Established in 1863 and located in the heart of Milan, Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) provides high quality education at undergraduate, graduate and higher education levels in Engineering, Architecture and Design. With over 45,000 students, it is the largest technical university in Italy.
Politecnico di Milano offers a wide range of graduate programs taught in English and has more than 7000 international students coming from more than 100 different countries.
Over the past century and a half, Polimi has had a strong focus on science, technology, and innovation. By placing these core values at the centre of its research and academic offer, Polimi is now considered among the most outstanding universities of Europe and enjoys an excellent reputation among employers. Cutting edge technologies and state of the art laboratories are the driving force behind the tremendous success of this institution. And now, more than ever, this relentless push for development is of the utmost importance.
Many ongoing projects have made Politecnico di Milano an extremely valuable resource to the city of Milan and indeed to the whole of Italy. Research within the context of the ongoing global pandemic has placed Polimi as a key contributor in the design of medical equipment, data analysis and the production of disinfectant used by local health and civil agencies. Milan has been recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals, thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, which are currently among the world's biggest in terms of revenue, visitors, and growth. The future of the city is also very bright with important changes and events awaiting its citizens. The city will host the 2026 Winter Olympics, meaning big investments on infrastructures and services and a general push to put Milan on the global stage. In general, Milan offers a very lively and engaging cultural environment and it is a perfect starting point to visit Italy, a fascinating country, full of historical landmarks, arts and beauty.
The Polimi has had many notable alumni over its long history, including Giulio Natta, the 1963 Nobel prize winner for chemistry, and Renzo Piano, winner of the 1998 Pritzker Architecture Prize and architect of many iconic buildings such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Shard in London. Further architectural improvements to the campus are ongoing with a project based on an idea of Renzo Piano, with the addition of over 8000 square metres of green areas, 4200 square metres of laboratories, classrooms, and study rooms.