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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

Poster competition - Mobilità sostenibile, innovazione tecnica

On 15th and 16th November, at the Campus Luigi Einaudi in Turin, there will be the third Forum Ferdinando Rossi, on the topic of the sustainable mobility, called “Via di mezzo, mobilità sostenibile e territori“. (“Middle course, sustainable mobility and territories”)

Program of the event

The first day, on 15th November, is called “Best practices e prospettive future”(best practices and future perspectives) and there will be some academic meetings, which will examine the topic trough different fields: from ecology to public health, from economics to social sciences, from transport planning to technological innovation and this will allow an interdisciplinary approach.

The second day, on 16th November, is called “Politiche del territorio” (policies of the territory) and there will be a round-table conference, where will be present university students enrolled in Scuole di Studi Superiori or Collegi di merito and it will be coordinated by an expert of the topic.

The Poster Competition

At the event there will be a Poster Competition “Innovazione tecnica”, addressed to Piedmontese startups, PhD students, researchers and master’s student of Piedmontese universities.

With “sustainable mobility” we mean means of transport which reduce the environmental, social, physics and economical impact produced by means of transport. The subject is very topical and always more central. It is also highly interdisciplinary thanks to its relevance in different fields: from ecology to public health, from economics to mathematical models, from urban anthropology to social sciences, from transport planning to technological innovation.

Early in the afternoon of the second day, the winner will have the opportunity to present its work.

In the public notice you will find the details on how to participate

To get further information:

Visit the facebook page

Write to comitato@forumferdinandorossi.it

Visit the section avvisi of the website of Scuola di Studi Superiori Ferdinando Rossi dell’Università degli Studi di Torino.

 

 

 

How is the brain organized from the hierarchical point of view and how complex is its functioning? What is the link between the mind and the brain and where do our thoughts come from? Modern neurosciences propose a multi-line approach in order to answer these questions. This approach involves the molecular aspects, but also the psychological, psychiatric and pharmacological ones.

The Summer School “Brain and Gut Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mood”, organized by the Research Institute for Quantitative and Quantum Dynamics of Living Organisms – Center for Medicine, Mathematics & Philosophy Studies together with Bromatech, Politecnico di Torino, Società Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale, wants to present a complete vision of the human brain from both the hierarchical and the functional point of view.

The hypotheses of the cognitive neuroscience use theoretic suppositions of the physics of the XIX century. Specifically, the neural net models of the “emerging conscious experience” are based on analogies with the relationships between crystal molecules, fluids and gases and use chemical hypotheses about the appearance of thoughts, states of mind and perceptions starting from the chemical modulation of the synaptic interaction in neurons.

However, the science of the XX and XXI centuries offers probabilistic perspectives from where to study the link between the mind and the brain. The quantum mechanics and the quantum field theory gave the physicists more “degrees of freedom”.  Relatively new derivations of the quantum physics are the quantum information theory, the quantum cryptography and the quantum computing that, together with the so-called quantum biology, pave the way for new cognitive paradigm and a new psychological literature.

The study of these theories can offer new perspectives for the research on the genesis and the nature of mental illnesses.

The course will be given at the Politecnico, from 26th to 31st August  and 50 doctors from all over Italy and about 15 students of technical and physical subjects will come to Turin. They will be discussing this topic with 15 international speakers. Among them there will be Ted Dinan (Ireland), Gustav Bernroider (Austria), Paavo Pylkkanen (Finland), Mark Rasenick (Chicago, USA) and Italian lecturers Massimo Cocchi , Francesco Cappello, Giuseppe Vitiello and Alessandro Vercelli.

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.

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