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WELCOME NEWS - NOVEMBER 2017
END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Do not forget to set your watch/clock one hour backwards during the night between 28th and 29th October: http://calendar.zoznam.sk/summer_time-en.php
All University offices will be closed on 1st November for All Saints’ Day.
STAY PERMIT RENEWAL
If your stay permit expires at the end of December 2017, please start the renewal process! The list of required documents is available at the following link http://international.unitn.it/incoming/non-eu-citizens-stay-permit
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PHD STUDENTS - 3rd year PhD students renewing their stay permit have to submit to Questura an enrolment certificate which states that their application for either final exam or for 1 year extension has been already accepted by the Doctoral School Committee (Collegio dei docenti). Students can still post the renewal application without this document, but they have to make sure to submit it to Questura as soon as possible. Questura will not process your renewal application without this document.
STAY PERMIT RENEWAL SESSION FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AREA
If your stay permit is approaching its expiry date (considering that the complete renewal procedure takes 7 months) and you need to renew it, the Staff for International Activities in Povo can provide you with assistance. If you want to be assisted in filling out the stay permit renewal, please book the service with Eventbrite through the following link: https://povo_stay_permit_renewal_session_nov.eventbrite.it
In the month of November assistance in filling out the renewal application will be provided only during the sessions of 7th and 14th November and not during office opening times.
TRAVELLING FOR TOURISM
Please be informed that once your visa/stay permit has expired, you are not allowed to travel through Italy and/or in the Schengen area. This applies even if your citizenship allows you to travel for tourism without a visa.
Check our new webpage (http://international.unitn.it/incoming/before-travelling-or-leaving-trento) which contains helpful tips about what do before leaving Trento and/or traveling.
ITALIAN NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM
On the paper you received from the Local Health Board is reported the expire date of the health insurance. If the expire date is not 31st December 2017, please remember that you have to go again to the Local Health Board with your valid Italian stay permit and they will extend your health insurance. If your health insurance expires after six months and you haven’t received your stay permit during this period of time, you have to go again to the Local Health Board and they will extend your health insurance for three more months.
Starting from this week the local health board in Trento will be open only Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:10 am - 1:00 pm
UPDATE FROM THE QUESTURA
We inform all students that when they go to the Immigration Office to collect their stay permit they HAVE TO CHECK carefully what is written in the stay permit before taking it and before leaving the Office. If there is something wrong on the stay permit (e.g. surname, date of birth, expiry date) the Officer must be informed immediately! Complaints are accepted only if done immediately before collecting the stay permit.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCH ABROAD
The University of Trento offers to its PhD students a new funded opportunity of international mobility for a three-months research period abroad. Further information is available at: http://international.unitn.it/outgoing/opportunities-of-international-mobility-for-doctoral-research-abroad
Please be reminded that the timetable for each course is published on the respective Department/Centre website. An overview of the Academic Calendar 2017/2018 can be found in the download box at the following webpage: http://international.unitn.it/incoming/choose-your-courses
NEW “FREE CIRCULATION” TRANSPORT CARD
Starting from 1st September 2017, students regularly enrolled in a degree course, PhD, or professional master can use public transportation within the province of Trento at a reduced cost. In order to obtain a bus pass please check this page
FLIXBUS ITALIA: REDUCED BUS FARES FOR UNITRENTO STUDENTS
The University of Trento has signed an agreement with Flixbus Italia based on which all UniTrento students will have the opportunity to purchase the company’s bus passes for a discounted fee. For further info, see the WebMagazine’s page at the following link http://webmagazine.unitn.it/en/news/ateneo/21733/flixbus-italia-reduced-bus-fares-for-unitrento-students
Starting 4th September 2017, enrolment in and renewal of UniTrento Sport membership for the academic year 2017/2018 will be possible. Further details at the following webpage:
DEUTSCH IM KINO
Movies in German at the Department of Humanities (room 113, Via Tommaso Gar 14 Trento):
- Tuesday 31st October 5:30 PM “Soul Kitchen - ein Film von Fatih Akin”
- Tuesday 7th November 5:30 PM “Das Versprechen - ein Film von Margarethe von Trotta”
- Tuesday 14th Novembre 5:30 PM “Die Frau in Gold - ein Film von Simon Curtis”
THE EFFECT OF CONSUMER SEARCH COSTS ON ENTRY AND QUALITY IN THE MOBILE APP MARKET
This seminar by Daniel Ershov (Toulouse School of Economic) will take place on 2nd November 2017 at 2 PM in the Seminar Room of the Department of Economics and Management (via Inama 5, Trento).
CONFERENCE “HIGHS AND LOWS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION – 60 YEARS AFTER THE TREATY OF ROME”
This conference, organized by the School of International Studies, will be held on 6th November 2017. Attendance is free but registration (to be notified to sis [at] sis.unitn.it) is highly appreciated.
COURSE OF COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – GUEST-LECTURES
Next scheduled guest-lectures in this series of conferences will be: on 7th November 2017, “The Constitutional Crisis in Spain and the Catalan Question: Work in Progress” by Roberto Torniatti (Faculty of Law, University of Trento); and on 27th November 2017, “Constitutional Adjudication and Nation Building in South Africa” by James Fowkes (Westfählice Wilhelms-Universität, Münster).
CIBIO – PH.D. COLLOQUIA 2017
This seminar series given by top experts in different fields covers almost all areas of the PhD program. Next scheduled seminar: Thursday 16th November 2017 - Carlos Dotti, CBM Severo Ochoa, Madrid.
