SCUDO
NEWS AND DEADLINES
   Meetings and seminars
Welcome Meeting
The Welcome Meeting for PhD students of the 36th cycle will be held on 25 November from 5 to 6.30 pm.
The event will be online after registration. Participants: prof. Corgnati (Vice Rector for Research) "Research at Politecnico di Torino"; the professor. Sonza Reorda (Deputy Director of School) "The PhD at Politecnico di Torino"; the professor. Godio (Coordinator of the Rector for Student Mobility and the Erasmus + Program) and Dr. Armando (Area Manager - Internationalization) "Opportunities for mobility abroad". There will also be testimonials from Research Doctors and it will be possible to ask questions. For more info: scudo@polito.it
DAUIN PhD Day
The Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) organizes a virtual event (named "DAUIN PhD Day for the Public") to promote the Ph.D. Program in Computer and Control Engineering.
Entrepreneurship and start-up creation from University research
You can download here the brochure of the course.
Advanced Webinar on - Innovative Structures for Lightweight Vehicles
You can download here the brochure of the course.
    Awards
Siebel Scholar 2021
Congratulations to Pier Giuseppe Anselma: the winner of Siebel Scholar 2021!
Call for abstracts for student-led Best Idea 2021 Competition
Cesaer launches the "Call for abstracts for student-led Best Idea 2021 Competition” for undergraduate and PhD.
Early Career Fellowship Programme
The deadline for Early Career Fellowship Programme is 31st January 2021. All info are available at www.humantechnopole.it.
    Information
Job opportunities in Evidence at Huawei
Help desk
In compliance with the DPCM of 3rd November 2020, we inform you that the help desk at Doctoral School and Postgraduate School will remain closed from 9 November until 3 December.
For all administrative practices as well as requests for information, you are invited to use the ticketing system or write to scudo@polito.it.
To collect your smart card or the final diploma, you must schedule an appointment using the ticketing assistance service.
Information regarding the authorisation procedure on the Teaching Portal – PhD Dashboard for periods abroad is detailed in this document.
GRE® General Test
An additional opportunity for those wishing to continue their studies in the best universities of the world.
The GRE® TEST is an internationally-recognized exam that evaluates candidates’ logical-mathematical skills and provides common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, regardless of different educational and cultural backgrounds.  
Students interested in taking the GRE® TEST do it in Torino, at Politecnico, official Test Center.
Coronavirus Update: Temporary Test at Home Solution for TOEFL and GRE Tests
ETS has introduced a temporary test at home solution for test takers in select locations who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns. The tests are now available in all locations where the computer-delivered tests are normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. GRE General Test at home is conducted through the use of live remote proctoring. This high-touch, real-time human monitoring of test sessions limits the number of seats available
All info are available at this link. If you have additional questions, please contact ibt_governance@ets.org.
To enroll: www.ets.org
Psychological support
We inform that there is a space for listening, consulting and supporting students. 
ADDRESSED TO: ALL POLITO STUDENTS that experience psychological distress in dealing with certain situations related to one's own university experience, in the organization of one's own time, of study, difficulty of concentration, anxiety, demotivation as well relational discomfort. 
WHERE: in Corso Castelfidardo 49, at the Palazzina Custodi on the 2nd floor or in Via Verdi 10, at the Department of Psychology 
WHEN: By appointment by calling 373.8622267 in the days of Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday at h. 11 -13 and h. 14-16. 
WITH WHOM: the interviews are held by psychologists, qualified psychotherapy specialists in Health Psychology and Postgraduate students from the same school in complete confidentialityService free of charge. 
Coronavirus update: 
The service has been enhanced and from Monday 16 March it is possible to take advantage of remote interviews.
New interview requests must be sent exclusively to the following link.
PhD thesis consultation
The CLA language experts are available to help PhD candidates to identify their areas of difficulty when writing their thesis in English. The aim is to help authors improve their academic writing skills. It is not a proofreading service.  The service is available by appointment, for a 30-minute session.
To book a consultation, write to esperti.inglese@polito.it, stating your availability. Please come to the appointment with a clear idea of which section of your thesis you would like to work on and bring a printed copy of this area, leaving enough space for notes.
Job opportunities
Examine the opportunities of Find your Doctor.
Unemployment benefits
From 1st July 2017, the tax rate on your scholarship has increased by 0.51% (1/3 to be covered by the bursary and 2/3 by the Politecnico) because PhD candidates and research fellows (i.e. assegnisti di ricerca) can now apply for the unemployment benefits (DIS-COLL), provided that they have benefited of a PhD scholarship and do not have any VAT registration number, as per art. 7 of law no. 81/2017
The Social Security Service (INPS) has recently published two memorandums (no.115, 19 July 2017 and no.122, 28 July 2017 ) to clarify the minimum requirements to apply for the unemployment benefits: 
  • unemployment status when applying; 
  • involuntary unemployment; 
  • not have any VAT registration number; 
  • at least 3 months of INPS welfare contributions from the 1st January of the previous year until the date of the working relationship termination.  
The unemployment benefits DIS-COLL has a variable duration until a maximum of 6 month, depending on the welfare contributions paid. For any further information on this subject you are invited to contact directly the nearest INPS office; the procedure for the DIS-COLL shall be activated autonomously by the person concerned applying at the Social Security Service.
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