Polytechnic University of Turin has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian level concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering for more than 150 years (it was founded in 1859, as the oldest technical university in Italy).
The PoliTO Course Catalogue offers programs internationally recognised, including a wide selection of English-taught courses from undergraduate to Ph.D. level, in Engineering, Architecture, Design and Urban Planning. PoliTO has 35000 students and about 14% are foreign – one of the highest percentage in Italy - contributing to create a true international and multicultural environment.
Research and teaching activities are organized by 11 departments which also promote research activities in 4 research areas, i.e. Civil and Environmental Engineering Architecture Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Management and Mathematics for Engineering, Information Technologies.
Politecnico di Torino has signed some agreements with housing companies to help international students in finding an accommodation.
In the framework of the above-mentioned agreements, exchange students can benefit from a priority booking on the accommodation offered by the housing companies.
The other students, out of the exchange programs, can consult the offers in the housing companies website.
In order to facilitate the access to university books and other educational work, EDISU Piemonte runs two libraries. All students enrolled in the Universities of Piedmont can gain admission to this service by taking along an enrolment certificate for the current academic year.
Campuses of the Politecnico di Torino draw inspiration from the structure of Anglo-Saxon ones, with multipurpose buildings for teaching, basis and applied research and services to the students in Turin, and a regional network of technological centers (Alessandria, Biella, Mondovì, Verrès), dedicated to research activities, technological transfer, specialist education and services to the region.
C.U.S. Torino (Centro Universitario Sportivo) organises physical training and sports activities for students and academic staff. Students can practice different sports, the most popular being soccer, skiing, swimming, basketball, tennis, volleyball and aerobics.
All sporting events are conducted at the C.U.S . facilities and grounds in different areas of the city.
Special events are organised for foreigners and easy terms are applied, please check with the C.U.S.