Polytechnic University of Turin

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The Polytechnic University of Turin is the oldest technical university in Italy. It consistently ranks among the top universities in the country and is among Europe’s leading universities for engineering, computer science, and technology. It is a research university that participates at the highest levels of international scientific research.

  • The university has its own 16th-century castle, the Castello de Valentino, which was a gift to the old Technical School for Engineers.
  • The university’s architecture students have the privilege of taking most of their classes in the grand rooms of the castle.
  • It was among the first Italian universities to offer courses in English, to reach out to foreign universities, and to establish its own department for international affairs.
  • Research activities are structured in four macro-areas:
    1. Industrial Engineering
    2. Information Technology
    3. Management and Mathematical Engineering
    4. Civil, Environmental, Architecture, and Design Engineering