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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

The College Fair  UniTo goes on! The 2018 edition of the College Fair Days has been concluded, but there is a further series of events available for those who still have got confused ideas.

In the context of the University Open Days, a number of initiatives have been organised, such as meetings with lecturers and students, lectures and guided tours of the University. The programme is mainly intended for students in their 4th or 5th year at high school  but also for all those who need a guidance in order to continue their studies.

In addition to the University Open Days, each School and Department organises other activities during the academic year. The List of College Fair Activities contains all the planned initiatives as well as the contact persons to address in order to get further information about each single department.

If you still have got doubts and do not know which degree course to undertake, download the list in PDF format, check the programme and find the college fair meeting which is just right for you! Catalogo attività di orientamento 2017-2018.

Cinquanta sfumature di tasse

Wednesday 23rd May, at 4 p.m. in the Aula Magna of the Campus Luigi Einaudi  will take place the second meeting of a training and debates programme entirely organised by the Student Council (Consiglio degli Studenti) in order to examine in depth the major issues regarding University and the current situation of those experiencing it  every day.
Are you a student? Maybe you are even student rep but often you have no idea how to interpret the vast majority of the decisions regarding your degree course or made by your department and you could hardly understand the causes of some difficult situations?
This is precisely why the Student Council, which includes student reps from all the department of UniTo, has organised this series of meetings  in order to examine, understand and discuss together the major issues, often linked to major problems, regarding the academic world. The second of those meetings will take place on May, 23rd and will consist of  two separate parts.

FIRST PART: WORKSHOP IN TEAMS

Students are split into teams, each one representing a policy different than the others. Starting from some input data regarding financial resources number of students and primary and secondary objectives, they will have to set up effective taxation policies and student contributions. For example, the team the policy of which is the establishment of a University where you can study for free, will have to start analysing available funds and  number of students, as well as role of government and of local authorities, in order to achieve this goal within the shortest time.

The purpose of that is indeed to introduce students by and large to the various approaches to the taxation issue, by remaining, in this first part, in the domain of the abstract models “of principle”.

SECOND PART: DEBATE ABOUT POLICIES THAT UNIVERSITY SHOULD UNDERTAKE

In the second part of the meeting, the various strategies which have been devised will be presented and, after a short debate, those holding the meeting will give a specific overview of the actual and current situation of the taxation issue in Italy and at UniTo in particular.
This presentation will trigger the debate about which of those abstract models can be applied more effectively at UniTo, in order to achieve specific objectives, also by discussing together the priorities regarding the taxation issue.
Since places are limited, please send an e-mail to confirm your participation to the address of the president of the president of the Student Council (presidente.consigliostudenti@unito.it) specifying  your NAME and SURNAME and the DEGREE COURSE YOU ARE ENROLLED ON.
Finally, please consult the Facebook event  (l’evento Facebook) in order to keep up with materials and graphic info we will make available while preparing the event.

CSI, NCIS: verità e finzioni sulla scena del crimine

Is the science which solves cases? Is it as simple as fictions make us believe? CSI, NCIS… science at the crime scene between truth and fiction will answer to these and other questions today, 7th May at the Auditorium “Cavallerizza Reale” of the University of Turin from 5p.m.

The event, organised by the Associazione Amici dell’Università di Torino has already aroused a lot of interest, there will be more than 400 participants. For booking you can call the number 011 660 42 84  or sending an email to info@amiciunito.it.

This exceptional interest is mainly due to the success of TV series but how real their settings?

Luciano Garofano, former Commander of the RIS Carabinieri of Parma and president of the Italian Forensic Science Academy answers to this questions:

“Fictions have timeframes that lead to accelerating and simplifying the work of the RIS; we must respect norms , which requires formalities in respect of the right of the individual: in real life we need to verifying, to summon all the parties and real times are extended in order to respect the laws. In addition, we must take into consideration serious and impeding problems: on one hand science is now offering to us incredible possibilities, so that a minimal hint is enough to have immediately available results, on the other hand however we are still lagging behind as regards procedures at the crime scene. So, for some aspects, we made lots of progress in the lab activity but the attention devoted to the crime scene as not improved at the same time. The techniques have improved the sensibility but also increased the risk of “innocent contamination” ; we need to make something in terms of training and improving procedures”

What’s the medical examiner’s point of view?

