The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded as institution in 1906, but its origins go back further. 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.
Over the past, Politecnico di Torino has developed an educational programme based on a sound cultural structure and a rigorous and deep analysis of the taught disciplines.
Today, teaching is delivered according to a variety of methodologies, including frontal teaching, experiential learning (e.g. ateliers, workshops, project work, laboratories, etc.) and other educational methods (e.g. student teams, study visits, etc.).
Furthermore, Politecnico di Torino aims to explore innovative educational approaches and review our educational contents and development of new pedagogical methods, without jeopardizing its traditional sound educational framework.
Four different “places” (loci) where research is conducted can be identified. They include not only well-established institutional entities, but also the workplaces where our researchers operate every day:
Politecnico di Torino has signed some agreements with housing companies to help international students in finding an accommodation.
In the framework of the above-mentioned agreements, exchange students can benefit from a priority booking on the accommodation offered by the housing companies.
The other students, out of the exchange programs, can consult the offers in the housing companies website.
In order to facilitate the access to university books and other educational work, EDISU Piemonte runs two libraries. All students enrolled in the Universities of Piedmont can gain admission to this service by taking along an enrolment certificate for the current academic year.
Campuses of the Politecnico di Torino draw inspiration from the structure of Anglo-Saxon ones, with multipurpose buildings for teaching, basis and applied research and services to the students in Turin, and a regional network of technological centers (Alessandria, Biella, Mondovì, Verrès), dedicated to research activities, technological transfer, specialist education and services to the region.
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.
Special events are organised for foreigners and easy terms are applied, please check with the C.U.S.
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Between the positive things I found about this institution was the commitment of most of the professors with the success and proper understanding of their students. The university has though not a satisfzing structure for the number of the students they host and that's easily identifiable every day on the lack of space for all. Another very negative aspect of this...
I was born in Catania and moving to Turin has been the biggest challenge I ever faced. I arrived here at the age of 18 to start my bachelor degree, I remember well I was so afraid to not be good enough to attend it because the Polytechnic represents a national excellence and most of the students retire even before the end of the first year. Nevertheless I have passed the...
Exhausting but enjoyable