first expenses, for example the purchase of travel tickets or the reservation for accommodation. Furthermore, those applications presenting higher costs due to measures to guarantee inclusiveness will not be rejected.

Compared to the previous Erasmus+, the new program will also be available to students attending adult education programs. This will help people of any age and background to acquire new work and life skills, so that they can better adapt to the changes related to the upcoming green and digital transitions, and to the post- pandemic age of Covid-19. The program, which has already been approved by the Council, will come into effect as soon as it is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Would you like to enroll on an open admission master’s degree at the University of Turin? Here’s what you need to do:
Submit the preliminary application by following the procedure and the deadlines of the master’s degree you have chosen. The application can be submitted online or on paper, depending on your study course;

Wait for the result. Remember that every application will be assessed and dates for interviews may be set;
Enroll no later than 20 January 2021. You can find all information on the website www.unito.it

We are proud of our heritage, of the millenary culture we fiercely defend and of the artistic works the greatest artists of the country created, but you cannot make a living out of art in Italy. Why is it so difficult to do in a country that can boast 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? One of them is a Piedmontese pride: Ivrea, headquarter of Olivetti and industrial city of the 20 th century.

How is it possible that in the country with the most World Heritage Sites artists have basically no rights? A degree from an Academy of Fine Arts is only
equivalent to one regularly recognized from a university. Welcome to the world of AFAM – Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica, born in 1999, where the labs are unfit for use and the funds do not arrive. The majority of the teaching body does not have a permanent position, year after year their chairs are vacant.

They sign term contract that, due to the many delays and postponements of MIUR, cannot guarantee stability in teaching and this influences students as well, who must often change teachers after the beginning of the academic year. On one side, we have AFAM precarious workers who do not have childcare leave nor sick leave; on the other, students from all of Italy who are not considered university students and do not have the rights tied to this recognition.
We can read on the website of the Ministry for Education, that certainly is not in a positive moment, that “The Ministry contributes yearly to the financial support of AFAMs through several funding lines”, followed by the various contributes to improve teachings, funds for substitute teachers and for equipment. Students, though, are still waiting for an answer from the Ministry (once again there is a delay) regarding the approval of the new study plans. The academic year is about to begin and everything is still uncertain. The Ministerial Decree of the Ministry for University and Research of 14 July 2020 set the distribution criteria of the “Fund for the emergency necessities of Universities, ATAF and research centres”, which allocated 9 million euros for public ATAFs and 1 million for private ATAFs.

The academies of fine art and the conservatories used to be just like universities, but the fascist regime made them into educational institutions, downgrading their situation. Only at the end of the 90s did they gain equivalence to universities and were they put under the supervision of the Ministry for University and Research, a difficult story right from the start. The recognition from universities of the academical credits, the so called CFAs, is a complex procedure and often those credits do not count in universities.

Often people think that art cannot be anything but a hobby, something to pass the time with, but for many professionals it is a job that has to be recognized just like any other. We are not able to appreciate the beauties of our country, we are not able to manage the funds allocated to art and culture, maybe the reason is that there is the prejudice that nothing can be gained from art but it is not true: art is moving toward an impressive digitalization. Art Industries exist and make millions: augmented reality, technological equipment for a completely safe museum experience, 3D technologies. Expressive models are adapting to any situation, but it looks like the art market is fated to remain prerogative of few chosen ones.

We should start from recognizing the fundamental rights of students and teachers and then we can learn to appreciate the artistic heritage of our country.
Such heritage needs graduates from the 20 academies who know how to appreciate and care for what has been left on its own for so long. A state that
allocates only 4.1% of its GDP to education cannot consider it as a main player in the growth and formation of artistic minds that can better Italy.

The TIL (Test in Laib) to enroll in the 2020/2021 academic year at the Engineering degree courses at the Polytechnic of Turin will be held remotely and will therefore be supported from home, following a specific protocol that will be made known as soon as possible. The next scheduled date is Thursday 21 May but all seats are already sold out. The university announces that shortly the possibility of enrolling on another additional date will be open. Click here to stay updated

collegno


Collegno too will have its university
: it’s Primary Education Sciences, that the Università degli studi di Torino opened yesterday, 15th October 2018, in the Certosa di Collegno.  250 first-year students will start their academic courses within the walls of the Certosa, with the expectation to double the number of students in 2019 and increase it even more in 2020.