Roberto Testi, local health medical examiner of the City of Turin finds TV-series with his “colleagues” as protagonist interesting and often amusing.

“Actually, the reality is very less romanticized but sometimes more interesting than fictions. The reality has intuitions and offers some sparks that screenwriters cannot even imagine”

Scientific investigation will substitute the traditional one?

“Absolutely not” says Garofano “because scientific investigation must always be conceived in an optic of integration with traditional investigation. This latter offers the sparks without which the scientific investigation could not exist and vice versa”.

During the meeting, it will also be talked about the psychological approach to the criminal. Georgia Zara, Associated Professor of the Psychology Department of the University of Turin, deals with “sex offenders” and men who mistreat or kill women.

my field of action is the phase which follows the sentence of the author of the crime, evaluation of the risk, social danger, how to deal with individuals with a sexual crime background..

With the Forensic medicine I’m working on a study on 264 women killed in the area of Turin from 1970 to this day; we are trying to understand what are the dynamics, the risk factors, the kind of relation with the murderer, what brought to the murder.

The psychologist plays a fundamental role, especially in understanding the risk of a criminal relapse. Why does an individual who has started a criminal career carry on with it? Often, the criminal careers of some individuals absorbs their whole life. Understanding the risk process at the core of this mechanism means be able to act at preventive level and intervene at a behavioural level on the factors that generate criminality”

And we come back to TV and to the question, if so many criminal programms coul have a negative impact on the spectators.

How has the profession of the scientific investigator transformed itself during the years?

Sergio Festa, retired Chief Warrant Officer , already operating in the RIS Carabinieri of Turin answers the question:

Here in Turin, from a three-drawers wardrobe containing cameras and magnifying glass , we created a laboratory. For us, the first turning point happened in 1990, with the investigations on Donato Bilancia (serial killer operating between Piedmont and Liguria) and the case of Erika and Omar (the Novi Ligure murder). A turning point in particular as to regards the faith given to the forensics that allowed to solve these cases”

The second part of the meeting will be devoted to the training. How can you become a scientific investigator, which kind of studies and specialisations are requested? All what you need to know in order to become a real “Gil Grissom” will be explained by Professors of the University of Turin among whom Giancarlo Divella (Forensic Medicine) and Cristina Giacoma (Sciences of Life and Biology of the Systems).


Speakers

Luciano Garofano, former Commander of the RIS Carabinieri of Parma and President of the Italian Forensic Science Academy

Sergio Festa, retired Chief Warrant Officer , already operating in the RIS Carabinieri of Turin

Roberto Testi, local health medical examiner of the City of Turin

Alessio Ferrara Forensic Biologist

Paolo Garofano Laboratory Director Forensic Biology

Alberto Mittone Criminal attorney at the Court of Turin

Onelio Dodero member of the group Organised Crime and Urban Security of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Turin

Georgia Zara, Associated Professor of the Psychology Department of the University of Turin

Giancarlo Divella Ordinary Professor in Forensic Medicine and Director of the Graduate School in Forensic Medicine of the University of Turin

Giuliano Carlo Geminiani, Director of Criminal and Forensic Psychology at the University of Turin

Cristina Giacoma, Director Sciences of Life and Biology of the Systems

Marco Vincenti, Director of the Chemistry Department of the University of Turin

 

Digital Education, quando lo Storytelling è parte della cura

The convention: Digital Education: a new paradigm for the future challenges that took place in April in the Auditorium Cavallerizza Reale of the University of Turin emphasised the potential of Storytelling. In the age of Big Data, the narration has been rediscovered as important means for organising the chaos, the big numbers and the large amount of information that we find on the Web… but not only. In fact, the narration becomes fundamental also in the fields of public health and education.

