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NEWS AND DEADLINES
 Meetings and seminars
IoT / Innovation : Data ethics, regulation and responsible design
downloah here the brochure of the seminar "IoT / Innovation : Data ethics, regulation and responsible design".

Lean Empowerment for future PhDs
The applications for INSA Lyon seminar "Lean Empowerment for future PhDs" are opened until 15th March 2019

The City after Chinese New Towns
Download the detailed brochure and the flyer here.

 Awards
Cassini call 2019
In 2019, the French Embassy in Italy reaffirms its policy of support for research with the Cassini call, a program that allows on one hand the doctoral candidates, on the other hand the researchers of Italian universities to create or develop scientific relations with universities and French research centers. 
The two calls, Cassini Junior (reserved for doctoral students) and Cassini Senior (reserved for all other researchers), provide for the allocation of a scholarship of 1000 euros for the organization of a scientific event in connection with the French and Italian cultural areas. 
Further information is available on the Institut français Italia website
Call deadline: 06 April 2019.

Eurodrying 2019
The EFCE presents a biennial Excellence Award to recognise a PhD thesis published in the preceding three-year period. The award is presented to researchers or engineers in the early stage of their careers, who have made excellent contributions to Drying & Freeze-drying in the process industries.   
PhD theses published between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018 may be nominated for evaluation, with a closing date of 31 March 2019. Download the Call and the flyer.

Anile Prize
The Angelo Marcello Anile Association has announced the competition for the fourth edition of the Anile Prize award.  
More info are available on the association' website

 Information
Call for the admission XXXV cycle
The call for application XXXV cycle is on line.
The deadline for the spring session is 14th February 2019. 
Download the flyer!

Call for mobility and ERASMUS+ scholarships
The Call is only in Italian, for help or more information you can contact the Students Mobility Office. 

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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.

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. 

Available date to take the test at Politecnico di Torino:
- 14th February 2019 at LAIB 3
- 14th March 2019 at LAIB 3
- 16th April 2019 at LAIB 3
- 28th May 2019 at LAIB 3
- 28th June 2019 at LAIB 3

To enroll: www.ets.org

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.