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   Meetings and seminars
FEEM Webinar - Big data e la rivoluzione tecnologica: come cambia la pianificazione urbana
Fondazione Enrico Mattei (FEEM) organizes the webinar "FEEM Webinar - Big data e la rivoluzione tecnologica: come cambia la pianificazione urbana". Here you can find the link.
WEBACADEMY the new OnLine initiatives
Accademia delle Scienze has launched some online initiatives including a series of short conferences on various topics in the various sectors pertaining to the Academy and a thematic collection of the various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Information
Call for applications XXXVI Cycle
You can find all info at the page Call for applications.
Coronavirus infection
Politecnico di Torino has decided to suspend all the teaching activities in attendance. The exam recovery mode, as well as any other related details, will be communicated on the Polito web page www.polito.itThe information desk is suspended. For urgent issues use the ticketing service or write to scudo@polito.it. 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.
Available date to take the test at Politecnico di Torino:
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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    Awards
"My research in three minutes" - Tiziana Vitrano award - fifth edition
All the information is available at the page Awards.
The deadline to submit the application is 18th September 2020.