Politecnico at a glance

RANKING

2021 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING

Overall Ranking

#334 - Top 26% globally

By Broad Subject

#33 Engineering and Technology

By Subject

#28 Architecture / Built Environment
#48 Art & Design #129 Computer science & Information Systems
#80 Chemical Engineering
#31 Civil and Structural Engineering
#43 Electrical & Electronic Engineering
#31 Mechanical, Aeronautical, Manufacturing & Production Engineering
#38 Mineral & Mining Engineering
#16 Petroleum Engineering
#129 Mathematics

2021 QS - GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKING

by Indicator

#28 Graduate Employment Rate


STUDYING AT POLITECNICO

Student (A.Y. 2020/21)

  • 37,000 Bachelor's and Master's students
  • 5,619 first year students - A.Y. 2021/22
  • 500 students enrolled in 1st and 2nd level Specializing Master’s programmes, Lifelong Learning courses and training courses for businesses
  • 1,020 Ph.D candidates - XXXVII Cycle
  • 62% students from outside Piemonte (43% italians from outside Piemonte, 19% international students)

Graduates 2020

  • 7.570 graduates
  • Bachelor's degree 3,954 (Average age 23,7)
  • Master's degree 3,610 (Average age 26)

Course Catalogue (A.Y. 2022/23)

  • 25 Bachelor's degree programmes (4 in Architecture, Design and Spatial Planning, 21 in Engineering and 1 Professional Bachelor's degree programme)
  • 33 Master's degree programmes (6 in Architecture and 24 in Engineering)
  • 26 educational paths taught completely in English
  • 30 1st and 2nd level Specializing Master’s programmes and Lifelong Learning courses
  • 16 Ph.D programmes, including 5 in cooperation with other universities (3) and research centres (2)
  • Percorso Intraprendenti- for Bachelor's students
  • Percorso Alta Scuola Politecnica for Master's students

Employment rate of PoliTO master graduates

(Almalaurea 2022 - def. Istat Work Force):

  • PoliTO graduates 89.5% - national average 74,6%
  • Engineering 90.5% - national average 82,8%
  • Architecture 82.8% - national average 79,6%

The satisfaction rate related to the job is around 8 (scale 1-10)

Students satisfaction rate from the Almalaurea survey

The master students’ satisfaction rate for the degree course amounts to 90,7%; 86,1% of the master graduates would enrol again to Politecnico di Torino, among them, the 74,3% to the same degree course, while the 11,8% to another one (*Source: Almalaurea 2020).

Students’ satisfaction rate based on the report of the Joint Committee for Teaching

The general satisfaction rate for the overall study offer was stood at around 81% in the latest years, without major changes during the pandemics.

In particular, more than 80% of the students expressed their satisfaction for the interaction with the professors and the university infrastructures (*Source: annual report of the Joint Committee for Teaching, 2019-2020).

In line with Almalaurea data, 89% of the graduate students are satisfied with their study path. 91% of them think to have obtained appropriate competences, 71% that these were enhanced by interdisciplinary activities, while 75% of them find that the international environment of the degree course eased the access to the work/study field.


Ph.D PROGRAMMES

Scholarships

Il 90% of Ph.D candidates receive a scholarship
Ph.D. grants are 30% higher than national average
25% of Ph.D scholarships are funded by non-academic bodies
30 Ph.D. programmes offered in apprenticeship format

International Ph.D candidates

  • 25% of all Ph.D. candidates

Excellence of Ph.D

  • 72% of Ph.D graduates scoring 105/110
  • 53% of Ph.D graduates scoring 110/110


AN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

The international context

  • 310 International Agreements
  • 427 Erasmus + Programme Countries
  • 68 Erasmus + Partner Countries
  • 168 Double degree and student mobility agreements

International agreements by region

  • 68 Europe
  • 114 Asia
  • 53 South America
  • 46 North America
  • 21 Africa
  • 8 Oceania

Main international networks

  • Unite! Alliance - University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering
  • CESAER
  • CLUSTER
  • EUA

Students (A.Y. 2020/21)

  • 894 incoming
  • 487 outgoing

120 countries of origin:

