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  Youth in Action for SDGs
The second edition of the competition Youth in Action for SDGs, promoted by the Italian Accenture Foundation, Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation and Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation on ideaTRE60, aims to reward the best ideas for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Italy. 
Participants will be able to enjoy an e-learning training course dedicated to them in order to better analyze the issues concerning the Sustainable Development Goals. The finalists of the competition will also be able to participate in an on-site training day that will allow them to improve the project proposal and to meet experts in the world of sustainability. 
Applications are open until April 20th. 

  Call for admission to PhD programmes XXXIV cycle
The call for admission to PhD programmes (XXXIV cycle) is online.
The application form shall be submitted by 12.00 pm (midday - CET) of:
- 15th February 2018, for those applying within the spring session;
- 28th May 2018, for those applying within the summer session.

 Dynamic data driven methods for structural assessment and self-aware air-vehicles
The seminar Dynamic data driven methods for structural assessment and self-aware air-vehicles organized by the SmartData@polito Lab will be held on Monday February 19th, 2018 16:00 in the "Maxwell meeting room” - 5th floor of the Electronic Department.

 XXVII giornate di studio sui rivelatori 
Giornate di Studio sui Rivelatori is a one-week school on particle detectors and related topics. It is mainly targeted at Ph.D. students and young post-docs. Lectures will be held in English. 
As the previous one, the 2018 edition will take place in the scenic village of Cogne  (Aosta province, Italy). The school will start on Feb 12th, 2 pm,  and will end in the morning on Feb 16th. More info are available at: http://gsr.to.infn.it/

  Questionnaire
Each PhD candidate is required to fill up the questionnaire about the PhD experience related to the academic year 2016/2017. The document is available on "Portale della didattica".

  The Branco Weiss Fellowship - Society in Science
ETH Zurich hosts a prestigious program for selected postdocs.

 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.

 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.  
For the first time, students interested in taking the GRE TEST do it in Torino, at Politecnico, which becomes an official Test Center. 
Next tests available:
To enroll: www.ets.org