THE EU AS AN EMPIRE BY INVITATION: ENRLARGEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Simone Attilio Bellezza is holding this conference, which will be taking place on 10th November 2017, from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM, in Room 109 at the School of International Studies (via Tomaso Gar 14, Trento).
EFFECT MODELLING IN RADITION BIOLOGY
This seminar will be held on 14th November 2017 at 4 PM in Room 2012, Department of Physics. The speaker will be Dr. Thomas Friedrich (GSI Hlmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforshung, Germany).
SCIENCE IN SOCIETY: THE NEXT 25 YEARS
A symposium in occasion of the first 25 years of the journal Public Understanding of Science that will be taking place at MUSE. Free entry activities taking place on 26th October 2017:
• At 17.30, “Being a scientist: yesterday and today”, Keynote lecture by Steven Shapin (Harvard University);
• Following, “Les Jeux Sont Science”, Video-music performance by Les Jeux Sont Funk.
Sports and physical activity
Fall is here and that means the weather is great for hiking in the mountains! Consult the University Chapter of the Trento Alpine Club (SUSAT) for information about excursions: http://www.susat.it/ NOTE: You MUST have proper hiking boots and warm clothing before joining the excursions!
Trentino culture and history
Museums in Trento. At the following link (available only in Italian) http://www.comune.trento.it/Aree-tematiche/Turismo/Visitare/Musei you will find the list of the museums in Trento and surroundings, with information about opening time and official webpage.
Mercato dell'artigianato artistico (artistic craft market). Typical market every Thursday and Saturday at Piazza d'Arogno (Trento) from 9:00 to 19:00.
Trento Christmas Market (Mercatino di Natale). Typical Trentino Christmas artisan goods and food at Piazza Fiera and Piazza Battisti from November 18th through January 6th. For more information: http://www.mercatinodinatale.tn.it/
Science and technology
Archimedes. Engage with inventions. This exhibition will be open until 7th January 2018 at the MUSE Science Museum. Further info here http://www.muse.it/en/Esplora/mostre-temporanee/Archivio/Pages/Archimedes--Engage-with-inventions.aspx
TEDx TRENTO. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTrento, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTrento event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. The event will take place on 25th November 2017, for tickets and info visit the following link http://tedxtrento.com/
Vanitas and its reflection. This exhibition will be open until Saturday 4th November 2017. The Location is As. Hortus Artieri, vicolo dei Birri 7, Trento. Further info at the following link (in Italian): https://www.hortusartieri.com/mostre
La consistenza delle cose. An exhibition by the local artists from the group “La cerchia”. On display until Sunday 5th November 2017 in Sala Thun, Torre Mirana (Via Belenzani 3, Trento). Open from 10 AM to noon and 4 PM to 7 PM. Further details at the following link (in Italian): http://www.trentocultura.it/?lang=it&s=3&mod=cultura&task=events&cId=1125715
Fogolino Contemporaneo. An exhibition of paintings re-interpreting in a contemporary key the works of Marcello Fogolino, on the 500th anniversary of his presence in Trentino. On display until Wednesday 15th November 2017 at Galleria Fogolino (via Santissima Trinità 30, Trento). Open Mondays 4 PM to 7 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to noon and 4 PM to 7 PM. Close on Sundays.
Gli spostati: profughi, Flüchtlinge, Uprchlici, 1914-1919. An exhibition of photographs and documents dedicated to the refugee during the Great Wa. From Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-18.00, at Le Gallerie, Piedicastello, Trento From Friday 24th March 2017 to Sunday 3rd December 2017. Free admission. Further details at: http://fondazione.museostorico.it/index.php/Il-Museo/Le-Gallerie/Gli-spostati-profughi-Fluechtlinge-Uprchlici-1914-1919
I trentini nella Guerra europea 1914-1920. From June 2014 until December 2018, this free-entry exhibition at Gallerie di Piedicastello aims to portray the struggle of soldiers from the Trentino region throughout Europe during the Great War, the celebrations for whose One-Hundred-Years anniversary are ongoing. For further details: http://www.comune.trento.it/Aree-tematiche/Turismo/Info-utili/In-evidenza/Mostre-e-offerte-permanenti/I-Trentini-nella-guerra-europea-1914-1920
Board games night. Ludimus, a group of local board game fans, will start hosting weekly open board game in Bar Simposio, close to the Faculty of Law building. They will run every Monday night all year long, from 19:00 to 24:00. So if you like board games, or want to have fun trying something new or even simply meet new people, you just have to show up! Then choose a game or let us recommend one to you, and have fun!
Further details on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ludimusTN/), Telegram (https://t.me/ludimus) and the website (http://www.ludimus.it).
Social Cinema! The Social Stone (via Gorizia 18, Trento) showcases films in their original language, with Italian subtitles. For the month of November, the following two viewings are scheduled:
- Wedensday 8th November, 8:30 PM: “Microbe et Gasoil”, France, 2015, 103 min. A road movie featuring two teenagers that reinvent themselves and learn by following their own creative freedom;
- Wednesday 22nd November, 8:30 PM: “Arrival”, USA, 2016, 116 min. Science-fiction is here used as an instrument to question our way of communicating.
For a wide variety of cultural events, seminars, exhibitions and trips check the Abitare La Terra website: http://www.abitarelaterra.org/
To check other events, from sport to cultural activities, in Trento you can go to the website of the Trento Council http://www.comune.trento.it/Aree-tematiche/Turismo/Calendario-eventi