Top five ranked, unique for those who have attended it.
7 training areas, 5 Innovation Paths, 80 training projects with more than 25 Masters and over 25 Advanced Training Courses.
POLI.design is a non-profit consortium company founded by Politecnico di Milano and through it accesses the large pool of multidisciplinary skills present in the first and most important Italian technical university.
Tradition and innovation, quality, and ability to connect with the professional world are the cornerstones that have made POLI.design since 1999 one of the reference companies at an international level for post-graduate training.
Together with the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano and the Department of Design, POLI.design forms the Design System of the Politecnico, an aggregate of resources, skills, structures, and laboratories, among the most important in the world.
POLI.design is the post-graduate school in Design of the Politecnico di Milano that supports and completes the curricular paths of the School of Design, aiming at professional training and an effective insertion in the many areas of work in which the designer operates today.
It plays a hinge role between universities, businesses, organizations and institutions, and professional worlds, operating in the perspective of internationalization and establishing partnerships with universities, schools, organizations, institutions, companies, and companies from time to time.
In complex and closely interrelated worlds such as those we live in today, Design represents a resource that can guide societies and production systems towards new development models; it is also a resource that is nowadays crucial for standing up to the global competition in terms of identity and diversity.
Design is a driving force behind the growth that can guide individual and collective choices through cultural trends, guiding tastes, behaviors, lifestyles, and consumption styles. It has numerous and highly varied applications: from research and applications connected with the introduction of new technologies to designing new products and services, from the study of communication interfaces to managing ergonomic and environmental qualities, from defining urban spaces and one’s own body to governing processes connected with environmental and social sustainability policies.
In this context, POLI.design proposes to:
- unite the academic and business cultures and the world of knowledge professionals;
- promote and develop a design as a discipline and system of professions;
- foster virtuous relationships between universities, institutions, manufacturers, and professionals;
- support the development of creative enterprises.
5 ways of innovation
|Active Learning||Design Acculturation||Partner in Education|
|Activating design knowledge by generating value for companies and institutions is the goal of these paths. Training and applied research are oriented towards understanding the new market and consumer demands, to create innovation.||Our academic culture and your market challenges meet in innovation paths in which POLI.design makes disciplinary knowledge and active teaching experiences available to companies, associations, and institutions.||The culture of design grows by grafts: among the academia, associations, companies, professionals. A partnership offered through educational paths that we will promote together, in ways that meet your goals.|
|Internship Experience||Contests & Events|
|Design has many faces, like our students: a melting pot of cultures, languages, experiences, specializations. And only one common trait: an academic education as solid as it once was and as liquid as our times require.||Design is the engine of growth, cultural orientation, the evolution of taste, the transformation of lifestyles, and consumption. We take care of this at POLI.design, and on these issues, we can develop competitions and cultural events together.|
Politecnico Design System
Along with the Politecnico Design School and the Design Department, POLI.design forms the Design System of the Politecnico di Milano, a research, education, and promotion center that is unique in its field in the world. POLI.design is also significantly related to the Italian Design System, thanks to a relationship with the Design Associations, as:
- ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale
- AIPi Associazione Italiana Progettisti d’Interni
- AIAP Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva
- Federlegno Arredo
Affirming the importance of a strong link between research and training, the department develops and fosters teaching skills in the area of design and related disciplines.
School of Design
Today the largest international university for the training of product, communication, interior and fashion designers, both by a number of students and of teaching staff.
POLI.design over the world
POLI.design is an international knowledge network, connected with local dynamics around the world. Always open to new collaborations and always oriented to building stable relationships with those in the world who think, produce, teach, study design.
Over the boundaries, towards uniqueness
We believe in a design that knows how to think beyond old boundaries, build new design culture, create value. For people, communities, businesses, all over the world.
We work to promote and disseminate an inclusive and sustainable design culture, enhancing and intensifying international relations.
We have built strong relationships with companies and institutions around the world, offering training programs for international students, professionals, and companies and organizing tailor-made training courses and site-specific projects.
We operate as a bridge between the academic world and professional contexts, through experimental activities involving students and professionals in all fields of design. We welcome students from more than 80 countries around the world every year.
POLI.design international network
POLI.design operates within an international network, that is continuously growing thanks to the wide-ranging experiences and collaborations in an increasingly interconnected and global dimension. Our objective is to promote and spread the design culture, through enhancing and intensifying our international relations.
POLI.design has built strong relationships with companies and institutions worldwide by offering training programs for international students, professionals, and companies, and by organizing tailored training courses and site-specific projects.
The goal of POLI.design is to promote the exchange, access, and mobility in the world of design, strengthening and intensifying relations, in a perspective of spreading the culture of design.
POLI.design involves each year international students coming from 88 countries all over the world, such as Colombia, Brasil, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, China, Costa Rica, Turkey, Russia, India, Uruguay, Greece, Lebanon, Switzerland, Denmark, Korea, Thailand, Morocco, Mauritius, Qatar, Uganda, etc.