The university will occupy an area of about 2230 square metres. On the ground floor there will be main accesses, 4 classroom for 35 students, one classroom for 200 students, an office, a reception, a control room and a room with electrical panels. On the upper floor there will be offices and rooms for welcoming.

“University means young people and more presence in life. The future of the metropolitan area is growing here and this is a good sign, which strengthens the attractiveness” said Sergio Chiamparino, who took part in the inauguration together with the mayor Francesco Casciano, the rector Gianmaria Ajani and the general director of the Asl To 3 Flavio Boraso, the landlord.

The event sanctioned the return of the University in Collegno, and, at the same time, the reutilisation of an extraordinary place: the Certosa. The complex, situated inside the Parco Generale della Chiesa di Collegno, is not only the hospital of the Smemorato di Collegno by Totò, but it is also a great example of Carthusian monastery, wanted by Christine of France and part of the spectacular project of the Theatrum Sabaudiae.

 

AL Lavoro

AlmaLaurea is ready for the return of AL Lavoro, the career day which will take place on 8th November 2018 in Turin, at the Palazzo dello sport of the Parco Ruffini (Viale Bistolfi, 19), from 9.30 am to 5 pm. The event of 8th November will be a meeting between students, graduands or graduates, and representatives of big leader firms of the sector, in order to get to know employment.

AlmaLaurea, university consortium created in 1994, in which today participate 75 universities, represents 91% of Italian graduates. It has always monitored in a constant way courses and performances of students from the employment point of view. It brings demand and supply nearer by making available the curricula of new graduates and evaluating requirements and professional profiles which public and private, national and international firms want.

Enrolment AL Lavoro

How to participate? To participate you just have to follow 3 simple steps:

    1. keep the AlmaLaurea CV up to date and Sign up in the event in order to let firms see your profile.
    2. select the firms you would like to meet and find out the scheduled workshops
    3. come to AL Lavoro on 8th November

 

Companies which will be present

Accenture, Akronos Technologies, Alten Italia, Blue Reply, Capgemini, Carrefour, CNH Industrial Italy, Cooper Standard Automotive, Decathlon, Deloitte, Exxonmobil, Findomestic Banca, Flex, Iriscube Reply, Italdesign, ITT Motion Technologies, Keyence Italia, Lavazza, Leonardo, Lidl Italia, Luxottica, Magneti Marelli, Mars Italia, PQE Group, Santander Consumer Bank, SKF Industrie, Techedge, Unilever,  Unipol Gruppo, Würth PhoenixIn addition will be present the educational institutions: 24Ore Business School, Uninform Group.

If you need information or assistance read the F.A.Q.
or write to supporto.laureati@almalaurea.it

Frida, ricerca

What do university teachers of the Università di Torino do when they aren’t teaching?

The curiosity to find out the life of teachers after lessons in classrooms or laboratories, with research, passions and ideas led FRidA – il Forum della Ricerca di Ateneo to come up with a new radio format “Fantastic Teachers and Where to Find Them”, anchored by Giulia Alice Fornaro and Fabiano Catania, in collaboration with Radio 110.

For the first time the passions of teachers besides professorship.

Stories of new projects, successes, challenges and difficulties, personally told by researchers of the Università degli Studi di Torino.

Two guests for the first episode of the new format

The first episode, recorded live at the Salone del Gusto-Terra Madre last 24th September, had two guests. Two “fantastic teachers” decided to take part in the program. The first one was Daniela Fargione, teacher of Anglo-american Literature. Since she found out she is coeliac she has become an expert of “environmental humanism”, because also literature and art can help in becoming aware of environmental problems. The second guest was Stefano Bechis, researcher at the Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze del Territorio. He wanted to become a musician, but students protests against nuclear power led him to work with solar energy… in Africa!

To listen to their stories on FridA:

Episodio 1 – Sul filo della sostenibilità tra letteratura e cooperazione

Stay tuned… every Friday a new episode!

You can follow the anticipations of next episode (online on 5th October) on the social pages of FridA: Facebook and Instagram

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