Politecnico at a glance

RANKING

2020 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING

Overall Ranking

#348 - Top 33% globally

By Broad Subject

#41 Engineering and Technology

2019 QS WUR by Subject

#38 Architecture / Built Environment
#24 Civil and Structural Engineering
#42 Electrical & Electronic Engineering
#31 Mechanical, Aeronautical, Manufacturing & Production Engineering
#24 Mineral & Mining Engineering

2020 QS - GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKING

Overall ranking

#111-120 - Top 24% globally

by Indicator

#14 Graduate Employment Rate

2019 THE EUROPE TEACHING RANKING

Overall Ranking

#101-125

by Indicator

#22 Engagement (Commitment to students)
#48 Outcomes (Capacity to generate positive impact))


STUDENTS AND EDUCATION

Students (A.Y. 2018/19)

  • 35,700 Bachelor's and Master's students
  • 5,300 first year students - A.Y. 2018/19
  • 565 students enrolled in 1st and 2nd level Specializing Master’s programmes, Lifelong Learning courses and training courses for businesses
  • 696 PhD candidates - A.Y. 2018/19
  • 68% students from outside Piemonte (52% italians from outside Piemonte, 16% international students)

Graduates 2018

  • 6,691 graduates
  • 3,495 Bachelor's degree graduates (Average age: 23,7)
  • 3,196 Master's degree graduates (Average age 26,2)

Course Catalogue (a.a. 2019/20)

  • 23 Bachelor's degree programmes (3 in Architecture, Design and Spatial Planning, 19 in Engineering and 1 Professional Bachelor's degree programme)
  • 30 Master's degree programmes (6 in Architecture and 24 in Engineering)
  • 23 educational paths taught completely in English
  • 5 1st level Specializing Master’s programmes
  • 17 2nd level Specializing Master’s programmes
  • 1 Interuniversity Specializing Master's programme
  • 18 Lifelong Learning courses
  • 16 PhD programmes, including 5 in cooperation with other universities (3) and research centres (2)
  • Polito 4 Impact - Percorso intraprendenti for Bachelor's students
  • Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) for Master's students

Employment rate of Master's graduates one year after graduation

(Almalaurea 2020 - def. ISTAT-WORK FORCE):
95.5% (Italian average 71.7%)


PhD PROGRAMMES

Scholarships

85% of PhD candidates receive a scholarship
Ph.D. grants are 30% higher than national average
25% of PhD scholarships are funded by non-academic bodies
20 Ph.D. programmes offered in apprenticeship format

International Ph.D candidates

20% of all Ph.D. candidates

PhD programmes duration

3 years

  • 1/3 learning
  • 2/3 research


AN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

The international context

  • 413 International Agreements
  • 470 Erasmus + “EU PROGRAMME COUNTRIES” agreements
  • 123 Double degree and student mobility agreements
  • 62 Erasmus + “Partner Countries” agreements

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS BY REGION

December 2019

  • 648 Europe
  • 143 Asia
  • 138 South America
  • 63 North America
  • 30 Africa
  • 35 Middle East
  • 11 Oceania
  • 1068 Total

Mobility students (Y.A. 2018/19)

  • 926 incoming students
  • 1,376 outgoing students

Mobility students 2018/2019 incoming
Mobility students 2018/2019 outgoing

Graph showing the number of foreign students from 2006 (less than 2000 students) to 2019 (almost 7000)

Incoming students - Country of origin - A.Y. 2018/19

From 115 countries:

Cina22%
Iran7%
Romania6%
Pakistan5%
Uzbekistan5%
Spain4%
Turkey4%
Albania3%
Colombia3%
France3%
India3%
Cameroun3%
Lebanon2,5%
Morocco2%
Peru2%
Other Countries25,5%

RESEARCH

Internationl research grants (since 2014)

  • 255 European and International Projects
    82 Million EUR from competitive calls
  • 199 Horizon 2020 projects, 47 of which are coordinated by PoliTo
    76 Million EUR – 16% success rate, including:
    • 14 ERC – European Research Council 18 Million EUR
    • 38 MSCA Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions 12 Million EUR
    • 120 IL_SC_JTI Industrial Leadership-Societal Challenges e Joint Technology Initiative 42 Million EUR
  • 3 EIT Communities - European Institute of Innovation & Technology:
    • Inno Energy
    • EIT Digital
    • EIT Manufacturing

National and regional research grants (since 2014)

  • 176 National and regional projects
    29 Million EUR
  • Projects funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the framework of 10 National Clusters
  • 38 PRIN projects 2017
  • 1 Competence Center «Competence Industry Manufacturing 4.0» Call MISE Industria 4.0 of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)
  • 10 open access research infrastructures co-funded by Regione Piemonte (INFRA-P call).
  • Regional Platforms Projects
    • 7 Smart Factory
    • 2 Health and Well-being
    • 7 Bioeconomics
  • 3 IR2 Projects – Industrialization of Research Results