The Storytelling, a British term that means both narrative and narration understood as act of telling a story, emerges in today’s world with a new vitality, even if it has very long-standing roots: since ancient times, narration has been the instrument through which humankind structured reality. It has always been the most practical, socially adaptable, immediate and direct form to structure human experience. The novel and the short story offer what is not visible for essays and academic writings, they expand the kingdom of what can be told, they dive in particulars but at the same time they underline the universality of some human condition.

Lo Storytelling si fa Digital

The Digital Storytelling, the digitalised form of the short story that combines the potentialities of the digital medium with the value of  narrative, applies today to many disciplines: creative writing, sociology, psychology and medicine. One of the assets of the DS, in fact, is the ability to involve both at cognitive and emotional level. On the occasion of the convention Digital Education: a new paradigm for the future challenges and of the workshop leaded by Barbara Bruschi and Vincenzo Alatra, these particular abilities of Digital Storytelling have been discussed. The digital narration becomes a new instrument for those who operate in the field of Public Health and Education.

Barbara Bruschi , professor for Education and Learning technologies at the University of Turin underlined that narration, integrated with the use of voice, pictures and an audio support, are particularly important in the treatment of a patient. In fact, Digital Storytelling allows to highlight one’s fears, by showing them to the other and to oneself.

Benefits deriving from Digital Storytelling are not limited to patients but involve also health workers and educators. As Bruschi explains: “With 15 educators from the education services of the City of Turin we gave a new sense of the educational profession. People that had completely forgotten 40 years of professional life could find again the dimension of professional resistance also thanks to the pictures”.

Laureati: occupati sì, ma a quale prezzo?

Okay, graduates work, but at what price? AlmaLaurea, the interacademic group which carries out statistics and tries to make offer meet demand through the publication of the CVs of just graduate students and of the job place offered by companies, found out that graduates are employed, but they remain poor.

The last survey, which has involved 71 Universities and 620 thousand graduates from 2011 onwards, produced the following data: three years after graduation, the employment rate is 82% for those with a five-year degree and 83% for those with a two-year one. However, data regarding the remuneration graduates earn a year after having been employed are not so positive: 1.110 euro net monthly. Five years after graduation, wages increase but remain inferior to 1.400 euro net monthly.

But what is the situation in Piedmont like? The picture that emerges from the data published by the newspaper L’Espresso about the situation of young people a year after graduation does not look very good. The situation of the six sectors in which appear data about Universities of Piedmont is the following:

 

Legal Sciences 

For three-year and master degrees (not single-cycled ones) in legal sciences and services, the percentage of employed graduates is 26,3% of the total, with an average wage of 965 euro monthly.

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies

In Turin, 86% of graduates in this discipline are employed a year after degree and earn an average wage of 1239 euro.

The University of Eastern Piedmont has the same percentage of employed graduates but with a slightly inferior wage of 1090 euro monthly.

Biology and Geology

The University in Vercelli records 50% of employed students a year after degree with an average wage of 976 euro.

 

Physics, Informatics and Mathematics

58.1% of graduates in scientific disciplines at the University of Turin is employed a year after degree, with an average remuneration of 1100 euro monthly.

Agricultural, Food, Zootechnical and Veterinary Sciences

As regard the University of Collegno, for three-year and master degree, the average employment rate a year after degree is 73,5% with an average retribution of 1128 euro. Worrying data emerges for single-cycled five-year degrees in Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences: the employment rate is 69.2% with a wage of only 774 euro monthly.

 

Timetable changes

Monday 30th April 2018 some offices or structures of the University will close or change the hours in which there are usually opened to the public.

