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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 over 47,300 students.

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.

Thanks to strong links to corporate research and to the access to a considerable amount of European funds, Scientific research is able to flourish in several state of the art laboratories, which along with guaranteeing advanced and high-quality teaching, make up the foundations to the university’s core values.

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, Enhance and Alliance4tech, strategic alliances among the leading European universities of technology. By capitalising on cross-border partnerships, Politecnico di Milano provides the environment for students, researchers and staff to share a collective wealth of knowledge, experience and resources.

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.

Students can also profit from many opportunities strengthening their soft-skills and can widen their study plan by including green technologies or smart infrastructures to become green ambassadors.

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

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 with others in nearby cities.

Milan is at the heart of Italian economy and finance; it is the city of innovation, design, fashion and of scientific and technological research. It offers a lively cultural life and an international environment.

Student life

Many services are provided to international students, including a dedicated Welcome Desk in all the Campuses and a welcome week. International students will easily make new friends, especially if they choose to have a buddy.

Keynote speeches, sports facilities, student associations, cultural and social events are just some examples of student life at Politecnico di Milano.

To know more about student life and your favourite programme, #askastudent and clear all your doubts!

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 easily transition into the job market, through online advertisements, internships, job interviews and job fairs on campus. The employability rate of our graduates is excellent. Politecnico di Milano is ranked 43rd worldwide in the QS employability ranking.

In addition, the Polihub is a start-up accelerator providing support and a co-working space to young entrepreneurs..

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