Politong Sino-Italian Campus

The Politong project

Politong is the way to combine Polito excellence in education with the exciting experience of spending one year in Shanghai at the prestigious Tongji University (#11 in China , #101-150 World Engineering / Technology, ARWU rankings, #37 World for Civil Engineering, QS rankings), starting from Bachelor's level.

The project was launched in 2006 on the basis of a PoliTo, PoliMi, Tongji Agreement and it is the first PoliTo structured cooperation initiative with a Chinese Institution.

Up to the present more than 800 students from Italy and China have benefitted from Politong. Since 2017 the programme is managed only by PoliTo and Tongji.

After graduation, students can continue their studies going for a Master's degree in Europe or in China. Alternatively, they can choose to directly enter the job market having gained a valuable international experience in China, a kind of asset which is regarded as particularly important by the industrial sector nowadays.

The curricula

Two Bachelor's degree programmes (MPE - Mechanical & Production Engineering and ICT - Information & Communication Technology ) and one Master's degree programme (Systemic Design) are offered at present.

A new Master's degree programme in Civil Engineering (a key area for Tongji University) is currently under definition and will soon be implemented.

Students can earn a Bachelor's degree from Tongji University in addition to the degree awarded by Polito, if they attend an extra semester at Tongji University in Shanghai.