The Politecnico di Milano has always been based on quality and innovation in teaching and research, resulting in a prolific relationship with the economic and manufacturing worlds through experimental research and the transfer of technology.
Today, research is increasingly and more closely connected to teaching and represents a priority commitment which makes it possible for us to attain high level results at international level.
Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, transport, planning, management, architecture, design, mathematics, natural and applied sciences, ICT, environment and cultural heritage.
In Europe the Politecnico takes part in many research and training projects with the best qualified European universities, as well as expanding to other countries: from North America to South East Asia.
In this way, the students of Politecnico di Milano become citizens of the world, offering companies the opportunity to hire skilled people to compete with their colleagues from other nations, while also facilitating international relationships of Italian companies.
In order for this challenge to be successful, we have started a "hospitality" policy, which is progressively making accommodation, internships and apprenticeships available to students, in collaboration with local businesses.
Year by year this challenge becomes increasingly more important in a world where globalisation and competition are becoming essential reasons to improve and ultimately survive. The awareness of this challenge, by professors, technical and administrative staff, students, together with the quality of education and research, are the assets of the Politecnico di Milano.
Giovanni Azzone, Rector
Our Scientific Research
The Politecnico di Milano stands out for its strong commitment to Research.
Research represents a key element for comparison and competition among the best university institutes on an international basis, since advanced and innovative training programmes are devised, creating a place where university and the world of businesses meet, thus giving a strong contribution to innovation and the transformation of society.
Politecnico di Milano is made up of seven campuses distributed in the cities of Milano (Leonardo and Bovisa campuses), Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza.
This multi-centered structure is called Politecnico Network.
Campuses are part of the governing structure of seats which, in accordance with the scientific and educational development program of the university, is associated with a long-term project, implemented with multi-year development plans, aimed at integrating didactic, research, and technology transfer activities, also in accordance with the specificities, needs and opportunities of the reference territory.
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