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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.

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.

Orto Botanico di Torino

The University of Turin has a museum heritage, often little-known outside the usual tourist route. Its university collections include objects and artifacts used to prove academic theories, gathering evidence and teaching students through field lessons.

Gathering to prove. This has always been common to humans since ancient times. Historically, collecting has always been linked to teaching, mostly in the field of natural science. Teaching collections begin when a culture begins: from Hortus medicus of Chinese emperor Sheng Nung, to the gardens of Pharaohs and Assyrian Kings, from the museum-school of Ur to the botanical gardens of Aristotle’s Lyceum  and of the ptolemaic Museion.

Turin’s Botanical Garden is the oldest university museum in Turin: it was founded in 1729 by Vittorio Amedeo II and has almost 300 years of history. The Garden was designed for cultivation and culture: cultivating a large number of plants, and informing about their properties, their uses and their characteristics.

Only recently, since 1997, the museum has opened its doors to the general public, not only academic. According to the website of the Institution, about 8,000-10,000 people of all ages visit the Botanical Garden every year. Going through the Grove, the Alpine Garden, the Garden, the Tropical Greenhouse, the Succulent Greenhouse and the New Greenhouse, visitors can find a variety of scents, colours and biodiversity.

Many events are held during summer in order to experience the idyllic setting of the open-air museum. The programme includes thematic tours, food&drinks, and readings.

The events of the Botanical Garden

Guests of the Botanical Garden

Saturday, June 23,2018 – 5 PM

Sunday, June 24, 2018  – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

The guided tour will show the animals living in Turin’s Botanical Garden.
It is held every last weekend of the month.


Reading in the Garden

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 5 PM

Three artists, Maura Banfo, Jessica Carroll e Paolo Leonardo, will break the natural silence of Turin’s Botanical Garden with a series of short readings.

Evening tour of the Botanical Garden

Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7 PM

Guided tour of the Botanical Garden at twilight, learning about plants and animals in the Grove.


Plant of the month

Saturday, July 7 – 5 PM

Sunday, July 8 – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

Guided tour among plants blossoming in July, with interesting facts, history facts and uses.


Bees and Honey

Sunday, July 15 – from 10 AM to 7 PM

Tour dedicated to bees living in the Garden. Includes honey tasting.

Movie Your Mind

Friday, July 20, 2018 – 8 PM

First event in the 2018 Summer Edition of Movie Your Mind film festival, with opn-air screening and food&drinks in the Garden.


100 useful plants

Saturday, July 21 – 5 PM

Sunday, July 22, 2018 – 11.30 AM and 5 PM

“100 useful plants” is a guided tour, held every third weekend of the month. July’s tour will be dedicated to food, textile and dyeing plants which marked the development of human civilization.


 

Stay updated on the upcoming events, go to the Botanic Garden‘s facebook page!

Torino Pride

Tomorrow, Friday June 15, 2018 at 5.30 pm, in the Corte Interrata of the Politecnico di Torino (Room 8I), there will be a talk on “Il patrocinio al Torino Pride e il ruolo dell’Università nella lotta alle discriminazioni” (“sponsoring Torino Pride and the role of University in the fight against discrimination”).

Almost 50 years after the beginning of the fight for the recognition of fundamental rights, the LGBTTQI* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, etc.) community still has too many unsatisfied and unheard demands. The community is trying to call attention on the dark and too often “slow” times we are living, concerning discrimination, violence and protecting rights.

The talk will analyse the role universities must play in the fight against discrimination, in a time marked by reactionary attitudes and exclusion of diversity. That’s why, along with the full participation of the University of Turin and of the Politecnico to the big party for the rights of the community – Torino Pride 2018 on Saturday, June 16 – there will be an area of discussion and analysis of LGBTQI topics in a particular setting: university.

 

Programme


Welcome

Claudia De Giorgi, Vice-dean for Quality, Welfare and Equal Opportunities Politecnico di Torino

Institutional greetings

Monica Cerutti, Regione Piemonte Equal Opportunities councillor

Torino Pride

Alessandro Battaglia, President of the Organization of Torino Pride

Cug actions from Politecnico Di Torino

Cristina Coscia, CUG President Politecnico di Torino

Cug actions from the University of Turin

Chiara Ghislieri, CUG President Università di Torino

Opportunities for Politecnico’s students

Alessandro Mancuso, Politecnico di Torino’s CUG students representative

Opportunities for Politecnico’s students

Silvia Giannone e Francesca Durando, University of Turin’s CUG students representatives

Thoughts on Coming Out

Margherita Vaccaneo, Alter.POLIS’ students representative


The moderator will be Daniele Marchisio, Professor from the Politecnico di Torino.


Food and drinks offered by the Politecnico di Torino.

 

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.

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.

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!

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