Politecnico di Milano

R&D and consultancy

Politecnico di Milano is one of the best scientific-technological universities in the world according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings, classified 1st in Italy and 156th worldwide. Moreover, it is ranked among the top 20 universities (according to the QS World University Rankings – by Subject) in all the three areas of specialization: 17th in Engineering, 9th in Architecture and 5th in Design. Founded in 1863 it is the oldest of Milan’s universities and Italy’s largest school of Architecture, Design and Engineering with three main centres in Milan and five Campuses in Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantua and Piacenza and one in China, in Shanghai. Thanks to a marked internationalization policy, the majority of Master of Science and Doctoral Programmes take place in English. This attracts a growing number of high-achieving international students who form part of a community coming from more than 100 different countries. The School of Management – SoM (www.som.polimi.it) – was established formally in 2003 and groups together MIP (the Graduate School of Business founded in 1979) and DIG (the Department of Management Engineering – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale established in 1990), bringing together all research and education operations in the field of management. The School of Management today includes a broad range of research initiatives and teaching activities. The Department’s main mission is to impact on society by creating and sharing knowledge at the intersection between engineering, management and economics through outstanding research, top quality education and serving the community. DIG carries out research and consulting projects, employs the permanent faculty and runs the degree courses in Management Engineering, both at BSc (3 years) and MSc (2 years) levels, as well as the PhD Programme. DIG is one of the largest Departments of Politecnico di Milano, with around ninety tenured professors. DIG research aims to produce excellent science though a tailored approach characterized by multi-disciplinarity, mastering of multiple methodologies and intense connections with practitioners and policymakers. The Department is part of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, established in 2003 together with MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business which focuses on post-experience education. The School is EQUIS and AMBA accredited and ins ranked by Financial Times and QS among the best European Business Schools. The School is member of PRME, Cladea, ACE and QTEM.


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