For over 150 years, Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious technical universities both at a national and international level for education, research and technology. It was founded as School for Engineers in 1859, and then it became Regio Politecnico di Torino in 1906.
This long history has turned Politecnico di Torino into one of the top-twenty European technical universities, with more than 33.000 students and a teaching body of 800 professors. Politecnico di Torino focuses on internationalization: it includes 16% of foreign enrolled students (a.y. 2014/2015) coming from more than 100 countries.
Over the years, about 900 international agreements and projects have been signed by Politecnico di Torino, which partakes in the principal university clusters and networks worldwide (Cesaer, Cluster, Eua, Sefi, T.I.M.E.).
Politecnico di Torino is a Research University, which takes part in the top-qualified international scientific research. In Europe, 222 projects have been financed by the 7th FP (2007-2013) for over 63 million euros: in that frame, Italy can prove the best relationship between obtained funds and number of researchers. Politecnico di Torino takes part in the two programs ICT Fet Flagships (Human Brain Project, Graphene), being the only Italian partner present in both projects.
Politecnico focuses its strategies on an even greater commitment in the social and economic field, in order to turn its campuses into neuralgic centers of an international network of academic, industrial and institutional partners, with the aim of sharing with them agreements and projects for an even more collaborative and interdisciplinary research. As a result, our University recently edited its Strategic Plan – Horizon 2020, where two key concepts mission and vision have been identified together with their consequent objectives and priority actions that will be implemented in the short and medium term. Merit and talent are some of the keywords of the Plan.
On this basis, Politecnico creates and disseminates new scientific and technological high content knowledge, educates and trains architects and engineers able to meet the challenges of a constantly changing society with competence and social responsibility and contributes to the cultural progress and to the competitive and sustainable development both of its territory and of the Country.
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