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Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the best scientific-technological universities in the world. In the Qs World University Rankings 2022 Politecnico di Milano confirms its position in the world’s top 150, ranking 142nd in the world and first in Italy. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 Politecnico di Milano is among the top 20 universities in the world in all three specific areas: 20th in Engineering, 10th in Architecture and 5th in Design.
The Politecnico di Milano is organized into 12 departments, responsible for planning of the research strategies, and 4 schools, responsible for the organization of education.
Several study programmes are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever-increasing number of talented international students from more than 100 countries: in the academic year 2020/2021, 28% of the students enrolled in Master of Science Programmes were international.
Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, transport, planning, management, design, mathematics and natural and applied sciences, ICT, built environment, cultural heritage, with more than 250 laboratories.


Politecnico di Milano is committed to promoting the culture of sustainability in all its institutional, teaching and research activities.
Supporting society in achieving the goals of sustainable development at global, national and local level is one of the tasks of a University that is rooted in the community that surrounds it and open towards the international academic and industrial environment. Among the programmes launched in recent years, particular attention has been devoted to sustainable energy management at Politecnico di Milano.
Parallelly, many research activities carried out at the Departments of Politecnico di Milano deal with themes of sustainability along the entire supply chain of energy products, aiming at ensuring increasingly large access to clean, reliable, affordable energy for the local and global community.
To support the activities of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy is a win-to-win strategic vision.

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