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admissions tests

July 24 marked the end date of the application for the entrance tests for Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture and Veterinary Medicine. Miur (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) has recently published a report on its website showing the number of applicants. Here’s some data: there are 83,127 overall applicants, of which 67,005 aspiring Medicine and Dentistry students (66,907 in 2017). There are 7.986 applicants for the Architecture exam, while there were 9,340 last year. There are 8,136 applicants for the Veterinary Medicine exam, slightly fewer than in 2017 (8,431). The number of applicants for the Medicine (fully taught in English) exams was 7,660, while in 2017  it was 7,021.

We can see the number of applicants for Medicine has increased, while it has decreased for Architecture. As for Veterinary Medicine, numbers remained constant.
The maximum number of available places has also increased:

  • 9,779 for Medicine (9,100 last year)
  • 1,096 for Dentistry (908 in 2017)
  • 759 for Veterinary Medicine (655 in 2017)
  • 7,211 for Architecture (6,873 in 2017)

As observed by the daily newspaper Sole24Ore, 1 out of 6 applicants will be admitted to Medicine and Dentistry, 1 out of 10 to Veterinary Medicine, while for Architecture the number of applications and of available places are almost the same: 7,986 applications and 7,211 available places. Compared to last year, there are better chances for aspiring architects, doctors and dentists, while it will be worse for aspiring veterinarians.

The exam dates are the following:

  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Prosthetic Dentistry – September 4;
  • Veterinary Medicine, September 5;
  • Architecture, September 6;
  • Health Care, September 12;
  • Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Prosthetic Dentistry (taught in English), September 13;
  • Primary Teacher Education, September 14;

Health Care (Master’s Degree), October 26.

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.

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.

 

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.

ResiDance party 2018

Friday, June 22: time for ResiDance Party!

The ResiDance Party is the annual party for students living in EDISU Piemonte halls of residence. There will be many activities this year as well: prize-giving after the tournament’s finals, exhibitions, dj-sets,   and a feast at “food&beverage”.

Place: Residenza universitaria Olimpia!

Lungo Dora Siena 104 – Torino

For further information:

e-mail: inforesidenze@edisu-piemonte.it

Facebook

See you there!

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

Murazzi Student Zone Re-Start

After being closed for 558 days, shovelling hundreds of kilos of mud, and uncountable hours of work, Murazzi Student Zone is reborn, with a Re-Start that presented the completely renovated study room.

A Re-Start after the flood

A year and a half ago, the Po River burst its banks, flooding the Murazzi arches. It was November 24, 2016, after days of torrential rain, when the Murazzi Student Zone was submerged: the big wooden gate was unhinged and tables, chairs and furniture were carried away.

Since its first opening on May 10, 2013, the Murazzi Student Zone has been a reference point for the student community of Turin and for freelancers, having a large number of talks, book presentations, exhibitions and courses, alongside the study room.

The new Murazzi

After being closed for 558 days, shovelling hundreds of kilos of mud, and uncountable hours of work, the Murazzi Student Zone is reborn, with a Re-Start that presented the completely renovated study room. Since November 2017, in fact, renovation work has restored electrical systems and plaster, as well as entrances, furniture and bathrooms.

Last Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the area was given back to the citizens, or rather, to those “special citizens”  who are the students, as councillor Marco Giusta defined them. “I’m dedicating this day to everyone who made this place become a reference point again, for studying and having fun, and the next exam session makes it an even more important area for all students”, he added. At the presentation press conference there was also Sergio Scamuzzi, vice dean for University Communication of the University of Turin: “If the Murazzi Student Zone didn’t exist, we would have to invent it”, he said.

A part of the city reopening, a place for studying, concentrating and sharing for many students who are getting ready to face the summer exams. An area of 650 square meters, coloured and lively, with a capacity of 270 people and free wi-fi. Everything located under ancient arches, along the constantly-flowing river and the vegetation of city parks.

Murazzi Student Zone is a project promoted by Città di Torino and the service for university guidance StudyinTorino.

 

Study well!

WASTEMOB2018

The WASTE MOB competition to raise awareness on littering is back. A clean-up event along the Po River organized by City of Turin, University of Turin, Politecnico, CUS Torino and Amiat Gruppo Iren

This year, during the “Festival of sustainable development” and the initiative “Let’s clean up Europe”, Città di Torino, Università, Politecnico, CUS Torino e Amiat Gruppo Iren will team up to make the embankment of the Po River more beautiful and safe, starting from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. In fact, the embankment is one of the most important  areas of Turin’s landscape;

Where and when?

May 27, 2018

Meet-up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in the area between Lungo Po Armando Diaz and via Alfonso Bonafus, at 2.00 PM.

Ends at 5.30 PM.

Last year, 150 participants collected 140 kg of waste in 5 kms. This year, we hope to exceed the number of 500 participants. Everyone is free to register: you can participate in a team as well as individually, by registering on the website www.letscleanuptorino.it (minors must be accompanied by a parent). Each participant will receive a welcome kit with a t-shirt and bags for the clean-up.

Program:

2.00 PM: Meet-up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in the area between Lungo Po Armando Diaz e via Alfonso Bonafus. Distribution of t-shirts and bags

2.30 PM: Start of the competition

5 PM: Arrival in Piazza Vittorio Veneto

5.30 PM: Final speech by authorities

Chiara Appendino, Mayor of the City of Turin

Riccardo D’Elicio, CUS Torino

Guido Saracco, Dean of the Politecnico di Torino

Egidio Dansero, Green Office Unito – Representative of the Dean of Sustainability

Patrizia Lombardi, Green Team Polito – Dean representative

Christian Aimaro, President of Amiat Gruppo Iren

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