Polytechnic Institute of Milan
or Politecnico di Milano
higher education institution in Italy.
Polytechnic Institute of Milan - Description
The Politecnico di Milano was established in 1863 by a group of scholars and entrepreneurs belonging to prominent Milanese families. Its most eminent professors over the years have included the mathematician Francesco Brioschi (its first Director), Luigi Cremona, and Giulio Natta (Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963). The Politecnico di Milano is now ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design, and in many disciplines is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide In Italy the term "Politecnico" means a state university consisting only of study programmes in Engineering and Architecture. The Politecnico di Milano is nowadays organised in 16 departments and a network of 9 Schools of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design spread over 7 campuses over the Lombardy region with a central administration and management. The 9 schools are devoted to education whereas the 16 departments are devoted to research. The educational policy of the Politecnico di Milano consists in offering different curricula tailored to the needs of its territory, which is considered one of most developed industrial areas in Europe. The number of students enrolled in all campuses is approximately 40,000, which makes the Politecnico di Milano the largest institution in Italy for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design.
Bachelor - Polytechnic Institute of Milan
The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe. Established 1863, it is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, with two main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries, and five more premises around the Lombardy region, in Northern Italy. Many important scientists and architects studied and taught here, among them Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Price in 1990 and 1998 respectively, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963. The Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programmes at all levels, within 3 schools of engineering, 2 schools of architecture and 1 school of design. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, many programmes are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever increasing number of talented foreign students, which now form a diverse community from more than 100 different countries. The overall number of international students exceeds 4000 out of 37000, the total number of the students currently enrolled, which creates an international environment and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Description of Polytechnic Institute of Milan
The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical Universities in Europe. Founded in 1863, in many disciplines, is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide. Politecnico di Milano has three main campuses located in Milan (Milano Leonardo, Milano Bovisa Durando and Milano Bovisa La Masa-Lambruschini), the heart of fashion and design industries and the future venue of Expo 2015, and five more premises around the Lombardy region: in 1987 a territorial diffusion process of the university began, the Politecnico Network, which led to the opening of the regional campuses of Como (1987) and Lecco (1989), and regional facilities in Cremona (1991), Mantova (1994) and Piacenza (1997), with the aim of establishing a more direct relationship with the students and interacting with the community's local businesses. Many important scientists and architects studied and taught here, among them Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Prize in 1990 and 1998 respectively, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963. The Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programmes at all levels, within 3 schools of Engineering, 2 schools of Architecture and 1 school of Design. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, many programmes are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students, which now form a diverse community from more than 100 different countries. Inter and multidisciplinarity is fostered throughout the academic path, and it is the methodological approach of the Phd School and the ASP (Alta Scuola Politecnica), a school for young talents from all over the world, who develop their skills in a team work context to pursue complex innovation projects. Students are offered also focused and personalized career services, from in-class and online meetings with companies, to workshops on soft skills and the job market, along with announcements and guidance for international careers. Teaching is increasingly related to research, a key commitment that enables to achieve results of high international standards, while creating connections with the business world. Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, transport, planning, management, design, mathematics and natural and applied sciences, ICT, built environment, cultural heritage, with more than 130 laboratories, among these also a Wind Tunnel and a Crash Test center