Towards the end of the 1880's, coinciding with the launch of the industrialisation process, the number of industrial engineers (a minority up until then) began increasing and at the end of the century their numbers equalled and surpassed that of civil engineers. During the same years the first female students attended the school.
Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.
Politecnico takes part in several research and training projects collaborating with the most qualified European universities. Politecnico's contribution is increasingly being extended to other countries: from North America to Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. Today the drive to internationalization sees Politecnico di Milano take part in the European and world network of leading technical universities and offers several exchange and double-degree programmes beside many programmes which are entirely taught in English.
Direct contact with the job market is included in the route of university studies.
Politecnico di Milano has always based the success of its students on achieving a strong relationship with industry, in order to integrate booklearning with on-the-job learning. This kind of applied teaching is promoted and coordinated by the Career Service, a specific office aimed at bringing the young graduate closer to the business realities.
The Career Service helps students to develop familiarity both with the job market and their own vocations in order to face placement more consciously.To do this, the Career Service schedules several initiatives to support guidance and placement.
All international students enrolled at Politecnico di Milano can apply for residences. Also students participating to international mobility programmes can be admitted. Nonetheless, the Politecnico di Milano cannot guarantee all students a place in residences and in fact some students choose to live in privately rented housing.
Its collection, over 6.000 monographs and growing, includes the textbooks adopted and recommended for degree programmes in the School of Engineering, primarily on Information Science, Finance, Environmental Science, Design and related disciplines (Room 1: monographs section).
You can choose between the following two possibilities:
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The campus has a canteen and a bar, library and Copy Bureau, sport facilities (Giuriati campus at Milano Leonardo campus), a Bank branch (at Leonardo Campus) and merchandising shops (Polishop).
A number of Students Associations organize both cultural and sports activities, open to all students.Among them, the ones who count more members are:
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