POLITECNICO DI MILANO (POLIMI) is a scientific-technological university in the fields of Engineering, Architecture and Design founded in 1883. It has always focused on quality and innovation in teaching and research developing a fruitful relationship with the economic and productive realm through experimental research and technology transfer. Its Design Department was founded as the first Italian Department for Research in Design. The department’s founding core of critical-theoretical definition and operational development of research and education includes theories, methods, tools, techniques, poetic and cultures related to Design, design process, material artefacts, communication, and service--also defined as product-system and environment system, typical of the advanced industrial economies. Teaching is increasingly related to research, a key commitment that enables to achieve results of high international standards, while creating connections with the business world. Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, transport, planning, management, design, mathematics and natural and applied sciences, ICT, built environment, cultural heritage, with more than 130 laboratories, among which a Wind Tunnel, a Crash Test center, PoliFAB and PoliFactory, a laboratory where new design processes are developed. With its 5000 students and 800 faculty and lecturers from the industry, POLIMI Design School is today the largest international school for the training of product, communication, interior and fashion designers, both by number of students and of teaching staff. It has been ranked the 1st best design school in Italy, the 3rd in Europe, and the 7th in the world. (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2017/artdesign).

Website: https://www.polimi.it/