Politecnico Di Torino

Torino, Italy

No. Students: 32,100 (16 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 900
Funding type: Public
  • Torino / Italy
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The Politecnico di Torino offers excellence in technology and acknowledges its historical context. It promotes the ability to carry out theoretical or applied research, and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities. Attention is paid to practicality without forgetting design, and striving for quality while keeping costs under control. At the Politecnico, today's needs are analysed to design a sustainable tomorrow. By the end of his or her degree, a Politecnico di Torino graduate has gained a vast, many-sided range of skills and knowledge. Education here goes beyond a technical knowledge of engineering and architecture. Students acquire competence in the interdisciplinary nature of the various fields of the contemporary scientific world, while still aware of the needs of people and society.


The Valentino Castle on the River Po is still the main teaching campus for architecture (area: 23,000 square metres). The vast Corso Duca degli Abruzzi campus (area: 122,000 square metres), dedicated mainly to engineering was opened in November 1958. In the last ten years new teaching campuses have opened: Alessandria, Biella, Mondovì, Vercelli and Verrès.

The new "Polis Campus"

A strategic development program

The project for the expansion of the Politecnico, to create the new "Polis Campus", in a central position in the city, is part of the global process of major urban change favored by relocation of large industrial areas.
The Politecnico is tackling the challenges of the new millennium with the construction of a modern, efficient extension to improve the quality of teaching with new spaces for students (study rooms, canteens, gardens, sports facilities etc.), as well as to offer cutting-edge research facilities.
The "Polis Campus project" is being developed on a 170,000 sq.m. area behind the present premises.

Aims of the project

The project is intended to make the Politecnico a place not only for academic learning and research, but also an attractor of major investments in research by multinationals, a place for technology transfer, community services, social and student meeting points and urban regeneration.
Within the Polis Campus the creation of a Business School is planned in collaboration with Piedmont's Universities, business associations, banks and regional institutions.

The Business Research Centre

The Politecnico di Torino is interested in developing permanent collaboration relations in research and education with industries that want to take advantage of university collaboration for innovation, and development.
The Politecnico Business Research Centre, within the Polis Campus, is the place dedicated to cooperation in research and education between the Politecnico and industries. Spaces for offices, laboratories and industry facilities are available for this aim (

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