China19%
Iran9%
Turkey8%
Romania6%
Pakistan5%
India5%
Uzbekistan5%
Colombia4%
Albania3%
Lebanon3%

RESEARCH

International research grant (from 2014 to 2021)

  • 341 European and International Projects
    115 115 Million EUR
  • 268 Horizon 2020 Projects, 68 of which coordinated by PoliTo
    104 Million EUR - 16% success rate
    • 5 Horizon Europe 1 f which coordinated by PoliTo 3 Million EUR
    • 3 EIT Communities

    National and regional research grants (since 2014)

    • 227 National and regional projects
      42 Million EUR among which:
      • 1 «Competence Industry Manufacturing 4.0» Competence Center
    • Projects funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the framework of 10 National Clusters
    • 57 PRIN projects (MIUR calls - 2015 and 2020)
    • 27 Regional Platforms Projects:
      • Smart Factory
      • Health and Well-being
      • Bioeconomics
    • 3 IR2 Projects - Industrialization of Research Results
    • 1 CTE-NEX Project - Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti

Research projects with foundations

  • 78 R&D projects with Compagnia di San Paolo
  • 1 “1000 dottorandi di ricerca” initiative with Fondazione CRT

Scientific publications - 2021

  • 2.252 Publications in scientific journals
  • 909 Conference proceedings
  • 38 Monographs
  • 382 Contribution in books

Research funding

source: PoliTo Financial Statement 2020

  • 52 Million EUR research revenues – 20% of Politecnico revenues
  • 29 Million EUR from competitive calls
  • 23 Million EUR from research contracts with businesses and institutions


TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Knowledge generation

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

Knowledge sharing

  • 1,071 patents (from 2004)
  • 421 active patents
  • 224 active patent families

PoC calls:

  • PoC@Polito
    1.6 Million EUR

    45 funded projects
  • PoC Instrument
    2.7 Million EUR

    +50 funded projects
  • 12 PoC with Venture Capital funds
    600,000 EUR
    6 funded projects

Active patents by sector

  • 44 Aeronautical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
  • 5 Architecture and Design
  • 122 Biomedical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • 34 Energy and renewable sources
  • 48 Physical Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnologies
  • 99 Computer Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering
  • 35 Civil, Environmental and Building Engineering
  • 34 Industrial, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Spin-off

  • 65 Spin-offs created so far (December 2021)
  • 32 Spin-offs currently operating (December 2021)
  • 3.3 Million EUR of funding (2020)
  • +55 Million EUR, post-money value (December 2021)

International relations for technology transfer

A global academic network to foster technology transfer activities

  • Global Venture Lab di UC Berkeley
  • CESAER
  • UNITE.H2020

The innovative enterprise incubator - I3P

  • 904 Ideas accepted
  • 114 Projects launched
  • 52 Start-ups launched
  • 3.81 Million EUR Seed Investments
  • 33.87 Million EUR Early Stage Investments

I3P staff members

  • 2000 jobs created since 1999
Grafico raffigurante i settori delle startup i3p


CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

Cultural events open to the general public

Communication initiatives

Anno 2021

  • 5,700 Mentions in the media
  • +400 Articles published on the PoliFlash Magazine
  • +2,000 School students involved in outreach activities

Social media presence

up to May 2022

  • Facebook 79,700 followers
  • Instagram 38,100 followers
  • Linkedin 166,100 followers
  • Twitter 18,600 followers
  • WeChat 2,400 followers
  • Youtube 16,000 followers

Libraries

Up to 2022

  • 2 Central Libraries
  • 10  Department Libraries
  • 467,000 monographs
  • 9,000 print journals
  • 61,000 theses
  • 65,000 e-journals
  • 300,000 e-book
  • 92,000 book loans
  • 1,223,000 downloads of full-text electronic resources
  • 60,000 Open access digital resources


THE SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS

GreenMetric 2021

  • #20 in the world

The Impact 2021

  • #88 in the world for climate action (SDG13)

HUMAN CAPITAL (up to December 2021)

Teaching staff 983 Faculty members, of which:
Full professors302
Associate professors419
Researchers236
Female population29%
Administrative staff
Staff members 889
Female population 60%

BUDGET 2021

296 million EUR

Grafico raffigurante il bilancio di Ateneo 2020