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   Meetings and seminars
Huawei Italy University Challenge
Huawei announces the workshop calendar of the first University Challenge entirely dedicated to PhDs from all over Italy! By registering for the Challenge you will have the opportunity to:
  • participate in technical workshops held by Huawei's R&D experts on the main research areas, in particular:
    • Antennas
    • Power Supply Technologies and Systems
    • Analog Design and Integrated Circuits
    • Model Based Development
    • Embedded AI Solutions / AI Architectures
  • Take advantage of mentorship sessions to receive feedback on your Innovative ideas / Cutting-edge technologies project
  • Benefit from workshops aimed at strengthening the most important soft skills.
PhD in collaboration with JRC
The call for expression of interest in PhD studies in collaborative doctoral partnership between Politecnico di Torino and the joint research centre JRC is available for Electrical, Electronics and Communication EngineeringUrban and Regional Development and Chemical Engineering.
    Awards
Zonta award
The Zonta International's Area 03 D30 open the call for Zonta award 2021 edition.
Huawei Italy University Challenge 2021
The Huawei Italy University Challenge 2021 is a Call for Ideas that aims to promote the value and key role of the PhD for the future of technology and innovation.
    Information
Help desk
The help desk at Doctoral School and Postgraduate School is open only by appointment.
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.
Collegio Einaudi
Information regarding Collegio Einaudi and the admission for PhD students is available on its website.
National PhD programmes
Politecnico di Torino participates to the National PhD programme in Sustainable Development and Climate Change which has as its administrative seat at the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia and to the National PhD programme in Artificial Intelligence coordinated by CNR and Università degli Studi di Pisa, of which it is the administrative seat for the Industry 4.0 address.
MyPhDMentor
MyPhDMentor is a mentoring initiative aimed at the PhD world, which aims to encourage the exchange of experiences and create a wide intergenerational support network. The project aims to improve the PhD experience and promote the personal, emotional and professional growth of all participants. This is made possible through the creation of mentor / mentee pairs between aspiring PhD students, PhD students and PhDs from different universities in different countries. For more information visit the website.
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 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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