In particular, the following offices will remain close all the day:

  • the Students’ Offices (Segreterie studenti) of the different universities
  • the Section Right to Education (Fees) (Sezione Diritto allo Studio (Tasse) Vicolo Benevello, 3/A – Torino
  • the Office for Disabled and SLD students (Ufficio Studenti con disabilità e DSA) Via Po, 31 – Via Po, 29 students’ entrance – Torino
  • the Office State Examinations (Ufficio Esami di Stato) Vicolo Benevello, 3/A – third floor – Torino
  • the Infopoint Palazzo degli Stemmi, Via Po, 29 – Torino
  • the Offices of Personnel Management
  • the Offices of International Activities Management, Organisation, Quality and Evaluation
  • the Offices of Building and Logistical Management

 

it is also recalled that Tuesday 1st May 2018 will be public holiday.

Lovers, Visioni LGBTQI con DAMS, IAAD e Vittoria

Lovers, the LGBTQI film festival of Turin begins today. This year, the edition of the festival will be devoted to Marielle Franco, city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro and human rights activist, who had been killed the 15th March. This is a tribute that recalls “Oh rights!”, the claim of the demonstration. Love and rights, different kinds of love and law: all these elements are linked together in a society which aims to become more and more inclusive and to listen to different voices, not only the most eminent ones but also the youngest ones. For these reasons, Lovers renews its partnership with the University of Turin and some other Institutes of the area, like Vittoria, High School for Language Mediators and IAAD, Institute of Applied Art and Design.

Students from  DAMS, under the leading of Massimiliano Quirico, will become a fully-fledged international jury. The section Future Lovers will award the winner with the prize Fotogrammi Sovversivi (Insurgent Frames). The partnership with the DAMS will continue with Serial Lovers (by Elisa Cuter)., a workshop devoted to the history of TV series. With less restrictions and different uses of the narration, the TV has been competing for a long time with the cinema, as regards the representation of the LGBTQI identity. From its origin (QueerasFolks, Will & Grace), to the new productions and queer themes(Sense8, Transparent), up to the self production on the Web (G&T, Re(l)azioni a catena), together with critics, experts and film directors.

Also the IAAD gave an important contribution to the festival! We are talking about the guiding image, realised by students from the 2nd year of the Department of Communication Design, leaded by Giorgio Calandri, professor for Art Direction. Translations and subtitles will be entrusted to another institute of excellence of the city, the Vittoria, which will allow its students to cooperate on the festival from behind the scenes.

Enjoy the festival!

 

 

international student Studenti internazionali Unito

If you have a qualification obtained abroad and you want to enrol for the first time for a degree course at the University of Turin (Università degli Studi di Torino), you have to apply in advance through the application on line Apply@UniTo, no later than 30th April 2018.

The application must be filled in personally and the included data, as well as the attached documents, must be true.

Starting from the registration for the academic year 2017-2018, the University of Turin deems suitable for registration only foreign qualifications obtained after a school period of at least 12 years and released after having attended at least two years of course of the foreign school system.

Further information is available on the Internationality section (Internazionalità) of UniTo portal.


We suggest to go to the University Infopoint in order to receive further detail and to control the documentation required for the enrolment.

Address: Palazzo degli Stemmi, Via Po, 29 – 10124 Torino

Tel: (+39) 011 6703020-3021

Infopoint’s opening hours:

Monday and Friday: from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: from 9.00 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Moreover, the University makes available a contact point for international students (sportello per studenti internazionali) having a foreign qualification.

Address: vicolo Benevello 3A (I floor)  – 10124 Torino

Tel: (+39) 011 6704498-4499

Fax: (+39) 011 6704494

Email: internationalstudents@unito.it

 

The contact point for international students has the following opening hours:

From Monday to Friday: 9.00-11.00 a.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday also: 1.30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Warning: students can access the contact point only once they have  got  one of the tickets with progressive numbers distributed by the Totem in the entry hall. It is clarified that the distribution of tickets is limited to 50 people a day.

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