Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano
Academic Partner

Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, with three main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries, and five more premises around the Lombardy region. 

The Politecnico di Milano is organized into 16 departments, responsible for the research strategies, and 9 schools, responsible for the organization of education. 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. Teaching is increasingly related to research, a key commitment that enables Politecnico to achieve results of high international standards, while creating connections with the business world.

Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, many programs (2 Bachelors of Science, 15 Masters of Science, 25 Ph.D. and 7 Specializing Masters) are taught in English and attract an ever-increasing number of foreign students.

Since its foundation in 1999, the School of Design at Politecnico di Milano represents a variety of disciplines and cultures, merging the scientific and academic topics taught in both the School of Architecture and Engineering with the professional competences that comes from the local industrial and cultural context.

A large team of entrepreneurs, experts and designers, as well as professional associations, have joined the teaching staff during the years, playing an essential role in the education program. The Communication Design Program covers both the Bachelor (3 years) and Master levels (2 years).

In the final year of the Master program in Communication Design, students can engage with data, information and knowledge visualization in one of the final design studio courses, where teaching is strongly linked with the research activity undertaken by the DensityDesign research lab.