The Politecnico di Torino is the oldest technical university inItaly: it was founded in 1859 as Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri and in 1906 merged with theMuseo Industriale Italiano (established in 1862) to found the Regio Politecnico di Torino. It aimed to train engineers and architects and to promote study and activities for industrial and business purposes in Italy.
Following the model of the most important European Schools of Engineering, during the first years of the twentieth century the Regio Politecnico di Torino forged relationships both with the European scientific world and with local and national industries. In the same period the discipline of aeronautics was in its infancy and young students coming to Torino from every part of Italy found an animated and creative atmosphere, where the future was within reach.
Today the Politecnico di Torino covers all the educational areas of Engineering and Architecture.
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The long-standing tradition of our University has been the basis for the reputation it enjoys today as one of the leading technical universities inItalyand throughout the world.
Students choose the Politecnico di Torino because of its serious approach, selectivity, and also because it is challenging and rewards students for merit, providing the basis for a successful career. Students who are interested in research and are looking for a thorough education which is relevant to the job market will be attracted to what we have to offer at the Politecnico di Torino. Our university provides vocational education that goes further than technical knowledge and requires a strong commitment and hard work from students.
Our university has the highest percentage of foreign students in Italy and our students can choose to study for their degree through English.
The Politecnico di Torino offers a multicultural study environment and has a close relationship with businesses, who share our premises and work with us on many projects giving students the opportunity to gain work experience during their years at university.