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. At the Politecnico, today's needs are analysed to design a sustainable tomorrow. By the end of his or her degree, a Politecnico di Torino graduate has gained a vast, many-sided range of skills and knowledge. 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.
Engineers and Architects are the main professional figures at the Politecnico di Torino. Both have strategic planning and a common interdisciplinary approach. The range of studies is broad and ever-widening: it spans space, environment and land, telecommunications, information, energy, mechanics, electronics, chemistry, automation, electrical engineering, industrial design, architecture and building, restoration... They are very different subjects requiring different study methods. Both theory and technical planning are needed: method as well as inventiveness.
Everyone wishing to learn at the Politecnico di Torino will certainly find his or her way and enter quickly into the professional world, or start a research career, both leading to top positions either in their own practice or in a company. Graduates also have the opportunity to create their own business in the Politecnico's "Incubator" for new hi-tech businesses.
Years ago the "polytechniciens" were concerned only with the technical project, leaving to others any problems which were not strictly logical. Today things are completely different.
The modern world is multifaceted and problems are all connected: technology, environment, economy, development and their impact on society become more and more interrelated. Furthermore, new technologies are constantly emerging so research, planning, production and management require enhanced capabilities to deal with changing situations.
Complexity can lead to uncertainty - uncertainty that must be dealt with.
The Politecnico does not only provide knowledge: students acquire a critical approach to work which will be valid throughout their professional lives and help them deal with changing situations.