The "Politecnico di Milano" Technical University is a science and technology university producing engineers, architects and industrial designers through a variety of innovative specialising courses, with great attention being devoted to all sides of education.
The "Politecnico di Milano" Technical University 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. Research work goes hand in hand with cooperation and alliances with the industrial system. Knowing the world where one will work is a fundamental requirement of students' training. Being confronted with the needs of manufacturing, industrial and public administration sectors helps research to approach new terrain and to meet the need for constant and rapid innovation. Such an alliance with the industrial sector not only permits the university to continue along its traditional areas but also acts as a stimulus for their development.
There are several teaching and research areas in which the Politecnico has distinguished itself in the past, which have fuelled a tradition of excellence that has been progressively updated: developing excellence and at the same time striking alliances with other Italian and foreign universities and research centres makes it possible for the university to fully carry out its teaching function, improving its offer to the students, and to carry out its role of stimulating innovation and therefore Italy's development. This alliance is becoming increasingly important in Europe, where 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" Technical University 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" Technical University.