Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, Italy

Politecnico di Milano

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 seven campuses in Milan and in other nearby Italian cities.

Politecnico di Milano has been ranked 1st university in Italy, 7th technical university in Europe and 24th technical university in the world by QS World University Rankings 2017.

Many important scientists and architects studied and taught at Politecnico di Milano. Among them, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Price in 1990 and 1998 respectively, as well as Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963.

The university is based in Milano, in northern Italy, one of the largest economic and cultural centers in Europe, and worldwide renown in the fields of Fashion and Design.

Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, many programmes are entirely taught in English, thus attracting an ever-increasing number of talented international students, who form a diverse community from more than 100 countries.

Politecnico di Milano is member of IDEA League, a strategic alliance among five leading European universities of technology that aims to educate a new generation of Engineers with extra-curricular activities for selected, highly talented students.


Politecnico di Milano is organized in 12 Departments and in a network of 4 Schools of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design; and consists of 7 Campuses with a central administration and management. Schools take care of education, whereas Departments are devoted to research.