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 The Politecnico di Milano (University of Milan) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 42,000 students. In Italy the term "Politecnico" means a state university consisting only of study programmes in Engineering and Architecture.

Please note that, while in the British/American education system "Polytechnics" are technical schools, usually at a lower quality level than universities, in the Italian education system the "Politecnico" are technical universities, which rank, for teaching quality and exams difficulty, at the same level as UK/US universities. The incumbent rector of the university is professor Giulio Ballio. It is one of the top most university in Europe and ranked as the 56th technical university in the world by Times. See THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2005.

Founded on November 29, 1863, Politecnico di Milano is the most ancient university in Milan. The original name was Istituto Tecnico Superiore ("Higher Technical Institute"), Francesco Brioschi the leader, and the location was in the very heart of the city ('via Senato') .

In 1865 Architecture, the second main line of study at Politecnico, was introduced. In 1929 the Politecnico moved to piazza Leonardo da Vinci, in the district now known as Città studi (City of Studies). Politecnico's main facilities are still there today.


 The Politecnico offers 32 first level (Bachelor) degree courses. Among these, there is an on-line course in Computer Engineering, the first on-line academic course in Italy. Politecnico entertains several relationships with international projects for student exchange , and encourages foreign students by providing many courses in English language.

Discover more on the university official website and from wikipedia


Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 4:37 PM | Back to top

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