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 nearly 45,000 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.
Scientific research plays a central role in the university mission thanks to strong links to corporate research, to the availability of considerable European funds and of several well-equipped laboratories, which also ensures advanced and high-quality teaching.
The list of Politecnico di Milano notable alumni include renown professionals and scientists, such as Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Price winners, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Politecnico di Milano is a member of IDEA League, a strategic alliance among five leading European universities of technology.
The university has got two main campuses located in Milan and other seats in nearby towns (Lecco, Piacenza, Mantova, Cremona), chosen for their particular heritage or location.
Milan is the heart of the Italian economy and finance; it is the city of innovation, design, fashion and of scientific and technological research. The university is very international but at the same time still deeply rooted in the Italian culture.