Internal calls and initiatives for the internationalization and promotion of research

  • 43 Projects for the Internationalization of Research
  • 84 Visiting professors
  • 31 Joint research projects with top universities through the mobility of Ph.D. candidates
  • 14 Collaborative projects “Create a network around your research idea”(Metti in rete la tua idea di ricerca)

Scientific publications in 2019

  • 1650 Publications in scientific journals
  • 977 Conference proceedings
  • 47 Monographs
  • 371 Contribution in books

Research funding

source: PoliTo Financial Statement 2018

  • 47 Million EUR research revenues– 19% of Politecnico revenues
  • 29 Million EUR from competitive calls
  • 18 Million EUR from research contracts with businesses and institutions


TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Knowledge generation

LabTT - The Interdepartmental Laboratory for Technology Transfer
CLIK - Contamination Lab & Innovation Kitchen
EIC - Entrepreneurship and Innovation centre.

Knowledge sharing

  • 784 patents, 34% of which are in joint-ownership with international companies or institutions
  • 293 active patents, 32% of which are in joint-ownership with international companies
  • PoC Call: 3 Million EUR for 2019-2021
  • 12 technologies funded by Venture Factory in the framework of the ITATECH platform for developing a Proof of Concept (600,000 EUR)
  • 676,000 EUR revenue from exploitation of Intellectual Property, patents and Proof of Concept
  • 1,000 Patents from over 60 universities on the www.knowledge-share.eu platform (in cooperation with Uibm-MISE and Netval)
  • 300 inventors e 140 technologies for the 2019 Techshare Day (organized in cooperation with Università di Torino)

Inventions by sector

  • 12% Aeronautical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
  • 3% Architecture and Design
  • 21% Biomedical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • 7% Energy and renewable sources
  • 14% Physical Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnologies
  • 22% Computer Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering
  • 7% Civil, Environmental and Building Engineering
  • 13% Industrial, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • 1% Mathematical Sciences

Spin-offs

  • 60 Spin-offs created so far
  • 20 Spin-offs currently operating
  • 7 Patents licensed by Politecnico to spin-offs

Agreements and partnership with private companies

  • 63 Partnership agreements
  • 50 Million EUR economic committment towards Politecnico di Torino

International relations for technology transfer

A global academic network to foster technology transfer activities
Global Venture Lab di UC Berkeley
CESAER

The innovative enterprise incubator
(2019 results)

  • 848 Ideas accepted
  • 144 Projects launched
  • 9,93 Million EUR Raising of seed funding
  • 46 Start-ups launched, 22 of which admitted to I3P
  • 5,3 Million EUR Seed Investments
  • 11 Million EUR Stage Investments

Raising of capitals 2017-2019

Raising of capital 2017-2019
I3P startup sectors

I3P companies staff members

  • 2,000 jobs created since 1999


CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

Cultural events open to the general public

  • Biennale Tecnologia
  • Festival della Tecnologia
  • Costruire il Futuro (created by Piero Angela)
  • Just the woman I am
  • Salone del Libro
  • Notte europea dei ricercatori
  • Pint of Science
  • Notte degli Archivi
  • Liberi Libri
  • Top Experiences

Communication initiatives

Year 2019

  • 6,200 Mentions in the media
  • 330 Articles published on the PoliFlash Magazine
  • + 400 Conferences, seminars and book presentations
  • + 450 School students involved in specific activities

Social media presence

on 31/12/2019

  • Facebook 70,600 followers
  • Instagram 18,800 followers
  • Linkedin 130,600 followers
  • Twitter 15,400 followers
  • Youtube 6,000 followers (with 900 online videos)

Libraries

on 31/12/2019

  • 2 Central Libraries
  • 10 Department Libraries
  • 459,000 monographs
  • 9,000 print journals
  • 60,000 theses
  • 61,000 e-journals
  • 103,500 e-books
  • 92,000 book loans
  • 950,000 downloads of full-text electronic resources
  • 61,000 Dig Proxy sessions (remote connections)
  • 15,000 Dig Proxy users (remote connections)


THE SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS

GreenMetric 2019

  • #103 in the world
  • #5 in Italy

The Impact 2019

  • #29 in the world for Sustainable Development Goal 11: “Sustainable Cities and Communities”

Human capital (figures update to 01/12/2019)

Teaching staff
983 Faculty members, of which:
Full professors247
Associate professors399
Researchers337
Female population30%
Administrative staff
Staff members889
Female population61%

The 2020 University Budget

263 Million EUR

Graph depicting the 2020 University budget