According to the QS World University Ranking – Engineering & Technology 2016-, Politecnico is ranked 24th in the World, 7th in Europe and 1st in Italy among technical universities.
Politecnico di Milano is organized into 4 schools, among these, 2 schools cater for the different fields of engineering and 2 schools for the fields of architecture and industrial design. It is the largest school for these disciplines in Italy, with three main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries and venue of Expo 2015, and five more premises around the Lombardy region.
Politecnico di Milano is strongly committed to valorizing the results of its high level technical innovation. Research results valorization is accomplished in collaboration with companies, following different paths depending on the business goal to be achieved.
The interaction between Politecnico and the business community is strongly supported by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO), whose mission is to promote the enhancement of scientific research towards industrial application. Taking into account the needs of the society and the industry, Politecnico di Milano innovation portfolio can be described into 6 target areas:
1. Environment and Energy
2. Industrial Manufacturing
4. Life science
5. Micro and Nano technologies
6. Smart products