Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding universities in Europe and the 1st University in Italy. It is ranked 156th on a worldwide basis; 17th in the Subject ranking associated with Engineering; 9 th in the Subject ranking related to Architecture and 5th in the Subject ranking related to Design (source: QS World University Ranking 2018). Founded in 1863, it is the largest public University focused on architecture, design and engineering in Italy. It is organized across three main campuses in the city of Milano, the heart of fashion and design industries and the venue of Expo 2015, and five additional premises within the Lombardia region.

Polimi is composed by 12 Departments, focused on planning and implementation of research and educational strategies, and 4 Schools, implementing the educational aspects of the fields of engineering, architecture and design. Polimi provides Master level study programmes, which attract an ever-increasing number of talented international students from more than 100 countries. The PhD School of Polimi can offer up to 18 cutting-edge PhD programmes.

With reference to the Recommendation regarding the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, adopted by the European Commission in 2005, Polimi received the “HR Excellence in Research” award in June 2015.

Polimi was the top Italian university for projects funded by the EU Commission within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development (281 projects – total funding: 90 million euro) and is the 1st Italian university for research funding within Horizon2020 (108,872,879.69 Euro so far, for a total of 241 projects, 61 as Coordinator, 175 as Partner, 5 as Third parties). Some numbers: 26 ERC (4 Starting Grant; 9 Consolidator Grant; 8 Advance Grant; 5 Proof of Concept); 39 MSCA (21 ITN, 10 RISE, 8 IF).

Contact persons involved in the project:

  • Maria Antonia Brovelli
  • Daniela Carrion
  • Luigi Barazzetti

Download the presentation given during the meeting in Lund (February 2020)