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Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one the most outstanding technical universities in Europe and the largest Italian university in Engineering, Architecture and Design, with more than 47,500 students, out of which 7,300 are international students coming from more than 100 different countries.

The latest QS University Rankings place Politecnico di Milano at the top position in Italy, among the best 10 technical universities in Europe and within the top 50 technical universities worldwide. 

Scientific research plays a central role in the university mission thanks to strong links to corporate research, to the availability of considerable European funds and to several well-equipped laboratories, which also ensures advanced and high-quality teaching.

The list of Politecnico di Milano notable alumni include renown professionals and scientists, such as Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Prize winners, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Politecnico di Milano is a member of IDEA League, of Enhance and Alliance4Tech, strategic alliances among the leading European universities of technology.

Educational offer
Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programmes at all academic levels in Architecture, Design and Engineering.

More than 40 Master of Science programmes and 19 PhD programmes are taught in English.

Merit-based scholarships  are awarded to the most qualified international candidates. Find out more on the university website.

The Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020 did not stop the University’s activities: within one week all the courses were offered online, all the services were guaranteed by remote work, students were able to follow lessons and to graduate without any delay. Thanks to a speedy vaccination campaign in Italy, the 2021/22 academic year is starting in September with a return to class for all the students, of course by respecting all safety protocols. Students who are subject to travel bans will be able to follow lessons online, but Politecnico di Milano looks forward to welcoming them all to our campuses as soon as possible.

Organization and location
Politecnico di Milano is organized in 12 Departments and in 4 Schools, respectively devoted to research and to education.

The university has got two main campuses located in Milan and other seats in nearby towns.

Milan is the heart of the Italian economy and finance; it is the city of innovation, design, fashion and of scientific and technological research.

Lecco lies in the Alps area, on the Como Lake. The campus, recently refurbished, is situated close to the town centre.

Mantova is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Politecnico di Milano has selected this location for its Architecture programme focusing on the preservation and enhancement of historical buildings.

Piacenza lies south-east of Milan. Its economy is mainly based on industrial manufacturing, but also on farming and wine production. The Piacenza campus hosts programmes in Mechanical Engineering and on environmental issues (Energy Engineering and Sustainable Architecture), with close links to the territory.

Cremona is the world capital of stringed instruments. Famous violinmakers from Cremona include for instance Antonio Stradivari. Politecnico di Milano offers here a unique MSc programme in Music and Acoustic Engineering in addition to Computer Science and Engineering and to the brand new programme in Agricultural Engineering, where technology meets the Italian tradition in food excellence.

Students’ life
Many are the services provided to international students. A dedicated Welcome Desk in all the Campuses supports our international students throughout their stay in Italy.

International students will easily make new friends, especially if they choose to have a buddy.

Keynote speeches, students’ associations, cultural and social events are just some examples of students’ life at Politecnico di Milano. The Sporting Center Giuriati on the main Leonardo campus has just been completely renovated and is ready to offer many opportunities to carry out sports at the University.

Career opportunities
The Career Service and Alumni offices of Politecnico di Milano are a point of reference for current and former PoliMi students.

The Career Service offers our students many opportunities to meet the job market, through online advertisement, workshops, internships, job interviews, presentations and job fairs on campus. The employability rate of our graduates exceeds 90%.

An Alumni network allows students and alumni to connect across the globe for career advice, feedback and networking.

Contact Details
International Marketing and Recruitment Office
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - 20133 Milano
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