The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded as institution in 1906. It was preceded by the Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers) founded in 1859 after the Casati Act, and by the Museo Industriale Italiano (Italian Industry Museum) founded in 1862 under the aegis of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry.
The Politecnico di Torino offers excellence in technology and acknowledges its historical context. It promotes the ability to carry out theoretical or applied research, and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities. Attention is paid to practicality without forgetting design, and striving for quality while keeping costs under control.Education here goes beyond a technical knowledge of engineering and architecture. Students acquire competence in the interdisciplinary nature of the various fields of the contemporary scientific world, while still aware of the needs of people and society.
The Politecnico is a "Research University" aknowledged as a centre of excellence in all over the world for the qualifying research areas of Architecture and Engineering. The development of the fields of excellence, the investment on frontier subjects, and also the support to the curiosity driven research allow a virtuous mix of basis and applied research.Research activities, in particular, are structured in four macro-areas: Industrial Engineering; Information Technology; Management and Mathematical Engineering; Civil, Environmental, Architecture and Design Engineering.
The EPO currently offers job opportunities in a wide range of technical fields:
In the Politecnico di Torino there are many students associations, dealing with sport, cultural events, cinema.
If you wish to contact them you can do it once you are here in Turin.
Politecnico collaborates with the EDISU Piemonte, the Regional Agency for the Right to University Education of Piemonte EDISU provides support to the study attendance and life of students through the following benefits, granted by public competition: accommodation service and scholarship.Besides the places provided by EDISU through the call, at the Department of International Affairs, the Foreign Citizens Office provides information on the possibility to rent a private flat or rooms in some hosting facilities affiliated with Politecnico.
The International Library is a new service offering reference and lending facilities for Italian and foreign works of literature, open to university students enrolled in Turin-based faculties. It boasts almost 1.000 reference works in 12 languages.
Students are asked to bring their laptop computers with them, as they will have the possibility of connecting to the WI-FI (wireless LAN) at the Politecnico campus.All students of the Politecnico di Torino have free access to Computer Labs located in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi or in Valentino Castle.
The assistance of a family doctor is guaranteed if you have an ID card (identity card) and the original European Health Card (TEAM) or a substitutive statement (Modello E106). In this case it is possible to go directly to a family doctor affiliated with the National Health Service, both for health problems and/or to ask for medical prescriptions.
The project for the expansion of the Politecnico, to create the new "Polis Campus", in a central position in the city, is part of the global process of major urban change favored by relocation of large industrial areas.The Politecnico is tackling the challenges of the new millennium with the construction of a modern, efficient extension to improve the quality of teaching with new spaces for students (study rooms, canteens, gardens, sports facilities etc.), as well as to offer cutting-edge research facilities.The "Polis Campus project" is being developed on a 170,000 sq.m. area behind the present premises.
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.
In the Politecnico di Torino there are many students associations, dealing with sport, cultural events, cinema.If you wish to contact them you can do it once you are here in Turin.
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