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16 PhD programmes

18 PhD programmes

Politecnico di Torino is an international school where traditions and future, past and modernity are all interlinked. It covers the fields of engineering, architecture, planning and design, with excellence in education, training and research as well as performing high levels of internationalization, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is an Italian public university, founded in 1906, but preceded by the Technical School for Engineers founded in 1859. In 2009 it celebrated its 150th academic year from its foundation.

Both research topics and financial support are relevant, because 85% of Ph.D. positions have a scholarship. In order to aid students in achieving their academic goals, Politecnico di Torino has decided to increase the amount of scholarships to €18.800 instead of the usual Italian amount of €15.300. The amount offered in scholarships is among the highest in Italy and in line with European standards. To support candidates’ mobility, scholarships are increased by 50% for study periods outside of Italy. About 25% of PhD scholarships are funded by nonacademic bodies, with PhD programs offered in apprenticeship.

In addition, it is currently the 29th university in the world for its research impact rankings, as quoted in the Times Higher Education index. Its external research income is ranked as excellent by Multirank and so is its number of co-publications with industrial partners. With startup incubators and its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre, it is sure to follow the creative process of its students and not to miss any opportunity of innovation.

With 25% of their students being international and 85% of PhD positions funded, the Engineering and Architecture university with sixteen programmes as diverse as Architectural and Landscape Heritage, Aerospace Engineering, and Pure and Applied Mathematics has something to offer for each strong technical candidate. The main fields are Industrial Engineering, Information Technologies, Management & Mathematics for Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Architecture & Industrial Design.

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Life at POLITO is a concept, a set of activities, a general objective: life is guaranteeing the well-being of whole University community, regardless of their role and category, starting from their being people. It concerns welfare, equal opportunities and inclusion policies, organizational well-being, protection and assistance of students with Special Needs. To achieve this ambitious goal, Life coordinates with the University’s sports activities, with the CUG (Equality Committee) and with the Confidential Counsellor.

Regarding gender policies, the Gender Observatory in 2019 was appointed for the gender budgeting process. In 2018, the Poliwo – POlito for WOmen project was also launched, including the implementation of the WeAreHERe campaign to promote the enrolment of female students in engineering courses in the two editions 2019 and 2020.

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